Meet Tomeka Thiam, Akon's legal wife: everything we know about her

Meet Tomeka Thiam, Akon's legal wife: everything we know about her

Many know Tomeka Thiam as Akon's legal wife. Her husband is a famous Senegalese-American singer, record producer, and entrepreneur. He has been in the limelight since 2004 and is known for making global hits like Lonely (2003) and Hold My Hand (a 2009 Michael Jackson duet with Akon). This article shares everything the world knows about Akon's wife, including how she met the singer, how long they have been married, their children, and so on.

Tomeka Thiam, Akon's legal wife
Tomeka Thiam in a blue dress with orange patterns (L), and singer Akon wearing a white shirt (R). Photo:, @AKON (modified by author)
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Two of Tomeka Thiam and Akon's sons are passionate about music. The couple supports their talents and has promoted their music on numerous occasions and in multiple ways. Read on to learn more about Thiam and Akon's beautiful family.

Profile summary

Full nameTomeka Thiam
Known asAkon's wife
Year of birth1975
Age48 years old (as of 2023)
Place of birthUnited States of America
Current residenceAtlanta, Georgia, United States of America
Eye colorBrown
Hair colorBlack
ParentsSandra (mother)
Marital statusMarried
SpouseAliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam
ProfessionEntrepreneur and record label executive

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Tomeka Thiam's biography

Tomeka Thiam is an American entrepreneur and record label executive. She had a chat with her Instagram fans in 2018, where they asked things they wanted to know about her. As a result, Akon's wife opened up to them about her life with the Senegalese-American singer, including how they met.

What is Tomeka Thiam's age?

Singer Akon's wife is 48 years old as of 2023. She was born in 1975 in the United States of America. Tomeka is two years younger than her husband (born on 16 April 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA).

How many children does Tomeka Thiam have?

Tomeka Thiam and Akon have five children: three sons, Alioune, Jahvor, and Muhammad, and two daughters, Alianna and Journey.

Akon's daughters
Tomeka and Akon's daughters, Alianna (youngest) and Journey (oldest). Photo: (modified by author)
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Their first child, Ali Thiam, was born on 27 May 1996. The uprising musician uses the name Ali Ozbrn in his profession. Some of his songs are on his YouTube channel. Meanwhile, Akon's other son, Jahvor, is a singer-songwriter specializing in melodic-heavy rap-driven music. He performed his unreleased songs in 2022 during his dad's world tour. Jahvor's YouTube channel has only one song, Jelouse, which he released on 17 July 2022.

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Is Tomeka Thiam married?

Akon and Tomeka have been together for 30 years. She shared on Instagram that she met the singer at a party in 1993 through his brother, and it was an instant attraction.

The three were at a friend's apartment in Georgia when she noticed the then-20-year-old Akon staring hard at her. She tried to put him off by staring back but caught a spark in his eyes when their eyes locked. Tomeka told her Instagram fans;

He put that West African spell on me. Been trying to get that spell off since then!

What does Tomeka Thiam do for a living?

It is believed Akon's wife owns a business in the hair and beauty industry. She has been affiliated with Salon A LA Saison in Buckhead, Atlanta, since 2012. The salon was under new management in 2012. Its Facebook page has not had new posts since 2018.

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Meet Akon's legal wife
Tomeka Thiam in a black jacket (L), and singer Akon wearing a blue jumper (R). Photo: @wavystraightface, @AKON (modified by author)
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How many wives does Akon have?

Fans speculate Akon has at least four wives. The Senegalese-American singer has implied in multiple press interviews that he is a polygamist and appeared in different red-carpet events with women the public presumes are his wives. Akon has only introduced Tomeka Thiam as his legal wife despite speculations that he has more wives.

Is Akon married to an Ethiopian woman?

One of his alleged wives, Rozina Negusei, is an Ethiopian record label and film production executive.

Who are Akon's wives?

Besides his legal wife, Tomeka Thiam (American entrepreneur and record label executive), who the public knows, it is believed the singer's other wives are Rozina Negusei (Ethiopian record label and film production executive) and American celebrities Tricia Anna (actress/singer), Rachel Ritfield (actress/model), and Amirah-Iman Thiam, aka Amirror (rapper).

Akon's children
Tomeka and Akon's five children. (L-R) Alianna, Journey, Alioune, Jahvor, and Muhammad. Photo: (modified by author)
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The first time Akon publicly shared his views about polygamy was 2006 during his interview on Angie Martinez’s radio show. He said;

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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.

The singer further said in his 2013 interview with TMZ;

If America adopted that [polygamy] culture there would be less domestic disputes. The average guy in the world has a main girl, and they got a side chick. And then they got a jumpoff.

He added;

Women aren't built to mate with more than one are...At the end of the day as a male, we are natural breeders by nature. We can't even escape it if we wanted to. It's what we do.
Akon's legal wife
Tomeka Thiam's husband is seated on the couch. Photo: @AKON (modified by author)
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How many kids does Akon have?

It is believed the Senegalese-American singer has at least nine children. In 2007, Akon revealed in an interview with Blender that he had six children with three different women. In 2009, the singer reportedly had a child with a woman he met while on tour in Uganda, and in 2012, he filed for joint legal custody of two children he had out of wedlock.

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The children were born in 2008 and 2009. Akon also requested the court to allow the kids to keep his surname and inherit his assets as though they were born in wedlock.

What is Tomeka Thiam's net worth?

Online sources estimate Akon's wife's net worth as $500,000. She allegedly accumulated money from her hair and beauty salon in Atlanta, Georgia. Meanwhile, her husband is worth $40 million. Within three years alone, he earned $53 million pretax by 2016.

Where does Tomeka Thiam live?

Tomeka lives with Akon and their children in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Is Tomeka Thiam on Instagram?

Tomeka Thiam's Instagram account, @mekas. world, has 6,233 followers as of November 2023.

Akon's sons
Tomeka and Akon's sons Alioune (L) and Jahvor (R). Photo: @wavystraightface, @jxhvor (modified by author)
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Facts about Tomeka Thiam

  • Akon's wife owns a hair and beauty salon in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • Tomeka rarely posts pictures or videos of herself on social media.
  • The lady often shares Instagram threads about her children and home.
  • Her mother, Sandra, regularly visits her home in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • Her Instagram bio has a YouTube link to her son's music.
  • She did not appear on The Real Housewives of Atlanta reality show in 2021, as many speculated.

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Tomeka Thiam, Akon's wife, is a supportive mother and spouse. Although her husband has openly admitted to being a polygamist in multiple press interviews, he has not publicly acknowledged his other wives (if he has any). There are numerous pictures of him with his other alleged wives online, but none has been officially introduced to the public as his legal wife. Additionally, only Tomeka Thiam's children are known to the public. The singer is yet to publicly share online pictures of himself with children he allegedly had out of wedlock. published known facts about Jenifer Lewis' husband, Arnold Byrd. He is a retired United States Marine First Sergeant and husband to the Think Like a Man actress Jenifer Lewis.

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