Akon, the top-selling ringtone artist of all time, is building a futuristic town in Senegal that may industry solely in Akoin: a cryptocurrency named after himself. If you’ve got been clear of the inside track for a whilst, sure, this is what issues are like now. I will have to point out that the town will probably be in keeping with Wakanda, the fictitious atmosphere of Marvel’s Black Panther film.
Musos continuously declare that artists lack ambition these days. It is a rate that is arduous to make keep on with Akon, even though it is true that he by no means put it in his songs. But it’s the notes he’s no longer taking part in, guy! Akon as soon as claimed blood diamonds don’t exist, and he would know, as a result of he owns a diamond mine in South Africa. He owns a diamond mine. He additionally said his ambition to run for president with Mark Zuckerberg as his operating mate. And he claimed to be creating a fact TV display known as My Brother’s Keeper, wherein Akon’s two brothers would wander round Atlanta pretending to be him, choosing up women and loose dinners. You chortle, but when it had been on at Tate Modern, you could possibly name it genius.
It’s not that i am certain how a lot follow-through he has. My Brother’s Keeper has been stored on ice for years. The rapper’s common declare to have served 3 years for automobile robbery was once reported to be erroneous (hip-hop being a backwards international the place you get outed for no longer going to prison). He has now admitted that blood diamonds do exist. But Akon Crypto City might be the one who sticks. It is already in building, the Senegalese president having talented the rapper 2,000 acres (akres?) of land 5 mins from the global airport.
No phrase but at the amount of vibranium deposits there, however I assume there wouldn’t be. Keep your claws crossed. From little Akons, nice timber develop.