AKON, the celebrated Senegalese American R&B and hip hop artiste, is going back to his roots fashion wise.
Adorned in a blue dashiki while speaking to his fans from Dubai on Facebook Live, he said: “I am going to change my whole wardrobe because it is so much more comfortable: it feels so much better [in my African robes]!”
Beyond that reason, his embrace of African inspired apparels is also motivated by another factor. “Moving around these tight suits makes [me] look too European. So, I am going back to my roots.”
With that, he declared to his fans: “So, you are gonna see more of me being more African nowadays.”
Akon is the first solo artist to hold both the number one and two spots simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 charts twice, and he was listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the number one selling artist for master ringtones in the world.
Akon is visiting the Middle East to engage in some charity work.