Akon’s utopian city could soon break ground in Uganda!
Initially, the city was to be built in Senegal, but now the singer hints that Uganda could be home to the anticipated real-life Wakanda.
“It’s one of those places where, just from my visit here, it’s so much about Uganda I never knew even existed,” said Akon. “It’s a certain welcome that I never knew Uganda even had. When you look at how Uganda has been promoted and how Ugandans have been promoted internationally. You would be scared to death to come to Uganda…They don’t tell you about what I just saw and I’m determined to expose that. I want people to understand how beautiful Uganda is. And the best way to do that is to build my city here.”
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Reportedly the city will include skyscrapers, universities, hospitals, a resort, and recording studios.
The “Lonely” singer’s Crypto-currency, AKoin, will be used to help pay for costs to operate the city such as services, taxes, and utilities.
In 2020, Akon revealed that construction for the $6 billion city would begin this year.
When the plan to create a “utopian city” was revealed back in 2018, Akon shared that he had hopes of providing much-needed jobs for Senegalese and to make a “home back home” for Black Americans currently fighting an oppressive system here in the U.S.
“The system back home treats them unfairly in so many different ways that you can never imagine,” shared Akon. “And they only go through it because they feel that there is no other way. So if you’re coming from America or Europe or elsewhere in the diaspora and you feel that you want to visit Africa, we want Senegal to be your first stop.”
Currently, Akon has secured $2 billion of the $6 billion needed to bring the city to life by the year 2036.