Aliaume Damala Badara “Akon” Thiam, an American-Senegalese RnB singer and producer is selling his all-white everything Sandy Springs estate. The 10 bedroom, 9.5-bathroom, 14,994 square foot home was purchased in February of 2007 for $2.685 million, according to public records, by his music manager, Darrick Stephens a.k.a Devyne Stephens. Built in 1990, it’s amenities include an indoor and outdoor pool, indoor racket ball and basketball court and two guest houses complete with two beds and two baths.
It was reported in November 2015 on realytoday.com that Akon, 43, turned over the deeds for his six-bedroom home over to his mother, Kine Thiam, after being hit with several lawsuits. Durable Steel Structures filed their lawsuit in January 2105 claiming they were owed $36,765 for renovation work. In August 2015, Capital Floors demanded a $15,000 unpaid balance for the home’s flooring. Back in 2012, Southern Electric claimed he refused to pay a total balance of $51,941 on electric work, framing and molding.
“The house has 8,697 square feet living space, set on a 4.6-acre lot. It reflects his grandiose taste, with high-molded ceilings, tall windows and imposing pillars. The mansion has six bedrooms, eight full baths and two half baths, a library, game room, spa, seven fireplaces and a media room. Outside, it has a gorgeous swimming pool and a six-car garage.”
His net worth is $80 million. He is also the owner of a diamond mine in South Africa. In 2007, Akon turned his attention, energy, and love to launch the Konfidence Foundation. A native of Senegal, he launched the organization to bring awareness to the conditions in Africa, and provide the youth of the country with educational materials, health services and access to learning and recreational environments equipped with modern technology.
According to the foundation’s website his father, “Mor Thiam, a well-respected Senegalese percussionist and jazz musician, and mother, Kiné, a renowned African singer, dancer and humanitarian, helped to foster a general love of the arts in Akon as well as a deep appreciation of his heritage and homeland. Their influences were truly ingrained within Akon and fuelled his desire to create a better future for Africa, beginning with empowering its youth.”
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