Just a little history first...
17 year old female rapper/poet Tega Akpod, who's based in west London is making a serious name for herself. She's literally been writing and rapping since the tender age of 6, but only started to take music seriously at the age of 16. Yes, it's only been a year. Her influences are those with the likes of great musicians like Lauryn Hill, Nneka and Little Simz.
In just a year, Tega Akpod has performed at many professional venues such as the Lyric theatre in Hammersmith, the Paul Robeson theatre, Chelsea theatre, Lampton School and also at Hammersmith College. Her previous single in 2013 - "Even if they don't'" was played on BBC 6 radio, as well as being also played on Brooksland radio, Reprezent 107.3 fm, Amazing radio and Break London radio.
Her accomplishments came from being diligent, persistent and staying optimistic throughout her career pursuit. Honestly, we want to see her win, as she'll be gracing the Billboard® charts very soon in her pursuit. Stay updated and posted with her, and follow her twitter for new music as it drops periodically throughout the year.