Catch K.O.G featuring with DJ HIPHOPPOTAMOUS and Tropical tea party. Catch him along side his brothers DURBRAIN and BINBAGS playing their new track GRIND which has just been featured by JEREMIAH ASIAMAH on BBC RADIO 1! LAST FEW TICKETS HERE!!!!
NEW VIDEO OUT NOW! "SEE ME" CHIMINYO FT K.O.G - Watch it HERE!
OUT NOW! New track "GRIND" with HIPPO SOUNDSYSTEM, K.O.G, DURBRAIN AND BINBAGS. Watch the video HERE.
ONIPA with their new track, PLAY FT WIYALLA has been chosen as BBC RADIO 1S COLDEST RECORD!! Tune in to hear them playing all week. Big thanks to JEREMIAH ASIAMAH for supporting and spreading AFROFUTURISM!
TAPES OF UTOPIA - FULL MIX TAPE OUT NOW. Available on Spotify and Band Camp!
ONIPA (K.O.G AND TOM EXCELL) Interview with PAN AFRICAN MUSIC. READ HERE!
ONIPA (K.O.G AND TOM EXCELL) Were invited to an interview with the lovely crew from NPR MUSIC. LISTEN HERE!
K.O.G and one of his amazing creative families took Greenman by storm with new material from his solo album. Head over to the K.O.G SOLO PAGE to keep upto date with his new project!
Latest track to be released from the new ONIPA sonics - "PLAY" FEAT the Ghanaian Lioness and Our Sister - WIYALLA. LISTEN NOW!
Check out our new VISUAL ATMOSPHERE page for photos from K.O.G'S latest adventures.
HOLD TIGHT NEW K.O.G MUSIC AND MERCH COMING SOON!!!!
Announcing New Album!!
ZONE 6, AGEGE
With so much pride and humility I offer ZONE 6, AGEGE. A new solo album for 2022. I have surrendered myself for the past 3 years to connect deeper with my culture, the spiritual and ancestral power carried in African art, both on the continent and in the diaspora. A journey of integration and engagement. A collaboration and extension of these traditional ideas into Jazz, Funk, Poetry, Storytelling and Dance.
Massive love and gratitude to THEO GOSS-(DRUMS), JASPER GREEN-(KEYS), OWEN BURNS-(BASS), BEN HASKINS-(GUITAR), HARRY FOWLER-(SAX), SUNDAY LENDHIS AND LIZZIE BERCHIE-(ADDITIONAL VOCALS), DRISS YAMDAH-(PERCUSSION), JOE HENWOOD-(SAX) - For bringing the joy and sound to compose and compliment tones of Afrofuturism and traditional African culture.
Big love to GUTS AND TOM EXCELL for the production of this manuscript and DAVID HAYNES for engineering and recording and MR GIBBS for mixing.
Huge thanks to Andre Marmot and Heavenly Sweetness.
FIRST single of this album 'SHIDAA' (GA word for THANKFUL).
A highlife ballad dedicated to my Mother and the women of our tribe and community who took care of us and nurtured us to become good men.
An ode to femininity and a celebration of Mothers.
Zone 6, Agege Album tour!
CLICK TO BUY TICKETS NOW!!!
We were very humbled to be part of an amazing event to celebrate the late TONY ALLEN. An incredible collaboration of some beautiful artists.
Such a blessing!
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Dele Sosimi, Damon Albarn, K.O.G
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TAPES OF UTOPIA
MIX TAPE OUT NOW
K.O.G AND TOM EXCELL
Yo wonderful humans! Check out some of my music videos and my video diaries which will be coming to you weekly(ish). More excitement coming soon with Artist Interviews!
NEW VIDEO "GRIND" WITH HIPPO SOUNDSYSTEM, K.O.G, DURBRAIN AND BINBAGS
CHIMINYO - SEE ME - FT. K.O.G
On tour with NUBIYAN TWIST
K.O.G and the Zongo Brigades
"TURN UP THE MUSIC"
"MUSIC FOR YOUR MIND" Produced by HIPPO SOUND SYSTEM, Feat - DJ SPYDA, FRANZ VON and K.O.G!
BEIKO MLIBA (A TIME IS COMING)
FEAT K.O.G and DIZRAELI
K.O.G featured on the amazing Nubiyan Twists track "If I Know"
"Later with Jools Holland"
K.O.G and his ONIPA family with all the vibes on their trip to ZANZIBAR.
K.O.G and his ONIPA family recorded live for SXSW.
W O R K S H O P S
Join me for a bespoke and unorthordox journey into Sound, Rhythm and Movement for children, adults, families (in fact - everyone!) Through lockdown my main joy has been spending time with my children. A huge part of this has been the connection that music brings. Learning rhythm with percussion, discovering whilst also freeing your voice, and releasing inhibitions through tradititonal, spiritual African dance.
Sound, rhythm and movement are scientifically proven to reduce anxiety and depression as you release these wonderful endorphins by harnessing the energy sound and movement generates.
Workshops available for all ages and abilities - Suitable for schools.
Register interest using the contact us form.
Available Summer 2021 - Sheffield, Bristol, London and Hereford.
Workshop teaching young creatives African Rhythm and music production.
Basic rhythm inspired movement and meditation.
“I view MUSIC as a major WEAPON in the BATTLEFIELD for PEACE of MIND in the world” – K.O.G
Kweku Sackey aka K.O.G (Kweku of Ghana) is a multi-dimensional creative force, combining exquisite writing skills with shamanistic live performance, fierce raps, perfectly on pitch singing across a massive vocal range and some absolutely wicked dance moves. Not to mention his skills as a percussionist, arranger, bandleader and art director.
Rightly celebrated for exhilarating live performances that can transform the energy of any audience, he is a true poet and storyteller, using a mix of English, Pidgin and Ga to paint sonic pictures that reach deep into the souls of everyone ready to listen.
“I love to make music that CONNECTS, REVIVES , EDUCATES and ENTERTAINS, drawing on the spiritual, physical, emotional and mental well being of us as individuals and our quest to maintain balance with the universe.”
Born in Accra, Ghana, to a physicist father who had studied in England, and his mother a Nurse, he grew up with a diverse range of international influences alongside Ghanaian styles.
“I was influenced a great deal by a range of artists from jazz to opera and traditional and folk music: Tom Waits, Quincy Jones, Bob Marley, Sizzla, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Ebo Taylor, Gyedu Blay Ambolley, Atongo Simba, George Clinton, Pavarotti, Warsaw Village Band”
Resident for over 10 years in Sheffield, UK, music has taken him to perform in 15 countries at huge stages all over the world, from Glastonbury’s legendary West Holts stage to Fusion (Germany), Sauti Za Busara (Zanzibar), Kabardock (Reunion) and the Commonwealth Games (Gold Cost, Australia), winning the 2018 Young Commonwealth Performer and performing for Nelson Mandela’s family.
A prolific writer and collaborator, he needs a range of projects to showcase the different sides of his unique talent. He is the lead vocalist for afro-futurist project Onipa (Strut Records, Wormfood) and hi-life/hiphop/funk band K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade (Heavenly Sweetness), as well as collaborating extensively with Nubiyan Twist; his song ‘If I know’ off the Freedom Fables album (Strut, March 2021) was performed live on Later with Jools Holland and A playlisted twice on BBC6 Music.
Kweku is deeply aware of his heritage and of his role as an ambassador both through space and time, negotiating culturally between African and Western influences and between the traditional and the modern: always open to new innovations and ideas while firmly rooted in a deep lineage. This openness has informed recent collaborations with a wide wide range of producers and writers, including iZem, Afriquoi, Congo Natty, Dark Sky, Dizraeli, Chiminyo, Umoja and many more in the pipeline.
He will launch his solo album in October 2021 on French label Heavenly Sweetness, produced by master French beatmaker Guts (Alliance Ethnik) and longtime friend and collaborator Tom Excell (Nubiyan Twist, Onipa).
Manager: Andre Marmot
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Website Coordinator: Jemma Clark
"I come from a culture that EMPOWERS and ENLIGHTENS humanity about the beautiful existence and interplay of the LIGHT and DARKNESS a constant reality from past, present and future."
ZONE 6, AGEGE
At Yellow Arch
My Future and My Roots