30 Akon Quotes & Lyrics About Success & Challenges

Akon, another incredible pop and r&b icon for hip-hop fans;

Akon is one of the most popular icons in the pop and hip-hop history, and I bet we all know a few songs that he has done throughout his career. Some of his lyrics are that motivational that we all can get touched by it. 

So with that said I’ve had a look and a listen and compiled some of the best Akon quotes from his own lyrics and other statements. 

Akon has become one of the biggest rappers/singers in the world; here are our collection of the best Akon quotes:


30 Awesome Akon Quotes

1. “My ideas come when I least expect it, so I’ve always got to have a studio nearby or close by somewhere.” – Akon 

2. “I love to just go to the movies, watch movies, listen to the scores and all that ’cause that’s, like, the next step for me.” – Akon 

3. I always feel like ‘as long as I’m doin’ what I love to do, the money’s naturally gonna come.’ When you start thinkin’ business and you start thinkin’ ‘What’s hot? What’s the wave? Who is hot? Let’s get at that person,’ it becomes a point where you’re tryin’ to strategize to make money. And that’s always a gamble.– Akon

4. “I always want to set myself a challenge by doing something no-one would expect me to do! But, having said that, I don’t feel as a musician you can steer too far away from what you normally do.” – Akon

5.”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.” – Akon

6. “It’s always the music first for me. But if the music isn’t selling, there isn’t gonna be any business. So you gotta make sure music is always the first priority.” – Akon

7. “In Africa… age is not important over there. They don’t care.” – Akon


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8. “The moment artists can just do what they love to do then music will go right back to where it used to be. I mean back in the ’60s and ’70s and ’80s, that’s what it was.” – Akon


9. “As long as you’re giving up quality records and you’re makin’ hit records, people are always gonna want to hear a hit, and they’ll always want to be attached to something that’s doin’ great.” – Akon

10. “I don’t want to know I’m getting older. Then I’ll start to think about getting checkups and insurance. I don’t want that.” – Akon

11. “I just like music all the way around the board. I can’t stick to one thing – I’ve got to move around.” – Akon 

12. “I always try to give my own albums space in between so I have time to create a new sound and give time for people to miss me. You have to come out fresh and reinvent yourself.” – Akon

13. “Melody has a certain way that it projects back to you. It triggers certain nerves in your body and certain instincts that normally wouldn’t be triggered by a normal voice.” – Akon


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14. “Whatever obstacle comes your way, you gotta be prepared to jump over it! And I think that’s what separates the legends from the regular artists. It’s all in how you manage that success, and how you deal with the controversy when it actually comes.” – Akon


15. “I always felt like if you get to a point where you’ve got enough money to invest in something real, you gotta invest in anything that’s related to a natural resource because that’s gonna be here forever – so you might as well invest in something that’s gonna be here, rather than invest in something that’s gonna wear out.” – Akon

16. “Any album that you pick up of mine, you know it’s an Akon album. The guests are very limited, and you get to really feel the experience. You get the Akon experience when you get the albums. I always want to make sure that stays the way it is. I don’t want to flood the album to where you lose focus on why you bought it.” – Akon

17. “That’s my actual payment, the fact that I can actually make something that I actually enjoy and put on repeat, and it’s not related to anything else or anyone else’s thoughts and ideas, it all came from me; I just love that aspect of it.” – Akon

18. “While I’m here, I’m gonna milk it for all I can, so when I’m no longer hot – and I know that day is coming – I will step over here and enjoy everything I’ve created up to this point. The music is just opening all these doors, so I can relax.” – Akon

19.”Everything is a blessing to me.” – Akon


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20. “What I remember the most really was just running wild there. Barefooted, swimming in dirty lakes, selling fruit, picking mango trees, hoping not to get caught because they don’t take kindly to thieves in Africa.” – Akon


21. “”Eminem is the greatest ever.” – Akon

22. “The difference between dreams and success is that dreams need effortless sleep and success needs sleepless efforts.” – Akon 

23. ” If you dream it, you can do it.” – Akon 

24. “I think even outside of being an artist, anyone with success should always put themselves in a position to help others.” – Akon 

25. “I feel you creepin’, I can see you from my shadow. Wanna jump up in my Lamborghini Gallardo. Maybe go to my place and just kick it, like Taebo… and possibly bend you over. Look back and watch me smack that.” – Akon 

26. “Im’a call her. Then I put the mack down. Money? No problem. Pocket full of that now.” – Akon

27. “I’m sorry for the club that didn’t shut down, I hope they manage better next time around. How was I to know she was underage in a 21 and older club they say.” – Akon

28.”I’m sorry for the fact that I did not know, that you were sitting at home just wishing we can go back to when it was just you and me.” – Akon 

29. “I know they wanna come and separate us. But they can’t do us anything. You’re the one I want and I’ma continue lovin cause you’re considered wife and I’m considered husband. And I’ma always be there for you.” – Akon 

30. “And I don’t care what they say, I’m gonna be with you.” – Akon 



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