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Born in Senegal and raised in New Jersey, Akon is a rapper whose unique sound blends silky voicework with African vocals and Southern beats.

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Akon -- Repo Man Gunning for Ferrari in Upside Down Car Deal
Akon not only has money problems, he may have a significant problem with math ... he now faces repo on a car that is worth LESS than what he owes.The rapper's leasing company has filed docs to repossess his 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia. According to the docs? Permalink

Akon Facing Car Repossession
R&B star Akon runs the risk of losing the keys to his luxury sportscar after allegedly falling behind on lease payments.

Akon Says Beyoncé & Jay Z?s Marriage Feels Way Too Corporate
Akon recently weighed in on the controversy surrounding Jay Z and Beyoncé following rumors that they are planning on breaking up soon, maybe even before their ?On The Run Tour? wraps. Akon was in D.C. earlier this week when TMZ cameras caught up with him (in the daytime, thankfully) and he was ?super open? about [?] Akon Says Beyoncé & Jay Z?s Marriage Feels Way Too Corporate is a post from ...

This Akon Interview Justifies Forbes? Pick for DC as ?Coolest? City
An interview with rapper Akon conducted by Mike Allen couldn?t have come out at a better time than the same day Forbes named D.C. America?s ?coolest city.?

Open Mike: Akon on Africa
Mike Allen sits down with the hip hop artist and founder of Akon Lighting Africa.

Kenya: Akon to Check Out Sites for Kenya's Light Project
[The Star]American rapper Akon has confirmed that he will be in Kenya in September not in his capacity as a performer but wearing a different cap, philanthropy.

Akon Blasts Beyoncé and Jay Z?s Secretive Marriage: ?It Feels Corporate?
Akon can likely say goodbye to any Jay Z or Beyoncé features on his upcoming album after the singer and producer offered his opinion on the divorce rumors surrounding one of entertainment?s biggest couples. In the last few months, Bey and Jay have been the focus of nonstop chatter about the state of their marriage.

Obasanjo, Machel, others sign for action
A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo; wife of the late Nelson Madela, Graca Machel; and popular singer Akon were among 51 signatories of an open citizens? call to action against Ebola. In an open letter, former heads of state as well as leaders from civil society and business called for more solidarity and a more coordinated...  [Read More...]

Grammy-nominee Akon: Lawmaking is 'a team effort'
Hip hop music star Akon says the public and lawmakers must work together in ?a team effort,? saying voters have to communicate with politicians in order for them to effectively do their jobs.

Suge Knight Shows Off Gruesome Gunshot Wounds and Scars
Suge Knight should know by now that nothing good happens after 1 a.m. There was that time he faced off with Akon's manager in an Arizona hotel lobby in the middle of the night in 2009...

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His real name is Aliaune Thiam.
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