Akon’s Akon City

[Reprinted from BusinessInsider.com]

Singer Akon is hoping for another hit with his self-named Senegalese city and accompanying cryptocurrency, Akoin.

On Monday, the singer tweeted that he had finalized an agreement to build a 2,000-acre “Akon City” in the West African country, which he has said will be like a “real-life Wakanda,” a reference to the futuristic African country in the 2018 film, “Black Panther.” The city will run entirely on Akoin.

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