• September 7, 2020
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Akon, the R&B singer who split his youth between this West African country and New Jersey, said his $6 billion eponymous development project will transform a Senegalese farming village by the decade’s end.

The twisting metallic skyscrapers planned for Akon City look like they could sprout on Mars in the distant future — blueprints that scream: Bring your hoverboard.

“I want the buildings to look like real African sculptures that they make in the villages,” Akon, 47, told a masked crowd Monday in the seaside capital, Dakar.