I was introduced to storytelling by my uncle Charlie Lee West, Mr. Vest and my cousin Willie C. Davis.
Pursued a career as an actor, writer and puppeteer before finding my calling as a storyteller...AND I STILL GOT STORIES TO TELL!
Uncle Remus Tales, World Folktales, West African Folktales, East African Folktales, Folktales of the Americas
Akbar portrays the heroic story of Frederick Douglass from his birth in 1818 to his death in 1895. Akbar’s portrayal will provide insight into how Frederick freed himself from slavery and became an outspoken abolitionist and a champion of women’s rights as well.
James Weldon Johnson
Akbar tells the extraordinary story of James Weldon Johnson who was a Black national author, lyricist for Broadway shows, diplomat, lawyer and the executive secretary for the NAACP.
Donald L. Hollowell
Akbar brings to life, Donald L. Hollowell’s story. A story of a man who greatly impacted the civil rights movement as a lawyer for the Atlanta Student Movement. Akbar’s historical performance will also share with the audience, Donald L. Hollowell’s involvement with the Buffalo Soldiers, his life as a young star athlete as well as being a U.S veteran.
Folktales from Around the World, African Folktales
Unique & Universal theme oriented stories for conferences, banquets, seminars & special occasions