Awards, honors & Articles

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Akil with presenter and Oscar Nominee Terrance Howard"Underground" was honored with 1st place for Best Use of Music and the Bricker Humanitarian Award



"Underground" - The Musical Play - Honors:

  • Closing Night Event, Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, 2015
  • Reading Series Selection, Negro Ensemble Company - directed by TONY award winner, Ben Harney, New York City, 2016
  • Inagural Play, Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival, 2016

Filmmaking recognition

Akil was honored with 1st place at the Palm Beach International Film Festival _

  • Chosen as #7 in the "Top 100 Indie Filmmakers in the World"
    Del & Teresa Weston, Creators of the Action on Film International Film Festival

  • "2014 Best of Tallahassee Award in Motion Picture and Video Distribution"
    Tallahassee Award Program

"Underground" Film Awards as of 11/13/2013 (21 awards in 28 festivals):


"Silhouettes" Awards & Screenings as of 03/18/2014 (4 awards in 11 festivals)


Other Awards

_Akil won 1st place at the San Diego Black Film Festival. Seen here with actress Tomi Townsend



Tallahassee Democrat Article (Tallahassee, FL)

FAMU University Article (Tallahassee, FL)

FSU Article (Tallahassee, FL)

DeeWorks Live! Radio Interview (New Jersey)

Blogtalk Radio Article (Atlanta, GA)

San Diego Monitor

FAMUAN Article (Tallahassee, FL)

HBCU Lifestyle