Akeem Oh (Ouellet) is an American-Canadian singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Ottawa ON. He was born in Philadelphia PA, adopted by a Canadian Family and raised in Mattawa ON (a small town in Northern Ontario).
Initially contributing to the growing French Canadian music scene, he won the APCM prize at the Ontario Pop Music Showcase (now rebranded as Rond Point). He was also a finalist on the hit musical TV Show JAM on TFO in 2012.
His latest single School Girl has been described by many as a nostalgic and uplifting Indie-Pop Folk epic that draws inspiration from artists such as Paul McCartney, Beck and Iron & Wine. Written about a close friend, Akeem Oh uses various sounds and effects to create the world of the track’s subject. She’s an ambitious artist who’s making her way through the many challenges of early adulthood.
He released a music video for Winter Crush on January 8th 2021 and performed his acclaimed Megaphono Festival Showcase “Akeem Oh: Live at the Record Centre” in May 2021. He’s currently completing his debut EP. Oh will also lend his ears to several projects as a producer in 2021.