Oslo World Web backgrounds 2023 large
Onipa Volcano 3

ONIPA (UK / Ghana)

Afro-futurist breakout stars from the UK.

Onipa is the fiery collaboration between some of the heaviest players on the vibrant, genre crossing UK scene at the moment. It was born out of collaboration between two long-time friends: The rapper K.O.G. (Kweku Sackey) from Ghana and the eclectic producer Tom Excell (musical director of Nubiyan Twist). When they join forces, sounds from Ghana, London and beyond meet.

Their debut album, We No Be Machine was released in March 2020 via Strut Records. The record combined deep afro grooves, electronics and fierce energy. This release was followed up in September 2021 with Tapes Of Utopia, a mixtape full of dancefloor fire released on Boomerang Records. This year, Off the Grid drops - a journey that combines dance rhythms from Africa to electronic dance music of today's clubs and festivals, connecting African folklore and storytelling to rap, jazz and hip hop. It will be released on Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records, and features collaborators such as Moonchild Sanelly, David Walters, Dele Sosimi and Theon Cross.

The 5-piece live show features K.O.G. on vocals, balafon and percussion, Tom on guitar, percussion and electronics, Dwayne Kilvington (Wonky Logic) on synths and MPC and Finn Booth (Nubiyan Twist) on drums. Onipa have already played major live shows including The Great Escape, Eurosonic, Glastonbury and the virtual edition of SXSW 2021. They will be performing their very first show in Norway during this year's Oslo World, before they head even further north - to Tromsø World.

Also Recommended

Oslo World Web backgrounds 2023 large4
Vaart Nabolag2018 Refstad Lars Opstad 314 1

Neighborhood festival at Ringsaker reception center

Ringsaker mottakssenter

Sunday 11. june

Starts at 13.00

Oslo world news post14

Kulturytring 2023 Seminar

Music and activism: If society doesn’t change, music will change society. Vol. 1

Union Scene

Monday 19. june

Starts at 13:30

Oslo world news post10

Oslo Pride

Oslo World & Queer World at Pride

Oslo Pride Park

Friday 30. june

Starts at 15:00

Por Fernando Young 1 fernandoyoung

Caetano Veloso - "Meu Coco Tour"

Oslo Konserthus

Sunday 01. october

Concert starts 19.30

BVD19 1

Children's Arts Exploration Day

Grønland kulturstasjon og Asylet

Saturday 21. october

Starts at 12.00

BVD19 1

Children's Arts Exploration Day

Grønland kulturstasjon og Asylet

Sunday 22. october

Starts at 12.00