Akon and Islam
Akon was born in born in Senegal and although he lacks many qualities of the average American Muslim, he sometimes mentions his religion. In the song Senegal, he states: So what you know about how God comes first in our lives, everything that we do is for Allah ; So what you know about that Holy place called Touba where Prophets are born. Also, Akon is known for being polygamous, a trait allowed in Islamic Jurisprudence. He has 3 wives.
Akon tends to stay quiet about his Islamic and polygamous life because of requests from his record label so controversies will not start.
Full Name: Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam
Born: Senegal October 14, 1981
Most Famous For: Grammy Award Winning R&B Artist.
Akon grew up in Senegal before he and his family (including his father, jazz percussionist Mor Thiam) eventually settled in New Jersey. There he discovered hip-hop for the first time, as well as crime. He was eventually jailed, but he used the time to work on his musical ideas. Upon release, Akon began writing and recording tracks in a home studio. The tapes found their way to SRC/Universal, which eventually released Trouble, Akon's debut LP, in June 2004. The album was an interesting hybrid of Akon's raps and silky, West African-styled vocals with East Coast- and Southern-styled beats.
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