This writer discovered Adomaa last night exploring SoundCloud and well, Wow.
Joy Onyinyechukwu Adomaa Serwaa Adjeman is a Nigerian-Ghanaian Afro Jazz/Soul singer that makes absolutely beautiful music. Adomaa is the first of five children and she was born in Kaduna, moving to Ghana in 2004, where she’s been since.
Adomaa caught Ghana’s attention in 2015 when her YouTube video Evolution of GH Music went viral on social media. The video is a short history lesson on the movement of Ghanaian sampling hits from the likes of Osibisa, Rex Omar, ET Mensah and Reggie Rockstone. Adomaa’s unique spin on the evolution of Ghanaian music turned her into an overnight sensation. The same year she released another cover/mashup of Stonebwoy’s Baafira and Sarkodie’s Adonai and this time, Stonebwoy had to pay attention to Adomaa. The following year, the singer dropped her debut EP Afraba and everyone realized there is way more to this artist than covers and mashups. In 2017, Adomaa surprised her fans with her rap skills with her song April Fool, poured out her frustrations about people treating her like a robot on When It Swings (off her compilation of journal entries Letters To Joy) and then found sweet, sweet love with BRA.
The singer is continuing her streak with the release of the project Adomaa vs. Adomaa, a project that features two 7-track EPs released on the 8th and 20th respectively. The first half of the EP called Adomaa vs Adomaa (Taiye) sees the singer explore the mainstream Dancehall, Highlife and Afrobeats sounds of Ghana and this side features additional vocals from Stonebwoy, Ko-Jo Cue, and Reynolds TheGentleman who also produced all the songs on this side except the lead single Identity which was produced by Juls. Part two of this project is called Adomaa and this sees the singer chart more familiar Jazz, Soul and R&B waters with features from Wanlov The Kubolor and Worlaxi. The singer also revives her rapping alter-ego on two of the songs on this side.
Adomaa is a gem The PGM Club is happy to have found.