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Akon's Profile

Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, or simply Akon, is a well-known American singer, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur. He boasts three Grammy Award nominations in the Best Contemporary R&B Album category.

Guinness World Records recognized Akon as the world's top-selling artist for master ringtones. Beyond his musical achievements, he's also the mastermind behind two successful record labels: Konvict Muzik and KonLive Distribution.

Akon's Profile 

Full Name Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam
Nickname Akon
Date of Birth April 16, 1973
Age 50 years old (as of 2023)
Birthplace St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Nationality American
Religion Muslim
Parents Mor Thiam (Father), Kine Gueye Thiam (Mother)
Siblings Abou Thiam (Brother), Khady Thiam Gueye (Sister)
Spouse Tomeka Thiam
Children Six
Notable Relationships Rosina Bruck, Nicole Bahls, Cassie Griffin, Rachel Richfield, Michaela Schaffrath, Foxy Brown, Celina Powell, Amber Rose, Susan Owori
Net Worth (2023) $80 million

Early Life and Education

Born on April 16, 1973, Akon is 50 years old as of 2023. He hails from a Christian family in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Despite his American nationality, he follows the Muslim faith.

His educational journey included stops at Bayonne High School, Henry Snyder High School, and William L. Dickinson High School in New Jersey. However, Akon's passion for singing and extracurricular activities far outweighed his interest in formal education.

Family and Personal Life

Akon's parents are Mor and Kine Gueye Thiam. His father, Mor Thiam, is a professional drummer, while his mother, Kine Gueye Thiam, is a dancer. He has two siblings: a brother named Abou Thiam and a sister named Khady Thiam Gueye.

Akon is a married man. His spouse is Tomeka Thiam, and together they have six children. Additionally, he has been in relationships with several notable individuals, including Rosina Bruck, Nicole Bahls, Cassie Griffin, Rachel Richfield, Michaela Schaffrath, Foxy Brown, Celina Powell, Amber Rose, and Susan Owori.


Akon's journey in the music industry began in 1996 when he released the single "Operations of Nature" as a lead artist. That same year, he made guest appearances on tracks like "Fu-Gee-La." He continued to release music and music videos throughout his career, with highlights including his 2004 studio album, "Trouble," and hit singles like "Locked Up" and "Ghetto."

Net Worth

As of 2023, Akon's estimated net worth stands at an impressive $80 million.h

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