Senegalese-American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor Aliaune Damala popularly known as Akon is moving ahead with plans to create a futuristic pan-African city, announcing Tuesday that construction will begin next year on the $6 billion project despite global tourism’s uncertain future.
In a post sighted by GhBase.com on his Facebook page, Akon disclosed that the project is aimed at providing employment to for African Americans who are stuck in another man’s land.
Akon, who first announced his idea for the utopian city back in 2018, has described it as a “real-life Wakanda,” comparing it to the technologically advanced fictional African place portrayed in the blockbuster film “Black Panther.”
On Tuesday, Akon said he hoped his project would provide much needed jobs for Senegalese and also serve as a “home back home” for Black Americans and others facing racial injustices.
“The system back home treats them unfairly in so many different ways that you can never imagine. And they only go through it because they feel that there is no other way,” He wrote on his Facebook page.
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