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Akon gives update on Akon City plans

Akon says he will soon unveil a 3D model of Akon City.

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Akon is continuing to make progress for his futuristic city in Senegal called Akon City.

He says that he will soon unveil a 3D model of what the city will look like and adds that they have already been granted the land for the city.

“We got the land,” Akon told TMZ. “We got all the licenses and everything to move forward. That’s the update. I’m giving you the update. See, I’ve been working on this for about seven years trying to get the bases going and we finally secured the land.”

“With the land being secured, we have to also be regulated as and considered a city,” he continued. “There’s already a city within the city. And I’m trying to create an area where I can work out with my partnership through the government to where it’s a free zone.”

Akon has made it clear that he wants the city to be technologically advanced, almost how Wakanda was in Black Panther.

“We want all the latest in future technologies,” he said. “I don’t want nothing from the old days. I want it all to be based on tomorrow’s technology and how it’s gonna be built for our future because all the latest technology now is all instruments and minerals and resources taken from Africa. I’m already in Africa, so we can build everything within the African continent without having to outsource anything from the outside.”

The “Locked Up” rapper says that everyone will get a good look at what the city will be designed like soon.

“Don’t worry,” he said. “In a minute, I’m about to reveal the whole city and what it’s gonna look like [through] 3D rendering. I’m going to be able to post it on YouTube so y’all can see the city before it builds up.”

Check out the interview below.

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