Akala is a BAFTA and MOBO award winning hip hop artist, writer and social-entrepreneur, as well as the co founder of The Hip Hop Shakespeare Company. Alongside an extensive and celebrated output as a musician, Akala has produced numerous projects in the arts, education and music worldwide.
Akala has also appeared widely on television promoting his music and poetry, and speaking on wide ranging subjects from music, race, youth engagement, British/AfricanCaribbean culture and the arts, with numerous online lectures and performances that have millions of views on YouTube. More recently known for his compelling lectures and journalism he has written for the Guardian, Huffington Post and the Independent and spoken for the Oxford Union and TEDx.
His brilliant book NATIVES (released this month in paperback form) is the recently published memoir and already a Sunday Times bestseller.