Great granddaughter of Aboriginals of New Guinea, in the tradition of her phenomenally successful sisters in spirit, Lauryn Hill and Judy Mowatt this "Sweet Messenger's " divinely inspired lyrics, comforted by her sweet, soulful voice, lie in a bed rooted in reggae and wrapped in smooth hip hop for a uniquely mesmerizing musical experience. Empress Akua writes and arranges all of her songs.
Empress Akua has opened locally for; Kymani Marley, Damian Marley, Julian Marley, Stephen Marley, Steel Pulse, Buju Banton, Capleton, Junior Reid, Barrington Levy, Wailing Souls, The Gladiators, Ce'cile, George Nooks, Lloyd Brown, Peter Hunningale, Don Campbell, Glen Washington, The Cannons, Detour Posse, Shaggy, Sean Paul, Anthony B, Sister Carol, Sister Nancy, Norris Man, Donovan, Chrisinti, Slightly Stupid, Mykal Rose, Lloyd Hemmings, Jimmy Cliff, Shinehead, Ben Harper, Ras Michael, Midnite, Papa Michigan, Natural Black, Bamboo Station, Sophia Brown and The Meditations to name a few.
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, Mikey Dread, Eek a Mouse, Shine Head, Humble Soul, Rocker T, The Black Eyed Peas, Outkast, Goodie Mob, Xibit and TI.
Toured as backup singer for: Ini Kamoze, Horace Andy, Tosh 1 (son of Peter Tosh), Anthony B, Eek AMouse, Pato Banton, Shine Head, Andrew Bees (lead singer of Black Uhuru), Eljai, Ragga Soul Jah's and Ras Indio.
Recorded studio vocals for: Rick James, Majek Fashek, Toni Chin & Fully Fullwood (original members of "Peter Tosh and Bob Marley's" band), Simple Simon, Smiley (of Michigan and Smiley), Pato Banton, Errol Dunkley Andrew Bee's (lead singer of "Black Uhuru"), Eljai, Eek A Mouse, Shaka Man (original member of "The Rastafarians"), Anna Fisher, Lloyd Hemmings, Dakeye, Wadi Gad, Scientist and The Roots Radics, KRS1, Steffon ("Ruthless Records") and more.
Also worked musically with: Tina Marie, Left Eye, Jr. Kelly and Grammy Award Winning "L.V."
Once signed to "PIONEER RECORDS" Empress Akua has been offered several record deals and two of her songs have been chosen and used for 3 different films including one being used as the theme song for The "BURNING MAN" festival.
INFLUENCES: Judy Mowatt, Tanya Stephens, Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley and Nina Simone.
Empress Akua has toured the whole USA including all of the Hawaiian Islands and Central America.
"FOREVER COMMITTED TO THE MEDITATION OF A GODDESS"
Sweet Messenger, Lyrics For The Soul