Mama Africa

by Dadanii Okwabi

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about

Dada Nii Okwabi has been a musician since the age of eight. He is a professional drummer, singer and teacher. He is well known in his native country of Ghana, West Africa and also his new home, Australia.

During his career Dada Nii has worked with the Mantse Mei Cultural Group and some of Ghana's top musicians including - Okyrema Asante, Pat Thomas and the late John K.

In 1978 Dadanii joined Ebaahi Sounds as Lead Singer and across his time with the group has 5 albums with them. During this time he also preformed with Fleetwood Mac in the film The Visitor filmed in Ghana. He has also worked with internationally acclaimed group Wulomei and contines to preform with them when back in Ghana when he returns home.

From 2009 worked in UK with Abladei UK and other groups.

Dada Nii has preformed at dozens of festivals in Australia such as -

The Call of the WIld- Crown Casino (2005)
Big Day Out Adelaide (2005 & 2006)
African Journey Adelaide Festival Theatre (2006)
Adelaide Fringe (2009)
Roxby Downs Festival (2014)
African Unmasked Festival (2015)
Tunarama Festival Pt Lincoln (2016)
Adelaide Fringe (2016)

credits

released September 1, 2016

Produced and Composed by Dada Nii Okwabi
Sung by Dada Nii Okwabi backed by the DAMUSHI ENSEMBLE Band GHANA
Recorded in Accra, Ghana at the Damushi Studio
Sound Engineer and Producer Obed Otoo (Mysteries)

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