Akara Etteh lost in thought, shot by Tom Edwards in central London, 2016

"#...You were the one,
Who would always say I have such potential...#"

- Akara Etteh, 'Yes You Are' lyrics

But "...please stop contacting me"  was the text message I received from the woman I wrote this song about, a day after I sent it to the BBC.

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Who is Akara Etteh?

Fusing Nigerian instincts for groove with gospel-inspired vocals, electronic hip-hop soul Akara Etteh has been producing cross-genre on multiple projects, and most recently is turning his hand to RnB singer-songwriting.

Debut single “Yes You Are” was picked up by BBC Introducing, with shows across London autumn 2017

See Mickey Lightfoot, TxxRxS RxSxNG and JammHot for previously released work that Akara Etteh has contributed on, including plays on BBC Radio 1, as well as him supporting these releases with appearances at European festivals including Afropunk, Great Escape, Plissken, Lunatic and Field Day.