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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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Kenya: Akon in Nairobi for Airtel Trace Music Stars Finale
[The Star] Celebrated pop star Akon is in the country. The American singer arrived at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport some minutes to 11pm on Friday night for the Airtel Trace Music Stars Pan-African Grand Finale scheduled for Saturday.

Lip Sync Battle Preview: Derek Hough Is 'Straight-Up Traumatized' by Little Sis Julianne
The Dancing with the Stars siblings take on Sia and Akon on Spike TV's new series

Talent agent indicted for stealing over $1M from concert promoters
A shady talent agent ? already in federal custody for his role in an illegal celebrity gambling ring ? was indicted for stealing more than a million from concert promoters...

King Empire Entertainment Partners With B. Howard in Worldwide Deal
OTTAWA, March 20, 2015 /CNW/ - His name has been synonymous with his work with R&B legends such as NeYo, Akon, Teddy Riley, Wyclef Jean and Marqus Houston. Now, R&B / POP singer and producer B. Howard is taking his already storied career in a new direction by joining forces with King Empire Entertainment (KEE), a small start-up record label and artist management company based in Canada's capital ...

Guetta: I?m going crazy experimental
David Guetta admits he?s not as interested in making pop tracks as he was in the past.

FG inaugurates 102 housing units in Suleja
The Federal Government, in a bid to reduce the housing deficit in the country, has inaugurated its 102 housing units in Suleja, Niger State, built under the ministerial housing scheme. The project, funded by the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria, was inaugurated by the Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, Mrs. Akon Eyakenyi. A...  [Read More...]

The Maestro de Garab
THE garab is a scythe with a short wooden handle whose major function is to cut rice stalks. Its other functions are amputating errant fingers or even beheading a mortal enemy. ?O, akon tudlo wala na! Na-utod!? Cristuto Patino, 60, one of the two garab makers in Brgy.

Ministers pay solidarity visit to Jonathan
The Presidential Villa, Abuja wore a mournful look in the early hours of Wednesday, the morning after President Goodluck Jonathan lost his re-election bid. A few workers who had already closed from work as of the time the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, named Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) of the...  [Read More...]

?Black Ink Crew? Bonus: Sky?s Mom Delivers The Bad News About Sky?s Jail Situation
More Details On Sky's Arrest

Gangsta rap isn't dead and gone, despite claims to the contrary
It?s 20 years since Eazy-E?s death. Other gangsta rap stars may have distanced themselves from the genre ? but that doesn?t mean the gin and juice has run dry Last week marked the 20th anniversary of Eazy-E?s death. Though the Compton rapper and label impresario?s name doesn?t ring out these days as loudly as, say Biggie?s or Tupac?s (both of whom he directly inspired), his influence does. In ...

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