Marcel (Birth name: André Marcel Wilson / Name change: André Marcel Ajamu Akinyele) is an American/Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. In 1998, he released ‘The Diary of Marcel’ on his own label Bombay Recording Company and promoted it with the singles “I Like It” and “Strawberry Saturday”. With a new look and sound, in 2001, he was back rockin’ blonde hair twists with the release of ‘Spice : The Alternative Hip-Hop Experience’ and promoted it with the singles “Spice”, “Set Your Body Free”, and “Blame It On The Cocktail”. The album was featured on the cover of Disc Makers magazine (2001-2002 Catalog) and was added to a Japanese TV show. Due to its success, Marcel received distribution with The Orchard and was nominated for the "Just Plain Folks 2002 Internet Awards". In 2003, as a space warrior, he released ‘Uptown : 2025 A.D.’ and promoted it with the singles “Mother Earth”, “I’ve Got To Know (feat. N’CoCo)”, and “Hazy Dayz”. Due to its success, he released ‘Uptown : 2025 E.P. The Remixes’. In 2004, he released ‘Secret Weapon Volumes 1 & 2’, his fifth and final release as Marcel and promoted it with the singles “Cosmopolitan”, “Music / Afterparty”, and “Got 2 Get Up”. The album received airplay worldwide, including in Australia. In 2004, he changed his name to “André Marcel Ajamu Akinyele” to reflect more of an African heritage. Thereafter, he formed the jazz/funk-fusion band Gemini Soul and began recording as Ajamu Akinyele. He now records as André Akinyele.