Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam, better known as Akon , a well-known singer, has received criticism for his views on poverty. Because life is harder for the rich than it is for the poor, the Senegalese claimed that he was happier when he was poor.
He stated, I cannot be persuaded that I did not experience poverty. I was that young African boy playing soccer without access to running water or electricity. I was aware of how it felt. I know what poverty looks like, but I also know what success looks like, and based on my own experience, I’m having more issues with success than I did with poverty. Despite my personal experience, I was actually happier when I was poor.’ 🇨🇲🇨🇲🇨🇲🇨🇲🇨🇲
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Furious Nigerians who have not had a sample of abundance appear to contradict the vocalist’s viewpoint
Here are some people’s reactions
Officialqueenesty wrote: Onye kwuru that thing?🙄 please sir with all due respect will your property to me.
Yanjusofine wrote: Sir please be quiet
Davidoofficial wrote: Baba dun high finish before he make this statement 🥲🥲😩 it is well
Slimkaffy wrote: Is this playing? 😂 Tadaaaa
@Cinnysbeautyempire wrote: Money is neutral, na pipu mindset and action dey make the judgement pass into money. Mr Akon sir, send me some money I wan check something.
Akon plans to build a sprawling $6 billion city in his home country of Senegal to welcome Africans living in other countries to their “home back home.” In 2020, Akon announced his plans.
The R&B star, who has two albums that have sold millions of copies, said that he had built the city in the Atlantic Ocean village of Mbodiene, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) south of Dakar, the capital of Senegal.
According to the 47-year-old, Akon “ran into a lot of African-Americans that didn’t really understand their culture” when he was growing up in the state of New Jersey in the United States, where his family moved when he was seven years old.
He stated, “So I wanted to build a city or a project like this that will give them the motivation to know that there is a home back home,” noting that Mbodiene’s elders had given him their blessing and advice.
Akon City will have movie studios, hotels, a university, hospitals, business and leisure centers, including a casino, designed by architect Hussein Bakri using African sculptures as inspiration.
Akon also said that he was also inspired by the fictional city of “Wakanda.”
He stated that the project would cost $6 billion in total, but due to confidentiality agreements, he did not name the principal investors.