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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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Peace One Day With Akon Charity Broadcast on FilmOn Network's ETV.com
Hip Hop megastar Akon will headline the historic Peace One Day concert at the international airport at Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo on September 21 and people will be able to watch worldwide via ...

Goma peace concert criticised for overshadowing DR Congos grim reality
Event attended by British actor Jude Law provoked controversy for using 500 soldiers from Congos overstretched armed forces Josiane Nzuki, 15, raised her hand, took the microphone, and asked the organisers of Sundays peace concert in Goma, featuring Akon and Jude Law, why they thought the Congolese city was the best place to hold it. It is the people in the Democratic Republic of the Congos ...

Hip-hop star endorses Kenya as safe
International hip-hop star Akon has endorsed Kenya as a safe tourism and investment destination. Akon who is in the country on a private visit says Kenya is an amazing place to visit and promised to invest here.

Premiere: Ali Vegas Feat. Akon 'Think Big'
There's no other option but to "Think Big" for Queens and Jersey. After resurfacing after a long absence away from music on Jeezy's "Been Getting Money," Akon jumps on another record, this time on NYC veteran Ali Vegas' "Think Big." Admitting often to selling weed in school and only going thanks to a promise he made to his mom, Vegas is confessional about his old life on the shimmering record ...

With Akon, Udoka makes a case for women
It is not all the time that male authors in this part of the world devote their time to writing about women or extolling their qualities. But Lagos-based seasoned dancer and writer, Arnold Udoka, appears to have gone the extra mile to make a case for equal participation of the womenfolk in politics in his...  [Read More...]

Africa in pictures: 19-25 September 2014
Balloon rocking, back flips and desert speeding

Toronto: Saban Films Pays $2 Million For ?American Heist?
Upstart indie shingle Saban Films closed U.S. distribution rights to American Heist , the bank robbery actioner that stars Hayden Christensen, Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Tory Kittles and Aliaune "Akon" Thiam. Deal followed its Toronto premiere last night. Paradigm brokered. Related: Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster & Akon Join 'American Heist'?

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...

Saban Films Acquiring Action-Thriller American Heist
Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saban Capital Group, Inc., announced today that Saban Films is closing in on a deal to acquire the U.S. distribution rights to Sarik Andreasyan action-thriller American Heist , starring Hayden Christensen, Academy Award Winner Adrien Brody, Jordana Brewster, Tory Kittles and Aliaune "Akon" Thiam. The film had its world premiere last night at ...

Jeezy Celebrates Seen It All Release at NYC Concert
The Snowman hosts star-studded show.

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His real name is Aliaune Thiam.
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