Kilburn death: Stabbing victim was founder of Billy Boyce clothing line

11:14 27 December 2012

Shaun Akanbi founded Billy Boyce clothing in 2009

Shaun Akanbi founded Billy Boyce clothing in 2009

Archant

A man found stabbed to death in his Kilburn flat was an up-and-coming fashion designer whose creations were worn by rap artists.

Shaun Akanbi founded Billy Boyce clothing in 2009. Picture: @billiyboyce/TwitterShaun Akanbi founded Billy Boyce clothing in 2009. Picture: @billiyboyce/Twitter

Shaun Akanbi, 26, was found dead at his home in Cedar Lodge, Exeter Road, after police broke in following concerns about his welfare on December 22.

Mr Akanbi, who was also known as Mashood Abiola, founded urban designer house Billy Boyce in 2009 while studying at the London College of Fashion.

Named after Mr Akanbi’s father Billy, the fashion house is described as Mayfair style fused with Camden street culture on its official website.

Fans and wearers of Billy Boyce clothing include Miss Dynamite, Ironik and Fazer from grime trio N-Dubz.

Tributes have been paid to Middlesex University law graduate Mr Akanbi on social networking websites.

Toanna Pepper Okwesa tweeted: “R.I.P Shaun Akanbi of Billy Boyce Clothing, was hoping it was not true. Such a talent and such a pleasant man.”

Bow tie company Sulphurgenic tweeted: “So sad to hear about the passing of Billy Boyce Founder , Shaun Akanbi. R.I.P from everyone at Sulphurgenic.”

Lawal Adetoun left a tribute on Billy Boyce official’s Facebook page saying: “RIP! Endtimes! May Almighty God console ur family! Uncle billy may Almighty Allah grant him al janaa! Amin”

A post mortem at Northwick Park Mortuary gave the cause of death as multiple stab wounds to the torso.

An incident room has opened at Lewisham under Detective Chief Inspector Russell Taylor of the Homicide and Serious Crime Command (HSCC).

Anyone with information call 020 8721 4868 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Latest Stories

Yesterday, 15:03
Dynamo spotted by Steve Spencer

Fans of magician Dynamo were delighted by his latest trick: appearing to ‘levitate’ from The Shard near London Bridge.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:13
Undated handout photo issued by Battersea Dogs & Cats Home of Bless with Geoff and Sylvia Shoesmith, of Chelmsford, Essex. The mournful-looking stray which was thought to be putting potential adopters off with her hangdog expression has finally found a home.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 27, 2014. Bless was the most long-term resident at Battersea, with staff believing the lack of interest was down to the doleful dog's permanently sad expression. But following publicity, the Shoesmiths leapt at the chance to take the six-year-old in after being drawn to her loving personality and calm, kindly temperament.  See PA story ANIMALS Sad. Photo credit should read: Battersea Dogs & Cats Home /PA Wire

NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

A frowning dog can wag her tail again after our plea to find her a new owner was a success!

Read more
Yesterday, 18:25
Lilian Jean Turner  was seen wearing a white blouse embroidered with flowers, black trousers and white sandals and also had a walking stick and holdall with her [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Police are increasingly worried about an 85-year-old woman who went missing in Penge on Wednesday morning.

Read more

Quirky London

Quizzes

I'm only going to say this once: Stand. On. The. Right.

James Bond is Britain’s most famous secret agent, and the capital is its most famous city, so it makes sense that 007 would live and work here when he isn’t gallivanting around the world.

Read more
Can you find the animals hiding in London station names? (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

You may not realise it but there are animals hiding in stations across London? Play our quiz and see if you can you find them:

Read more
Can you guess the Tube station just from the outside? (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

How well do you know your Tube stations? Can you guess these Underground stops from the pictures taken outside them?

Read more