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Contents

Michael Jackson Relationship[edit]

HI in the section about his relationship with Michael Jackson, there are lots of things that can be included, such as:

he remixed, produced and sang in the song "Wanna Be Startin' Something 2008" from Jackson's album "Thriller 25".

In 2008 Akon recorded an original new song with Michael Jackson called "Hold My Hand" which was supposed to be released on his newest album but ended not being released at all, instead leaking to the internet and becoming one of the most popularly played on youtube and downloaded new tracks.


Controversy Section[edit]

It's odd there isn't anything about how most of Akon's stories of imprisonment were fabricated and that now the article is blocked from editing. It really isn't fair to people who do have "Controversy" sections in their uneditable articles. I read this after seeing him toss that kid and it's really pretty bizarre... http://www.thesmokinggun.com/archive/years/2008/0416081akon1.html


I agree, it's pretty much Wikipedia tradition for celebrities to have a controversies (or similar) section, when there are controversies known. Hell just look at Noel Gallagher! --Tukogbani (talk) 16:44, 21 February 2010 (UTC)


I agree, there should be mention that there are people claiming that he cennot sing at all. 17:17, 17 October 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.73.49.65 (talk)

Who ever thinks akon is lying about doing prison time there wrong. He did time at mountain view youth correctional facility which deals with inmates ranging in age from 18 to 30. He came up with the song locked up while he was there. I know this because the officer on his work detail said he would never shut up and stop singing it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.142.55.111 (talk) 20:41, 21 May 2012 (UTC)


Addition to section "Projects with other artists"[edit]

Akon has been collaboration with international artists in 2009. Here is my addition:

  • In April 2009 was released the new single of Taiwan rapper Wilber Pan's, "Be with You", featuring Akon, via Taiwan's Hit FM radio station[1]

The single is great, it deserves a mention! he is the best singer ever born no one is better but marcus everyone else is shit as you crap artist

JohnADean (talk) 21:09, 6 May 2009 (UTC)

  • I think it is also worth noting that he released a single with Lebanese artist Melissa. The single is titled "Yalli Naseeni". Akon met Melissa after his last Lebanese concert in Beirut and mentioned he might collaborate further with her. This should definitely be mentioned. Ramarisho (talk) 15:51, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Here is a link to "Yalli Naseeni": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COTrL5J2npQ&feature=related. A music video has already been released.Ramarisho (talk) 16:03, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

He also has a single with enrique iglesias, "One Day at a Time"... an amazing song, btw. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.69.130.3 (talk) 23:28, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

Akon is a Jehovahs Witness?[edit]

If anyone has Akon's newest album, the booklet inside will include a special thanks section. Can anyone confirm this please? Many Judeo-Christian religions and sects refer to their God as Jehova. This is doesn't necessary mean that Akon is a Jehova's witness. He might be -- I have no information either way -- but the text you've quoted is not strong evidence at all. The above statement (if true) would conflict with the idea that he is Muslim, I think. Although Islam is an "Abrahamic" religion - it is not a "Judeo-Christian" one. From my understanding, Islam regards Mohammed (PBUH) as their highest prophet - not Jesus or Jehova.

"Jehova" is what some consider the proper name of God, so you can't really say any religion regards Jehova as a prophet.

Reviving the name debate[edit]

I went through and read through the archived name debate from last year and want to revive this issue since the current text does a very poor job of representing the debate. Although Akon has claimed his full name is the very long version, there are contradictory legal documents linked to from the article and some healthy incredulity among Senegalese. I think we should shorten the name to the part everyone agrees to in the info box and change the text to explain that the long version is what Akon has told people as opposed to a factual statement that it is his name -- something that is debated. Take a look at my edits and reply here. —mako 15:23, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Although Akon was born into a Muslim family, he does not currently practice it. He may well be a Jehovah's witness and I can confirm that in the special thank you section of his latest album he says this; "THANK YOU : THE ALMIGHTY JEHOVAH". If he is not a Jehovah's witness, there would seem to be little point in him saying this unless of course it is for political or social reasons. I have lived in Dakar, Senegal and I know some members of his family (I am a musician) and they say that he does not practice Islam at all. Although Senegal is supposed to be 85% + muslim, most young people do not practice and they often refer to Islam as an old mans religion. Throbule. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Throbule (talkcontribs) 18:05, 2 July 2009 (UTC)

High Schools[edit]

I find it pertinent to list the high schools Akon attended. Many individuals who have Wikipedias have this information listed. He attended Snyder High School in Jersey City and Bayonne High School in neighboring Bayonne, NJ CITY AND POOSEY CITY

Date of Birth[edit]

According to Forbes.com[2], New York records have Akon's birthdate as April 30, 1973. Why is his birthdate not on his Wikipedia page? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Winstonwolf33 (talkcontribs) 17:12, 9 August 2009

This page says April 16, 1977.
IMDB[3] also says April 30, 1973.
About.com[4],akonfan.com[5] and akon-fan.com[6] says October 14, 1981. - Kasperh (talk) 12:05, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Claims?[edit]

We are really quoting About.com?! That is the stupidest source ever, worse than Wikipedia, no wonder you can't use this site as a source in school. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.101.18.28 (talk) 01:18, 27 April 2011 (UTC)


Why does this article say "Akon claims he has six children three different women in an interview with Blender.[15] Akon claims to have great relationships with all his children, and that he wishes to keep his family protected from the public eye. Why is the word "claims" used in those two sentences? is there some question as to the validity of who his family is? If so where is the source? If it was any other wiki page sourcing a first person interview would the word 'claims' be used? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 202.27.54.4 (talk) 16:54, 11 August 2009 (UTC)


The french Akon page has the following:

Naissance 30 avril 1976 (1976-04-30) (33 ans) Saint-Louis, Missouri, États-Unis États-Unis —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.170.194.70 (talk) 05:22, 4 April 2010 (UTC)

Edit semi protected request[edit]

Someone should update the claim that he makes 30 million a year. According to Forbes' estimate he made $21 million in 2010. Here's the link to verify (http://www.forbes.com/2010/08/16/jay-z-diddy-akon-business-entertainment-hip-hop-cash-kings_land.html) Guerito (talk) 06:03, 27 January 2011 (UTC)


{{editsemiprotected}} Someone should please update the information about his collaboration with Whitney Houston. The album is out now and it's called "I look to you" - not "undefeated" as the article currently states. Akon does appear on the track "Like I Never Left" - a romantic song about patching up a bad relationship. 98.203.23.189 (talk) 22:01, 14 September 2009 (UTC)

Done -- œ 01:24, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

I think OE has got it done so no more worries about it. Arcangel Viveros 14:00, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Akon thoroughly enjoys screamo music, long walks on the beach, and sushi. He tends to act a lot "harder" than he really is. But then again, all rappers do. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.63.105.188 (talk) 04:44, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

  • I think it is also worth noting that he released a single with Lebanese artist Melissa. The single is titled "Yalli Naseeni". Akon met Melissa after his last Lebanese concert in Beirut and mentioned he might collaborate further with her. This should definitely be mentioned. Ramarisho (talk) 15:51, 16 July 2009 (UTC)

Here is a link to "Yalli Naseeni": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COTrL5J2npQ&feature=related. A music video has already been released.Ramarisho (talk) 16:03, 16 July 2009 (UTC) he is the best] —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.243.223.194 (talk) 17:05, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

—Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.69.118.6 (talk) 20:40, 26 March 2010 (UTC) 


Konfidence Foundation or Confidence Foundation? --85.117.37.231 (talk) 20:04, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Dead?[edit]

Is this yet another rumor? I keep seeing things saying he died in an accident today. I'll keep looking to see if there's any truth to it. Cold Phront (talk) 18:12, 5 November 2009 (UTC)

World Music Awards[edit]

In 2007 Akon won three World Music Awards: (1) Best Selling R&B Male Artist, (2) Best Selling African Artist and (3) Best Selling Internet Artist. In 2008 Akon again won the regional award Best Selling African Artist (Mountnugent1946 (talk) 22:36, 3 December 2009 (UTC))

Fix article link in career section[edit]

Link to David Guetta's One Love album points to the One Love disambiguation page. It should point directly here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Love_(David_Guetta_album) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 199.202.104.233 (talk) 20:55, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

simple grammar error in the first paragraph[edit]

"has produced many hits for artist such"- should be "has produced many hits for artists such"

"Racy dance"[edit]

I changed the article, because I think saying "racy dance" is really an understatement and not descriptive. A person not familiar with the incident might think Michael Jackson, Madonna, Brittney Spears -- that kind of thing. Not even Adam Lambert's perfomance in 2009 was like this, and I think most neutral observers and uncensored writers, given two sentences or more to describe the event (which Wikipedia articles certainly have the space for), would mention that it included a simulated sex act.

The event shown here is quite a bit more than any of those listed above. In fact, I struggle to find one portion of the video that would even be dancing. Maybe 0:46 - 0:47 could be considered simulated sex with dancing, but I think the rest is just simulated sex, and actually pretty rough looking. I don't see any step pattern(e.g., slow, slow, quick, quick) that looks like any dance, and though I've seen some pretty "racy" bumping/grinding/"freakin'" dancing in some clubs, I've never seen people doing this on the floor at any club I've been to.

If we're going to take two paragraphs to describe the reaction to the event and the consequences, we might as well give a fuller description of the actual event itself. Ufwuct (talk) 15:24, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

HITLAB[edit]

I want to put HITLAB.com, his digital records, on his label information. Someone should please update the information about this?

This is the text I want to put : In September 2008, Akon launched HITLAB.com, an online community where aspiring artists can promote and sell their music and eventually get signed by konvict or another label. The site offers proprietary technology that predicts whether or not a song has the potential to be a hit. "I call it the industry killer, that's going to be the future for music." —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.58.84.25 (talk) 16:26, 11 March 2010 (UTC)


Thanks for your response. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.58.84.25 (talk) 20:58, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

you are the most best rapper in all the land —Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.73.92.74 (talk) 00:36, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}}


94.196.230.220 (talk) 21:07, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

Not done: Welcome. You need to detail the change in a 'please change X to Y' level of detail when using the {{editsemiprotected}} template. Celestra (talk) 21:22, 27 March 2010 (UTC)

hi akone soccer field[7] —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.235.169.77 (talk) 00:00, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Self-contradictory; terrible writing style[edit]

Various parts of this article (particularly the parts in his "personal life" section) are contradictory and terribly written. Can someone look through this, figure out which parts are true, and rewrite some of the worse phrasing in the section? --V2Blast (talk) 10:55, 13 June 2010 (UTC)


"It was announced in late 2009 that Akon's fourth studio album, Akonic, was set for release in the first quarter of 2010. However, following managerial commitments to other artists, work on the album has not been completed. It was suggested that this would push the album's release back to 2011. However, this was proven false as the album will actually be released on November 29, 2010" Seems convoluted. Middle sentence is redundant. Someone please change it (I can't). 11:50pm, 23 Oct 2010 (PDT) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Wingwangiscool (talkcontribs) 06:53, 24 October 2010 (UTC)

      • Sorry I don't know the proper forum for this comment, but "However, he has since stated that he does accept that blood diamonds exist, and that he is partial-owner of an African mine that is dedicated to avoiding use of blood diamonds while also donating profits to local communities.[37]" is actually not supported by citation 37. Its an 8-minute interview segment and they don't talk about diamonds at all. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.93.47.244 (talk) 18:51, 29 December 2010 (UTC)

Clothing Line Afrikon F.C.[edit]

Please add to the wikipedia something related to the following:

Akon announced on June 15 that he is launching a new clothing brand, Afrikon F.C.

"Afrikon F.C. designed by Akon launches at 2010 World Cup in South Africa. The socially responsbile lifestyle brand creates an African inspired football capsule collection with jerseys, polos and t-shirts for men and women. Sourced and manufactured in Morocco, Africa -check out the new line at:

http://www.afrikonfc.com"

Source: http://www.hitlab.com/3542/akon/blog/42861

Imystyci (talk) 14:27, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from 59.37.160.166, 23 June 2010[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} Please change "In 2006, after their 2005 Akon-produced single, "Soul Survivor," the duo said that there is a lot more to expect from them in the future. The pair announced there are currently plans for a collaborative album.[36][37]" to "In 2006, after their 2005 Akon-produced single, "Soul Survivor," the duo of Akon and Young Jeezy said that there is a lot more to expect from them in the future. The pair announced there are currently plans for a collaborative album.[36][37]". Currently, the duo in subject is unclear and unmentioned before.

59.37.160.166 (talk) 08:19, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

Done SpigotMap 16:08, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

BoA[edit]

Saying that BoA is "popular and legendary" is a bit too opinionated. Popular she is, but legendary? Legendary? Come on now. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.166.121.78 (talk) 03:20, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

associated acts[edit]

HOw can Lady Gaga be an associated act? YZJay (callme) 22:05, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from YgdrassilTree, 26 August 2010[edit]

{{editsemiprotected}} In the article on Akon, his birth name is listed as Aluaine Akon Beula Baba Lu Lu Lu Badara Thiam or some similar nonsense. The actual name (as mentioned later in the article) is Aluaine Akon Badara Thiam, as claimed by him, or Aluaine Akon Thiam as claimed by others.

YgdrassilTree (talk) 22:30, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Thank you very much, I believe I have fix it.--Commander Keane (talk) 04:20, 27 August 2010 (UTC)

Number of Grammy nominations[edit]

The lead section says "He has had 6 Grammy Awards nominations", but the Grammy Awards section lists only 5. - ArCgon (talk) 11:14, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Tours - Phinesse[edit]

Under the heading tours, where it says:

"Konvict Muzik Tour with T-Pain, Australia only, October 26–27, 2009."

can we change it to read:

Konvict Muzik Tour with T-Pain & Phinesse, Australia only, October 26–27, 2009. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bensational (talkcontribs) 00:28, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Name Of New Album is Stadium[edit]

The name of his new Album is Stadium and not Akonic according to this tweet by him on 18th Nov 2010 link Please change accordingly. Changes include the discography, the akon Template, and other placed where it appears in this page. K!bb Arquib (talk) 06:47, 19 November 2010 (UTC)

The akon's name[edit]

His name is not "Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Badara Akon Thiam" but "Alioune Badara Thiam".

He was born in St-Louis, Senegal. Not in St. Louis, Missouri. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.92.179.15 (talk) 06:20, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

I Just Had Sex[edit]

Why no mention of his new video with Lonely Island/SNL?173.206.212.62 (talk) 16:32, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

Akon was also a producer of the song. In addition, he sings the hook and has backing vocals. Ashlyfletcha (talk) 08:16, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

Edit request from 76.223.77.164, 24 December 2010[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}} Akon was born on April 30, 1973 not April 16, 1973.

76.223.77.164 (talk) 05:48, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Salvio Let's talk about it! 11:16, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

born[edit]

Akon Born at St Louis (Senegal), not St Louis (Missouri) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.235.238.73 (talk) 00:34, 8 January 2011 (UTC)


Duplicate Lady Gaga in head paragraph[edit]

In the head paragraphs it says "He has had six Grammy Awards nominations and has produced many hits for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis and Leona Lewis. Lady Gaga and T-Pain" with "Lady Gaga" occuring twice. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Green legend (talkcontribs) 13:45, 22 May 2011 (UTC)

"Visa Issue" section[edit]

The section "Visa Issue" equals its source (link) exactly. I'm not sure if the content has been copied over from there or if they just copied us (surely happened already), so please, someone more familiar with this article take a look at it and examine if it might be a problem for us. Thanks, --The Evil IP address (talk) 18:12, 3 June 2011 (UTC)

Triva[edit]

Akon started out as Lonely. Then he wanted to hold someones hand and love someone. Now Akon has just had sex. Next song I should have used a condom? or I just got Aids? I found it on a forum and was wondering if it chould be included? Jokes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.88.40.170 (talk) 21:11, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

contribution to bollywood movie soundtrack[edit]

Akon has contributed a super-hero bollywood movie called Ra.One: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ra.One Hids song witch is called Chammack Challo, Got leaked a couple of weeks ago: According to Akon's official blog and other famous bollywwod sites, could you please add that: http://fantrace.com/akon/archives/956

22/06/2011

Meryam90 (talk) 03:05, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

What languages does Akon speak?[edit]

This has been bothering me for long time, does he speak French as his mother tongue? (Because he is half-Senegalese) Any other languages? On other person articles, you can find his/her spoken languages, but not here. --MrEskola (talk) 12:27, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from 85.166.139.88, 18 July 2011[edit]

{{edit semi-protected}}


85.166.139.88 (talk) 17:47, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. Reaper Eternal (talk) 19:14, 18 July 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from 173.66.183.185, 19 August 2011[edit]

His name was vandalized by people familiar with Akon's home language "wolof" so they have made a mockery of his name on wikipedia by extending it with jokes. Please put his correct name.

173.66.183.185 (talk) 04:14, 19 August 2011 (UTC)

Do you have a source that shows what his name should be? --Jnorton7558 (talk) 05:30, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

Grammar check please![edit]

The grammar in this article is horrid. I feel like, at the very least, it could have been run through MS Word before posting!

Where is the article about chammak challo![edit]

Where is the article about chammak challo where is sang in the movie Ra. One — Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.160.164.226 (talk) 14:59, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Akon#Featured_projects - third from the bottom. BollyJeff || talk 15:24, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit request from , 8 October 2011[edit]

In 2011 Akon works with SHARUKH KHAN in the bollywood movie "RA-ONE". His song "You are my chamak challu" is rocking.

Sumantakumarnaik (talk) 05:21, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

Not done: please be more specific about what needs to be changed. --Jnorton7558 (talk) 12:27, 8 October 2011 (UTC)

1996?[edit]

Why does it say he started in 1996? It should say he started in 2003. Esecily since his first albulm came out in 2004. 166.82.187.246 (talk) 01:01, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Was he jailed in that time. thats probably the reason. A good question though.P0PP4B34R732 (talk) 01:16, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

Ok thanks.166.82.187.246 (talk) 23:12, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

info image Suggestion[edit]

i Suggest that this image may used in info box Akon arrives in Mumbai for Ra.One recording.jpg.Perumalism Talk 13:42, 13 December 2011 (UTC)

Edit request on 16 February 2012[edit]

associated_acts = T-Pain, Kardinal Offishall, Colby O'Donis, Booba, Snoop Dogg, Styles P, Eminem, Dr Dre, 50 Cent, Michael Jackson, Lady Gaga, Jeffree Star, Sway DaSafo, Gwen Stefani, Lionel Richie, Wyclef Jean, Nelly, Young Jeezy, David Guetta, Pitbull, Flo Rida, The Lonely Island, ISSA

64.134.226.219 (talk) 01:25, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Not done: Please express the change in a 'please change X to Y' degree of detail. I can't see how this is different from the current article. Thanks, Celestra (talk) 02:17, 16 February 2012 (UTC)

Hindi Song[edit]

Akon sang a Hindi song "You are my Chammak Challo" for a Bollywood movie Ra One. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.224.87.250 (talk) 23:53, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

Akon Real Name[edit]

I hear Akon's real name is Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam . Please fill it . — Preceding unsigned comment added by 59.93.208.75 (talk) 15:45, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

Are you kidding??? I've saw on archive 1 that "Damala Bouga Time" means I wanna fuck you.--82.139.5.13 (talk) 15:49, 2 May 2012 (UTC)


Well - there does seem to be something about it, or he's perhaps joking here?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3skzeuRWNiQ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.243.27.226 (talk) 13:35, 24 July 2012 (UTC)

          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Akon/Archive_1#His_name.3F --178.235.183.165 (talk) 21:13, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 20 October 2012[edit]

Duhboom (talk) 14:26, 20 October 2012 (UTC) Change the birthplace to St. Louis, Missouri on the counts to basic research and wide knowledge of said fact.

Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. A boat that can float! (watch me float!) 15:09, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 14 November 2012[edit]

His shimmering, soulful voice has propelled countless hits across genres …

Could someone apply a bit of basic WP:PEACOCK and WP:NPOV filering to the public relations cut-and-paste in the article's first paragraph, quoted above? At the very least, this artist's works cannot be “countless” if there are other Wikipedia pages at “Akon discography” and “Akon production discography” which count them. And regardless of whether this singer's voice is truly “shimmering [and] soulful”, citing the listener who offered that description would be nice.

Is copyright an issue here? Some or all of the lead paragraph of the Wikipedia article also appears on these sites:

206.205.52.162 (talk) 23:52, 14 November 2012 (UTC)

Done. Someone else had attempted to edit that sentence, but I completely removed it as I agree with your request. As for those three links you cite, they are permitted to copy that text under the Creative Commons license that governs our contributions to Wikipedia. —KuyaBriBriTalk 15:56, 15 November 2012 (UTC)

Restored content[edit]

Restored content that was covertly removed by User:Akonjignal, an apparent SPA. The content was removed here without explanation. The same account has tried to blank entire sections before. I say we should watch out for this kind of editing. I think I will review the history of this account's edits once I get some free time. Cheers,

Λuα (Operibus anteire) 02:23, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

Fraudulant[edit]

While prison, court, and corrections records show that Akon has been arrested six times, he has only ever been Konvicted of one felony.

A 1998 gun possession charge in New Jersey. After pleading guilty, the supposed self proclaimed thug got a sentence of three years probation, with no county or state jail term. That same year he was arrested in Dekalb county, Georgia for possessing a stolen automobile. He was held at a county jail for a few sparse months and released when all charges were dropped. This information is free to all via the federal freedom of information act, feel free to verify the fact that Aliaune Thiam has forged a false and fraudulant past in order to have what hwe saw was necessary to be successful in the hip hop industry.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 72.226.35.122 (talk) 17:11, 16 February 2013 (UTC) 

Edit Request February 2013[edit]

>>David Guetta collaborated with Akon in "Sexy Bitch", a first house track by Akon, and has been a "summer anthem" across the globe

Please change "has been" to "which was".

I agree. The sentence was worded really strangely anyway. Please let me know if there's anything else. Charles35 (talk) 14:30, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Place of birth USA not Senegal?[edit]

I think we should change birthplace from Saint-Louis, Senegal to St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

In an interview, he stated he was born in St. Louis and that his parents ensured he was "born in the States". http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1501105/akon-trouble-no-more.jhtml

On his biography at his charity's website it is also stated he was born in St. Louis and that his mother also moved to the St. Louis, Missouri area in 1972: http://www.konfidence.org/aboutus.html

Forbes article states "What's fairly certain is that Akon was born in St. Louis, Mo., sometime in the past 40 years and spent much of his childhood in the West African country of Senegal": http://www.forbes.com/2009/07/08/akon-hip-hop-music-business-entertainment-cash-kings-akon.html

NY Daily News article states he was born in St. Louis before moving to Senegal: https://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/rapper-akon-matures-new-album-freedom-article-1.356383

His father's wikipedia page states that he moved to St. Louis, Missouri in 1968: Mor_Thiam

Are there any better sources to contradict this?

This page is also linked by several St. Louis, Missouri-related groups/lists on wikipedia which are all wrong if he was not born in the USA.

Stlpaul (talk) 17:18, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Done Vacation9 17:51, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 24 February 2013 (Duplicate Mention)[edit]

Second to last paragraph, in the first section, before "Early Life", where it states, "He has had five Grammy Awards nominations and has produced...", Lady Gaga is mentioned twice. Chicklets921 (talk) 21:22, 24 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Removed second Lady Gaga. Camyoung54 talk 00:49, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 26 February 2013[edit]

On the page Akon, it says that he was born in St. Louis, Missouri, when it really should be Saint-Louis, Senegal. Please, can somebody change this? Wikipedian0123456789 (talk) 01:03, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Please give a reliable source to back up your claim. Camyoung54 talk 01:33, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Edit request on 16 March 2013[edit]

Stadium should be release in June 2013. 24.192.34.88 (talk) 09:48, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

According to what reliable source? STATic message me! 12:24, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Updated/Nicer Pictures[edit]

I have uploaded a number of nicer photos of Akon which are more updated. 1. 2007 @ Nickelodeon 20th Annual kids choice awards. 2. @Miss USA 2012 in Las Vegas and 3. @ 2009 Billboard Latin Music Awards. Need to change the lead picture. Its not nice. The above photos are much better. And who put that other picture down there? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Deblaze22 (talkcontribs) 04:25, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

The problem with your upload is copyright. The files are neither your own work - as you claimed with uploading them - nor published under a free license by the coypright holder. All content must be free, not plagiarized. Thats one of the Wikipedia:Five pillars. --Martin H. (talk) 04:49, 24 July 2013 (UTC)

Konvict Muzik Template[edit]

I created a "Konvict Muzkik" Template and added it to Akon's Wikipedia article. I added the code to show the template in its expanded state. I wanted to add the code to show the "Akon" template in its expanded state but want to get permission from you guys. versace1608 (talk) 17:40, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Neither templates should be expanded, in the cases where there are more than one navbox in an article, they should all be collapsed. More often than not the navboxes should always be collapsed, but having it expanded on the subject of the navbox (Konvict Muzik) is just fine. STATic message me! 17:48, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks,STATic! I didn't know that.versace1608 (talk) 17:52, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Concerning about Akon's birthday[edit]

Hey! Wait on a second! Is Akon's birthday REALLY April 16!? If so or if not, what birthday does he have, then!? April 30!? Or... was he either born in the 70s or the 80s? Please, give me an explanation about him! Thank you! ;)

--178.174.228.254 (talk) 17:16, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

polygamist[edit]

He has stated many times that he is a polygamist and claims 3 wives. He has also says his father is one too stating that he has 4 wives. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.229.108.72 (talk) 23:55, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

is this reliable... polygyny[edit]

http://atlantablackstar.com/2013/11/13/akon-argues-us-legalize-polygamy-men-natural-breeders/

is that reliable and true? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Michael Ten (talkcontribs) 08:25, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

A lot of sources (XXL, TMZ) have mentioned that, so I think it would be fine to add to the personal life section of the article. STATic message me! 17:07, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

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Semi-protected edit request on 10 December 2013[edit]

Please remove the template BLP in front of the wikitext, which is causing the alert in front of the content. Yijun He (talk) 20:59, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Already done with this edit --ElHef (Meep?) 00:03, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

His Story (2007 DVD)[edit]

According to [Amazon.com "This DVD also includes an exclusive 30 minute documentary, following Akon's journey to his native Senegal." Is it notable for mention in the Akon discography? In ictu oculi (talk) 22:59, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ http://www.ez-tracks.com/showArtists-OrigArtist-Akon.html
  2. ^ http://www.forbes.com/2009/07/08/akon-hip-hop-music-business-entertainment-cash-kings-akon.html
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1868102/
  4. ^ http://top40.about.com/od/artistsaf/p/akonprofile.htm
  5. ^ http://www.akonfan.com/biography.html
  6. ^ http://www.akon-fan.com/profile.html
  7. ^

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