Akina is the deceased mother of Malia. Not much of how she died is known, only from what Malia said. Her mother was protecting her from hyenas. 


  • Akina is Swahili for "Brave".
    • Akina fits her, she was brave to protect her own daughter by risking her life.
  • Akina was originally going to be alive, but the author decided to make her decease to change the story up.
Lion King characters