Does he really need any introduction? Akon, the Senegalese-American singer, who rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of “Locked Up”. The said song was first single from his debut album, Trouble. Not only as a singer, he also proved his mettle as versatile artist. As he is also songwriter, record producer and actor. With countless chartbusters such as Smack That, Lonely, Don’t Matter, Right Now and so many other to his credits, acclaimed singer and rapper is an international sensation. Among several speculation regarding Akon’s lineage and possibility of converting to Islam, many of his fans were not aware of the fact that Akon was always a Muslim! His real name is Aliaune Thiam.
The international sensation was recently in Saudi Arabia for a music tour. During his tour he also performed Umrah. His photos during Umrah are circulating on the social media where he can be seen in Ehram the mandatory dress for the pilgrimage. As per reports in media, he performed Umrah with his family.
Before his concert in Damman, he told media that he will travel to Holy city Makkah and perform Umrah. In a recent interview, Akon had said that the reason behind his success was his faith. Born into a Muslim family, Akon was recently on a music tour to Saudi Arabia. He uploaded a photo from the concert and wrote, “Saudi Arabia was crazy!! Thanks again Saudi for the love once again.”
According to media reports, he is planning to visit again Saudi Arabia in April. What do you guys say about the story? Share your views in the comment section below. For more updates keep follow Phupo.
Author: Huma Ali
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