Born Akinola Jordan Pedro, in Washington D.C. AkinG Kalld Pedro was raised by Nigerian parents on the outskirts of the nation's capital. always having music around him, his parents listened to artist like Michael Jackson, Fela Kuti, Shino Peters, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Sade and much more.
It wasn't until the year 2002, Pedro was introduced to hip-hop by his
older brother when playing him a copy of "The Eminem Show". In that
same year, Pedro and his family traveled to Lagos, Nigeria where he
would eventually spend six years. during those years, he began writing
his first handful of raps. By the age of 9, he had a notebook of Michael
Jackson covers written with his own lyrics. AkinG Kalld Pedro wrote his
first rap by the of age 10. In 2009, returning to the states he lived in
various cities around Maryland. Landover being one, influencing his
views and surroundings. He began to take hip-hop seriously after
hearing "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor".
AkinG Kalld Pedro released the genre-bending "Afro-Brazil: Viva Sua
Paixão" & Shortly after his independent debut "358/2 DAYS: Before i
Slept" on September 29, 2017. In 2018. Pedro started his Inno Circle
LLC and publishing company and on April 2019, He released the
Jazz-Fusion inspired Project "SURREALISM". The project discusses his
own version of the Kübler-Ross model (Stages of Grief) featuring the
breakout single “Traffic.Jam” which made it on to NBA 2K20’s
Soundtrack in December 2019.