Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), known as Akon, is an American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up”, the first single from his debut album Trouble.
He has since founded two successful record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. His second album, Konvicted received three nominations for the Grammy Awards in two categories, Best Contemporary R&B Album for Konvicted album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Smack That” and “I Wanna Love You”.
1. EVERYTHING IS A BLESSING TO ME.
2. I JUST LIKE MUSIC ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BOARD. I CAN’T STICK TO ONE THING – I’VE GOT TO MOVE AROUND.
3. IN AFRICA… AGE IS NOT IMPORTANT OVER THERE. THEY DON’T CARE.
4. MY IDEAS COME WHEN I LEAST EXPECT IT, SO I’VE ALWAYS GOT TO HAVE A STUDIO NEARBY OR CLOSE BY SOMEWHERE.
5. I LOVE TO JUST GO TO THE MOVIES, WATCH MOVIES, LISTEN TO THE SCORES AND ALL THAT ‘CAUSE THAT’S, LIKE, THE NEXT STEP FOR ME.
6. I’M A POLYGAMIST. I CAN AFFORD TO HAVE AS MANY WIVES AS I CAN AFFORD TO HAVE. ALL AFRICANS BELIEVE IN IT. MY DAD HAS FOUR WIVES.