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  1. Senegalese Music Start-ups Race to Be West Africa's SpotifyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 28 | Voice of America

    ... Wolof language, a download store launched in 2016. The company received a boost in May when Senegalese-American singer Akon bought 50 percent of it, which Diop says will allow the company to start a new marketing campaign. MusikBi and rival ...

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  2. Senegalese music start-ups race to be West Africa's SpotifyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 28 | Reuters

    ... Wolof language, a download store launched in 2016. The company received a boost in May when Senegalese-American singer Akon bought 50 percent of it, which Diop says will allow the company to start a new marketing campaign. MusikBi and rival ...

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  3. Boca would lose Mizner Park Amphitheater, gain new venue under proposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2017 | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

    ... their buildings. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp played there in June. Pop icon Boy George, singer Akon and a slew of tribute bands have taken the stage , too. On any given week, residents can also catch movie nights, luncheons and ...

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  4. Bob Sinclar & Akon Want You to Party 'Til The Sun Rise Up': Video PremiereRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2017 | Billboard

    House producer Bob Sinclar and R&B singer Akon may seem like an unusual pairing at first, but their love of uplifting, feel-good music is put on full display with their peppy collaboration. "Til The Sun Rise Up" is piloted by spirited acoustic drumming, perky drum hits and a whistling melody that seamlessly intertwines with Akon's vocals.

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  5. Dance Chart Upstarts: Sam Feldt, Oliver & Maya Jane ColesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 7, 2017 | Billboard

    Dutch DJ/producer Sam Feldt starts at No. 49 on Billboard 's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with "Yes," featuring Akon .

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  6. Video: Akon to create 'iTunes for Africa'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 28, 2017 | Ghanamma.com

    Senegalese-American singer Akon has revealed he wants to create a music streaming service in Africa that can compete with its global competitors.

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  7. Akon on creating 'iTunes for Africa'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2017 | BBC News

    Senegalese-American singer Akon has revealed he wants to create a music streaming service in Africa that can compete with its global competitors.

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  8. Sam Feldt Releases 'YES' ft AKON and Announces Album 'Sunrise'Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Platinum-selling Dutch DJ and producer Sam Feldt has unveiled his brand new single 'YES' featuring the vocals of legendary American hip-hop artist, AKON. The track will also mark the announcement of Sam's hotly anticipated debut album, Sunrise, which is due for release on 6th October 2017 via Spinnin' Records.

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  9. Go Bananza! American singer Akon to perform in NorwichRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2017 | Eastern Daily Press

    American singer/songwriter, Akon, will be performing at The University of East Anglia's Nick Rayns LCR on Saturday, October 28. The 44-year-old, who is best known for songs such as Lonely, Smack That and Don't Matter will be joined by special guests Tre Carter, OG Boo Dirty and Tone Tone.

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  10. CES 2017: The coolest tech you have to seeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 3, 2017 | USA Today

    ... to secure and supports up to four different fingerprints saving them in an encrypted chip for easy access. Singer Akon, left, and Rohan Marley, son of the late Bob Marley, are pictured at the House of Marley booth on Day 2 of CES. A mannequin ...

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  11. Baby BashRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2017 | BBC News

    ... "Shorty DooWop". In 2005, Super Saucy was released, its lead single being "Baby, I'm Back", a collaboration with singer Akon. Cyclone followed in 2007, with its title single featuring T-Pain and its follow-up, "What Is It" featuring Sean Kingston, ...

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  12. This day in historyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2017 | Boston.com

    Birthdays: Actress Cloris Leachman is 91. Singer Willie Nelson is 84. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden is 71. Movie director Allan Arkush is 69. Actor Perry King is 69. Singer-musician Wayne Kramer is 69. Singer Merrill Osmond is 64. Movie director Jane Campion is 63. Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas is 56. Rapper Turbo B is 50. Rock musician Clark Vogeler is 48. Rock musician Chris Henderson is 46. Country singer Carolyn Dawn Johnson is 46. Actress Lisa Dean Ryan is 45. Rhythm-and-blues singer Akon is 44. Actress Kirsten Dunst is 35. In 1789, George Washington took the oath of office in New York as the first president of the United States.

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  13. News 20 mins ago 9:14 p.m.Fair Saint Louis lineup announcedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2017 | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

    Hip-hop artist Akon, alternative rock band 3 Doors Down and country music artist Jake Owen were announced Friday to close the annual summer series in Forest Park. Other artists announced to perform at Fair Saint Louis include rapper SuperDuperKyle, rock band Sister Hazel, pop-punk band Eve 6 , country music duo Dan + Shay, and singer Matt Stillwell.

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  14. Tamer Hosny arrives in US to follow-up on lawsuit against AkonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 23, 2017 | Egypt Today

    Hosny told Egypt today that he had to attend the final session in order to prove his rights, and he will stay there for four days. Hosny filed the lawsuit against Akon in 2014 as he paid $300,000 for Akon to be responsible for his deal with rapper Pitbull.

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  15. Bisa K'dei wanted in Cote D'ivoireRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2017 | GhanaWeb

    ... expansion or award concerts, presidential inaugurations and celebratory concerts. Multiple award-winning R&B artist Akon once professed, "Africa is the next major region of growth in spending on music and entertainment." The talented ...

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  16. Hip-Hop's Akon Brightens the World of SustainabilityRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2017 | PRWeb

    ... energy at a time when the topic seems more controversial than ever. Rapper, businessman, and sustainability advocate Akon is definitely the perfect fit as the cover story for Innovation & Tech Today's first issue of 2017. While he may be best known ...

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  17. Gambia: Singer Akon Funds Liighting Project At Sarreh PatehRead the original story

    Mar 7, 2017 | AllAfrica.com

    Papa Yusupha Njie the CEO of Unique Solution, said Akon, the Senegalese American singer gave five million Dalasi to a project called Akon Light Project at Sarreh Pateh to light up the village. This was revealed at a press conference held at Coco Ocean on 5th March, 2017 organised by 'Give 1 Project Gambia' in collaboration with Akon Light Africa, Unique Solution and Africel.

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  18. See how RandB singer Akon built his wealthRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 23, 2017 | Bank Rate

    Akon, a Senegalese-American, was born Aliaume Thiam in St. Louis on April 16, 1973. After his birth, his family returned to Senegal, West Africa, and lived there until he was 7 years old before they returned to the U.S. Akon grew up in an artistic family.

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  19. India full of wonderful people: AkonRead the original story

    Feb 12, 2017 | Nerve News

    Los Angeles, Feb 13 - Akon, five time Grammy-award nominated American singer-rapper, on Monday described India as a country full of wonderful people and with brilliant potential. During a Twitter chat with fans, when asked to share a few words on India, Akon, who sang Chammak challo for Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan-starrer Ra.One, wrote: India is full of wonderful people and brilliant potential.

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  20. Every Wonder Girls Single Ranked From Worst to Best: Critic's TakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | Billboard

    ... song's blaring melody. Though its composition was a bit awkward with a lengthy bridge from Yubin and featured artist Akon, "Like Money" was Wonder Girls at their most confident. K-pop debut singles are typically something to look at fondly, but not ...

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