Adjoa is a UK-born Twi Tribal Soul Artist, fusing unique soul vocals with chants and vibrant traditional percussion of her Ghanaian heritage.
She sings mostly in the dialect of Twi, as well as Fante, Ga and Ewe of Ghana, French and of course in English.
Adjoa adopted the moniker ‘Akoma’ which if you didn’t know is all about everything to do with the heart in the Twi language of Ghana.
Adjoa has just completed recording her Adinkra EP project with her long term musicians Ghanaian master percussionist Emmanuel Tagoe and bass player Eustace Williams at Tigersonic Studios.
There are also stellar performances on a couple of her tracks by renowned Ghanaian guitarist Kari Bannerman (Ibibio Sound Machine, Osibisa)
The EP is part of her Adinkra album which is based on the theme of the Adinkra symbols of the Akan people of Ghana, Adjoa’s heritage. Each symbol is a stylized geometric image expressing provers or message of the Akan people.
Adjoa was recently highlighted as a ‘Project We Love’ following her recent successful crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. She has been invited for her debut USA radio interview about her new project, with DJ Ahzjah on the Global Beats radio show, Radio WRFG, Atlanta, Georgia. Her forthcoming single Damé Damé has been played and acclaimed by DJ Debbie of Outerglobe/Resonance FM, Peter Young of Jazz FM, Peter Culshaw of the Arts Desk and London African music DJ Wala.
Adjoa has performed at many venues including:
The Royal Albert Hall, Somerset House, Ronnie Scotts Club, Ronnie Scotts Bar, Pizza Express Jazz Club Soho, Pizza Express Live – The Pheasantry, Pizza On The Park/Pizza Express Live (sold out), The London African Music Festival, The Green Note (with Mosi Conde), The Jazz Cafe, The Vortex, The 100 Club, Jazz Cafe Posk, London City Hall, St James’s Picadilly, The Bull’s Head, Barnes, Hippodrome Live, The Melkweg, Amsterdam, the Notting Hill Carnival World Music stage, and has been featured on BBC Radio, Jazz FM, London Live TV, Voxafrica TV, Colourful Radio and Spectrum Radio