Akonis turning his goals into truth — building a futuristic city in Senegal, which he states will resemble Wakanda from “Black Panther” … in much more approaches than just its futuristic physical appearance.
The singer, who hails from Senegal, joined us on “TMZ Live” Tuesday for an update on “Akon Metropolis,” the $6 BILLION cryptocurrency-run metropolis which a short while ago broke ground in his West African residence state.
Akon told us why the city’s centerpiece will be a 5,000-bed state of the art medical center, which he claims will expense about $1 BILLION by yourself to create. The hospital is section of the very first period of design, which Akon says will also incorporate residences, hotels, colleges, police and fireplace stations, an airstrip, a mall and all the other hallmarks of modern-day-day towns.
Looking at renderings for Akon City, it is quick to see why some individuals imagine Akon’s building a authentic-lifestyle Wakanda … and he tells us how “Black Panther” basically aided him offer the project to buyers and associates.
Akon is expecting section 1 to be finished by 2023, and when the city’s done in 2029 it will operate fully on, you guessed it — akoin cryptocurrency.
All it needs now is a catchphrase … ’cause “Wakanda forever” is quite taken.