Akon Claims He Passed on Signing Drake Because He Sounded Like Eminem

Akon Says Dr. Dre Should Drop Shelved 'Detox' Because of the 'Bangers' Created

Akon established a successful career for himself but he recently reflected on fumbling a big bag. The Konvict Muzik head honcho revealed that he had the opportunity to sign Drake but passed because he sounded too much like Eminem. “At the time, believe it or not, Drake sounded more like Eminem,” Akon said in the […]

Akon on Slavery in America: ‘You Just Gotta Let it Go’

Akon on Slavery in America: 'You Just Gotta Let it Go'

Akon is currently in the process of building his $6 billion Akon City in Senegal and gave some insight into the history of slavery. He claims Africa has moved on from the ugly past, unlike Americans. “In Senegal, we’ve kind of overcome the thought of slavery. We don’t even think about it,” said Akon. “The […]

Akon Reportedly Inks $6 Billion Construction Contract for CryptoCurrency-Themed Senegal City

Akon on Slavery in America: 'You Just Gotta Let it Go'

Akon reportedly inked a $6 billion construction contract with United States-based engineering and consulting firm, KE International, to build his city his Senegal, according to PRWeb. The first phase of the cryptocurrency-themed city is expected to be completed in 2023. It will include the construction of roads, a Hamptons Hospital campus, Hamptons Mall, a police station, a waste […]

Akon Responds to Tory Lanez Following ‘Locked Up’ Remix Comments

Akon Says Dr. Dre Should Drop Shelved 'Detox' Because of the 'Bangers' Created

By now, its no secret that Akon has been working in the studio with Tekashi 69 aka Hip Hop’s most hated artist. Tory Lanez took to his Instagram to share his disbelief on Akon’s apparent choice to move forward with 69 on a remix for his hit single, “Locked Up” and not him. “So what […]

Akon Heads Reggae-Inspired Project ‘Akon And Friends Remastered’ Slated for End of the Month

Akon Says Dr. Dre Should Drop Shelved 'Detox' Because of the 'Bangers' Created

Legendary crooner and businessman Akon headlines an ambitious collaboration between Contractor Music Group, Golden Child Records, Beatbopper Records, and Kohanim Records fantastic compilation album titled Akon And Friends Remastered. Executively produced by Billboard-charting specialist Sean “Contractor” Edwards, the heavily anticipated project will feature a bevy of industry familiar names such as Akon, Da Baby, Sean […]

Akon Defends Tekashi 6ix9ine: ‘His Homies Should Have Took That For Him’

Akon on Slavery in America: 'You Just Gotta Let it Go'

Last year when Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced, he received some unlikely support from Akon. Now he’s back defending the disgraced rapper again during a conversation with DJ Whoo Kid on Instagram live on Thursday. Akon explained why he didn’t blame the Brooklyn rapper for singing like Mariah Carey. “Here’s the thing, he’s young bro…He had […]

Akon is Set to Release 3D Layout of His Futuristic City in Senegal

Akon on Slavery in America: 'You Just Gotta Let it Go'

Akon is gearing up to build a city in Senegal and he gave some more details about his plans in a brief interview with TMZ. “We got the land,” he said. “We got all the licenses and everything to move forward. That’s the update. I’m giving you the update. See, I’ve been working on this […]

Akon Finalizing Akon City in Senegal


Akon has finalized the agreement of getting his own city in Senegal. He announced the development in a post on his Instagram post and is looking forward to hosting his fans in the future. Even though it was a short sentence, it gets us excited and prepared for the city! In the future, Akon will […]

Akon Releases New Visual For “Wakonda”

Akon Claims he Passed on Signing Drake Because he Sounded Like Eminem

Akon releases “Wakonda” the FULL official version of the second music video from his recently released Afrobeat album Akonda. The visual is his second one directed by industry veteran Mazi O.

In The Next 10 Years, Akon Will Complete His Own City

Akon Says Dr. Dre Should Drop Shelved 'Detox' Because of the 'Bangers' Created

By: Amira Lawson Singer Akon has been known in the industry for his many business moves. The singer has hits that fans still love to sing their hearts out to including,” I Wanna Love You,” “Locked Up,” “Don’t Matter,” and “Smack That.” In an interview with Nick Cannon, the Hip-Hop businessman explained that he has […]

Akon Owns the First Black Solar Energy Company

Akon on Slavery in America: 'You Just Gotta Let it Go'

Akon is not only a musician, but he’s a businessman. He has a record label, clothing brand, numerous charities, and a number of philanthropic endeavors in Africa. He also has a hand in cryptocurrency and launched his first solar energy efforts in the states last year. Ever since 2014, his company Akon Lighting Africa has […]

Akon has Been ‘Seriously’ Considering Running for President in 2020


Akon is contemplating running for president in 2020. “I’ve been thinking about running for 2020 very seriously,” he recently told Newsweek. “But I didn’t want to just do it because I feel like I want to continue doing what I’m doing and hope that builds me enough momentum [for people] to say, ‘You know what, if […]

Beyond Solar Power: Akon’s ‘Akoin’ Aims to Build Africa’s New Economy


As globalization and technology continue to provide more opportunities for people throughout the world, a few significant challenges remain- especially in underdeveloped countries with less than stable economies and national currencies. For years, cryptocurrency experts have stressed the importance of building crypto-based economies in countries such as these (many of them in Africa). Now Akon, […]

[Watch] Akon Caught In Scandal With Instagram Model


Rapper Akon is the latest celebrity to get caught up in a scandal with Instagram model Celina Powell—and she’s got receipts. Previously know for claiming sexual relationships with rappers Offset, Waka Flocka and Snoop Dogg— her latest victim, appears to be Akon and she posted and deleted a video on her Instagram insinuating a sexual […]