Akon (born Aliuane Badara Thiam, 30.4.1973) - Akon is a Senegalese / American hip-hop songwriter / singer and producer.He rose to fame when his single `Locked Up' was released in 2004.`Locked Up' was allegedly inspired by a three-year jail term that he served for committing grand theft auto.The song reached the top 10 in the US and the top five in he UK. Between 20, Akon had eleven songs in the Billboard Hot 100.Continue reading: Akon To Build Senegalese City With New Crypto-Currency Drake shows Big Shaq ''a lot of love''.The 26-year-old rapper - whose full name is Michael Dapaah - has admitted the 'Hotline Bling' hitmaker is a huge supporter of him and often messages the artist over social media.Akon courted controversy in 2007 when he was filmed in a Trinidad & Tobago club, simulating sex with the 15-year old daughter of a local preacher.
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