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Ryze Record’s very own contemporary rnb artist, Akilah Marlette is taking the stage by storm and slowly making her way up the ranks.

The Houston native began her musical journey as a child singing in the church choir. She led the choir in solo at the tender age of seven. Growing into adolescence, she took an interest in alternative, rock, and pop, which sparked her interest in the guitar. By the age of fifteen, Akilah was a self-taught musician performing covers for family and friends. She continued studying music in her high school’s varsity choir, when her mentors encouraged her to create music of her own. Not to be underestimated, she began writing and composing her own songs.

Akilah took a few courses at The Art Institute of Houston, which landed her a gig at The Guitar Center. She worked there in the Pro Audio department for two years learning the trade and networking with other artists.

After years of closet recording, she was introduced to the CEO of Ryze Records. In the summer of 2019, she was signed to the label. With her pure demeanor and dark, powerful lyrics about life as an eccentric, she brings a new perspective to the industry. The singer/songwriter, rapper, and producer can be found on various stages around Houston, and she’s coming to a stage near you.