Discography of Dr. Orlando Owoh



late 1965 or early 1966
Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Bi Mo Bimo Kan b/w Oluwa Loran Mi (7"; Decca NWA 5234)
-- According to Michael Kieffer, an online bio of Owoh on the Nigeria-Arts.net page quotes him as giving the titles of his first record for Decca as "Oluwa Loran Mi" and "Mobimo Kan To Dagba," and the date of release as 1960. The first title exactly matches this earliest Owoh Decca Michael has, and the flip side title on the record is "Bi Mo Bimo Kan" which is probably similar enough to attribute the difference to the interviewer, Owoh himself not correctly remembering the title, or Decca's original title not being correct. Michael speculates that there is no way this record was released in 1960, it is definitely no earlier than 1965, although it is slightly possible that it is a reissue or new recordings of the previously released songs. Unless other independent documentation is turned up to show otherwise, Michael suggested me to maintain that his first record was released in 1965/6, and either Owoh or his interviewer made a mistake on the 1960 date.

circa 1966
Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Iyami Ni Yami (Juju) b/w E Dide Jo (Juju) (7"; Decca NWA 5256)

1967 (by dates on adjacent records)
Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Ranmi Lowo (Juju) b/w Iye (Juju) (7"; Decca NWA 5333)

1968 (by dates on adjacent records)
Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
O Nwa Wa Oburo (Juju) b/w Zo Muje Onitsha (Juju)(7"; Decca NWA 5398)

1968 (date on record)
Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Ijo Oyege (Juju) b/w Ololufe Gbo Temi (Juju) (7"; Decca NWA 5425)

1968 (date on record)
Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Aiye Le (Juju) b/w Alantere (Juju) (7"; Decca NWA 5487)

1969 (date on record)
Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Ijo Ekinado Le (Juju) b/w Iyawo Malo (Juju) (7"; Decca NWA 5510)

1969 (by dates on adjacent records)
Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Iba Eledumare (Juju) b/w Moremi (Juju) (7"; Decca NWA 5581)

circa 1970
Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
(7" EP; Decca WAX 174)
[A] King Solomon (Juju)
[B] Olorun Eleda Mi (Juju) / Ma Dele (no style indicated)

1971
Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Volime 4 (7" EP; Decca WAX 202)
[A] Mo Gbo Ohun Ayo Rere (Juju) / Baba Loke (Juju)
[B] Ayuwaiye / Oko Nke Mi

circa 1972
Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Ori Mi Ma Gbagbe Mi (Highlife) b/w King Nebuchadnezzar (Oyege) (7" EP; Decca WAX 258)

1972
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Labalaba Fara W'eiye (LP; Decca WAPS 36)
[A] Labalaba Fara W'Eiye / Ojo Ola / Yetunde / Maja - Mawoye / Oje Pele O
[B] Oba Oluwaiye / Igbakan Ma Re / Amude - Mude / Sisi Alajo Ojumo

1972
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
In Great Britain (LP; Decca WAPS 50)
[A] Olorun Oba Dawa Lohun / Omo Nigeria To Nbe Lajo / J.A. Odusanya (Managing Director of Mida Co.) / Ope Fund Egbe West African Friendship Asso. / Nigeria Dara/ Aiye Nyi Lo
[B] Send Off in Nigeria / Reception in Britain / Orlando Boys / Provincial Tour of Britain / A Dele Bare / Mo Roye Yi Mo Je
-- Reissued as a cassette (GXC'S 048).

1972
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Ire Loni (LP; Decca WAPS 51)
[A] Omo Ni Fon / Ise Logun Ise
[B] Emi Wa Wa Lowo Re / A Tun Gbere Wa De

1972
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Ajo Ko Dun Bi Ile (LP; Decca WAPS 179)
[A] Ajo Ko Dun Bi Ile / Eleiye Igbo / Orin Titun Ilu Titun / Adura Egbe Omimah / Saworo / Teremina
[B] Logba-Logba / Edumare Da Mi Lohun / Ma Sika Part II / E Se Rere / Prof. Oyewole

1974
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Ire Loni (LP; Decca WAPS 201)
[A] Ire Loni / Enyin Mudia / Apade Ni Bode / Alawode Awo Ni
[B] Edumare Da Wa Lohun / Ete Ti Gbo Ere Orlando / Enrini Seleke / Selima Ebe Ni Mo Be

1974
Dr. Orlando Owoh and his Omimah Band
Dr. Orlando Owoh in Nwon ni mo Kere Vol 1. (LP; Electromat Records 43003)
[A] Nwon ni Mokere / Mashe Beru / Omo Niyi Omo Laso
[B} Omo Olode / Omo Olu Mope / Omo Onu Fe

1975
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Ero Ki Yeye Mi (LP; Decca WAPS 220)
[A] Ero Ki Yeye Mi / Omiye Lala / Osupa Roro
[B] Iyawo Olele / Omo Ni Ye / Mo Baju Wo Oju Orun / Irawo Mi Ko Ni Ku

1975
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Ajanaku Daraba (LP; Afrodisia WAPS 247)
[A] Ajanaku Daraba / Gbajumo To Fe Tiwa / Agbayewa Commercial Academy (Lagos) / Shanu-Olu Se Bebe Ni Decca / Efowo Mi Wo / Eiye Meta
[B] Koseye To Mede Bi Ologuro / Ero Yeye Ni Mogun / Late Madam Mata Folawewo / Ose O Po Omose / Bori Ba Joba Lola / Ajo Ma Lowo

1975-76
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band
Ifon Omimah Ni Moti Wa (LP; Afrodisia WAPS 317)
[A] Ifon Omimah Ni Moti Wa / Baba Ma Fi Ku Pa Mi
[B] Late Gabriel Jejeniwa / Olbele Mo Bele / Ajuwa Sawasawa

1975-76
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band
Ko S'Olobe Bi Iya Mi (LP; Afrodisia WAPS 324)
[A] Ko S'Olobe Bi Iya Mi / Ajanaku Mo Dupe / Late General Murtala Ramat Muhammed
[B] Omo Araiye Ogun / Amo Lolo Aya Wa / Kiku Mapa Alatilehin Wa

1977
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band
Festac 77 (LP; Afrodisia WAPS 379)
[A] Festac '77 / Late Crosdale Juba / Obiripo Aiye Nyi Lo / Oluwa Sise Re (Oseun) / Adogunro Jaiye Jaiye
[B] Late Madam Florence Ado / Alhaji Rafiu Alalabi / Iwa L'Oluwa Nwo / Operation Feed The Nation

1977
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band
Mo Juba Agba (LP; Afrodisia WAPS 380)
[A] Mo Juba Agba / Everybody Paddle Your Own Canoe / Adam and Eve
[B] Yo-Yo-Yo-Yo / Ojo Ibukun / Okete Bayi Niwa Re

1978
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band
Belere Ba Lo Ni Le Yi (LP; Afrodisia WAPS 409)
[A] Belere Ba Lo Ni Le Yi / Singers & Instrumentalists / Fellow Musicians / Yinca Esho Records / Awalawala Yo Keke
[B] Aiye Eee / Oyin Momo Ado / Ozzidi Sounds / Clash of Two Goats / Aiye Soro

1978
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band
Omo Jaiye Jaiye (LP; Afrodisia WAPS 410)
[A] Omo Jaiye Jaiye / Chief Sashere of Akure / Dayo Ige (M. Sc.) / Awa Legbe Kenneries/ Arogbo Ni Mo Tiwa
[B] Late Olisa of Idanre / Kiku Ma Pomo Egbon / Chief Joseph Adekunle / Ere Ti Ya-Ka Jo Jo / Lord Speak-Thy Servant Heareth

1979
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band
Iba Eledumare (LP; Afrodisia WAPS 440)
[A] Iba Eledumare / Yabomisa Ijaw Wole / Ijo Oyege / Iwawo Malo / Late Rex Lawson / Moremi
[B] Omo Pupa / Brother Yese / Ikun Sehin Lehin Mi / Ololufe Gbo Temi / Ijo Ekinado / Ma Pa Omonikeji Lekun

197?
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band
Igba Funfun Lere Wa (LP; Afrodisia DWAPS 2131)
[A] ?
[B] ?

197?
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Iwawo Lele (LP; Shanu Olu SOS 28)
[A] Ero Ki Yeye Mi / Omiye Lala / Osupa Roro
[B] Iyawo Olele / Omo Ni Ye / Mo Baju Wo Oju Orun / Irawo Mi Ko Ni Ku

197?
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Vol. 1: Money For Hand Back For Ground (LP; Shanu Olu SOS 36)
[A] Money For Hand Back For Ground / His Highness Oba Oyekan Of Lagos / Eyo Omo Olode / Ailo Lore / Eriloye
[B] Edun Jale Oforu-Lo / Ore Mi Ma Dale / Mori Sisi Kan L'Ode / Sisi Fola Shade / Salewaye Ye Salewa

197?
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Africa Kenneries International
Oriki Ojo (LP/cassette; Shanu Olu GXCS 038)
[A] Oriki Ojo / Ifon Omimah Ni Mo Tiwa / Baba Ma Fi Ku Pa Mi
[B] Late Gabriel Jeje Niwa / Olobele Mo Bele / Ajuwa Sawasawa

1979
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Vol. 2: Apartheid (LP; Shanu Olu SOS 46)
[A] Ori Mi Lole / Abaja Okun / Kini Kan Nfo Loke / Majere Lori Omo Mi
[B] Oni La Moba / Alhaji Adesiyan / Ero Owo E Ma Gbamigbe / Mi O Le Nikan F'Omo F'Oko

197?
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Chief Olademeji (LP; Shanu Olu SOS 56)
[A] ?
[B] ?

197?
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Je Kasise (LP; Shanu Olu SOS 86)
[A] Oremi 'Ilemo / Je Kasise / Eku Ika Le / Closing Glee
[B] Emi Ari Re Gba / Shanu-Olu / Damisiwaju / Late Kokumo K's Palace / Late Olowosewure Driver

1981
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Africa Kenneries International
Obirin Asiko (LP; Afrodisia DWAPS 2136)
[A] Easter Special / Baba Wa Silekun / Obinrin Asiko Lagbo Orlando
[B] Cane Ati Abel / Alhaji Toyo Mayam / Omi L'enian

1981
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beat International
Vol. 5: Ganja (LP; Shanu Olu SOS 096)
[A] Omo Beru Aiye - Aiye Le / Adaba Mimo S'ka Le Wa / Rev. Adeoye Adeyemi / Aiye Se Aiye Lolofilo
[B] Jealousy! Jealousy! / Tewo Gba Re / Omo Abi Lowo / Angel Ti Ko Oruko Mi Soke

1980 or 1981?
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Ireya Special (LP; Shanu Olu SOS 106)
[A] Late Alhaji Ayinla Omowura / Igba Aiye Noah / Ekuku Bale, E Fara Lomi
[B] Oro Nipa Eran Ileya / Eku Oodun / Agba Mo Da, Mi De Somode Mo / Ohun Ti Afi Owo Se, Owu Mi Yeye

198?
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Ganja Part 2 (LP; Shanu Olu SOS 126) [A] ?
[B] ?

1982?
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Vol. 8: Ko Se Mani Lobirin (LP; Shanu Olu SOS 146)
[A] Ko Se Mani Lobirin / Ire / Awa Sope / Edumare Serere
[B] Late Chief Pa J. O. Owomoyela / Oro Asiri / Late Osojo Ogedengbe

198?
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Vol. 9: Ma Wo Mi Roro (LP; Shanu Olu SOS 166)
[A] Lai Ku Egiri / Oluwa Lala Baromi / Madam Olumuyiwa Omolola (Akure) / What Can You Tell Me Why You Do Me So / Iye Mi Mabinu Mo Se Saigbo
[B] Late Chief Okunyolaka Ademulegun / Ifo Social Club

198?
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Vol. 10: Kennery De Ijo Ya (LP; Shanu Olu SOS 176)
[A] Kennery De Ijo Ya / Ola Ree Wa / Oye Ka Se Census / Ere No Omo Mi / Olugboy Egba
[B] John Ojomo / Iba Oluwa Iba Enia / Ebami Jo Adama / Eni Foju Ana Wo Oku

1983
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
In The Sixties Vol. 2 (LP; Afrodisia DWAPS 2187)
[A] Ajuwaiye - Oko Npe Mi / Omonide - Irole Satide / Olorun Eleda Mi - Ma Dele
[B] Mo Dupe Oluwa / Baba Loke / Mo Gbo Ohun Ayo Rere / Elere Mi / Sisi Shawe

198?
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Asotito Aiye (LP; Shanu Olu SOS 186)
[A] ?
[B] ?

1985
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Eku Iroju (LP; Shanu Olu SOS 196)
[A] Ona Ti Mo Yan / Eninen Abo - Nabo Arare / Aunty Dey Shame
[B] Easy Motion / Oba Okuade Siju Wade / Ire / Omo Nigeria Eku Iroju

1986
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Eewo (Taboo) (LP; Shanu Olu SOS 216)
[A] Awa De / Alhaji Popoola (Popson)
[B] Eriwo Ki Lo Bare O / Keregbe Iye

1987
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries
Late Dele Giwa (LP; Owoh ORLPS 001)
[A] Ofo To Se Nigeria / Dawa Lohun Oba Edumare / So Tito-Otito Loyeni
[B] Mo Gboju Mi Soke - S'Oluwa Oga Ogo / Omo Eriwo - Oya O Mariwo / Oba Solomon Ojopagogo - Alara of Ilara Mokin / Ero Bami Kalo - Kalo Woran L' Agege / Obuko Buko

1987
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Message (LP; Owoh ORLPS 002)
[A] Message / Jealousy / Agbada Meta
[B] Late Chief Obafemi Awolowo

1989
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries
Experience (LP; Owoh ORLPS 003)
[A] Experience / E Tenu Bapo, E Sinmi / Omo Laso
[B] Ibaje Enia / Je Kinbae Rinrinajo / Oge Mailo

1989
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
E Get As He Be (LP; Owoh ORLPS 004)
[A] E Get As E Be / Alhaji Mojeed Olorun-Oje
[B] Lagos Woman / Have You Been to the State / Singing & Dancing to Kenneries

1989
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Who Ko Know Go Know (LP; Owoh ORLPS 005)
[A] No Friend / Aiye Lokun
[B] Morning Prayer / Ogege Luge / Late Okwaraji

1989
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Suru Logba (LP; Owoh ORLPS 006)
[A] Hallow Be Thy Name / Ori Mi Ja Fun Mi / Oka Pa No Oju Re / Gbogbo Owo Etun Owo Se / Ebe Ni Mo Be
[B] E Sora Fun Oro Obinrin / Awon To-npori Wa Nibi / Suru Logba
-- The track lsitings of side A and side B on the cassette are reversed and with different orders. (Information from David Noyes)

198?
Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International
Kangaroo (LP; Owoh ORLPS 007)
[A] Kangaroo / Itan Iku Ati Iberu / Chief Arounmolase
[B] His Royal Highness Oba Okunade Sijuade (Ooni Of Ife) / Ore Ti Ose Funmi Koito / Talonpe Sebe Nibeyen

198?
Chief (Doctor) Orlando Owoh And His African Kenneries
Which is Which? (LP; Owoh OLPRS 008)
[A] Oju Ni Face / Adeola Ikemba / Aiye Gba Tiwa
[B] Which is Which / Omele-Bele / Is Not Easy

199?
Chief Dr. Orlando Owoh & his African Kenneries
Money Palaver (Cassette; Owoh OLPRS 009)
[A] Ifan Omo Iya Meta / Money Palaver / Chief Adetifa
[B] Mo Faramo Jesu / Mo Gbere Mi Dode / O Dodo Domiye

198?
Chief (Doctor) Orlando Owoh And His African Kenneries
Hunger (LP & Cassette; Owoh OLPRS 011)
[A] Olorun Joshua Temitope / Ori Mi O / Hunger [B] Oba Olateru Olagbegi / Edumare To Nfun Abiyamo L'omo / O Mu Mi Ranti Alagbon

1993 (?)
Chief Dr. Orlando Owoh & His African Kenneries
I Say No! (Cassette; Owoh OLPRS 012)
[A] Okan Mi Yin Oba Orun / Democracy / Awusu Melube Yesime Wayo / Ero Ya Ya Wowo / Francis Ola Apata / O Ya Dide Jo
[B] Orlando Ti D'ode / Sir Alex Akinyele / Aso To Ba Dara Ra Fun Omo E / Prince Adeniyi Dami / Edumare Mo Fi Oro Mi Le Olowa / Mo Ri Sisi Opelenge

1994 (?)
Chief Dr. Orlando Owoh & His African Kenneries
Jerusalem Tragedy (Cassette; Owoh OLPRS 014)
[A] Eni Oluwa Feran Lo Nyo Ninu Ewu / Sorry For The Death Of Our People
[B] Nigeria Aanu Semi / Won Ti Losi Sile Kenani / Angeli Gbe Loke

1995
Dr. Orlando Owoh
Dr. Ganja's Polytonality Blues (CD; Original Music OMCD 035)
Logba Logba / Edumare da Mi Lihun / E'Se Rere / Prof. Oyewole / Emi Wa Lowo Re / Alun Gbere Wa De / Easter Special / Baba Wa Silekin / Obinrin Asiko Lagbo / Cain Ati Abel / Alhaji T'Oyo Mayan / Omi I'Eman
-- This is a reissue of two earlier Afrodisia LP's. tracks 1-6 are with the Omimah Band from 1974. Tracks 7-12 are with the Young Kenneries from 1981.

1997
Chief (Doctor) Orlando Owoh
Not In Our Character (Iwa Wa Ko) (cassette; Transworld Entertainment TE 008)
[A] Omo Nigeria (Ka So Wopo) / Congraturation / Shakara / Economic Saboteurus
[B] Mo Ti To Jesu Wo / Fitila Wa / Gbana (Heroine)

1997
Chief (Doctor) Orlando Owoh
Tribute To Fela: Kilo Pa Fela? (cassette; Transworld Entertainment TE 009)
[A] Kilo Pa Fela (Wetin Kill Fela?) / Tribute To Fela / Nigerian Music Heroes
[B] Mo Fona Mi Loluwa Lowo / Oye Lao Maawo / I Want To Be Single Again / Talo Le Pari Ija Wa

1998
Dr.Orlando Owoh
Money For Hand Ile Mo Je Ka Dide (CD; USA New Genesis SOS 8636)
Ile Mo Ejo Ka S'ise / E Ku Ikale / Closing Glee / Emia Rire GBA / Ma Se - Ika Ko Suwon / Americana Marry To Farmer / E - Yo - Malode / Mama Mi Ma Fi Mi F'oko / Edun J'ale O F'oko Lo / Ore Mi / Sisi Salewa Wun Mi

1999
Dr. Orlando Owoh & his African Kenneries Beat International
Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (CD; Biz Production BIZ 99001)
Ijinle Orino / Kennery Tun Dode / Ganja II / Osi Oma Serrwe / O Pe Ko To Yerni / Mohammed Mo Dupe / Singing Hallelujah / Olupede Se Pade / Mo Fe Fena Korine / Emi Re Lo Bimi Lowo / Late Madam Felicia / Agramo Kiye Sara E
-- Newly re-recorded in the US versions of some of Owoh's biggest hits.

1999
Dr. Orlando Owoh & his African Kenneries Beat International
Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (CD; Biz Production BIZ 99052)
Ke Kere Moti Beke Si Sere / Enene Nabo / Sisi Dey Shame / Mo Gbohun Loke Lala / Oba Sijuade / Eku Iroju Omo Nigeria / Ayinla Omowura / Noah / Egungu Bale / Se Eri Mi Amona

1999
Chief (Doctor) Orlando Owoh
Gratitude (cassette; Transworld Entertainment TE 014)
[A] Gratitude / Omo Jade Jade / Ewa Gba Jesu
[B] Sabela / Fola Motors

2001
Dr. Orlando Owoh & his African Kenneries
Live in New York City 2001 (double CD; no label, no suffix) [A]?
[B]?
-- Recorded live in New York, Recording Engineer: Adeleke Adebogun, Mastered by: Victor Arzu, VAC Recording

2002
Chief (Doctor) Orlando Owoh
Kadumo Se (cassette/CD; Gasola Nigeria GXC'S 068)
[A] Democracy (Ka Jumose) / Ondo State Adero (Nigeria) / Mugbala Mugbele
[B] Ayerengbe (Ekiti Dialect) / Late Lydia Ujamo Laye Mi (Fashawe) / Eje Un Je Aye Orimi / Igi Oro Ni Mogun

2004?
Chief (Doctor) Orlando Owoh
Thanksgiving (cassette; Gasola Nigeria GXC'S 088)
[A] Modupe / Owoh Socialite (Club in London) / Gbenga Adeboye (Fun Won Tan) / Bola Tinubu (Okan Kawon Lagos State Governer
[B] Olagunsoye Oyinlola (Osun State Governer) / Onile Tanna Komi / Ara Enla Love Temi Wa / Chief Mrs. Olowo Okere (Alias Madam Do Good)



Special thanks to: Gilbert Hsiao, Naotaka Doi, John Beedle, Olajide Bello, David Noyes, Michael Kieffer, Michael Scott, Jan Duinkerken, Tosin, Halimat Somotan...
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