“My life purpose is to create that metropolis in Africa earlier than I cross.”
Akon has confirmed that he’s planning on operating for US President, in addition to creating his personal model of Wakanda – the legendary nation featured in Marvel‘s Black Panther.
The ‘Locked Up’ rapper, who has beforehand proven his curiosity in politics, made the shock admissions in the course of the newest version of NME’s Present & Inform video collection.
When proven an image of the White Home, the rapper revealed that he got here extraordinarily near changing into an unlikely rival to Donald Trump in 2020.
“Now that’s one thing I’m undoubtedly going to aim to do earlier than I retire,” he stated of a possible Presidential run.
“I acquired this shut [squeezes fingers together] to operating for President in 2020, however then I thought of it and stated ‘Effectively, if I run now I might by no means have the ability to do music once more freely. Earlier than I say goodbye to music, I’ve simply acquired to come back again into the sport and have as a lot enjoyable as I presumably can and get it out.
He added: “When you get into workplace there’s no coming again, so I stated ‘let’s put the brakes on and get targeted on the music.’ However I assure you, as soon as I’m carried out with this a future in politics is certainly doable.”
In addition to discussing his hopes that his cryptocurrency Akoin will grow to be “the official forex for all of Africa”, the rapper additionally revealed that he’s planning on creating his personal Wakanda.
Within the hit 2017 Marvel film, the fictional kingdom is probably the most technologically superior nation on Earth – however it hides behind a veil of obvious poverty.
Akon, who not too long ago recorded a tune impressed by the movie, stated: “Wakanda is one thing that I sooner or later plan to construct in Africa! To look at that film and see the way forward for what Africa may appear to be and the potential of what Africa may grow to be, it’s one thing that may be very and completely reachable.
“There’s nothing in that movie, futuristic, that Africa doesn’t carry the sources to create. I do know for certain that’s greater than doable. My life purpose is to create that metropolis in Africa earlier than I cross.