Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews


  • 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... MoreThe Dark Lady

(18 reviews) Review
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... MoreYou Can do Anything (Hip and Hop)

(10 reviews) Review
Image to show page is loading Show More Books

New Book

Most Popular Book

Recent Reviews

  • The Dark Lady

    The Dark Lady

    by jacd77

    I concur for certain commentators that this was a piece delayed to take off, however when it does, this is a vivacious, lively undertaking, a picaresq...

  • The Dark Lady

    The Dark Lady

    by Ellanor

    I throughly enjoyed this book.
    This book will take you through every emotion,  from sorrow to happiness. 
    The book is quite dark at...

  • The Dark Lady

    The Dark Lady

    by Hgirl

    I am still in the process of reading this book but am totally enjoying it and finding it interesting. I would say it's for the older child due to its...

Series by