Dr. Orlando Owoh & His Omimah Band

Orlando Owoh is a pretty big deal. Nigerian highlife is a pretty big deal. This tape enjoys that floaty highlife levitation thing but stays grounded with its ill battery of talking drums, etc. Juju refugees gone wild. Wayward highlife guitar meanderings jut out in the mix. It’s all good. Watch out for calculated drum breaks toward the end of “Omiye Lala” and “Iyawo Olele.”

This music on this tape was originally released in 1975, according to the meticulous Toshiya Endo.


Side One
Ero Ki Yeye Mi
Omiye Lala
Osupa Roro


Side Two
Iyawo Olele
Omo Ni Ye
Mo Baju Wo Oju Orun/Irawo Mi Ko Ni Ku


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Comb & Razorreply
December 16, 2007 at 2:26 am

good stuff… thanks!

December 18, 2007 at 12:54 am

thanks! I really love your website–been following for a few months now.

December 20, 2007 at 11:52 pm


January 10, 2008 at 7:50 pm

Great that Orlando Owoh’s music is getting some exposure– it seems his fate (along with such masters as Oliver de Coque, Stephen Osadebe et al.) is to remain in the tall shadow of King Sunny Ade. I hope someone someday will re-release ‘Dr. Ganja’s Polytonality Blues’, a late ’90s Owoh compilation.

Great site!

January 10, 2008 at 9:07 pm

damn. best album title ever!

Ogunsanya Oludele Josephreply
December 29, 2016 at 3:47 pm

I cannot do without listen to baba orlando owoh music since 19 80s

Opadeji Israelreply
December 26, 2018 at 7:37 am

I Seriously love Orlando Owoh

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