Akala is a British rapper, journalist, author, activist, and poet. He gained fame with his first album It's Not a Rumour and won MOBO Award. He later released albums such as Freedom Lasso, Double Think, and The Thieves Banquet. He worked as a writer and actor in the television movie The Ruins of Empires.
Born And Raised Crawley, West Sussex
Akala was born as Kingslee James McLean on 1st December 1983, in Crawley, West Sussex, England. He belongs to mixed ethnicity and holds the English nationality.
He was the second child of Heather Court McLean and father Eyon Daley. His father and mother were separated before his birth. He was raised by her mother along with his elder sister Ms. Dynamite.
He went to pan-African Saturday School. While he was 12 he saw his friend was attacked by a meat cleaver, he also carried a knife himself for self-protection.
Released First Mix Tape, In 2004.
Akala started releasing music in 2003 from his own independent music label Illa State Records. The following year he released his first mixtape The War Mixtape.
He debuted professionally as a singer from his album It's Not a Rumour in 2006. His sing made the No1 playlist on BBC Radio. With his first album, he won MOBO Award for Best Hip Hop Act.
In 2007, he released his second album, Freedom Lasso. He released his third album Double Think in 2010. Two years later he released his two-part mixtape Knowledge Is Power. He released his third album The Thieves Banquet on 27th May 2013.
He worked as a writer and actor in the television movie The Ruins of Empires in 2018.
How Much Net Worth He Has Collected?
Akala has been working for many years as a rapper, writer, and actor. From his varied career, he has accumulated $1.5 million net worth, as of 2020.
The major portion of his income is generated from his career as a rapper and singer.
Akala lives in London, the median house price in London is around £671,989 ($820,700).
Is The British Rapper Akala Dating Someone?
The British Rapper is not married yet. He is also not dating anyone officially, as of 2020.
Because of the shy persona of the rapper, it is quite a mystery whether Akala has a girlfriend or living his life single. He is active on social media such as Instagram and Twitter and often posts pictures along with his friend and of concert shows.
The millionaire has 183k followers on his Instagram and 222.3k followers on his Twitter account.