A recent video shows Senegalese-American singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and actor Aliaume Damala Badara Akon Thiam popularly known as Akon and his brother Omar being pulled over by Atlanta police officers to take pictures.
The video shows two police officers pulling the singer over in his convertible and then asking him to take a few pictures with them to which he obliged.
The video was recorded by Akon’s brother who still remained in the vehicle.
Akon although being a very successful artiste has a crime-filled life which he tries to use to motivate people on the disadvantages of being a criminal.
He is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice. He has had four songs certified as 3× platinum, three songs certified as 2× platinum, more than ten songs certified as 1× platinum and more than ten songs certified as gold in digital sales. He has sung songs in other languages including Hindi and Spanish. He was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the number-one selling artist for master ringtones in the world.
Forbes ranked Akon 80th (Power Rank) in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2010 and 5th in 40 Most Powerful Celebrities in Africa list, in 2011.
Billboard ranked Akon No. 6 on the list of Top Digital Songs Artists of the decade.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK