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P-Square’s separation broke my heart – Akon
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P-Square’s separation broke my heart – Akon

Senegalese-American singer, Akon has revealed that he was heart-broken after P-Square's split. Speaking to Channels Television on the sidelines of the Expo 2020 Dubai, Akon described them as family and also disclosed that the separation may be due to a lot of pressure in their careers and relationship. He said; “It broke my heart because we are family. These are brothers and they shared the same womb and I always felt money should not get in between them. “It was being together that made them who they were. But sometimes you have differences [between people from the same] family and there are other aspects of it – there is pressure in the music business, there is a lot of pressure in relationships."
“I was happier when I was poor” Akon insists after he was called out for comment blaming Michael K Williams’ death on wealth
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“I was happier when I was poor” Akon insists after he was called out for comment blaming Michael K Williams’ death on wealth

Akon has defended himself after he received backlash for suggesting that poor people have much easier lives than the rich and famous. After the death of his friend, Michael K Wiliams, Akon told TMZ that that actor's death proves the rich and famous struggle more than the poor . In a more recent interview with TMZ, he addressed the criticisms he received for his statement that "more money" equals "more problems". Akon said: “It’s not really more so a walk back, but what I do want to express is that sometimes when comments like that are made—I always speak according to what I’m personally going through myself. "Nobody can sit there and tell me I didn’t go through poverty. "I’m having more problems successfully dealing with all that comes w...
“More money, more problems” Akon says Micheal K Williams’ death proves the rich and famous struggle more than the poor
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“More money, more problems” Akon says Micheal K Williams’ death proves the rich and famous struggle more than the poor

Akon says the death of his good friend, Michael K. Williams, proves the rich and famous struggle more than the poor. The singer said the actor, who was found dead at home from an apparent drug overdose, is the latest example of how the "facade of success" can send celebrities into a tailspin. Speaking to TMZ on Tuesday, September 7, at Petrossian in Los Angeles, Akon gave an insight into the reason for Williams' death. Akon said: "Dude, the famous and the rich go through more issues than the poor. "You know when they say more money, more problems, that's a real thing." He also talked about how the pandemic has masked real mental health struggles. Akon then warned that drugs and alcohol never solve difficult issues, instead they send people down a dark path that, in Mich...
Ini Edo Poses With Akon
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Ini Edo Poses With Akon

  Curvy Nollywood star, Ini Edo has shared photos after meeting with American Singer, Akon in Cape Verde. She shared the photos on her Instagram handle. Sharing the photos, she wrote: "OG @akon"
“Google my worth before putting me on your Stupid Richest African Musicians List” – Diamond Platnumz reacts to Forbes’ report he’s worth $5.1 million
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“Google my worth before putting me on your Stupid Richest African Musicians List” – Diamond Platnumz reacts to Forbes’ report he’s worth $5.1 million

Tanzanian singer, Diamond Platnumz has slammed Forbes' report that he's worth $5.1 million a week after the magazine released a list of  richest African Musicians.’ Reacting to the ranking which put him at number 20 with an estimated worth of $5. 1 million, Diamond said the magazine should next time do their homework before putting him on such "Stupid" lists. He wrote: "FORBES: next time google me to know what am really worth of, before putting me on your Stupid Richest African Musicians List!!!" In the list, Senegalese singer, Youssou N'Dour is ranked No.1 with an estimated worth of $145M, followed by his counterpart Akon ($80M) and South African DJ, Black Coffee ( $60M).
See what singer, Akon Looks Like now
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See what singer, Akon Looks Like now

Akon stole hearts with his talents and looks in the early 2000s, but now looks different from the young Akon who graced our screens and stages. The Senegalese-American singer, who started his music career in 2003, immediately rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of Locked Up. The singer is now mostly focused on business and philanthropy and has not been gracing our screens as much. Now 47, Akon has beefed up a bit and also has some gray hairs. However, he's still just as handsome. See new photos of the singer below.
Akon enters Congo mining sector
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Akon enters Congo mining sector

A company led by American-Senegalese R&B singer Akon has signed a deal to finance a copper and cobalt mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo in a joint venture with a state miner, according to a contract published by the mines ministry. The Grammy-nominated singer, known for hit songs like “Don’t Matter” and “Smack That,” has launched a number of business and philanthropic ventures across Africa in recent years, including a $6 billion futuristic city in Senegal and a cryptocurrency called Akoin. Akon’s foray into Congo’s mining sector comes through a U.S.- registered firm called White Waterfall LLC, of which he is the president and CEO, according to contracts published on the mines ministry website. One of the contracts, dated Dec. 14 and signed by Akon, whose legal name...
6ix9ine Challenges Akon To Hit Battle On Instagram Live, Akon Accepts
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6ix9ine Challenges Akon To Hit Battle On Instagram Live, Akon Accepts

Although, Akon and 6ix9ine style and genre of music are different, however, the American songster has accepted 6ix9ine challenge to go hit-for-hit with him in an Instagram live battle. While many believe 6ix9ine could only have been trolling Akon and that the Instagram live battle may never happen, others are hoping it happens just to get entertained. Akon in a statement on Saturday via his Instagram story revealed to his followers that he had been challenged to a hit battle by Tekashi 6ix9ine. “@6ix9ine just challenged me to a battle tomorrow at 3:30pm Live on IG,” Akon wrote on a screenshot of himself and 6ix9ine on Facetime. “IT’S ON.” Following 6ix9ine’s comeback, Akon has been taking sides with him. It is unlikely that the battle will take place as 6ix9ine’s has...
Fat Joe mentions his all time best African artist & Akon reacts
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Fat Joe mentions his all time best African artist & Akon reacts

American rapper and actor from the Bronx, New York – Joseph Antonio Cartagena better known by his stage name Fat Joe – has mentioned his best African artist. In an Instagram live video with Akon, Fat Joe made mention of his favourite African star. According to Fat Joe, his all-time favourite African artist is Burna Boy. He explained that he just likes his vibe and lyrical prowess. Akon in his reaction made mention of some characteristics of the African Giant that makes him stand out among his peers. He said Burna has been able to fuse late Nigerian Afrobeat legend – Fela Kuti’s vibe into a modern day message. Akon said Burna Boy preaches old messages in modern form, making the lyrics of his songs very deep. Undoubtedly, Burna Boy deserves such accolades. Since his ...
Wizkid And Davido In Another Competition After Akon Featuring Wizkid And Khalid Featuring Davido
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Wizkid And Davido In Another Competition After Akon Featuring Wizkid And Khalid Featuring Davido

Things may not be normal in this Coronavirus crisis but the world is moving and some people have smartly adopted new ways to make things happen for them. Nigerian singers Davido and Wizkid who have stepped an inch feather with each of them getting featured by an international artist in this lockdown period. Davido has been featured by American artist Khalid on his song ‘Know Your Worth’. Davido has since been widely hailed by fans as he did well on the song Surprisingly, in the same week, Wizkid has also been featured by American artist Akon on his song ‘Escape’. And fans of Wizkid has also kept the fans flowing for him. These 2 Nigerian top artistes; Wizkid and Davido have always been seen as though they are in competition. Their latest collaborations have rekindled ...
Akon Has Finalized The Agreement For “Akon City” In Senegal which includes an Airport, Solar Power, and His Own Cryto-Currency
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Akon Has Finalized The Agreement For “Akon City” In Senegal which includes an Airport, Solar Power, and His Own Cryto-Currency

Previously, Akon revealed that he was creating a city in Senegal that relies on renewable energy and uses his cryptocurrency #Akoin as a form of currency in everyday life. Now, the singer-turned-mogul revealed that he finalized the agreement to make the city come to life. Construction started in March 2019, and stage two is going to be 2025.
Wizkid Confirms He Is Akon’s Lil Bro
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Wizkid Confirms He Is Akon’s Lil Bro

All of you saying Akon didnt help Wizkid, I laugh in swahili. Akon signed Wizkid, Davido and P-square and refined them when they were still local champions. All three were signed to Konvict music for a short time to be refined. Akon is 4times richer than Wizkid and his philanthropy beats all Nigeria celebs hands down. If Rihanna should call Simi or Tiwa Savage younger sis, some people will open mouth to say Rihanna is small compared to Simi or Savage cos she hasnt dropped any music for a very long time. For those saying he didnt sign them, a video interview will serve you better The link to the interview https://www.legit.ng/amp/1258380-akon-reveals-he-once-signed-wizkid-and-davido-says.html Other people Akon Signed some are far bigger than Wizkid Lady gaga, 2face Ace...
Twitter Users Slams MI Abaga For Calling Out Akon For Referring To Wizkid As “Lil Bro”
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Twitter Users Slams MI Abaga For Calling Out Akon For Referring To Wizkid As “Lil Bro”

MI Abaga was dipped in hot water last night after making a move on social media many perceived to be clout-chasing. The short-rapper who has majorly been silent on social media since his duel with Vector some months back took to his Twitter page to call-out American-Senegalese superstar, Akon, for calling Wizkid his little brother. It seemed MI was not impressed with the adjective Akon used in qualifying Wizkid as it is what he always has been using since he knew him. It appears he feel it’s about time he moved-on from referring to Wizkid as that as he is now a ‘big-fish’ in Africa. He wrote; “OG abeg chill with this “lil bro” yan.”
“Wizkid Is Lil Brother Of No One” – MI To Akon
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“Wizkid Is Lil Brother Of No One” – MI To Akon

In reaction to Akon calling the Nigerian star singer, Wizkid his little brother, the Rapper, MI Abaga has claimed that Wizkid is not Akon's little brother. From his view point, he considered it an act of disrespect being a Wizkid fan also. Although not many fan saw that as wrong as Akon's networth and achievements outweighs Wizkid. See his tweet earlier today addressing the matter...
Olamide Wrote ‘bottom’ For Akon
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Olamide Wrote ‘bottom’ For Akon

There are growing speculations that YBNL boss Olamide could have written ‘Bottom,’ a single from Akon’s latest album, Akonda. Akon had featured the likes of Olamide, Kizz Daniel and Skales on the album. And Olamide via his dispositions on Twitter has hinted he wrote the ‘Bottom’ song. This is because Akon sang Bottom in pidgin and Yoruba.
Cossy Ojiakor reveals why she’s still single then says she wants to adopt a daughter because she’s lonely
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Cossy Ojiakor reveals why she’s still single then says she wants to adopt a daughter because she’s lonely

Cossy Ojiakor has revealed that she wants to adopt a daughter because she's lonely. She also pointed out why she's still alone.   The actress shared a video of herself singing Akon's "Lonely" and told her followers she feels really lonely. She also asked her followers for the procedure to adopt a child as a single woman in Nigeria.     When a follower asked why she doesn't have someone in her life, Cossy said it's because she built a high wall around herself due to the fear of letting people in.  
Akon Spotted Eating Roasted Corn On The Streets Of Lagos
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Akon Spotted Eating Roasted Corn On The Streets Of Lagos

Music Superstar, Akon, with his roasted corn, recently paid a surprise visit to the streets of Idumota, in Lagos. It doesn't look like he was expecting the sort of reaction he got from the people in the area. Watch the video   View this post on Instagram   Akon live in Idumota, Eko. . . Music Superstar, #Akon, with his roasted corn, recently paid a surprise visit to the streets of Idumota, in Lagos. It doesn't look like he was expecting that sort of reaction. . A post shared by GoldMyneTV (@goldmynetv) on Jul 27, 2019 at 11:49am PDT
Akon Gets Into A Debate About Jollof Rice With Deputy Governor Of Lagos, Obafemi Hamzat
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Akon Gets Into A Debate About Jollof Rice With Deputy Governor Of Lagos, Obafemi Hamzat

Akon is currently in Nigeria for the Google For Nigeria event taking place in the country. The Senegalese-born American singer while at the event, got into a debate with the deputy governor of Lagos, Dr Obafemi Hamzat. The debate was about who has the best Jollof rice in Africa. Akon defended his country of origin, saying: "Senegal Invented Jollof Rice." But Dr Obafemi Hamzat replied: "I’m not talking about who actually Invented, I am saying Nigeria Jollof Is the Best."
Why Africa is better than America – Rapper, Akon Explains
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Why Africa is better than America – Rapper, Akon Explains

African rapper, Akon has just shared an interesting perspective on why Africa is better than America. According to the rapper, 'the images they show about Africa are so negative. It’s conditioning what we believe. Africa has a rich story too. More people died in Chicago, more school shootings in America. '. Watch the video below....
Burna Boy holds Listening Party for Upcoming “African Giant” Album with Jidenna, Akon & Wale in Attendance
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Burna Boy holds Listening Party for Upcoming “African Giant” Album with Jidenna, Akon & Wale in Attendance

Burna Boy recently held an early listening party for his next album – African Giant – set for release in August. Contributors and executives from record labels, radio, Spotify, YouTube, the film and media industry and clubs converged at a private location in Los Angeles, California, for the listening party. In true Burna Boy style, the listening quickly turned into a house party as guests got caught up in the music. Jidenna was quoted as saying: “Burna is the real thing. He makes jams, but they’re spiritual at the same time. So you can be partying, but you’re also connecting to something higher than yourself.” While 21 tracks were played at the party, only 16 will make it on the African Giant album. Jidenna, Wale, and Akon were among the artistes who showed up to support Burna Boy...
Kannywood Actress, Rahama Sadau Speaks On ‘Romance’ With Akon
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Kannywood Actress, Rahama Sadau Speaks On ‘Romance’ With Akon

Rahama Sadau was rumoured to have a crush on Akon as they worked together on a set, but the 24-year old has offered an explanation about the issue. Popular Kannywood actress, Rahama Sadau, has spoken about her alleged crush with American musician, Aliane Damala Bouga, popularly known as Akon. Rahama was speaking in a popular Hausa TV Show ‘Kundin Kanyywood’ in Arewa 24 TV on Tuesday which was anchored by another popular Kannywood actor, Aminu Sharif Momoh. “I have never imagined meeting Akon one on one. I knew him and I knew his musics long before now. He is such a famous musician. So when I received invitation from him, I was amazed so much so that I see it as a big opportunity for me that I can’t turn down,” she said. On the allegation that he wanted to change her faith ...
Akon To Run For President In 2020
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Akon To Run For President In 2020

Music star, Akon says he is seriously thinking about running for president in 2020 because he is ‘personally disappointed” with the current president. “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 you run we’ll support you.’” The singer-turned-Akoin cryptocurrency founder, 45, explained that Donald Trump and his administration’s hardline stance on immigration has left him feeling ill at ease. Although Akon was born in America, he spent much of his early childhood in Senegal, before moving back to New Jersey in elementary school. “I feel a lot more unsafe,” he said. “I fe...
Akon Caught On Tape Cheating On His Wives With Celina Powell (video)
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Akon Caught On Tape Cheating On His Wives With Celina Powell (video)

Akon has at least 5 wives, though some reports say 7, yet he isn't satisfied with them. The singer has been caught cheating on his wives after he was exposed by his latest love interest Celina Powell. Celina, who has reportedly had sex with Offset, Snoop Dogg, Waka Flocka, and a host of other popular guys, released a video showing her in bed with a sleeping Akon. Watch the video below:
Akon Talks About Running For US President In 2020 & Picking Mark Zuckerberg As His VP
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Akon Talks About Running For US President In 2020 & Picking Mark Zuckerberg As His VP

American-Senegalese singer, Akon in a new Interview with TMZ spoke about debating with President Donald Trump and how he could probably school him on governance. During the interview, which held at LAX on Thursday, the 44-year-old singer also dropped a hint on the 2020 Presidential Run saying, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be his running mate if he was to run for Presidency. “If I was to run for President I would actually ask [Mark Zuckerberg] to be my running man,” he says in the video below. “Cuz I think sometimes it takes people from the outside to really see life differently, to make differences.” He added that Donald has been making a “huge difference” but not in a positive way. “I think Trump would have been a great president if he made decisions for the people,” he expl...
Akon Is Reportedly Engaged To His Fifth Wife To Be
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Akon Is Reportedly Engaged To His Fifth Wife To Be

It's no longer news that Akon who is a Muslim believes and practices polygamy. The American-Senegalese singer is a proud husband of four women, and it's yet unknown if he has divorced any of them. Yesterday, the Konvict Music Boss was spotted with his fifth wife as they both stepped out for a romantic pre-valentines dinner. The pretty lady who was smiled as she stepped with the singer, flashed what appeared to be an engagement ring during the outing. Akon's prominent wives include Rosina Bruck, a performer, and Tomeka Thiam among others. He also has multiple girlfriends and several kids.
French Montana Calls Out Akon For Giving Him A Fake Watch On His Birthday
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French Montana Calls Out Akon For Giving Him A Fake Watch On His Birthday

Rapper, French Montana, has hit back at Akon, accusing him of gifting him a fake wristwatch as birthday gift few years ago. In his interview with DJ Funk Flex, French Montana who said he was signed to Akon’s label for six months 10 years ago, said As the two discussed that business relationship, Flex brought up a “watch story,” saying “We can’t tell the watch story, don’t tell it now,” which forced French to divulge. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Oh, Stop!” French said, as he laughed. “Shouts to Akon, he gave me a fake watch for my birthday, I’m heated,” he said, laughing again. The two attempted to clear the air by confirming their love for the singer-songwriter, but said the situation had to be resolved. “I’m still waiting for my other watch Akon,” French said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Akon I need you to fix this up...
Akon To Buy 50% Of African Music Download Service
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Akon To Buy 50% Of African Music Download Service

Senegalese-American singer Akon has announced he would purchase 50 per cent of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago. Africa's first home-grown platform for legal music downloads, Musik Bi launched in Senegal in February 2016 with a mission to promote African artists, pay them properly, and fight internet piracy. Akon announced in Dakar yesterday that he would become the majority shareholder in the service, describing Musik Bi as "the platform of the future".
Akon Signs Producer DeeVee To Konvict Music
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Akon Signs Producer DeeVee To Konvict Music

As part of his grand plan for music from Africa taking over the world, global music star and entrepreneur Akon just added another name to his music empire, Konvict Music, by signing producer, DeeVee. Real name Divine Austins, DeeVee, who until last year was D’banj‘s producer, joins Akon on a multi-year publishing deal. DeeVee, who produced D’banj’s ‘Feeling The Nigga’, will work with Konvict Music as a producer and writer. According to Akon’s lawyer, Ayo Shonaiya, who brokered the deal, DeeVee has been signed since the beginning of the year after negotiations for most of last year. The deal is only just being announced while Akon himself is in Lagos, as work is about to start fully on new material for Akon and other artistes on the Konvick Kartel label. DeeVee’s producing st...
Samklef Goofs Around With Akon In The Studio
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Samklef Goofs Around With Akon In The Studio

Nigerian-born artiste and music Producer, Samklef, who was recently signed to KonLive Records by Akon was spotted in a music studio goofing around with the International music star. Samklef whose real name is Samuel Oguachuba, is the second Nigerian to be signed by Akon.  In March, Nigerian-born video director, Patrick Elis was signed by signed by the American-Senegalese singer as the official cinematographer of Konvict Music Africa.  Click to watch 
Akon Signs Samklef
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Akon Signs Samklef

Nigerian-born music artist Samklef, whose real name is Samuel Oguachuba has signed with Akon for a multi-record deal with KonLive Records. “Samklef was signed to KonLive because he is the best all-around entertainer from Nigeria,” said Akon who is known for launching the careers of superstars Lady Gaga and T-Pain. “Everything Samklef touches turns to gold and I expect his first single, “Philo” to quickly climb the charts once it is released in 2017,” he said, Samklef, a multi-talented music artist, producer, DJ and video director hails from Imo State. “The opportunity to be part of Akon’s camp and learn from the greatest in the music and business world is an honor,” he said. Before he took the leap of faith to leave his home country and head to the USA, Samklef worked as a music produce...
Hushpuppi Attends Fashion For Relief Charity Event At Cannes Film Festival, Meets Lewis Hamilton, Akon, Chris Turker, Others
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Hushpuppi Attends Fashion For Relief Charity Event At Cannes Film Festival, Meets Lewis Hamilton, Akon, Chris Turker, Others

On Sunday, supermodel Naomi Campbell hosted a star-studded Fashion For Relief charity event at the 70th Cannes Film Festival. The fashion show and auction launched Diesel'Child At Heart collection - a collaboration with the charity - to raise money for Save The Children. Hushpuppi was in attendance and at the end of the show, he met and took photos with Chris Tucker, Lewis Hamilton, Akon & others.
Akon Announces Patrick Elis As The Official Video Director For Konvict Music Africa
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Akon Announces Patrick Elis As The Official Video Director For Konvict Music Africa

Legendary America singer and boss of Konvict Music Worldwide, Akon in a new video on Instagram announced Nigerian cinematographer, Patrick Elis as the Official Video Director the entire African branch of Konvict Music worldwide. The award winning cinematographer who studied Cinematography in the United States has worked with many top acts in Nigeria and even Africa as a whole. Click to watch 
Akon And Enyinna Nwigwe Shooting New Movies
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Akon And Enyinna Nwigwe Shooting New Movies

Nigerian filmmaker and actor, Enyinna Nwigwe is currently with music star, Akon for a new movie project in the United States. The movie also features, Limitless and Hangover star, Andrew Howard and one of the Death Eaters in Harry Potter series, Nick Moran. It sure looks like the Senegalese music icon has fallen in love with Nigerian movie stars after his two previous experience with actresses Nse Ikpe Etim and Rahama Sadau
Kanye West Has Possibly Fallen Victim to The ‘Kardashian kurse’ – Akon
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Kanye West Has Possibly Fallen Victim to The ‘Kardashian kurse’ – Akon

Superstar music star, Akon thinks Kanye West has fallen victim of the rumoured "Kardashian kurse".Many feel ill-luck has befallen all men who date or marry the Kardashians. When asked by TMZ if he believed in the 'kurse' Akon said he "wouldn't deny" Kanye's predicament could have something to do with him being married to Kim Kardashian.He said "I actually thought about that, because at first it was a big joke to everybody.But in Africa there have always been sayings that sometimes you can't deny what you see, but oftentimes the eye may deceive you too. But in this case it's been not what you see, it's experiences." It's hard to comment on something like that as much as the evidence may show you that that's possible, you don't wanna discredit it as it may just be bad luck.I just wa...

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