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11 Facts You Need To Know About Akon On His Birthday

Akon is a famous pop star and rapper of America, best known for his popular numbers 'Smack That' and 'I wanna love you.'His first debut album was 'Trouble' that released in 2004. Akon is the fifth most powerful celeb in Africa.

This pop singer has also sung in other languages such as Spanish, Indian, and Tamil. Guinness Book of World Records has positioned him as the number one selling artist for master ringtones in the world. The actor turns 43 this 16th April. Let's check out 11 little-known facts about the birthday boy. 

11 Facts You Need To Know About Akon On His Birthday

11 Facts You Need To Know About Akon On His Birthday

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1) Akon's full name is Aliaume Damala Badara Thiam.

1) Akon’s full name is Aliaume Damala Badara Thiam.

I think Akon made the right decision to shorten his name.

2) Akon likes to keep his birth date secret from everyone.

2) Akon likes to keep his birth date secret from everyone.

It's either 16th or 30th April.

3) This pop singer loves playing musical instruments.

3) This pop singer loves playing musical instruments.

He plays instruments such as djembe and drums so well.

4) This 43-year-old star has spent 3 years behind the bars.

4) This 43-year-old star has spent 3 years behind the bars.

Akon was accused of several charges including armed robbery, drug distribution, car theft and gun possession in 1998.

5) This Hollywood star leads a holy lifestyle.

5) This Hollywood star leads a holy lifestyle.

Akon stays away from alcohol and smoking as he is an ardent follower of Islam. He has three wives and is a happy father of six kids.

6) This superstar was trapped in a creepy scandal in 2007.

6) This superstar was trapped in a creepy scandal in 2007.

In 2007, Akon performed an intimate dance with a girl in a club of Trinidad and Tobago. The club had a minimum age requirement of 21 years, still Akon knowingly or unknowingly took such step. The video of Akon sensually dancing with a 14-year-old girl went viral on the Internet. Akon received severe criticism from his fans. Eventually, he lost a Verizon sponsorship of Gwen Stefani's Sweet Escape tour. Akon recorded a song 'Sorry, Blame it on Me' in the response.

7) Akon was caught in another scandal at an onstage event in June 2007.

7) Akon was caught in another scandal at an onstage event in June 2007.

When Akon was performing in Fishkill, New York, a 15-year-old managed to reach the stage. The rapper picked the stalker on his shoulders and threw him back into the audience. Though the singer claimed it was a publicity stunt, still he was charged on the grounds of a misdemeanor for endangering the welfare of a minor.

8) This generous superstar runs a charity in Africa.

8) This generous superstar runs a charity in Africa.

Konfidance Foundation is an organization of Akon which provides educational services, health care and recreational amenities for deprived kids in Africa.

9) Akon worked on a project to bring electricity in million homes in Africa.

9) Akon worked on a project to bring electricity in million homes in Africa.

In 2014, this pop singer undertook a nine-country tour to accomplish his 'Akon Lighting Africa' project.

10) This rock star takes military escort to reach home from airport.

10) This rock star takes military escort to reach home from airport.

He needs military support to commute from airport to his home.

11) This superstar will soon leave his music career.

11) This superstar will soon leave his music career.

Akon a businessman, record producer and actor as well. Akon said in an interview, "I don't want to be a recording artist forever, and that's why I have gone into other music endeavors - so I can eventually move out of music." This popular rapper is into several professions but we would love to see more of his albums in future. 

Share these facts about Akon with your friends and family. And wish him HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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