Akelee was born July 12th in Cleveland Ohio and was raised in Los Angeles CA. As a young child Akelee grew
enormously fond of singing. Right in her own home, alongside her mother, is where she would find her own voice while singing along to the great voices of Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Anita Baker, Patti Labelle and more. As Akelee continued on the journey to develop more of her sense of taste, she also added artists like Seal, Heart, Shania Twain, Karen Carpenter and Sade to her list of favorites. In high school Akelee joined local girl groups where she would spend every day and endless nights mastering her craft which would prove to play a large part in her becoming a well seasoned artist. At the age of 17, Akelee was first seen on the hit television series American Idol where she was coined the name little Whitney Houston. . Akelee has worked closely with some of the industries most prestigious producers and songwriters. It was under the guidance of some of these greats where she developed a strong passion to be at the forefront of the creative process. She learned how to record herself as well as song-write and vocal produce for outside acts. To date Akelee has written for a number of major artists such as Faith Evans, Musiq Soulchild and more. Akelee has also had success in "sync" where you can catch her voice/music in commercials/television as she has worked with companies such as Disney, Pepsi and others. With her golden heart, powerful sultry voice that catches any listener's attention, alongside her incredible knack for songwriting, AKELEE is a force and quickly becoming one of the industries most Influential all around powerhouse artist that will lead for generations to come. In 2012 she scored her first song placement on a track titled Mr Pretender from Reach Records' recording artist KB on the Weight and Glory album which went on to be the #1 album on the Billboard gospel charts & the#1 album on iTunes in the U.S., France, and Canada.. Akelee then formed her own band and quickly landed a residency spot at Hollywood’s famous theater, The Roxy and has been seen performing alongside the Grammy Award winning Mary Mary, Akelee is absolutely destined to leave her mark on this generation and many to come. A true amazing leader on the rise.