Akua Naru

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Birthday
20, 1978
Birthplace
New Haven, CT
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
20, 1978 (age 40)
Birthplace
New Haven, CT

About

American rapper and spoken word artist who has become known for incorporating elements of jazz and traditional African music into her songs. Her critically-acclaimed debut album, The Journey Aflame, was released in 2011.

Before Fame

She was raised in New Haven, Connecticut. She began performing alongside her uncle at backyard parties in her neighborhood at age nine.

Trivia

She has served as an Artist in Residence at Fordham University.

Family Life

She is the oldest of three siblings. Her real name is LaTanya Olatunji.

Associated With

She collaborated with rapper Rah Digga on the song "As the World Turns."