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Akon meets President Museveni as part of his Uganda tour program

By Michael Nampala 02 Apr 2021 03:42 PM EAT

Senegalese-American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor, Akon, is in Uganda as a follow up of his wife's visit early in the year.

Akon and wife had Juma prayers in Kampala

Akon in Kampala - His wife Rozina Nagusei arrived earlier...

In January, his wife Rozina Negusei was in the country to explore investment opportunities in the Entertainment, Agriculture and Real Estate sectors among others. They intend to pump over 40 billion shillings in the various investment projects for the first five years.

Solar farming is also an area Akon is interested in exploring.

Akon real name Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam arrived this morning (Apr 2) while his wife Rozina arrived last night. 

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The 'Don't Matter' singer held Juma prayers at Old Kampala mosque before heading to Rwakitura using a military chopper to meet Uganda's President YTK Museveni.

Akon's visit is coming hours after the American rapper partnered with Taqo.io to create AkoinNFT, a full-service creation, design, minting, and distribution platform for providing artists around the world the full power of NFTs.

Akon boarding a chopper to Rwakitura

Akon boards a chopper to Rwakitura

What is NFT?

A non-fungible token (NFT) is a unit of data on a digital ledger called a blockchain, where each NFT can represent a unique digital item, and thus they are not interchangeable. NFTs can represent digital files such as art, audio, videos, items in video games and other forms of creative work.

According to Akon, the idea behind the NFT is to empower artists who are eager to capitalise and create ongoing sustainability through the execution of NFTs covering unique collaborations across music, art, photography, film/TV/animation, theatre, social impact, sports, gaming/eSports, brands, and influencers.  

Among those that received Akon included Uganda's Tourism Ambassador Eddy Kenzo.

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