17 Things You Didn’t Know About Akon
He says he’s a businessman first and musician second. And those business interests are placing him squarely in Africa, where he was born. One of the world’s most sought-after musicians is Aliaune Damala Dakha Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam. You hear his voice quite often, and know his beats well if you’re a top 50 fan. Of course, he had to shorten his birth name to Akon fit on the album cover.