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”.
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”.
“It brings the power back to the people and brings the security back into the currency system,” Akon explained.