‘Akan’, is a Ghanaian Hiplife/Hip-hop artiste. His name is from 'Akan' the name of a community of ethnic groups in Ghana (and parts of Ivory Coast). He also raps primarily in his language, Akan.
He started his journery into rap as a young school boy performing under the name ‘Quabena Shy’.
He was a participant in 'Next Big Thing In GH' a competition on GhOne TV in 2013, and thereafter went on to put out singles: ‘The Way I Feel’ and ‘Mo Befi Mi’ in 2014. Akan released his debut, the eponymous EP, Akan, in 2016.