MAKOLA London West African flavour. East End behaviour. Rising duo Makola have their roots in Finland and Ghana but their sound, an irrepressible explosion of Hip-hop and Afrobeat, could only ever have been forged in London. Consisting of rapper Kwame Mensah and producer Peter Hakola, the pair fused their love of Hip-Hop, Highlife, Dance, Electronic, Grime, Jazz, Soul and Pop music to produce a truly distinctive sound created unapologetically in East London. Makola touched down in 2016 with their debut single This Is London, an exhilarating blend of culture and consciousness delivered with unabashed honesty, discussing their view of the London they've lived and grew up with. Second single Black Man Statues was a rallying cry which brought a harder and more immediate sound steeped in London's Grime soundscape. During the year of 2017 these two tracks alone would see Makola play some major festivals and gigs in Europe and UK, showcasing their energetic non-stop party vibes. Expanding beyond just a rapper and producer, Makola implement a live element that sees them perform with live drums and brass section. As a result they've built up a reputation as a band you must see if you're looking for unrelenting musical and theatrical entertainment. With Makola releasing new single Crown and an E.P in 2018, now is the time to catch them live.