Adomaa, born Joy Onyinyechukwu Adomaa Serwaa Adjeman to a Nigerian mother and a Ghanaian father, spent most of her formative years in Nigeria. In 2004, she moved to Ghana with her family.
2015 was a big discovery year for Adomaa. Her mashup video, Evolution of GH Music, a remake of old Ghanaian favorites from the 60s to the present day, spanning Highlife and Hiplife, went viral overnight. Its style was one never conceived before in Ghana’s musical history, catching the attention of Ghanaians all over the world.
The Evolution of GH Music is, in essence, a history lesson on Ghana’s musical history, layering popular hits by ET Mensah, Osibisa, Kojo Antwi, Rex Omar, and many more in a sometimes sultry and mellow jazz mix and a sometimes uptempo rhythm.
In between, she throws in raps by Reggi Rockstone and R2Bees! It’s also a reinterpretation of these songs, offering a fresh new way of appreciating them.
Following this successful mashup, Adomaa and her team released others, which caught the attention of Ghana’s Stonebwoy. She has proven she has range and is moving into making original songs with her maiden Extended Play (EP) set for release on the 31st of January. Traffic Jam, her first single from the EP, was released in December 2015. Its dancey tune will definitely have you on your feet.
“…music is more than just turning a few words into melody. It’s a lot more than that. It’s about communicating with your audience, about getting them to feel something cause music is extremely powerful. It can change moods.”
Adomaa (January 2016) Credit: Design233