Prior to Xaxis, Akama was Head of Brand Performance at Verizon Media.
Akama has been awarded multiple industry accolades in his career to date. Recently, Akama won MediaWeek's Rising Star Media Owner, was listed in Campaign Magazine's 30 under 30, and won Future Leader of the Year in the Tech Leader Awards. Alongside judging at several media industry recognition bodies including; M&M Global, Festival of Media, DMA, Performance Marketing, and MediaWeeks Awards, amongst others.
In regards to diversity and inclusion, Akama Co-founded We Are Stripes, was a founding member of Media For All. He has also been listed in the Dots 100 Black Creatives Inspiring Change, Campaign Magazine's 50 Trailblazers, Empowers Ethnic Minority Future Leaders, The IPA's iList, and a finalist for the UK Social Mobility Awards Rising Star category. In addition, Akama was instrumental in creating the Black Is The New Black exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery and has been a public champion of neurodiversity with an article published in City AM, Data and Marketing Association.