Akon, US singer and businessman of Senegalese descent, has gotten a lot of people talking on Twitter after he concluded agreement to build ‘Akon City’, a futuristic city in Senegal.
The ‘Locked Up’ crooner had told his fans across the world that he had finalized agreement for the new city and would welcome whoever that wants to visit when the project is completed.
“Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future,” he wrote on social media.
The announcement has since stirred up lots of conversation on social media platforms especially Twitter, where users have been registering their different takes on the development.
While a segment of users lauded him, others took a swipe at other celebrities for not embarking on similar projects in their respective countries.
Some Nigerians also aimed a dig at MI, Nigerian rapper, who recently tackled Akon for calling Wizkid his “Lil bro”.
“How much money does Akon have. He’s building a city not a private estate, a whole city,” a Twitter user said.
“On behalf of M.I, we Nigerians want to apologise to Uncle Akon for his misyarn some days ago. He was short of things to say,” another user said.
Here are some of the top reactions:
How much money does Akon have 🤔🤔
He's building a city not a private estate, a whole city 🙆🏾♂️🙆🏾♂️🙆🏾♂️ pic.twitter.com/M6N5C6o76T
— Ⓐⓑⓤⓣⓘ (@Abuti_Katlego) January 14, 2020
On behalf of M.I, we Nigerians want to apologise to Uncle Akon for his misyarn some days ago. He was short of things to say. 😩 https://t.co/uygySvLAjE
— OLUWASAANUMI 🇳🇬 (@SanRomeo) January 14, 2020
Akon is building his own city in Senegal. The city will run like an independent state, with its own airport, schools and hospitals plus more, and trade will be in Akon's own cryptocurrency(AKoin).
Lending Akon's words, "I'm still trying to find a motive…🎵"
— MAX 2.0 (@Maximo_LEI) January 14, 2020
AKON showing other rich and influential African celebs how to be iconic!
A King, I Stan! pic.twitter.com/YowFqflyvp
— 🐦 (@GlowvilleTweets) January 14, 2020
If Akon decides to call you lil bro, just accept that Mf https://t.co/SiayFtAx18
— THE GEM IN I ♊️ (@itz_thegemini) January 14, 2020
Akon is not a big brother to any African artist, Akon is their big daddy…
And grandgod father to @MI_Abaga
— SLay Mama Of 🇳🇬.🔌 (@oluwa_toomisin) January 14, 2020
— Asa (@Asaatweets) January 14, 2020
Akon about to own his own city yet one short man was saying something the other day
— Oluwafemi Dunni (@IamdunniLFC) January 14, 2020
— Quintessence (@Quintes14595434) January 14, 2020
Everybody wants to have his or her own things, that is the reality of life. @Akon you are the man amongst other man, showing passion for your own country, few people does that, they turn to forget where they are coming from, don't stop there just help people around. All the best https://t.co/MPIxwmACY6
— lindani sangweni (@lindanisangweni) January 14, 2020
Yaani Akon now owns his own City in Senegal and in this City, Trading will be done using his own currency called Akoin. Jehovah! Built on 2000 acres of land gifted to him by the president.
— BRAVIN YURI (@BravinYuri) January 14, 2020
Proof that the world needs young minds with digital mindset. Not some kind of 72 or 80 years old leaders still stuck in the analog world.
I wish Nigeria 🇳🇬 is as lucky as Senegal 🇸🇳. Akon you are the best https://t.co/G4g3f3ODX8
— Baby boy 👼 (@Iam_ChisomLucky) January 14, 2020
And people were mad Akon called Wizkid, Lil bro… Wizkid is not just Lil bro to Akon…. He's a grandson to him…
I'm waiting for the African celeb that will own a city after Akon..
— GàLìLéo🇳🇬🇬🇭 (@Lucasscot_101) January 14, 2020
— ⓡⓞⓓⓝⓔⓨ (@rodney_uncode) January 14, 2020
This Nigga really finna start Wakanda… Akon really the black Panther out here https://t.co/eXjuvVtbMX
— #SlimStupidAsf (@Slim_Q6) January 14, 2020
This is someone they said He cannot call Wizkid a Lil bro, boda MI oriyin ti buru. Wizkid is not even a Lil bro. Walahi He is a son to Akon. Argue with your generator https://t.co/qMyXGAxTNB
— I'M YOUR PERFECT ANGEL (@thefolamaniac) January 14, 2020
What Akon is doing is too crazy to comprehend. Legendary moves.😭
— IG: Kobedii_ (@OtshepengKobedi) January 14, 2020
some weeks ago someone was saying Akon shouldn't have called Wizkid Lil bro….
Today Akon is owning a city.
Don't let social media cloud your judgement, some people are making big moves and aren't posting it.
— Grant (@UncleJunior9) January 14, 2020
Is this the Akon short man said should not call Wizkid junior brother
What good deed has Wizkid/Davido done?
No Nigerian yeyebrity has done half of what he's doing. Na to open money laundering non profit org and share noodles/soap in one village and say they're doing something
— Shakiti Bobo (@prq_la) January 14, 2020
You're still tryna find a motive why you do what you do… 😁😁😁
Keep up the great work, Akon. Africa is proud of you https://t.co/KxTra97STA
— Bright Eugene VII (@BryteDude) January 14, 2020
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