Akon who used to be a famous singer/rapper is now a philanthropist with a good heart. Particularly, he has philanthropic work in Africa. His “AKON Lighting Africa” project offers electricity to African nations. Nowadays, Akon has launched a new cryptocurrency called AKOIN.
He unveiled this ambitious project at a festival in Cannes.
„Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency could be the savior for Africa in many ways because of its high-security factor. The app-based system allows people to utilize it in ways where they can advance themselves and not allow governments to do those things that are keeping them down.“
The Grammy-nominated and multi-platinum selling artist is supposed to build his own city in Senegal, West Africa, known as the Akon crypto city.
His AKOIN website describes the Akon crypto city as a real Wakanda referring to the high-tech fictional nation in Marvel Studios Black Panther movie.
According to the website, the crypto city will be built on 2,000 acres of land gifted to him by a president of Senegal. The city will be within five minutes of the new international airport, close to the coast on a short drive from the capital Dakar.
The AKOIN website has made a clear call for investors on entrepreneurs to get involved in both projects now.
Akon is recognized as one of the most powerful men in Africa, because of his project “AKON lighting Africa”.
He’s already brought solar power to 11 countries in Africa and created safety health and well-being for over 100 million of the 600 million Africans who lack electricity today. These people live in permanent stress with every sunset.
The Akon lighting Africa project helps the people without electricity and the solution of this project provides ten million houses in Africa with solar panels.
The IKON lighting Africa project has already provided 11 countries with two types of solar panels:
- Solar streetlights for public lighting
- Solar panels for households
Akon lighting Africa project brings Africa a better future.