Mary Akpa


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Nigeria-born and Cali-raised, Mary Akpa pulls listeners in with her seamless blend of soul, jazz, and African influences. For Mary music is iko nsi oma— (Igbo, for magical spell). Deeply inspired by community and heritage, Mary imagines that sounds have the power to connect and transport audiences. And whether the audience is 10 or 1,000, she meets each stage with a craving to create iko nsi oma. Akpa’s career spans numerous years over several continents, including time spent recording and touring both domestically and internationally. Her latest offerings "Black Body"

and "A Hurum Gi N'anya" are glimpses into her upcoming release, a vibrant and meditative journey of self love, and the internal conversations that come along with it.