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Akon’s Full Name: Know The Real Name of ‘Chammak Chhallo’ Singer

Akon is a well-known singer in Hollywood who has seen great success. Many of us first heard his music as teenagers. He rose to fame after the release of “Locked Up,” the lead song from his self-titled debut album, in 2004. “I Wanna Love You” and “Smack That” are two of his best-known songs, among a long list of his successes and honors.

Akon's Full Name
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He twice accomplished a rare achievement by being the first solo artist to occupy the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 charts at the same time. Additionally, he became well-known in India thanks to the song “Chammak Chhallo,” which he sang for the “Ra.One” movie starring Shah Rukh Khan.

Akon 'Chammak Challo' Singer
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Also, if you didn’t know he was the one who wrote the song, ‘Belly Dancer’ which automatically makes all dancing freak whenever we hear it! Some of his famous songs include, ‘Locked Up,’ ‘Lonely,’ ‘Ghetto’ and more!

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Remarkable Career

Akon has worked with several talented musicians over the course of his career. In December 2019, “Konnect,” his most recent album, was made public. He has ventured outside of music into the worlds of film and television. He took part in “Pinoy Big Brother: Celebrity Edition 2” in 2007 and made his movie debut in “Black November” in 2012.

He is gifted in several areas, with his present emphasis being more on composing and production than singing. He has maintained a secluded personal life despite his great accomplishments. However, it is well known that he is married to Tomeka Thiam and that he has six children total three of whom are biological; with three other women.

Akon Children
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Akon consciously takes care of his family’s safety and privacy by preventing them from being seen by the public.


Michael Jackson and Akon worked together on his final known song, “Hold My Hand.” In addition, he is working on an ambitious proposal to build Akon City, a city in Senegal, which is expected to cost $6 billion.

Akon City, Senegal
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Additionally, he has expanded the scope of his real estate portfolio by purchasing a South African diamond mine. He received a distinction from Guinness World Records as the master ringtone artist with the most sales worldwide. He has also unveiled Akoin (AKN), a cryptocurrency designed to be used only in Akon City.

Akon’s Full Name

Akon revealed his real name in 2009 when making a segment on “The Ellen Show”. However, it wasn’t able to garner much attention at the time due to the limited use of social media. In addition, no one seemed to think much about his long name or bring it up in conversation. Akon’s full name is Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam.

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