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Akon Sues Former Booking Agency For $750K

Akon is strapping on his legal boots. The Senegalese singer has filed suit against his former booking reps American Talent Agency for more than $750,000, claiming that they withheld several hundreds of thousands of money accrued from performance fees. The suit, filed yesterday in New York, is targeting ATA for unjust enrichment, breach of contract […]

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Akon Reinventing Himself with Upcoming Album Stadium

Akon is literally a man on the run. In between working on his upcoming release ‘Stadium,’ touring, his myriad of outside collaborations, and gearing up for Lady Gaga’s upcoming buzz-heavy ‘Born This Way’ set, it’s a miracle that the singer/songwriter/producer has time to sleep. But Akon says all the hard work will translate to what […]

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Senegal: Superstar Akon Gets Diplomatic Status

by Kemo Cham, AfricaNews reporter in Dakar, Senegal Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade has a highly compelling ally in music superstar Akon in his unrelenting effort in pursuing another term as president, amid sustained bitterness against his bid. With a level of popularity that rivals even that of the president himself, especially among the youth, Akon […]

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Akon Preaches African Unity in Senegal

DAKAR — Senegalese-American rapper and songwriter Akon called for greater African unity as he arrived in his home country to perform Friday at the world’s biggest celebration of black arts and culture. The six-time Grammy nominated singer, who recently released a single on which he collaborated with the late Michael Jackson, will perform at the […]

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Akon’s Wings Are Soaring in India

Akon seems unstoppable as he continues on his quest to conquer the world with his Konvict brand. From signing Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie, to having his Kon Live artist, Lady Gaga dominating the charts and him recording the leading single of Michael Jackson’s first posthumous album, to recording a single with one of India’s top producers. […]

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Michael Jackson ft Akon, Hold My Hand Video and Lyrics

[Akon] Ohhh… Konvict Music… [Michael] Ohhh [Akon] Yeahhh [Michael] Yeahhh This life don’t last forever (hold my hand) So tell me what we’re waiting for (hold my hand) We’re Better off being together (hold my hand) Than being miserable alone (hold my hand) [Akon] Cause I’ve been there before And you’ve been there before But […]

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Michael Jackson and Akon, Hold My Hand Video Preview

The video for Michael Jackson and Akon’s song “Hold My Hand” is about to be released. The song which was released less than a month ago has already been listened to (viewed) over 5 and a half million times already on youtube. A snippet of the video was released on youtube over the weekend and […]

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Akon and Michael Jackson; Hold My Hand

Que the Alarm alarm for controversy — Michael Jackson’s latest single ‘Hold My Hand’ surfaced Monday morning. Last week, Jackson’s family questioned the authenticity of Michael’s voice in the new song ‘Breaking News,’ but ‘Hold My Hand’ appears to be a step in the right direction, as there is no denying Jackson’s high notes. The […]

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Zambian teen wins Beffta young achievers award

A Zambian young actor, Olutunji Ebun-cole, has emerged as winner of the BEFFTA Young Achiever Award in the BEFFTA Special Awards Category. Olutunji (famously called Tunji) beat seven other contenders aged between 13 and 28, to win the prestigious Award. Tunji, whose mother is Zambian and his father Nigerian, is at 13 years of age […]

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