Akon Measurements, Bio, Age, Weight, and Height
Akon is not just any other singer. He is a rapper, singer, record producer, songwriter, and also a businessman. Akon belongs to the Senegalese descent. He gained the limelight in the year 2004 with the release of the song “Locked up.” His debut album was “Trouble”. His family background is in music and he is very grateful to his family for his success in the music industry. Akon grew up in Jersey City and he was quite familiar with the Hip-Hop culture as he used to roam around with local rowdies in New Jersey. He was quite popular for his bravery and fighting skills among his groups. Once, he was jailed for cases like robbery and drug selling. Although Akon was living a rough lifestyle, he always found time to write songs. Since his childhood, he had a deep passion and love for music. His passion helped him to turn his life around. After starting his career in music, Akon developed his interest in Hip Hop music. In his career, Akon has collaborated with many famous musicians like Gwen Stefani, Lionel Richie, as well as Michel Jackson.
Early life of Akon
Akon was born as Aliaume Damala Badara Akon in Missouri, USA. He was born on 16th April, 1973. Both of his parents had a linkage to music. His mother Kine Thiam was a dancer and his father Mor Thiam was a musician. Akon’s father moved to their homeland Senegal, West Africa just after Akon was born. They lived there for 7 years. After that, they moved back to the States and settled down in Jersey. In his early years, Akon was quite naughty and he used to break different rules of his school. He also could not get along with kids very easily. So, he became friends with local Rowdies. He got musical influence from his family and he developed a passion for music at a very young age. Akon learned to play five different musical instruments. His love for music helped him in getting back on track and he started his career in music.
Academic details of Akon
Akon’s early education was in a local school in Senegal. When he came back to Jersey, he attended the William L. Dickinson High School. For his higher education, he attended the Clark Atlanta University in Georgia. But he left the course in between the first semester. After leaving the course and education, Akon started focusing on music. He started by creating many home recordings. While he was busy making home recordings, he became good friends with Wyclef Jean. In the year 2003, Akon signed a deal with Wyclef to have a record deal of his own.
Personal details of Akon
Real Name: Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam
Nick Name: Akon
Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Current City: Los Angeles
Birthday: 16th April, 1973
Profession: Singer, songwriter, rapper, Record producer
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Net Worth: $80 Million
Family details of Akon
Mother’s Name: Debbie
Father’s Name: Mor Thiam
Number of Siblings: Kine Thiam
Spouse Name: Tomeka Thiam
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Body measurements of Akon
Body Physique: Well-built
Height in Feet: 5 feet 10 inches
Height in Metres: 1.80 m
Weight in Kg: 78 kg
Weight in Pound: 171 lbs
Body Measurement: 42-32-15
Chest Size: 42 inches
Waist Size: 32 inches / 81.28 cm
Biceps: 15 inches
Shoe Size (US): 10
Dress Size (US): Unknown
Relationship Details of Akon
Akon does not believe in broadcasting about his family life. He has always ensured to keep prying eyes away from his family. As per an interview, Akon has said that he has fathered six kids. The kids belong to three different women. Earlier, Akon was married to Rosina Bruck. He divorced her and got married to Tomeka Thiam. Tomeka gave birth to Alioune Thiam and Alianna Thiam. Reports also suggest that Thiam already had two kids with another person. She has kids with a vocalist. In addition to these, Akon was also dating Nicole Bahls, Michaela Schaffarath, Cassie Griffin, and Rachel Ritfeld.
Net worth of Akon
Currently, Akon’s net worth is around $80 million. This wealth is from Akon’s career in music, endorsements he does for different brands, and several other businesses he has. Akon is one of the popular music stars. Over the years, he has moved beyond Hip-Hop to become one of the most loved stars in the industry. He has received a high level of success not just as a solo artist, but also as a business leader. He has two successful recording companies in his name. There are very few people in the industry who can match up to the success of Akon. Many of his songs have received platinum certification. His four songs have received triple platinum. As per the Guinness Book of World Records, this is much more than what other people have achieved.
Career details of Akon
Akon started his career in music with his album named “Trouble.” The album was launched in 2004. With the launch of the album, Akon became an international star within a few days. His album got him huge name and fame and he went on to give multiple hits like Ghetto, Bonanza, and Lonely. After getting success from his first album, he started his own label. The label was named Kon Live Distribution. Akon’s second album was named Konvicted and it was launched in 2006. Over the years, Akon has worked with almost all famous artists like Lionel Richie, Gwen Stefani, and Lady Gaga. In addition to having skills in music, Akon has also created buzz in the acting field. His first acting assignment was in 2012 in the movie Black November. He has also worked with Adrien Brody and Hayden Heist. Akon’s success is not limited to music and film, he is also a very successful businessman. He has many real estate investments and possesses two clothing lines by the name Aliaune and Konvict. Akon is also the founder of the Konfidence foundation.