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Akon To Build Senegalese City With New Crypto-currency

In a bid to make a step towards a financially-secure future for Africa, award-winning singer Akon has announced that he is planning to build his very own city in Senegal with its own crypto-currency called...

Drake Shows Big Shaq 'A Lot Of Love'

Drake shows Big Shaq ''a lot of love''. The 26-year-old rapper - whose full name is Michael Dapaah - has admitted the 'Hotline Bling' hitmaker is a huge supporter of him and often messages...

Akon Releasing New Albums Via App

The singer has put together four new records, marking his first new material in seven years, and he has now revealed he is shunning traditional sales methods by giving his music away for...

Akon Facing Another Lawsuit Over Home Construction

Bosses at Capital Floors LLC claim the invoice for installing floors in the Locked Up hitmaker's mansion was due to be paid on 23 June (15), but they have yet to receive the...

Another Contractor Sues Akon For Home Renovation Cash

Capital Floors executives claim the Locked Up star owes them thousands for work on singer's floors, and they've filed a $15,000 (GBP9,400) lien against his home. The contractor admits Akon has paid...

Akon Raising Funds For African Lighting Initiative

The Locked Up hitmaker has been working on providing solar power to those living in rural areas, through his Akon Lighting Africa company, which he co-founded in 2013, and now he's set to...

Pitbull To Be Called To Testify In Lawsuit Against Akon - Report

The Lonely singer was slapped with legal action from Arab musician Tamer Hosny last year (14), amid claims Akon had reneged on a $300,000 (£187,500) deal for the hitmaking pair to appear in...

Akon Launching Solar Academy In Mali

The Locked Up hitmaker has been working on providing solar power to those living in rural areas through his Akon Lighting Africa company, which he co-founded in 2013, and now he has unveiled...

Akon's Kuwait Gig Cancelled

The Smack That hitmaker was forced to cancel the show after local officials in the conservative Muslim country reportedly voiced objections about the content of his songs. Member of Parliament Humood Al...

Akon Owes Contractor Thousands Of Dollars - Report

R&B star Akon allegedly owes a contractor more than $35,000 (£21,000) for work to his mansion.The star is currently upgrading his home in Georgia, but staff at Durable Steel Structures have filed a lien against...

Akon Releasing First Album In Seven Years

Rapper Akon is ending his seven-year hiatus from recording music by releasing a five-disc album.The Smack That hitmaker will release Stadium later this year (15) and is currently streaming one song from each album for...

Akon To Release Five Albums

Akon will release five albums this year.The 'Lonely' hitmaker has announced plans for a multi-genre project, entitled 'Stadium', which will be comprised of a number of LPs, each in a different style, released over the...

Instagram's Own Account Worst Hit By 'Insta Rapture', But Which Celebrity Accounts Have Lost The Most Followers?

The photo sharing site Instagram has decided to remove millions of profiles which were believed to be posting spam. The website's action, dubbed the 'Instagram rapture', has left a number of legitimate users disgruntled at...

Akon Sued By Former Attorneys

R&B star Akon is facing court action from his former attorneys over unpaid legal fees.The singer hired lawyers at Davis and Winston in Beverly Hills, California to represent him in a 2012 breach of contract...

Akon Facing Car Repossession

R&B star Akon runs the risk of losing the keys to his luxury sportscar after allegedly falling behind on lease payments.Auto finance bosses claim the Smack That hitmaker owes $250,000 (£147,059) for the 2010 Ferrari...

Singing St. Louis' Praises: Budweiser Made In America Hit Missouri In Their Music Documentary Expose

The ever overlooked St. Louis, Missouri is our next stop for the Budweiser Made in America documentary series, and an appropriate point ahead of Jay Z's music festival.Almost every major city in the United States...

Justin Bieber And Chris Brown Record New Duet

Justin Bieber and Chris Brown are recording a song together.The 20-year-old teen heartthrob hit the studio with the R&B star over the weekend and teased fans about their collaboration with a series of candid snapshots...

Akon: 'I Cashed Out My Shares In Lady Gaga's Record Deal'

R&B star Akon is no longer involved with Lady Gaga's career after helping to give the singer her big break, revealing he "cashed out" before her fame started to wane.The Smack That hitmaker has been...

Akon: Gaga's Career Is On The Decline

Akon claims his record label cut ties with Lady Gaga because her career is on the decline. The 'Senegalese' hitmaker, who initially signed Gaga to his Kon Live Distribution record label under Interscope in 2007,...

Chris Brown And Drake Hug And End Their Feud

Chris Brown and Drake have ended their ongoing feud with a hug.The two musicians buried the hatchet by embracing at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas on Friday (21.09.13) following their furious bottle-throwing brawl...

Akon Ordered To Pay Child Support

A judge has ordered R&B star Akon to hand over $5,000 (£3,200) in monthly child support payments for two of his kids.The Smack That hitmaker filed documents last September (12) asking to be legally recognised...

Jennifer Lopez And Chris Brown To Perform At Billboard Music Awards

Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Ed Sheeran will perform at the 2013 Billboard Music Awards. Other artists set to play at the annual music event, which will take place at...

Akon Enjoyed Secret Cinema Trip With Michael Jackson

R&B singer Akon once acted as a distraction for fans during a trip to a movie theatre with Michael Jackson because nobody recognised the King of Pop in his disguise.The Smack That hitmaker collaborated with...

Akon Sued By Concert Employee

Akon has been hit with a lawsuit from a concert worker who alleges he was left physically disabled after the R&B singer jumped on top of him at a gig.Matthew Graham claims he sustained permanent...

Rihanna 777 Tour Update: From Paris With Love

Rihanna hit stop four on her 777 world tour, where the singer hits seven cities across the globe in seven different countries in, yeah you guessed it, seven days, when she hit up Paris last...

Tinchy Stryder Supporting Cheryl

Tinchy Stryder will support Cheryl Cole on her first headline tour. The 'Bright Lights' singer will open for the 'Call My Name' hitmaker on the dates for the 'Million Lights Tour' in October, joining artists...

Akon's Lawsuit Over Two More Children

R&B star Akon is taking legal action to be registered as the father of two children, according to a new report.The Smack That hitmaker became a dad for the sixth time in 2009 following a...

Eminem Facebook Milestone: He Is The Most Liked Person Alive!

60 million proved to be the lucky number for Eminem, as he soared above his rivals to become the most 'liked' person on Facebook, and the first living person to surpass 60 million 'likes', with...

Akon Forgets Lyrics He Used To Know While Covering Gotye Hit At Party

R&B singer Akon was left red faced during a private gig in New York on Tuesday (26Jun12) after he forgot the lyrics to one of his new songs.The Locked Up hitmaker is set to release...

Akon Planning Reggae Album

R&B singer Akon is planning to change musical direction and release a reggae album after collaborating with Bob Marley's sons for his new project.The Smack That hitmaker jetted to Jamaica to work with Stephen Marley...

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