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Akon to build 'real-life Wakanda' in Senegal - 9 months ago, 22 June 15:07

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Akon says he's planning to release a new cryptocurrency named after himself —called Akoin.

Speaking at the Cannes Lions Festival on Monday, the Locked Up singer said he believed cryptocurrency could be "the saviour of Africa".

AKoin's official website says the singer wants the app "on every mobile phone" between now and December.

And Akon says he's also planning to build a "crypto city" in Senegal which he calls "a real-life Wakanda".

Just like the fictional land of Wakanda in Marvel's Black Panther, Akon promises says his city will be a "futuristic environment".

The website says Akon has been "gifted" 2,000 acres of land by the President of Senegal to build the city - which is also named after himself.

Akon Crypto City will apparently be "a short drive" from Dakar, the capital of Senegal.

He calls it "the first 100% crypto-based city with AKoin at the centre of transactional life".

Under the "Akoin Ecosystem", consumers will be ...
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