Aliaune Damala Bouga Akon Thiam is a Senegalese-America, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor.
His career took a big step in 2004, after the release of ‘Locked Up’, the first single from his debut album ‘’Trouble’’. He was born on the 16th of April 1973 to Mor Thiam and Kin Gueye Thiam (46 years) in St.Louis, Missouri, United States. He is an American by nationality and he is married to Tomeka Thiam.
Its become official and now the American singer, Akon has his own city in Senegal known as “AKON CITY”
Works on his city have already started and it would take ten years for it be fully developed according to reports.
The singer recently in a tweet revealed agreements for his city have been finalized
Just finalized the agreement for AKON CITY in Senegal. Looking forward to hosting you there in the future pic.twitter.com/dsoYpmjnpf— AKON (@Akon) January 13, 2020
He has also revealed plans on using his own cryptocurrency known as “Akoin” which would be used in the city he’s building which sits on a 2,000-acre land gifted to him by President of Senegal, Macky Sall.