Hakeem was born to an accountant mother and engineer father in Lagos, Nigeria, though they emigrated to London when he was only one year old. He would later train at Bristol Old Vic in Bristol's Theatre Royal and soon after graduation was invited to join the Royal Shakespeare Company.
His most acclaimed roles are as George Rutaganda in the movie Hotel Rwanda, Ekema in the series Lost, Captain Jocard in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, and Samson in the mini-series Roots. He has also appeared in TV shows such as The Bill, Trial & Retribution and multiple episodes of popular BBC series Grange Hill.
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