Akilah Hamilton is an Artist at heart. As a true visionary, all aspects of her career are led by her passion to create. Professionally she is a Social Entrepreneur, and an Educational Facilitator. Born in Toronto Canada, of Vincentian Parentage and graduated from York University with a major in Sociology.
Recently Akilah founded Asha Leaf Tea, a new and unique brand of all natural Caribbean Loose Leaf Tea. The premium Caribbean loose leaf teas are made from delicately hand-picked and sun-dried whole leaves and ingredients. Drawing from Akilah’s extensive experience in the social sector, Asha Leaf Tea specifically works with small scale Caribbean farmers and their local communities. The mission is to generate sustainable income and employment for people who may not otherwise have access to such opportunities.
Akilah is a devoted mother, wife, daughter, granddaughter, sister and aunt and friend. She sees herself as an ambassador of Caribbean culture, always working to promote and share the beauty of the region.
“I am” is my continuous journey of discovery. I have learnt that before I can master any experience, I must first learn to master myself – this is my continuous goal personally and professionally. The Caribbean has blessed me with an outstanding culture, a personal asset which I pride in sharing. The COCO magazine has given me a platform to do so. I am truly a COCO woman in all its splendor!