There are multiple artists with the name Akabu: 1. English female reggae/soul/funk/hip-hop band who recorded on the On-U Sound label with producer Adrian Sherwood. In 1981 a group of seven female musicians formed a band called African Woman - the world's first widely-known all female reggae band. They were Shelomi Coke, Diane White, Caroline Williams, Paulette Coke, Valerie Skeete, Barbara Grossett and Vyris Edghill. Their debut album 'African Woman Abroad' was released in 1982.