Afro-American Songwriter and record producer, Aliaune Damala popularly known as Akon has finally put his age-long dream of building a city into action in Senegal.
Akon made this known on his Facebook page sighted by thegossipscoop.com that his project is aimed at providing employment avenue to Africans who are stuck overseas especially the Afro-Americans.
This dream of building his city ‘Akon City’ began in 2018. Akon is still moved by the vigor behind this vision and according to him it’s a “real-life Wakanda”
He said the project in which the first stone has been laid in Mbodine, Senegal will provide jobs to the people in Senegal.
On his Facebook page, he wrote; “Official first stone layered for the futuristic city project in Mbodine Senegal. He hopes the city will provide jobs in Senegal, and serve as a “Home Back Home” For African Americans and all-black diasporans at large”
The project is set to begin in 2021 on a whopping $6 billion despite global tourism uncertainties.