Akai Osei

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Akai Osei
Born Akai Milan Osei-Mansfield
(1999-04-12) April 12, 1999 (age 17)
Lambeth, South London, England
Residence London
Nationality British
Occupation actor, dancer, rapper, singer
Years active 2010–
Family Jennifer Osei (mother)
Rico Mansfield (father)
Ashanti Osei-Mansfield (sister)

Akai Osei (born 12 April 1999) is a British dancer and actor, best known for winning the first series of Got to Dance.[1] It is reported that he was inspired by Michael Jackson, Diversity, Flawless and Chris Brown.

He appears in the film StreetDance 3D alongside Diversity, George Sampson and Flawless, and its sequel StreetDance 2.[2] Osei also appeared in Boy Blue Entertainment's street dance hip hop show Pied Piper – A Hip-Hop Dance Revolution, along with 60 other people.

Osei appeared in the music video for the N-Dubz song "We Dance On" in 2010, which was the main song on the soundtrack for the film StreetDance 3D. He also appeared in an advert for Ministry of Sound Street Dance 2010 CD. Osei has joined the cast of Into the Hoods.[3] Osei also appeared on Blue Peter in mid-2010. Osei also featured in annual dance show "Streets Ahead" in London 2010 which featured many dance crews and schools including Peridot. He is featured in Wretch 32's song Unorthodox featuring Example. He is seen dancing on a rooftop. In July 2011, Akai was a judge on a talent show on Disney Channel called "Shake It Up Dance Dance".[4] He is currently starring in 4 O'Clock Club playing Josh's cousin, Nero. He is now the main character, alongside Clem (Jade Alleyne) and Josh Carter (Khalil Madovi).


Year Title Role Notes
2010 StreetDance 3D Dancing Kid in Shopping Mall
2011 Horrid Henry: The Movie Talent Show Contestant
2012 StreetDance 2 Junior
2013 All Stars Jaden Lead Role
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Friday Download (Series 8) Himself (Co-Presenter)
2014-present 4 O'Clock Club Nero Johnson (Main Role)
2016 Horrible Histories: Gory Games (Series 4) Himself (Contestant)[5]


  1. ^ "Akai: I've got 100,000". The Sun. 15 February 2010. Retrieved 16 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Streetdance 3D premieres in London". ITN. 11 May 2010. Retrieved 17 May 2010. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "News: Akai joins Into the Hoods". londondance.com. 30 April 2010. 
  4. ^ Akai face of Disney Channel’s Shake It Up: Dance, Dance competition. allstreetdance.co.uk. 8 July 2011
  5. ^ "Celebrity Special, Series 3, HH: Gory Games Play Along - Credits - BBC - CBBC". bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 28 June 2016.