Yesterday evening he shared a picture of himself with some assembled dignitaries holding a document that appears to confirm that he's been given the go-ahead to start creating the new city.
The city would be a five-minute drive from Senegal's new global airport in capital Dakar, according to the official website for the city.
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The Senegalese descent who moved to Union City, New Jersey, at 7, originally announced plans for the futuristic "Crypto city" in 2018 saying that the city would be built on a 2,000-acre land gifted to him by the President of Senegal, Macky Sall.
Apparently, it will be just a five minute drive from a dedicated worldwide airport, and will start to take shape after a second phase of development in five years.
Back in December, Akon told Nick Cannon during an interview on Power 106 Los Angeles, "It's a 10-year building block so we're doing it in stages".
According to the singer, the project is expected to take ten years to complete, and construction, which is the first stage, started in March 2019.
He added, however, that Akon plans to build a complex in the seaside village of Mbodiene, some 120 kilometers south of the capital Dakar. Two years after the organization was established, the singer secured a billion dollar credit line to help fund the solar project.
Whilst the terms of that agreement aren't clear yet, it seems as if he's dead set on using his money to improve his homeland.