Jackie Akello

Akello is an African contemporary and urban music performer who sings in most popular languages like Acholi, Luganda, Swahili and English. After years of working with a few of Uganda’s leading contemporary and world music greats such as Kaweesa, Susan Kerunen, Myko Ouma, Tshila and Kinobe Herbert..she is indeed a rare talent with a rich textured organic voice.

In 2015, Akello collaborated with Levixone on the song “Samanya” which received great reviews from fans and saw the the song being nominated for the HiPipo Award and a Viga award for “Best Religious song of the year”

Akello believes that, “a woman’s dream is the beginning of greatness”. It is from this belief that she derives hope for a better tomorrow, for her dream is to patent the greatness of the girl child and the african continent.

The Luo gem has cultivated the habit of being grateful for every good thing that has come to her, and to give thanks, she has embarked on giving back. Her first stop being home, in Gulu where she gave scholastic and domestic material to school children orphaned and traumatised by the LRA war. She however continues to extend her giving spirit across the country and hopes to make a difference in the lives of many.

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