Akon has become a very well known singer. He has a hip-hop edge to his music and he sings about the gritty life on the street. There is more to Akon than most people would think. These are 5 things you didn’t know about Akon that he tries to keep a secret.
1 Akon Likes to Keep His Birthdate Secret
Akon was born Aliaune Thiam. He his birthplace is St. Louis, Missouri. His date of birth is either April 16 or April 30th. His father is named Senegalese who is a famous jazz musician. In the early part of his life, Akon lived in Dakar, Senegal and Union City, New Jersey. He did not live in the United States full time until he was 15 years old.
2 Akon Plays Instruments
Akon learned how to play several different instruments while living in New Jersey. He learned how to play the drums, the djembe, and many instruments. Some say that Akon became a hip-hop fan while he was hanging out with his friends.
3 Arrest Record
While Akon sings about spending three years in jail he may have exaggerated his criminal past. It was said that he was charged with armed robbery, drug sales, and car theft. When the Huffington Post further looked into his record it seems that he did not spend as much time as he said behind bars. According to police records, Akon got a three-year probation sentence for possession of a gun. It was said that he was arrested five more times as well.
4 Akon Practices Polygamy
Akon practices the religion, Islam. He does not smoke or drink alcohol. He does have three wives as allowed by his religion. The names of his wives are hidden from the public as well as the identity of six children. It is said that he has a good relationship with each of his wives and they seem happy.
5 Under Age Trouble
In 2007 Akon was performing a show in Trinidad and Tobago and was dancing in a sexual way with one of his fans. The club he was a 21-year-old and older club but somehow this young girl got in. This video hit the internet and has even lost his sponsorship with Verizon. There was no word about what his wives thought about this. Akon later recorded a song stating that he was sorry.
These are some little-known facts about Akon. This singer goes to great measures to keep this private life away from the media but some things have gotten out. While being in the spotlight it is impossible to keep everything hidden. This information has gotten out about Akon and his fans are taking it all in.
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