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Akon Facts:
Akon height: 5 feet & 10.75 inches
Weight: 78 kg (172 pounds)
Age: 41 years (April 16, 1973)

The celebrated name in the world of music, Akon is a hip hop & R&B recording artist, record producer & songwriter. 41 years old Senegalese American singer has a masculine physique weighing around 78 kg. He often visits gym & carries out different indoor workouts too. Akon stands in an average height of 5 feet & 10.75 inches.

Akon was born as Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam in the marvelous City of St, Louis, Missouri, United States. 16th April, 1973 born artist passed much of his babyhood days in Senegal, the country in West Africa, which he states as his “homeland”. At the age of 7, he along with his family unit relocated to the City of Union City, New Jersey, dividing his time between Senegal & the United States until inhabiting in Newark, New Jersey. He is the second among 2 children of his dancer mom & a percussionist dad, Mor Thiam. He has an elder brother with whom he was left on his own in the Jersey City as soon they made to high school. Leaving the 2 brothers his parents shifted the rest family unit to Atlanta, Georgia. As of Akon’s private life, he had previously dated few showbiz beauties, including Michaele Schaffarath (2005), Rachel Ritfield (2007), & Nicole Bahls (2010). He was also rumored to be hooking up with Susan Owari & Cassie Griffin, around 2008 & early 2010, respectively. He is father to his 6 children from 3 different ladies, whom he had dated some days. Akon had married twice, formally with Rozy Thiam & Tomeka Thiam.

Akon’s alleged overall 3 years behind the bars saw him initiate to distinguish his music skills & develop an gratitude for his musical backdrop. Upon release, he started writing & recording varieties of tracks within a home studio. The tracks found their path to the SRC. Universal recording, which eventually launched Akon’s foremost LP entitled “Trouble”, in 2004 July, at the time he was at age 31. The collection was an exciting amalgam of his hip hop influenced harmonic lyrics & glossy West African styled vocals with Southern styled & East Coast beats. He rose to fame as the single “Locked Up” from his debut album reached to the audience. He is as well prominent for his reggae composition. The “Ghetto” star has since founded 2 unbeaten record labels, Kon Live Distribution & Konvict Muzik. HI 2006 liberated second collection was even titled “Konvicted” which subsequently resulted hit building way to his 3rd record “Freedom”. On 11th November, 2013, Akon aired “So Blue”, a single from his TBA “Stadium”. Side by side to his singing, the agro artist has even landed his roles in the movies, including the 2012 released “Black November” & the latest “American Heist” (2014). Akon often gives his featuring vocals & is recently credited with above 300 guest emergence & over 35 Billboard Hot 100 singles.

One of the most decorated artist, Akon has till date earned 95 different nominations & has bagged 35 prestigious awards, including the Billboard Music Awards (2007), ASCP Awards (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011), among others. In the year 2010, Akon was ranked 80 in “Forbes Celebrity 100” & No. 5 in the list of “40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa”, the next year. In addition, he was ranked number 6 on Billboard’s “Top Digital Songs Artists of the decade” list.