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Daada (Maike Valentina Kusserow) is a German-Colombian singer songwriter, raised in Tanzania and now based in Berlin. Her music is an eclectic indie window to her soul, narrated by carefully crafted lyrics in a blend of Spanish, English, Swahili and German.She found her musical beginnings in violin at 5 and wrote her first song at 7; soon teaching herself guitar. Daada's songs speak to fellow introverted, patch-work souls.In 2022, Daada's songs landed in the "GSA Fresh Finds" Spotify editorial playlist and garnered airplay on the likes of RBB Fritz, Radio Eins as well as Global's Smooth Chill. Not to mention an interview on RBB Kultur.

✨News ✨

✨Tickets to some upcoming shows below❤️ ✨💌 14. Nov 2023 in Berlin, Germany: TICKETS (Fem Concerts)
💌 30. March 2023 in London, UK: TICKETS (CWord Mag)
💌 25. Feb 2023 in Nuremberg, Germany: TICKETS (Sofar Nuremberg)
💌 18. Feb 2023 in Bamberg, Germany: TICKETS (Sofar Bamberg)
💌 22. Jan 2023 in Utrecht, Netherlands (Sofar Utrecht)

✨Amazon Music Germany & All Hands on Deck✨
nominated me TOP 6 to perform at their festival as a breakthrough artist 💖 In the end your gurl came 3rd. Still very grateful for all your votes.Ich bin immernoch geflasht Freunde❤️


Photo by Eliott Sebbag

Here are some words on the puzzle pieces of the EP; written over vastly different times and spaces, from Bogota to Berlin...


I wrote the song in Paris about falling deeply in love with life and relearning to see magic in little things. I got to film a cRAzy MUSIC VIDEO in Paris 3 years later with some of my best friends; following 3 interweaving love stories through the city of love.]



la escribi junto a unos humanos increíbles en Bogotá. Y grabe un MUSIC VIDEO volando por las calles de Berlín ;) 🚘🌛Then RBB (Radio Berlin Brandenburg) invited me to give my first live radio interview & set 🤯🥺 - including a special stripped down version of Tus Manos:


I originally wrote this song when I was 16. About the narcotic effect certain people have with their beautiful (but empty) words; their 'poetry'... And the video we made tells that story like a good old head-on confrontation.


This one is also en Español and it's about empathy, love and tolerance. About putting in the effort to try and see through others' eyes.

I got to work on the music / vocals for an epic commercial film




Daada (a.k.a. Maike Valentina Kusserow) is a German-Colombian artist raised in East Africa. Now based in Berlin, she produces multilingual, transcultural Indie music.She began songwriting at the age of seven, accompanied by her violin. A few years later she picked up her grandma’s old guitar and never looked back; building an arsenal of songs in English, Spanish, Swahili and German ever since.'Daada' originates from the Swahili (Tanzanian) word for “sister”. The pseudonym pays homage to the multiculturality that hugs her music both sonically and lyrically but also to sister- and womanhood: cornerstones of her message.Though she began putting her Garageband creations on Soundcloud while still in school, 2021 saw Daada officially debut with a feel-good, Africa-infused loveletter to her childhood in Tanzania, "Amani”. In 2022, Daada released her first EP via Motor Music, featuring four ultra candid ballads that weave a story of coming of age in a blend of English and Spanish.In 2022, Daada was shortlisted amongst over 1000 applicants by Amazon Music Germany Breakthrough & All Hands on Deck see more here. Her music was placed in Spotify’s editorial playlist, "GSA Fresh Finds” and earned itself airplay on RBB Fritz, Radio Eins and Global's Smooth Chill as well as coverage in German and Spanish media.Daada is currently busy at work on new music and live performance plans. In the meantime, you can spot her regularly teasing new material at Berlin’s open stages or on Instagram & Tiktok.


✨Upcoming shows✨

💌 14. Nov 2023 in Berlin, Germany: TICKETS (Fem Concerts)
💌 30. March 2023 in London, UK: TICKETS (CWord Mag)
💌 25. Feb 2023 in Nuremberg, Germany: TICKETS (Sofar Nuremberg)
💌 18. Feb 2023 in Bamberg, Germany: TICKETS (Sofar Bamberg)
💌 22. Jan 2023 in Utrecht, Netherlands (Sofar Utrecht)

✨Past shows✨


I tell stories intimately laced with delicate e-guitar and loop pedal magic, in English, Spanish, German and Swahili.

with band

Daada & good friend, Maono (check him out more here), have a plan to live-Loop our way around the world with a sound enveloping Latin America, Africa and Europe. Expect delicately woven, eclectic songs underpinned by catchy, danceable beats.

Tech Rider

Daada sings and plays electric guitar, some songs with a Boss RC-1 loop pedal.Daada will bring:
Yamaha THR5 guitar amp (no line out)
Boss RC-1 loop pedal
Guitar cables
Daada will need:
Mic and stand for vocals
Mic for guitar amp (or alternatively a guitar amp with line out)
Party of 1 (Daada)
Lactose- and garlic-intolerant
Thank you, danke, gracias!Contact:
+33 769 318 010 (Maike)

Tech Rider

Line inputs (live looping setup)8
Vocal mic2
Vocal stand2
Tables, standing-height2

Party of 2
(one is Lactose- and garlic-intolerant)
Thank you, danke, gracias!Contact:
+33 769 318 010 (Maike)