Another name joining the list of Brit School Alumni is London based, singer songwriter and guitarist Shan Ako. With influences from soul, gospel, pop, R&B, jazz, folk and reggae, she began releasing self-produced music as a teenager, writing lyrics to provide inspiration to young people.
Shan went on to gain exceptional credits and performance experiences including the pre-mobo awards at Cadogan Hall, the Barbican for the London Jazz Festival and winning the Project Aloft Star for emerging artists run by Starwood Hotel Group and BBC Radio 1.
After gaining a degree in Music Business, Shan went on to develop her talents touring across the UK & Europe playing the lead role in the production of Whitney Queen of the Night.
In 2018 Shan was seen on the live finals of X Factor and the subsequent 2019 X Factor National Arena Tour.
Shan is actively engaged in her local community church and a passionate supporter for mental health awareness.