Akon says he doesn't know how old he is, and he likes it. "All it's going to do is depress me," Akon said in a recent interview. "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." Past reports show him being anyway between 25 and 35-years-old. In 2006 he said he was 25 but now the Konvict says his birth certificate shows he was born on April 16, 1977 making him 31.
Although he was born in the United States, Akon grew up in Senegal where his family is from. Akon says he never knew how old he was "In Africa … age is not important over there. They don't care. People only focus on it here (America) and in Europe."
"I feel like I'm 21 right now," he says. "And I'll be 21 for the next 10 years."