If you’re like us, you probably fell in love with the idea of Wakanda the first time you saw Black Panther. Turns out, we definitely weren’t the only ones.
Black Panther and Wakanda are super inspiring on several levels, which is part of the reason that star Chadwick Boseman’s passing earlier this week was so saddening. Still, his work ultimately spurred creativity and hope for many of us. Wakanda even inspired one man to decide to construct a real-life Wakanda for a price tag of $6 billion.
The new civilization will be called Akon City and is in development by, you guessed it, R&B singer Akon. Akon City will be built on a site in Senegal to help develop solutions to the fast pace of global changes, economic progress, poverty, and the technology race that is causing issues in the area.
The new civilization will be “futuristic” and will include several districts like a business district, residential districts, an education district, a healthcare district, a media district, and more. One super cool aspect is that the city is set to be a “Smart City.” You know your Smart TV? Like that but WAY bigger. The city will mark the convergence between physical and digital elements and incorporate technologies such as cryptocurrency and solar power.
Overall, it certainly does sound like an absolutely amazing project. According to CNN, Akon just laid the first brick so technically Akon City is officially under construction. We think the concept is super cool so we’ll definitely be keeping an eye on this interesting twist in Akon’s career.
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