Live Concert with Akuvi & Germini Orleans ft DJ Erik
Saturday 28th August 2021
PAID EVENT: Festival Pass (3 Concerts): 450kr / Student Pass (3 Concerts): 400kr
Live Concert by
– Akuvi & Band
– Germini Orleans
– DJ Eric
Akuvi: Neo-soul meets afro fusion and hip hop through soulful vocals and honest lyrics. Norwegian-Ghanaian Akuvi is an Oslo-based afro fusion artist and songwriter. She was one of five pre-selected finalists in Melodi Grand Prix in 2020, where she performed her original track «Som du er». Inspired by artists like Burna Boy and Jhene Aiko, Akuvi’s sound is explorative and new. Her identity is shaped by her roots in Ghana and Norway, as well as South Africa, where she stayed for five years. When Akuvi was 21 years old she moved to Cape Town, South Africa to pursue studies of peace, conflict and religion. In Cape Town she started experimenting with her sound through a number of collaborations, jams and listening sessions. Her exploration led to a sound influenced by south-African house and west-african afro pop as well as contemporary hip hop and RnB. She relocated to Oslo in February 2019, where she hit the ground running. Within the first year of her return, she released an album, several singles and music videos, and made appearances on the TV screen and a number of international festival scenes. She will be returning to the Oslo Afro Arts Scene in August where she will showcase her music with her band.
Victor Mawuli Orleans-Fiaka a.k.a. Gemini Orleans or the Dopest Rapper (born May 29, 1989) is a Ghanaian recording artist, rapper and songwriter. Prior to his maiden commercial success ”I’ll Do Don’t Do” in 2012, he had served the GH rap scene as an underground lyricist with consistent freestyles, mixtapes and notable features such as his appearance on the 2009 Edem collaboration titled “Odee” together with Sarkodie. By mid 2013, he had put out videos for both “I’ll Do Don’t Do” and his critically acclaimed rap anthem “Jamming”.
Between 2006 till about 2011, rapper Gemini Orleans had served the plight of every upcoming and underground rapper; from rocking microphones at mini bars and talent shows to as far as opening major concerts and performing on the same stages as some of Africa’s greats.
With the title “the Dopest Rapper” under his belt, the Ghanaian rap Phenom was ready to dominate rap music in Ghana and cross borders to invade continents with his unique and distinctive flowcabulary having total command over the English language as well his native local Ga and pidgin dialects. His lyrical dexterity and versatility are well expressed by the famous catch phrase form Mc Hammer’s Hammer Time! ; “Can’t Touch This”.
You simply can’t touch him for how he fuses the African rhythms with rap and switches between the accents of either language he raps in. In 2014 he released the first of his serial widely recognised mixtapes “Dopest Rapper Mixtape” and followed it up with the sophomore “Dopest Rapper 2 : Return Of A King” the following year and pursued the first ever tertiary campus tour by an artist in Ghana and called it the ‘Dopest Rapper Tour’