Akon used to lie about being “an African prince” in school

He was inspired by the Eddie Murphy comedy 'Coming To America'

Soundtrack Of My Life: Akon

'Lonely' singer, producer and entrepreneur; finds karaoke to be "horrible"

Soulja Boy, Lil Yachty, Akon and more charged for “illegal” cryptocurrency promotions

The charges were handed down following an investigation into a crypto company owner

Rapper Costa Titch dies after collapsing onstage at Ultra Festival

“Death has tragically knocked at our door, robbing us of our beloved son, brother and grandson"

Akon U-turns on support for Kanye West

"I would never, in any circumstance, hold the same position as Kanye in that matter"

Macklemore, TLC and more announced for Fridayz Live tour

The RNB Fridays concert series returns in November for its fifth edition with a new name and a line-up that also includes Akon, Craig David and Ashanti

Akon announces plans to build second African city in Uganda

The singer is currently building a $6billion city in his native country of Senegal