Can we say, “Dreaming of Wakanda?”
After 7-years of back and forth with the country’s government, rapper Akon has finally signed off on his very own self-named “Akon City” in Senegal.
TMZ caught up with Akon at LAX Wednesday when he gave an update on “Akon City”.
Akon confirms what he announced last month — that 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 also gave more facts about West Africa to paint a picture of what his new city is going to look like … and he says he’ll soon release a YouTube video to share his vision.
Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future pic.twitter.com/dsoYpmjnpf
— AKON (@Akon) January 13, 2020
Let us know what you think about Akon’s new city and of his plans to turn it into an actual replica of Wakanda in the comments below…