17 Quotes by Akon

Akon is a Senegalese-American singer, rapper, and songwriter who has achieved worldwide fame for his unique blend of R&B, hip-hop, and dancehall music. He is known for his smooth vocal style, catchy hooks, and socially conscious lyrics. Akon has sold over 35 million albums worldwide and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in music, including Eminem, Gwen Stefani, and Michael Jackson. In addition to his music career, Akon has also been involved in various philanthropic efforts, including providing solar power to millions of people in Africa. (Bio)

Akon Quotes


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When I first heard hip-hop I thought it was rubbish because I didn't understand the concept of people talking over music.

I'm a polygamist. I can afford to have as many wives as I can afford to have. All Africans believe in it. My dad has four wives.

Eminem is the greatest, ever.

Whatever obstacle comes your way, you gotta be prepared to jump over it! And I think that's what separates the legends from the regular artists. It's all in how you manage that success, and how you deal with the controversy when it actually comes. (Meaning)

As long as you're giving up quality records and you're makin' hit records, people are always gonna want to hear a hit and they'll always want to be attached to something that's doin' great.

I just like music all the way around the board. I can't stick to one thing - I've got to move around.

What I remember the most really was just running wild there. Barefooted, swimming in dirty lakes, selling fruit, picking mango trees, hoping not to get caught because they don't take kindly to thieves in Africa.

It's always the music first for me. But if the music isn't selling, there isn't gonna be no business. So you gotta make sure music is always the first priority.

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I love to just go to the movies, watch movies, listen to the scores and all that 'cause that's, like, the next step for me.

I don't want to know I'm getting older. Then I'll start to think about getting checkups and insurance. I don't want that.

Melody has a certain way that it projects back to you. It triggers certain nerves in your body and certain instincts that normally wouldn't be triggered by a normal voice.

I always try to give my own albums space in between so I have time to create a new sound and give time for people to miss me. You have to come out fresh and reinvent yourself.

My ideas come when I least expect it, so I've always got to have a studio nearby or close by somewhere.

The moment artists can just do what they love to do then music will go right back to where it used to be. I mean back in the '60s and '70s and '80s, that's what it was.

I always want to set myself a challenge by doing something no-one would expect me to do! But, having said that, I don't feel as a musician you can steer too far away from what you normally do.

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