Akala

Artist
Akala

MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer, poet and educator ‘Akala’ is a label owner and social entrepreneur who fuses his unique rap/rock/electro-punk sound with fierce lyrical storytelling.

Inspired by the likes of Gil Scot-Heron and Saul Williams, over the years Akala has developed a stellar live show with his award-winning music producer Cassell ‘TheBeatmaker’ headlining 6 UK tours as well as touring with the likes of Jay-Z, Nas & Damian Marley, M.I.A. and Christina Aguilera, appearing at numerous UK / European and US festivals.

Akala is more recently known for his compelling lectures/seminars, journalism (The Guardian, Huffington Post UK, New Internationalist and The Independent), TV presenting and script-writing and has gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic and literate talents in the UK.



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