AKON is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist, producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and bona-fide global superstar. The American born Senegalese artist has sold over 35 Million albums worldwide, received 5 Grammy Nominations and collaborated with an array of A-list artists from many genres including Lady GaGa, Eminem, Gwen Stefani, Daddy Yankee, Lil’ Wayne, Michael Jackson, Snoop Dogg and many more.
Akon’s global vision is rooted in music, but has expanded to include renewable energy. His “Lighting Africa” initiative put him at the forefront of the Sustainability Movement- an issue that profoundly affects citizens all over the world. Akon is building a first of its kind 100% crypto-based city in Senegal, West Africa, and the only form of trade that will be used is his own digital cash currency called AKoin. The futuristic city will be built on a 2,000-acre land gifted to him by Senegal's President Macky Sall, This platform has given Akon a global stage as a multi-dimensional philanthropist, global entertainer and, in his own words, “ a social entrepreneur.”