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Akala, whose full name is Kingslee James McLean Daley, is a British rapper, poet, author, and social entrepreneur celebrated for his powerful artistry and commitment to social and racial justice. Born on December 1, 1983, in London, England, he has become a prominent figure in the British music and literary scenes.


Akala’s music combines insightful lyrics with social and political commentary, addressing issues such as race, inequality, and history. His thought-provoking albums and performances have earned critical acclaim and a dedicated following.


Beyond music, Akala is a respected author, with books like “Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire” that delve into complex issues of identity, colonialism, and systemic racism.

As a passionate advocate for education and social change, Akala has also founded The Hip-hop Shakespeare Company, using music and poetry to engage young people in learning and self-expression.


Akala’s work as an artist, writer, and activist continues to inspire and challenge, fostering important dialogues about race, identity, and social justice in the United Kingdom and beyond.




Our booking team has successfully helped clients around the globe secure talent like Akala for corporate events, speaking engagements, personal appearances and product endorsements for over 20 years. We take the time to listen and understand the needs of corporations and organizations looking to hire entertainers, musicians, speakers and other creative talent. Fill out a booking request form for Akala to discuss your event. One of our team members will be happy to provide pricing guidance and availability for Akala or any other talent you may be interested in.



Booking fees for Akala, or any other artist, singer, or celebrity, are calculated based on a many different factors and can change at any time. Talent prices often vary in accordance with the nature of the event, talent’s current work schedule, the physical location of the event and performance length. The talent fees stated on this site are designed to serve as a guideline only. In some instances, the quote you receive may vary slightly from the given range. To receive the most current and up-to-date fee to book Akala, please fill out our talent request form to speak with one of our experienced booking agents.



Anthem Talent Agency has successfully secured celebrity talent like Akala for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. Being a full service talent booking agency, we have access to every celebrity, performer, speaker, or artist on the planet. Our experienced booking agents are happy to submit a formal offer on your behalf to the talent of your choice, lending you the benefit of our stellar reputation and long-established relationships in the entertainment industry. Tell us more about your event here, and one of our experienced agents will help you to hire Akala or another celebrity of your choice for your upcoming event.



Anthem Talent Agency, acts as a “buyers agent” in the artist booking process. Why work with us? We exclusively represent corporations, event & conference planners, and private institutions, who are seeking to secure world-class performers, speakers, musicians, comedians, artists, magicians or celebrities for corporate events, private performances, appearances, speaking engagements & keynote lectures, commercials, or product endorsements & sponsorship opportunities. We have access to virtually all categories of talent.  Anthem does not claim to exclusively represent Akala nor claim to be the exclusive agency for Akala or any other talent listed on this site. For more information on how we work please visit our about us page. For the most recent updates please visit our blog. Still have questions? Please view our FAQ