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Akon Moves Ahead With ‘Akon City’ In Senegal.


US R&B singer Akon, who has been talking since 2018 about building a new city in Senegal, said at a press conference on Monday that construction work will start next year.

He said that the identities of the investors cannot be revealed but that a third of the $6bn (Ā£5bn) funding had been secured.

The architect behind the city, Hussein Bakri, said the city’s population would eventually reach 300,000.

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Akonā€™s real name is Alioune Badara Thiam. He was born in the US to Senegalese parents.

He explained he had run into a lot of African-Americans that didnā€™t really understand their culture so he wants to build a city or a project that will give them the motivation to know that there is a home back in Africa.


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