The superstar award-winning musician, Akon is building a mega futuristic city in Senegal, which construction works have already commenced.
While it may sound like something out of a supervillain’s playbook, Akon plans for the city to be “renewable” with a focus on solar energy.
Akon City is intended to be a “100% crypto-based city with AKoin at the centre of transactional life”, described as a “real-life Wakanda”.
The multi-talented musician said the city which is a charitable initiative is borne out of seeing fewer people suffer.
“When I travel, I see so many things that happen – so many people that need assistance and so many things that just need to be resolved – and if you can have a billion dollars sitting in the bank while you have all these people suffering and struggling? Man, it’s just crazy,” he said.
This is someone who was locked in jail and improved on his talent and came out of jail stronger and better.
Akon who was a member of the defunct Fugees group.
Fugees was an American hip hop group who rose to fame in the mid-1990s.
Members of the group were Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, Pras
Akon was supposed to be among.
He had a misfortune and got involved in a robbery incidence which threw him in jail.
While in jail his group, seek refuge and the Refugees became a success. The group became one of the best Hip Hop group.
The Irony was when he was getting out of jail the group was going to extinction.
Today the two record label owner is a billionaire who does not even feel like addressing himself as a billionaire.
“I always felt like if you have to label yourself a billionaire, I don’t think billionaires even label themselves billionaires. You know, you have no idea. But the crazy part about it though, when I hear stuff like that it makes me sad.”
Seing this as innovation ecosystem from an individual, and not coming from government.
Our question below:
If you are chanced and financially buoyant, as an individual, would you thought of innovation which could be beneficial to nation wide?
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