Akon is holding true to his promise to release much more music than fans are accustomed to. The world music star is gearing up to release his second album this month, in his second genre. The forthcoming Akonda album is an Afrobeats album, taking Akon to his roots for the first time on a full length album release. Akonda will be released on Friday October 25th.
Back on October 4th Akon released the Spanish language album, El Negreeto. The album was the first of its kind for Akon, and the first of a number of releases he plans to put out this year on his new venture, Akonik Label Group. Akonik is a partnership with former CEO and President of Motown Records Kedar Massenburg. Akonik Label Group is comprised of four record labels each focusing on specific genres: Akonda (Afrobeats), Akonik (U.S.), Ke Lo Ke (Latin music) and Jamakon (Caribbean). El Negreeto hit #1 on the APPLE Music Latin Charts, making Akon the first African American to have a #1 Latin Album.
The Akon Akonda album features the single, “Wakonda.” While it is technically the bonus track, Akon did reveal a video for the lead single.
Akon Akonda Album Track listing
01. Welcome To Africa
02. Scammers ft Olamide
03. Low Key
05. Boogie Down
06. Low Waist ft Olamide
07. Take Your Place
08. Control ft Skales
10. Pretty Girls ft Afro B
11. (Bonus track) Wakonda
We recently caught up with Akon to talk about the album and his other releases coming before the year is out. Check out what he had to say.