Manchester rapper and poet OneDa is set to soar with the release of her debut album, ‘Formula OneDa’, on October 4th. Ahead of the album, she shares her third single, ‘Superwoman.’

Ahead of the release of her debut album ‘Formula OneDa’, Manchester’s premier pussy power proponent OneDa releases a new track. Set to a rolling, rattling drum n bass rhythm and a chorus of blasting air horns, ‘Superwoman’ is a paean to the power of transformation and transcendence. The track follows ‘Major Pay’ and ‘Set It Off’, both of which have garnered significant acclaim and national radio plays, setting a high bar for the upcoming 12-track album.


Reflecting on ‘Superwoman’, OneDa describes the song as a testament to self-transformation:

“The transformation of a young kid from a council estate, reflecting her environment into a being unrecognizable to her past self. All it took was one strong conversation with myself.” Her concept of ‘Pussy Power’—embracing one’s full self unapologetically—permeates both the single and the album, evidenced by the infectious breakbeat and the empowering refrain, “Now I’m powered up.”



On the ethos behind the album, OneDa adds: “In early 2023, while listening to my mixtape demos, the line ‘had to step away, get the levels up fast, Formula OneDa never come last’ from my song ‘Off My Light’ stood out. We decided to name my album ‘Formula Oneda’. Coincidentally, I discovered that the F1 Academy had just started, aligning perfectly with my album’s vision. For the first time in over 30 years, Formula 1 has created a platform to inspire and support young girls and women. Previously indifferent to Formula 1, I am now excited by the progress these women are making in the male-dominated racing circuit. While becoming a racing driver was never my goal, the F1 Academy metaphor fits my journey from a backmarker to a leader. This year, I plan to support these inspiring women as they drive with Pussy Power to take pole position in motorsports.”

Having supported Kneecap and Baxter Dury, and with standout performances at The Great Escape, OneDa is establishing herself as one of the UK’s most dynamic hip-hop artists. Her music transcends genres, blending hip-hop, drum and bass, afro-trap, and afrobeats, reflecting her Nigerian heritage and Manchester roots. Known for her dexterous wordplay and poetic verses, OneDa’s voice is a unique force in the evolving drum and bass scene. Her boundless linguistic talent and poetic verses set her apart. Named by The Face as a key MC in the drum ‘n’ bass renaissance, OneDa is dedicated to empowering others.

Her live performance credits include headlining with Angélique Kidjo at Aviva Studios’ launch in Manchester and leading performances at Manchester Pride 2023. She continues to gain acclaim from BBC Radio 6, DJ Mag, The Face, NTS, Wonderland, UKF, and The Line of Best Fit.
Beyond her music, OneDa is dedicated to community initiatives, leading hip-hop therapy for Manchester youth and championing projects like Herchester, which amplifies marginalized voices in music. Her vision extends beyond chart success; she aims to establish a hip-hop therapy school for all ages, showcasing music’s potential for positive change. Her drive and authenticity inspire others to embrace their true selves.

Citing ’empowerment’ as her greatest inspiration, OneDa channels her struggle with acceptance of her queerness into her music, promoting a message of self-love and freedom: “When you truly love yourself, that overpowers anyone else’s opinion.” Although she only began producing music two years ago, OneDa’s debut LP showcases her mastery across multiple genres. Collaborations with artists like Sam Binga, Songer, Devilman, and Mr. Scruff highlight her versatility. Her standout verse on Vibe Chemistry’s ‘Ballin’’, with over 35 million streams, further cemented her reputation. Her first fully produced track, ‘Rude Girl Flex’, earned her a spot on the BBC 6 Music playlist and an appearance at the BBC 6 Music Festival.


With upcoming performances at Glastonbury Festival and Gilles Peterson’s We Out Here weekend, 2024 promises to be the year OneDa takes her career to new heights. Fasten your seat belts, because this Boss Bitch is the Leader Yano.

Thursday – 17:00 – 18:00 – Greenpeace Stage
Friday – 16.00-18.00 (TBC) – PRS Tent (Backstage near John Peel)
Saturday – 00:00 – 00:45 – Rum Shack, Common Area

26th – 29th July – Deershed Festival
8th Aug – Boomtown Festival, Winchester
15 Aug – 18 Aug – We Out Here Festival
28th September – Float Along Festival
17th – 14th October – SWN Festival
16-18th October • MaMa Festival • Paris