BAFTA and MOBO award-winning hip hop artist Akala is a poet and historian who fuses a unique rap/rock/electro-punk sound with fierce lyrical storytelling.
Inspired by the likes of Saul Williams and Gil Scot-Heron, over the years Akala has developed a stellar live show with his renowned drummer/award-winning music producer Cassell ‘TheBeatmaker’ (Plan B/The Streets/Keziah Jones), and toured with the likes of Jay-Z, Nas & Damian Marley, M.I.A. and Christina Aguilera to Siouxsie Sue, Damon Albarn’s (Blur/Gorillaz) Africa Express and Richard Ashcroft.
Akala is more recently known for his compelling lectures/seminars and journalism (The Guardian, Huffington Post UK and The Independent), TV presenting and script-writing – over last few years he has gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic and literate talents in the UK.
Akala has also featured on numerous TV programmes across Channel 4, ITV2, MTV, Sky Arts and the BBC promoting his music, poetry as well as speaking on wide ranging subjects from music, youth engagement, British/African-Caribbean culture and the arts as a whole.
We can’t wait to see him set the stage alight with his raw energy at Doune the Rabbit Hole.