Senegalese American singer, Akon has come out to say that he is currently building his own city which will take a decade to complete.
He revealed this in an interview with Nick Cannon on Power 106 FM.
According to him, the name of the city is Akon City and he started building it in March 2019.
The Shade Room had this to say, “It’s cute to have your own lil’ mansion or even your own lil’ private jet, but I don’t know too many celebrities out here with their own cities! 👀 It looks like Akon is the first of his kind! He recently stopped by #NickCannon’s morning show to discuss what he’s been doing, including the progress he’s made on the massive city he’s bringing to Senegal.”
He added that he has plans to use his cryptocurrency, ‘AKoin” to build the city’s economy”.
Is this possible?
Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam is a Senegalese-American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and actor. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album, Trouble.
He has since founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and KonLive Distribution. The labels served as a stepping stone for many soon-to-be successful acts, such as Lady Gaga, T-Pain, R. City, Kardinall Offishall, and Red Café. His second album, Konvicted received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories, Best Contemporary R&B Album for Konvicted album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You”.
He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. Akon has had four songs certified as 3× platinum, three songs certified as 2× platinum, more than ten songs certified as 1× platinum and more than ten songs certified as gold in digital sales. Akon has sung songs in other languages including Tamil, Hindi, and Spanish. He was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the #1 selling artist for master ringtones in the world.
Akon often provides vocals as a featured artist and is currently credited with over 300 guest appearances and more than 35 Billboard Hot 100 songs, resulting in five Grammy Awards nominations. He has released 6 solo albums and has handled the majority of production on his solo work and guest features. Alongside this, he also produced records mainly for artists on his respective labels, as well as for other artists such as Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Lionel Richie, Leona Lewis, Sean Paul and Whitney Houston.
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