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Akon To Build City In Senegal

The deal will be executed with the use of Akon's crypto-currency
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is Senegalese by birth

Akon has finalized the agreement for Akon City.

The singer tweeted this on Monday, January 14, 2020,  where he announced that he has finalized his agreement with Senegalese officials for the establishment of Akon City, including an airport, more  Lighting via Africa solar power projects, and his own Crypto-currency, Akoin will be used in the city in Senegal.

Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of his first single “Locked Up” from his debut album, Trouble.  He  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 JacksonSnoop DoggLionel RichieLeona LewisSean Paul, and Whitney Houston.

He was ranked by Forbes as the 80th Power Rank in Forbes celebrity 100 in 2010 and 5th in 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa list, in 2011.

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