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Akala

  • 4 stars across 2 books

     BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip hop artist, writer, poet and historian Akala is a label owner and social entrepreneur who fuses unique rap/rock/electro-punk sound with fierce storytelling. Jay-Z, M.I.A. and Christina Aguilera are just a few of the musicians Akala's toured with, his own stellar live show headlined eight UK tours and he regularly appears at festivals such as Glastonbury and Wireless.

     

     More recently known for his compelling lectures and journalism, Akala has written for the  The Guardian  ,  Huffington Post UK   and  The Independent  , and also taken part in British Council arts education and music projects all over the world.

     

     In 2009, with Sir Ian McKellen's support, Akala launched the 'The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company', a music theatre production company which sparked worldwide media interest. Previous clients and collaborators include the BBC, Premier League, Mastercard, The Barbican and Ed Sheeran.

     

     Akala has also featured on numerous TV programmes across Channel 4, ITV2, MTV, Sky Arts and the BBC promoting his projects as well as speaking on wide ranging subjects from music and poetry to youth engagement and British/African-Caribbean culture.

     
    3rd February 2022

    The Dark Lady

    A natural storyteller with a vision of his own. THE DARK LADY, Akala's debut novel for teens, will enthuse and enter... More

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    6th July 2017

    You Can do Anything (Hip and Hop)

    A new picture book series from the MOBO award-winning hip hop artist Akala, bursting with bright colour artwork from acc... More

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