US singer Akon makes rounds on social media performing Umrah

Many were surprised that the American-Senegalese star is in fact Muslim

Entertainment Desk March 05, 2020

Famous American singer and rapper Akon is making rounds on social media, but this time not for his music.

The Lonely hit-maker, whose real name is Aliaune Thiam, was seen performing Umrah yesterday. He also revealed that Islam is his only key to success.

Although Akon is usually private about his religious beliefs, he previously disclosed in an interview how he feels about Islam. "The reason behind my success is faith on Almighty Allah and by following Islam,” he said.

Akon was seen at the Holy City of Makkah with either his family members or close friends. Many pictures have since gone viral across Twitter.

Many Muslim fans on Twitter didn't even know the US-Senegalese singer is in fact Muslim, and got excited after watching a video of him making Tawaaf.

The 46-year old, who is a Muslim by birth, was born in St Louis on April 16, 1973.

Akon was in Saudi Arabia as part of his tour. Before his concert in Damman, he told media that he will travel to Makkah and perform Umrah.

The singer also recently shared a post on Instagram, expressing his love for Saudi Arabia. "Saudi Arabia was crazy," the star wrote. "Thanks again Saudi for all the love once again."


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