Legendary Rapper, Akon is in the works of having yet another African city to adopt his name.
According to Complex, the announcement was made with NBS on Monday, that Akon will be working to develop a futuristic city in the African country of Uganda.
Akon to build Akon city in Uganda by 2036. The government of Uganda has agreed to allocate him land of the size of 1 square mile. The city will operate on AKoin currency, a stellar-based cryptocurrency. @nbstv pic.twitter.com/G4GHuefZFE
— Canary Mugume (@CanaryMugume) April 5, 2021
The Ugandan government has granted Akon one square mile of land for him to begin planning an Akon City in the country.
The Ugandan Akon City will operate on his AKoin stellar-based cryptocurrency. The rapper did not reveal how much this project would cost. However, we can get some type of idea, since the sister city costs around $6 billion to construct.
Of course, it’s important to know if the average person would be able to afford the cost of living in such a newly restored city. Akon urged the public to believe and invest in themselves because the development of cryptocurrency will bring the country much-needed opportunities.
We’re not exactly sure how the layout will be but it’s rumored to follow the blueprint laid in Senegal which includes a Hamptons Hospital campus, Hamptons Mall, its own school, police department, and waste management service as well as parks, stadiums, and other recreational facilities
“I know if I put it there, they’re going to find a way to afford it because it’s going to motivate them,” Akon said. “But ultimately when you create an opportunity, people grow with that opportunity, people learn with that opportunity, people are motivated with that opportunity.”
The Construction for Akon City in Uganda is looking to be completed by 2036. Akon City in Senegal will start construction this year and is expected to be completed in three years.