Gifting a Head of State has got to be one of the most mind boggling thing for anyone looking to impress someone who has everything. But not for Senegalese singer Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam, popularly known as Akon.
According to TMZ, The R&B and hip hop crooner is reported to have ordered a $350,000 bulletproof van for an African president from The Auto Firm in South Florida. Personnel from the auto firm said the 2014 Mercedes Sprinter was ordered last year by the singer who asked them to reinforce it in bullet proof armor.
Akon however, could not reveal which African president would be getting the ride. TMZ’s guess is Senegalese president, but we can’t rule out our own Uhuru Kenyatta – afterall, only we know how close they’ve become in recent months. We’ve actually lost count of the number of times they’ve met, including that time the singer came with wife No. 4.
Here are photos of the 8 seater van courtesy of TMZ: