According to TMZ Akon’s plan to bring a futuristic city to his childhood country of Senegal is getting closer to coming to fruition, and he’s going to show it off soon … a 3D rendering anyway.
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.
Akon confirms what he announced last month — he’s finalized an agreement for the city and secured the land … but adds he’s now working on a partnership with the government to implement tax-free policies and incentives he wants to attract business.
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.
Brought up in a family of musicians, Akon spent his early childhood in Senegal before leaving at the age of seven to live in the USA in Union City, New Jersey. A Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Akon is one of the world most influential voices in music today. In addition to having two multi-platinum albums, Akon has had 27 songs on the Billboard Hot 100 and is the first artist to accomplish the feat of holding both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice.
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.”
Stay tuned as Snubb3d will be tuned in as well.
AKON KEEP THE GREATNESS UP!!! IT IS ALL ABOUT UPLIFTING OUR COMMUNITY
Levar Kemp is the Editor-In-Chief of Snubb3d Magazine. He is a alum of Howard University in Washington D.C. Mr. Kemp is a producer, director and has a passion for the arts. His diverse background in the industry includes but not limited to: BET, VIACOM, VH1, and other well known publications.