Akon is set to release his on city near Senegal.
The singer was at LAX Wednesday when he gave TMZ an update on “Akon City” … which he says is 7 years in the making so far, and he’s still cutting through the red tape.
He says he’s dead serious about his city resembling Wakanda from “Black Panther” — with all the latest and most progressive technology — and believes it’s in the perfect geographical location to make it happen.
Akon drops some more facts about West Africa to paint a picture of what Akon City’s going to look like … and says he’ll drop a YouTube video soon to share his vision.
Akon is an established bona-fide global superstar. The American born Senegalese artist has sold over 35 Million albums worldwide, received 5 Grammy Nominations and collaborated with an array of A-list artists from many genres including Lady GaGa, Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Daddy Yankee, Lil’ Wayne, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg and many more.
Akon’s global vision is rooted in music, but has expanded to include renewable energy. His “Lighting Africa” initiative put him at the forefront of the Sustainability Movement- an issue that profoundly affects citizens all over the world. This platform has given Akon a global stage as a multi-dimensional philanthropist, global entertainer and, in his own words, “ a social entrepreneur.”