Akon’s plan to build sustainable ‘Akon City’ in Senegal officially signed off

Akon performs on stage during the MTV EMAs 2019
"Looking forward to hosting you there in the future."

Akon reveals he’s planning to run for US President and create his own Wakanda

"My life goal is to create that city in Africa before I pass."

Akon is launching his own cryptocurrency called ‘Akoin’

Akon announces cryptocurrency Akoin
Akon is the latest artist to dive into the cryptocurrency market after launching his own digital currency. Titled 'Akoin', the cryptocurrency is set to aid the singer's Lighting Africa initiative – a project that aims to improve Africa's living conditions through the use of renewable energy. Speaking at a panel during Cannes Lions 2018, the Senegal-raised artist said: “I think that...

King Krule did an interview drunk, claimed Akon wrote the ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’ theme

King Krule has given an interview whilst drunk, and claimed Akon wrote the Sonic The Hedgehog theme tune. Speaking on Star Slinger's Drunken Slinger Podcast, the 'The OOZ' singer-songwriter engaged in a typically meandering, thoughtful conversation - only this time, whilst drunk, as per the concept of the podcast. Listen back to it in full below. Bizarrely, Krule - real name Archy Marshall...

Akon reveals plan to provide 600m African people with solar electricity

The 'Akon Lighting Africa' project will help africans with power and employment

Akon buys African president a bulletproof van

Singer plans to release five albums in five different genres this year

Akon to release five albums in 2015

Each 'Stadium' release will represent a different genre from Euro, pop, island, urban and world

Akon refused Sri Lanka visa over Buddha statue videos

Authorities are worried he will offend Buddhists

Akon to record official anthem for 2010 FIFA World Cup

Singer says he's 'honoured' to have been chosen

Akon says he would work with Chris Brown

Singer says work and personal lives are separate