Jesse Akele b. 1995 London based figurative oil painter and actor.
She trained at LAMDA, then East15, where she was the recipient of the Laurence Olivier Scholarship award. She completed the MA Painting programme at the Royal College of Art in 2023, where she was shortlisted for the Chadwell Award and is the recipient of the Basil Alkazzi Scholarship. Her work focuses on the energies of her family and friends in her day-to-day life experiences.