Abou Thiam - Updated Jul 2024

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New Jersey, USA
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New Jersey, USA

Abou Thiam

Abou Thiam is a music producer and businessman. Abou Thiam is also co-Ceo of Konvict Muzik and the brother of famous singer Akon.

Early Life

Abou Thiam was born on the 25th of May, 1982 in New Jersey, USA. He is African American and Muslim by religion. He is 41 years old. Abou was born to parents Mor Thiam and Kine Gueye Thiam. His father Mor Thiam was a percussionist while his mother Kine Gueye Thiam was a dancer. He also has an older brother Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam. There’s no information on his educational background.

Abou with his older brother Akon

Caption: Abou with his older brother Akon Source: Booska-P

Professional Life

Abou comes from a musical family, so he eventually followed his brother Akon’s path. His first job was handling the A&R for his older brother Akon’s multi-platinum album, Trouble. In 2005, he signed T-Pain. The success of T-debut Pain’s album increased Bu’s self-assurance on the career route he had chosen for himself. But is a businessman and a music executive at present.

He then signed Jeremih and he had the instant hit ” Birthday Sex”. At the age of 28, he became the youngest vice president of Def Jam. He founded his own business, Bu Vision, after working with artists including Lady Gaga and Rihanna, and assisting Kanye and Jay Z for their album Watch the Throne. But recently became an executive vice president at Columbia Records in 2022.

Together with his brother Akon, Bu has several controversies. Leland Clopton, a producer, sued both of the brothers in December 2016 for allegedly hiding financial documents to avoid paying royalties.

Abou with Kanye West

Caption: Abou with Kanye West Source: Rolling Stone


Abou Thiam is pretty active in Philanthropy. As Senegal is his father’s home, he founded one of Senegal’s biggest internet service providers in September 2018. He had the notion of introducing the Internet in Senegal because of his frequent trips to that country and the absence of the Internet there.

Net Worth 2024

Abou Thiam earned his fortune through a musical career. His total net worth is estimated to be $52 million. His brother Akon has a total net worth of $80 million.

Personal Life

Bu is currently in a relationship. However, there is no further information about her. He was previously in a relationship with Ariel Hakim in 2010. Bu and Ariel share a daughter and he used to provide $3000 per month for child care to Ariel. After two years, she demanded more money as she had another place left with her daughter without providing Abou with the required 30-day notice. As a result, he backfired on Ariel by claiming that her behavior violated his right to visitation.

Bu and Tracee Ellis Ross had a committed relationship starting in 2011. Their romance only lasted until 2013. But he claims that he is still in love with her and that his future lovers should understand. The actual is unknown but it is speculated Tracee’s mother Diana did not like the fact he was a polygamist. In October 2020, he was rumored to be dating Lori Harvey, a model and social media influencer.

Abou Thiam and his ex-girlfriend Tracee Ellis Ross

Caption: Abou Thiam and his ex-girlfriend Tracee Ellis Ross Source: AmoMama

Abou Thiam – Body Measurements

Abou Thiam has a height of 5 feet 7 inches and he weighs 74 kg. Thiam is bald and his eyes are black.

Abou Thiam – Social Media

Abou Thiam is quite active on social media. He has an Instagram account @__bu with 213k followers. He also has a Twitter account @bukonvict with 44.6k followers. But often posts about his work, cars, and family.