Great great granddaughter of Aboriginals of New Guinea and Native Cherokee Indians,in the tradition of her phenomenally successful sisters in spirit, Lauryn Hill, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt, this “Sweet Messenger’s divinely inspired lyrics, comforted by her sweet, soulful voice, lie in a bed rooted in reggae for a uniquely mesmerizing musical experience. Empress Akua writes and arranges all of her songs.
Empress Akua has been invited as a Special Guest to join live onstage with popularartists such as; Tina Marie,Tosh1, Fishbone, Eek a Mouse, Pato Banton, Anthony B, Horace, Andy, Tosh 1, Rick James and LV.
Opened Locally for; Kymani Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Stephen Marley,Steel Pulse, The Meditations, The Gladiators, Buju Banton, Capleton, Junior Reid, Barrington Levy, Wailing Souls, Ce’cile, George Nooks, Lloyd Brown, Peter Hunningale, Don Campbell, Glen Washington, The Cannons, Detour Posse, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Anthony B, Sister Carol, Aswad, Sister Nancy, Ras Michael, Norris Man, Donovan, Chrisinti, Slightly Stupid, Mykal Rose, Lloyd Hemmings, Jimmy Cliff, Shine Head, Ben Harper, Ras Michael, Midnite, Papa Michigan, Natural Black, Bamboo Station, Sophia Brown.
Toured As An Opening Act For; Kymani Marley, Daniel Marley, Jo Mersa Marley, Pressure, Sister Carol, Mystic Revealers, Kulcha Knox, Aswad, Fully and The Fullwood Band, Mickey Dred, Eek A Mouse, Shine Head, Humble Soul, Rocker T, Black EyedPeas, Outkast, Goodie Mob, Xibit.
Toured As Backup Singer For; Ini Kamozi, Horace Andy, Tosh 1 (son of Peter Tosh), Anthony B, Eek A Mouse, Shine Head, Humble Soul, El Jai, Pato Banton, AndrewBees’s (lead singer of Black Uhuru), Ras Indio.
Recorded vocals on songs for: Rick James, Majek Fashek, Toni Chin and Fully(original members of Peter Tosh and Bob Marley’s band and now called Fully and theFullwood band), Simple Simon, Smiley (of Michigan and Smiley), Pato Banton, ErrolDunkley, Andrew Bees ( lead singer of Black Uhuru), Chuck Foster, El Jai, Eek AMouse, Shaka Man(of the Rastafarians), Anna Fisher, El Jai, Lloyd Hemmings, Scientist andThe Roots Radics, Krs1, Steffon (Ruthless Records).
Also worked musically with: Tina Marie, Left Eye, Jr. Kelly & LV.
Empress Akua has been offered several record deals and was signed Pioneer
Records. Two of her songs have been chosen and used for two different films.
Empress Akua released her first cd in 2000 titled Divine Order, her second in 2002 self titled and for the next few years she toured musically, acted on sitcoms like “MARTIN”, movies like THE “BLACK PANTHERS” , music video”s with MICHAEL JACKSON “JERU THE DAMAJA” and “LL COOL J” and her own commercial with “MILLERS BEER” and more.
She released her third cd ep titled Goddess Meditation in 2012 and her fourth in 2013 titled Legalize It Now ep and is currently working on her new one for 2016.
Empress Akua’s Influences are: Judy Mowatt, Marcia Griffiths, Tanya Stephens, Lauryn Hill and Bob Marley.
She has toured the whole USA including the Hawaiian Islands and Central America. You can find some of her music on Itunes, Amazon, Cd Baby and Spotify. You can also find her music videos on youtube.
“COMMITTED TO THE MEDITATION OF A GODDESS”