There is apparently a Senegalese-American hip-hop singer and producer named Akon (IPA pronunciation: /ˈeɪ.kɑn/) who says his full name is Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam. I haven’t kept up with the pop music scene for, oh, a couple of decades now, so I learned of his existence from this stereogum thread (sent to me by Liosliath—thanks, Liosliath!), which links to a heated Wikipedia discussion on whether the name is real. People who actually know Wolof are saying it’s bullshit, and in particular that the “Damala Bouga Time” part means “I wanna f*ck you” in Wolof. (The counterargument that “The ‘truth’ doesn’t matter, it’s sourced and should stay” showcases the crazed nature of Wikipedian fundamentalism.) My Wolof references make it clear that dama la bëgg (to use the accepted orthography) means ‘I like you’ (bëgg being ‘to love, like, want’), so it’s plausible that dama la bëgg timee (if the spelling used by a stereogum commenter is correct) means what it’s said to mean; the fact that my dictionary doesn’t have an entry for timee makes sense if that’s as vulgar a verb as it’s cracked up to be. Anybody know?