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Multiplatinum and award-winning singer and producer Akon once said he took a self-imposed moratorium from the music industry in a magnanimous gesture to let others shine. While maybe partially true, many fans will now believe the prolific hitmaker went on hiatus from creating hits so that he can create a vision for a real-life magical…

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Akon continues to catch backlash following his controversial views on slavery. The 47-year-old music artist, who’s originally from Senegal, shared his thoughts on slavery during a recent interview with VLAD TV. Akon compared the impact of slavery on Senegalese and Black Americans. “In Senegal, we’ve kind of overcome the thought of slavery, we don’t even…

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Akon has finally explained why he went on hiatus. The “Lonely” hitmaker went on a three-year hiatus before returning in February 2013 with the single “Dirty Work” with Wiz Khalifa and has admitted he took some time out to give other talented music stars their moment. Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper’s Wired column, he…

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Akon and DJ Holiday‘s new secret weapon, Al Coe, from Bronx, N.Y., has the streets asking about him, and now it’s time to get familiar.  His recent project, COE STYLES, the mixtape, is available now and was inspired by both Lil’ Wayne’s The Dedication and 50 Cent’s Jackin’ for Beats mixtapes. On COE STYLES, Al…

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OG Boo Dirty believes that music saved his life. After experiencing issues that could have derailed his career, the Memphis native decided to focus on his love for creating music. He eventually signed with Gucci Mane’s 1017 Records and began to build a substantial following across the nation. OG Boo Dirty released several mixtapes including…

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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…

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Singer Akon is looking to making a difference in his home continent of Africa. The “Locked Up” singer recently started an initiative called Akon Lighting Africa that plans to bring light to 600 million Africans that currently lack electricity. During a recent speech at the United Nations’ Sustainable Energy For All forum, the 42-year-old laid out his…

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Akon “crowd surfed” during the show, performing across the throng of adoring fans in a giant bubble that was pushed throughout the crowd of 6,000. The bubble sparked rumors that the Grammy-winner was afraid to be in direct physical contact with the people due to the Ebola scare.

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