- African singer Akon will be joining the mining industry in Congo along with a state miner
- Over the years, Akon has made a few business moves, including building a futuristic city in Senegal
- Social media users from all around the world commented on the matter and some had conflicting views
American-Senegalese R&B singer Akon is making some serious money moves. The singer has recently signed a deal to enter into the mining sector in Congo along with another state miner.
In the last few years, Akon has entered into various business deals and philanthropic projects in Africa. He has invested $6 billion in a futuristic city in Senegal and started a cryptocurrency called Akoin.
Congo is an African country that is rich in resources and Akon is going to be taking advantage. Congo is Africa's top producer of copper and is the leading miner of cobalt in the world.
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A number of social media users have been impressed with Akon's latest money moves.
Legit.ng compiled a few reactions from users all around the world. Some were not impressed. Take a look at the reactions below:
"Akon is a true son of Africa and we need to give the chance to our own black African business to grow. Welcome home Akon."
"From the optics of Western media, this man is portrayed as a saviour working on ‘improving’ the conditions of Africans (see the city he’s building in Senegal). But any Congolese with basic knowledge about who mostly benefit from our mining sector knows what this means."
"Akon never cared about Africa. First he helps Chinese financiers gain free access to African resources through his 'solar power' front and now this?"
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