Akon hasn’t even built his first ‘futuristic’ city yet, but Uganda is giving him land for a second

R&B artist Akon has yet to come anywhere close to realizing his ambitious vision for a “futuristic” city powered by a cryptocurrency called “Akoin” and built on land given to him by the Senegalese government.

But that isn’t stopping the “Smack That” singer from making plans to build a second Akon City — this time in Uganda.

The East African nation has agreed to identify “a place suitable in Uganda that has not less than one square mile, which will be made available to him and his team,” Isaac Musumba, Uganda’s minister for urban development, said at a news conference Monday. Akon will be in charge of attracting investment and managing the project, and will consult with the Ugandan government to come up with a theme for the “satellite city.”

Read more: The Washington Post



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