Kine Gueye Thiam

Wed Feb 16 2022
By   angelina

The founder of Konfidence Foundation, Kine Gueye Thiam, is married to Mor Thiam who is a drummer and entertainer. Kine and Mor are the parents of a popular Senegalese-American singer, Akon. 

The Bananza singer's mother is a professional dancer and culture promoter who has worked at Southern Illinois University with renowned choreographer, Katherine Dunham. Kine is also the founder of the Institute for the Study of African Culture. She moved to the USA in 1972 and settled there.

When Did Mrs. Thiam Marry?

Even though the actual wedding date of the celebrity couple has not been revealed yet, they probably married between the years 1972 and 1973. As their first child was born in 1973, the love pair certainly tied the knot before 1973.

Mr. and Mrs. Thiam are currently living happily with their children and grandchildren in Orlando, in the United States.

Who is Gueye Thiam's Husband?

Mor is also from a musical background. He is a drummer and was born on 22 May 1942 in Dakar, Senegal. Moreover, he is also an entertainment expert as well as a cultural promoter. The Back to Africa artist has also contributed to the songs like Ayo Ayo Nene, Sindiely, Kanfera, Xamleen Xamme, and more.

Mor Dogo Thiam smiling in a traditional hat with leaves and yellow colored Senegalese cultural dress.
Photo of Mor Dogo Thiam (Photo Source: [email protected] African diaspora)

Mor was married to three other women too, but his children's names from the rest of his wives are not made public yet.

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How Many Children Does Thiam Have?

Kine and Mor have five children: four sons and a daughter. The eldest one is Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam (Akon). Akon was born on 16 April 1973. He is a renowned singer in the United States. More, his sibling Abou "Bu" Thiam was born on 25 March 1982. Soon, their sister Khady Thiam Gueye and brother Omar Thiam followed them.

However, the Thiam family has not mentioned anything about the fifth child.

Who Are Kine's Children?

Kine's first child is a singer. Everyone is familiar with Akon's fame. Regarding the second son, Abou is a business professional and is also engaged in the music industry. It is said that he used to attend some of Akon's interviews whenever his brother had no time.

Akon's sister Khady is a music consultant. She founded TMI Worldwide, COO. More, she also works as a brand strategist in Bu Vision Entertainment. Lastly, Omar is also engaged in the musical field, however, he wants to remain away from the limelight.

Who Is Akon?

Aliaune is renowned for his songs. His songs are Bananza, Chammak Challo, Smack That, Right Now, Lonely, and more.

Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam posing in a white shirt and pant.
Photo of Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam (Photo Source: [email protected])

Akon is married to Tomeka Thiam and has four children, while he has two more children from other partners. It is said that he practices polygamy and has four wives. 

Grand Children of Kine Gueye Thiam

The culture influencer has six grandchildren in total: Aliaune Thiam, Ty Pittman, Mohammad Thiam, Jhavor Thiam, Alianna Thiam, and Journey Thiam.

Aliaune was born on 27 May 1996, Ty on 13 May 1997, Jhavor in 2004, Alianna on 27 May 2007, and Journey on 31 August 2008.

 

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