Aliaune Damala Dakha Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam, often going by the shorter Aliaune Thiam, is best known by his fans simply as Akon.
Born on April 30, 1973 to legendary percussionist and jazz musician Mor Thiam whose expertise for playing the Djembe, a traditional African drum, has been touted as "unrivaled," he was grateful for his family musical background that later on did helpful in paving the way for him to embark on a musical career and gain success in the industry, making him one of the icons in the 21st century. Louis, Akon grew up in Senegal before he and his family returned to the United States and settled in New Jersey when he was seven.
Meet and Greet parties are held for the artistes at different top hang outs.
Its here that babes resort to cut throat competition to out do each other to grab the star's attention.
While in Jersey City, he discovered hip-hop for the first time by the time he started hanging around with local thugs crowd.