Akoeba is a multi-talented young African female artist (singer, songwriter, composer, and choreographer) who sings in several languages, principally in English and French. She hails from Togo and is well-versed in the socio-cultural norm of West African States. She has a University Degree in Business Accounting and Management and a BA in English Literature.
Akoeba started her music passion at the very tender age of 5, she was always seen singing and dancing, entertaining family members during family gatherings. At the age of 11, she and 2 other female friends formed a band named the “Hot Girls” and they performed (singing and dancing) at various school holiday parties and other kids’ venues and events. She also wrote poems and children fairy tales and stories at that age. In fact, most of her song lyrics are actually the poems she wrote when she was 11 years old. And she still uses those poems to compose her songs today!
Her first Album titled “The Stories” will be available on December 31st, 2018 and is a mix of various music genres such as afro pop, reggae, dancehall and world music, and talks about some episodes of her life. The album’s lead single titled “African Woman” is to be released on March 26th, 2018.
“African Woman” is about the African Traditional Marriage process and its focus is on the African Bride Price. In a funny way, the song points out how a very expensive Bride Price can discourage a man from marrying the woman he loves because he can’t afford to buy all the items requested by the woman’s family.
Akoeba is an inspiration and a source of motivation to lots of people both from her home country and others who have come across her music and story.