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The latest single from Onipa, co-released on Wormfood Records with our Mawimbi family.

Maadi3 is a modern take on traditional Ghanaian highlife, written in the the style of a traditional folk story about 2 lovers, one of whom falls in the river and has to be rescued:

Ma diɛ! // Ma diɛ! // Ɛnyiberi // Yɛsi ɔdɔ atɔ nsio mu // Ɛnyiberi, mɛkɔ akɔyi ma diɛ // Ɛnyiberi ei!

My own my own - tonight // I heard my love fell in the river - tonight // I will go rescue her - tonight

A Ghanaian highlife classic, while its modern production and arrangement make for a true summer anthem designed for dancefloors.


released June 28, 2019
All music by Tom Excell
All Vocals by K.O.G
Mixed and Mastered by Tom Excell

Artwork by Tom Excell


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ONIPA London, UK

ONIPA means Human, what we all are.. A message of connection through collaboration... From Ghana to London, from our ansestors to our children, ONIPA brings energy, groove, electronics, afrofuturism, dance and fire!

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