Kine Gueye Thiam - Updated Jul 2024

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Kine Gueye Thiam

Kine Gueye Thiam is a Senegalese-American dancer and a celebrity mother. Moreover, Kine Gueye Thiam is best known as the mother of singer, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and record producer, Akon.

Early life

Kine Gueye Thiam was born in Senegal and holds a Senegalese-American nationality. Apart from them, there are not many more details regarding her exact birth date, place, zodiac sign, parents, siblings, and childhood life. Moreover, we may assume that she might have been well-raised by her parents as a child.

Regarding her educational career, she has not shared her academic qualifications in public at the moment. We may assume that Kine might have completed her graduation from a well-known university in America.

Professional career

Talking about Kine’s professional career, she is a professional dancer who has been performing for many years. Other than that, she has not shared other information regarding her job and profession. In addition, she rose to fame as the mother of singer, songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and record producer, Akon.


Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam best known as his stage name, Akon is a Senegalese American singer, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur. He gained attention in 2004 after the release of “Locked Up,” the lead single from his debut album Trouble (2004), which featured Styles P, and “Lonely,” the second single.

Three Grammy Award nominations for Best Contemporary R&B Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best Rap/Sung Song for “Smack That” (with Eminem) and “I Wanna Love You” were presented to his second album, Konvicted (2006). (featuring Snoop Dogg).

Following the success of both singles, “Don’t Matter” and “Sorry, Blame It on Me” entered the Billboard Hot 100 top ten. “Right Now (Na Na Na)” was the lead single from Freedom, his third studio album, which was released in 2008.

Akon regularly contributes vocals as a featured artist and is currently recognized for more than 300 cameo appearances, more than 35 songs on the Billboard Hot 100, and five Grammy Award nominations. He is the only solo artist to make up the top two positions on the Billboard Hot 100 charts at the same time twice.

The RIAA has given Akon four songs with a 3 platinum certificate, three songs with a 2 platinum certification, more than ten songs with a 1 platinum certification, and more than ten songs with a gold certification.

Akon was recognized by Guinness World Records as the top-selling master ringtone artist worldwide. Akon later started two record labels, Konvict Muzik and KonLive Distribution, in addition to his musical career.

Through these labels, he has signed numerous successful artists, including Lady Gaga, T-Pain, R. City, Kardinal Offishall, Jeffree Star, and French Montana. He works simultaneously as a record producer and songwriter, mostly for artists signed to his labels.


Kine Gueye Thiam has not won any awards in her career. But her son Akon has won some of them. In his musical career, he has won a total of 36 awards and 95 nominations. He has won five World Music Awards, one Teen Choice Award, one American Music Award, and others. Moreover, he was nominated five times for Grammy Awards.

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Caption: Kine Gueye Thiam posing for a photo (Source: Instagram)

Kine Gueye Thiam – Net Worth 2024

This celebrity mother has not shared her net worth, income, and salary in public. On the other sides, her son Akon has earned a huge sum of money as a singer. As of 2022, his net worth is estimated at around $80 million.

Relationship Status

Kine Gueye Thiam married Mor Dogo Thiam in Senegal in the presence of their family and friends. Mor is a famous drummer, entertainment consultant, and cultural historian.  Moreover, there is no information about their exact date of marriage.

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Caption: Kine Gueye Thiam with her son, Akon (Source: Featured Biography)

The couple moved to the United States following their marriage but returned to Senegal, West Africa after their first kid, Akon was born. They stayed for seven years before returning to New Jersey, where they settled.

Later, they gave birth to their youngest son, Abou Thiam. Abou is a music producer and businessman. Moreover, Kine is not a part of the controversy nor got into rumors at the moment.

Kine Gueye Thiam – Body Measurements

Kine Gueye Thiam has black hair with brown eyes color. Other than that, she has not shared her other information regarding her height, weight, and other body stats.

Social Media

On her Instagram page, there are 721 followers. Besides that, she is not active on Facebook or Twitter.