In 2012 Akua launched The British Blacklist described as 'the IMDB for the UK's British African and Caribbean market', The British Blacklist serves as an online portal chronicling the careers of professionals from film, television, theatre, literature & music with additional sections to be announced in the near future.
Akua’s industry career began as a hairdresser in London’s infamous Portobello Road. Akua has styled for magazines RWD, Disorder and I.D. Worked on editorial campaigns for Aquascutum, Jaeger, UniQlo. On videos for various artists Miss Dynamite, Shystie, Tracey K, & on British gangster film ‘Rollin' with the Nines’. Akua has been part of the Paul Hanlon hair team during both London Fashion week events since 2010 for designers including Top Shop, Jonathan Saunders, Giles and more.
Akua studied Multimedia then Journalism & started her journalism career at French British magazine Bolz. She also freelanced for AntiApathy.com shadowing Ken Livingstone on his Mayoral campaign. She ran the Channel U (formerly Channel AKA) website & oversaw blogs for BBC Radio 1xtra DJ's Ace & Vis. She also launched her own blog The Soul Pages.
Akua is a freelance scriptwriter & consultant who has worked closely with Julius Amedume credited for her work on 'Lorraine', 'Precipice' & 'Mr Graham'. Akua also co-wrote & produced Anti-violence short film 'After Effects' with Mark One Group.