Akay first attended Arte Moris as a teenager in 2006, soon entrenching himself in visual arts. Returning briefly to finish his studies, he has been a resident fixture in Arte Moris for the last several years and has excelled in many mediums. Today Akay is one of the staples of Arte Moris’ tattoo school, teaching and practicing out of Arte’s ever growing studio. He has recently been specialising in street art as well as painting with everyday mediums such as soot, coffee and Betel nut. Though born and raised in Santa Cruz, Akay’s family come from Uatalari in the district of Viqueque.