American-born Senegalese singer and songwriter who rose to prominence through his first single “Locked Up” from his debut album Trouble, which was released in 2004. His other single hits include ‘Lonely’, ‘Smack That’ and ‘I Wanna Love You’. Born as Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam in St. Louis, Missouri, USA on April 16, 1973, Akon is the son of Kine Gueye Thiam and Mor Thiam. He spent most of his childhood in Senegal, and moved to Newark, New Jersey at age 7.
Akon Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 16 April 1973
Birth Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Birth Name: Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Occupation: Singer, Songwriter, Rapper, Record producer, Actor
Race/Ethnicity: Black/Wolof Senegalese
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Akon Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 170 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 77 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 10¾”
Height in Meters: 1.80 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Chest: 42 in (107 cm)
Biceps: 15 in (38 cm)
Waist: 32 in (81 cm)
Shoe Size: 11 (US) / 10 (UK) / 45 (EU)
Akon Family Details:
Father: Mor Thiam
Mother: Kine Gueye Thiam
Spouse: Tomeka Akon
Children: He claimed to have had 6 children with 6 different women.
Siblings: Bu Thiam (Brother), Khady Thiam (Sister)
Bayonne High School, Henry Snyder High School
Clark Atlanta University
Years active: 2003–present
Genres: R&B, Hip hop, Soul
Associated acts: Snoop Dogg, Young Jeezy, Michael Jackson, David Guetta
Labels: Konvict Muzik, Kon Live, Republic, Universal, SRC, UpFront, Atlantic
*His mother was a dancer while his father a jazz percussionist.
*He learned to play the drums, guitar, and djembe before he was seven.
*He has never had alcohol, nor has he ever smoked.
*He owns a diamond mine in South Africa.
*He has his own clothing line named Konvict Clothing.
*Follow him on Twitter, YouTube, Myspace, Facebook and Instagram.