Akon is known for his musical background. His first debut album was Trouble with singles like Gunshot, Locked Up, and Lonely. His success has led him to work with many talented artist like Gwen Stefani, Plie, Cassie and Madonna. He has been on the Billboard Hot 100 with number one and two spots. Also he has explored on to the acting side and was in an action thriller “American Heist” in 2014. His career and brand continues to grow into different directions.
Akon has work his way up from his convict days. Now his working along with Thione Niang and Samba Bathily. Complex Magazine named Thione Niang is an activist who is changing the world in 2013. Samba Bathily is known for helping develop western Africa. They are working together in what should be mentioned with great honor, Akon Lighting Africa. Akon said “Two things that define SUCCESS in Life: The way you manage when you have nothing and way you behave when you have everything”. He has partnered with Solektra (Energy Solution for Africa), Give Project ( a global organization that Aims for young leaders to helping communities), China Jiangsu International (Economic-Technical Cooperation), and Sumec (help integrate global resources, and promote innovation).\ to provide Africa with solar electricity. He is helping millions of families in over 10 counties by simply bringing electricity to there homes.