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Akon, the pop star behind hits like 'Smack That,' is masterminding a $6 billion smart city in Senegal backed by a shadowy investor. Inside Akon City, where life will be funded by 'Akoin' and the singer hopes to reinvent his legacy

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Akon doesn't want his legacy to be "Smack That."
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Akon is moving forward with plans to build a $6 billion sustainable smart city in Senegal called Akon City .
The Senegalese American singer said the 2,000-acre futuristic metropolis would include a luxury resort, condos, offices, a hospital, a stadium, and an artificial-intelligence data center.
Residents will pay for everything with his cryptocurrency, Akoin .
The project's main financial backer is a Kenyan entrepreneur with a mysterious...
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