Akon

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Alioune Badara Thiam
  • Birth Place: St. Louis, MO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/16/1977, Aries
  • Profession: Hip-hop and R&B artist; record producer
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Akon Fast Facts:
  • His parents made sure he and his siblings were all born United States citizens, but he was raised in Dakar, Senegal.
  • Started kindergarten when he was 7; graduated high school at age 20.
  • Met Wyclef Jean of the Fugees while working at a Jersey City barber shop during high school; appeared on the Fugees' 1996 album The Score.
  • Served three years in prison for car theft.
  • Released debut album, Trouble, in 2004.
  • Founded the Konfidence Foundation, which works to improve the lives of children in Senegal.
  • Has two clothing lines (Alianune and Konvict Clothing), his own production company (Konvict Muzik) and a record label (Kon Live Records).
  • Akon Relationships:
  • Kiné Thiam - Mother
  • Mor Thiam - Father
  • College:
  • Attended Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

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