Aliaune Damala Bouga Akon Thiam is a Senegalese-America, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor.
His career took a big step in 2004, after the release of ‘Locked Up’, the first single from his debut album ‘’Trouble’’. He was born on the 16th of April 1973 to Mor Thiam and Kin Gueye Thiam (46 years) in St.Louis, Missouri, United States. He is an American by nationality and he is married to Tomeka Thiam.
Its become official and now the American singer, Akon has his own city in Senegal known as “AKON CITY”
Works on his city have already started and it would take ten years for it be fully developed according to reports.
The singer recently in a tweet revealed agreements for his city have been finalized.
Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future pic.twitter.com/dsoYpmjnpf
— AKON (@Akon) January 13, 2020
He has also revealed plans on using his own cryptocurrency known as “Akoin” which would be used in the city he’s building which sits on a 2,000-acre land gifted to him by President of Senegal, Macky Sall.
The official website for the city, states that it would be a five-minute drive from the West African state’s new international airport.
AKON WANT’S TO MAKE THE BIGGEST IMPACT IN AFRICA
Known for songs like ‘’OH AFRICA’’ and ‘’LOCKED UP’’, the Grammy-nominated rapper is more recognized as a businessman than a musician these days.
He is known for his recent venture “Akon Lighting Africa’’ which would provide power to over 600 million Africans.
In an interview with CNN, he said; “I really want to make the biggest impact in Africa for sure. “ If I could have anyway, Africa would be the United States of Africa’’