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Tunde Williams Label

Afrodisia label as used by Honest Jon's records for a CD-reissue of Tunde Williams' Mr. Big Mouth-LP in 2004

The label was launched in 1976 by Decca West Africa in Nigeria. The label released several albums by Fela Kuti, as well as several other artists and bands, e.g. the Oriental Brothers International Band.

In 1979 Decca was taken over by PolyGram and "Decca sold its West African rights to Afrodisia, a totally Nigerian company. In the late 1980s Decca (WA)/Afrodisia had a 35 % share in the Nigerian record market of 20 million albums a year.[1]


DiscographyEdit

"DWA" stands for Decca West Africa and was used as suffix for their releases from the 1960s.

1974Edit

SinglesEdit

  • DWA 106 - Oriental Brothers International Band led by Kabaka Opara: Uwa Atualamujo // Ihe-Chi-Nyerem (7"-single) [2]

LPsEdit

  • DWAPS 4 - Charles Iwegbue And His Hino Sound: Ejelunor
  • DWAPS 6 - Medusas: Vol. 1 Blood Brothers [3]
  • DWAPS 7 (AWAPS 13) - Blackman Akeeb Kareem and The Beautiful People DWAPS 10 - Mother Is Gold (Iya Ni Wura)
  • DWAPS 10 - Arica Akaeze & His Royal Ericos
  • DWAPS 18 - Blo: Phase II [4]
  • DWAPS 19 - Charles Iwegbue: Charles Iwegbue
  • WAPS 25 - The Ramblers Dance Band: The Hit Sound of The Ramblers Dance Band [5]
  • DWAPS 44 - Oriental Brothers International led by G. Kabaka Opara (Oriental's Special) [6] [7]

1975Edit

SinglesEdit

  • DWA 144 - Oriental Brothers International led by Godwin Kabaka Opara: "Tax Drive" b/w "Uwamesi Special" [8]

LPsEdit

  • DWAPS 56 - Blo: Step Three [9]
  • DWAPS 57 - Charles Iwegbue: International Charles Iwegue
  • DWAPS 59 - Oriental Brothers International led by G. Kabaka Opara: Nwa Ada Di Nma
  • DWAPS 59 (?) - City Boys Band: Nya Asem Hwe
  • WASP 247 - Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band: Ajanaku Daraba[10]

1976Edit

LPsEdit

  • DWAPS 70 - Adamosa Osagiede & His International Band: Ukpakom [11]
  • DWAPS 2002 - The Lijadu Sisters: Danger [12] [13]
  • DWAPS 2004 - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and The Africa 70: Yellow Fever [14] [15]
  • DWAPS 2005 - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and The Africa 70: Upside Down [16]
  • DWAPS 2009 - Blo: Phase IV
  • DWAPS 2013 - E.T. Mensah: Is Back Again!! [17]
  • DWAPS 2014 - The Hedzoleh Soundz: The Original Hedzoleh Soundz
  • DWAPS 2015 - Bunzu Soundz: Bunzu Soundz [18]
  • DWAPS 2016 - The Basa-Basa Soundz: The Basa-Basa Soundz

1977Edit

LPsEdit

  • WASP 317 - Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band: Ifon Omimah Ni Moti Wa [19]
  • WASP 324 - Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band: Ko S'Olobe Bi Iya
  • WASP 379 - Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Omimah Band: Festac
  • WASP 380 - Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band: Mo Juba Agba
  • WASP 409 - Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band: Belere Ba Lo Ni Le Yi
  • WASP 410 - Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band: Omo Jaiye Jaiye
  • WASP 440 - Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band: Iba Eledumare
  • DLPS 004 - Kabaka International Guitar Band: Izu Kamma Na Nneji
  • DLPS 010 - Kabaka International Guitar Band: Ijeuzoije Amunkpa
  • DLPS 012 - Kabaka International Guitar Band: Ewu Nla Ala Oduya Di Na Miri
  • DWAPS 71 - Oriental Brothers International led by Kabaka Opara [20]
  • DWAPS 2017 - Joy Nwosu & Her Group: Joy Nwosu's Azania [21]
  • DWAPS 2020 - Oriental Brothers International led by G. Kabaka Opara: Nnedinobi [22]
  • DWAPS 2023 - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and The Africa 70: J.J.D. [23]
  • DWAPS 2024 - Oriental Brothers International Band led by Dansatch Opara [24] [25]
  • DWAPS 2025 - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and The Africa 70: Sorrow, Tears and Blood
  • DWAPS 2026 - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and The Africa 70: Opposite People
  • DWASP 2027 - Imo Brothers International Band: Eke Orogwe Wu Ahia (1980?) [26]
  • DWAPS 2030 - Tunde Williams plays with The Africa 70: Mr. Big Mouth
  • DWAPS 2033 - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and The Africa 70: Stalemate [27]
  • DWAPS 2034 - Oriental Brothers International Band led by Dansatch Opara [28]
  • DWAPS 2035 - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and The Africa 70: Fear Not for Man
  • DWAPS 2036 - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and The Africa 70: Why Black Man Dey Suffer (unissued; the track "Why Black Man Dey Suffer" released 1986 on DWAPS 2251)
  • DWAPS 2037 - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and The Africa 70: Observation No Crime
  • DWAPS 2038 - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and The Africa 70: I Go Shout Plenty (unreleased; the track "I Go Shout Plenty" released 1986 on DWAPS 2251)
  • DWAPS 2039 - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and The Africa 70: No Agreement (released most likely 1979) [29]

1978Edit

LPsEdit

  • DLPS 015 - Kabaka International Guitar Band: Onye Mere Ihe Akeya
  • DWAPS 2042 - Imo Brothers International Band: Agu Di Nura Etee (1980?) [30]
  • DWAPS 2046 - Lijadu Sisters: Sunshine [31] [32]
  • DWAPS 2049 - Ola Balogun And Remi Kabaka ‎– Black Goddess [33]
  • DWAPS 2050 - I.K. Dairo & His Blue Spots - Kekere Nke O
  • DWAPS 2052 - Lord Sonora Gentil and The Joy Continental Orchestra: Maqo Maqo
  • DWAPS 2053 - Joni Haarstrup: Wake Up Your Mind [34]
  • DWAPS 2056 - People's Thing Group
  • DWAPS 2057 - Oriental Brothers International Band [35]
  • DWAPS 2059 - I.K. Dairo & His Blue Spot Band: I.K. Dairo & His Blue Spot Band
  • DWAPS 2060 - Imo Brothers International Band: Ego Ni Nwa (1981?) [36]
  • DWAPS 2063 - Ikenga Super Stars of Africa: Ikenga Super Stars of Africa
  • DWAPS 2065 - Oriental Brothers International Band: Nwanne Awu Enyi [37] [38]
  • DWAPS 2066 - Nelly Uchendu: Mamausa [39]
  • DWAPS 2068 - Ikenga Super Stars of Africa: Onye Weli We

1979Edit

LPsEdit

  • DLPS 016 - Kabaka International Guitar Band: Obiara Nga Onye Egbulaya
  • DLPS 017 - Kabaka International Guitar Band: Ewu Nga Onye Eze Na Okuko Nwaogbenye
  • DWAPS 2071 - Oriental Brothers International Band: Onye Egbula Onye Agbata Obi Ya [40]
  • DWAPS 2072 - Christy Essien: One Understanding [41]
  • DWAPS 2073 - Joe Moks: Boys and Girls
  • DWAPS 2075 - Nelly Uchendu: I Believe [42] [43]
  • DWAPS 2079 - Fred Fisher: Say The Truth
  • DWAPS 2080 - Blo: Blo Is Back Bulky Backside [44]
  • DWAPS 2089 - Lijadu Sisters: Horizon Unlimited [45] [46]

1980Edit

LPsEdit

  • DLPS 018 - Kabaka International Guitar Band: Late Florence Mbakwe
  • DWAPS 2090 - Oriental Brothers International Band led by F. Dan Satch Opara: Obi Nwanne [47]
  • DWASP 2093 - Imo Brothers International Band: Olee Ihe Gi Owu? (1981?) [48]
  • DWAPS 2098 - Warrior & his Oriental Brothers International: Onye Oma Nmanu
  • DWAPS 2099 - United Brothers International Band (led by Bukana Ogudoro): Echewe Ozo
  • DWAPS 2103 - Oriental Brothers International Band led by F. Dan Satch Opara: Onye Ma Uche Chukwu? [49]
  • DWAPS 2105 - Blo: Back In Time [50]
  • DWAPS 2107 - Christy Essien Igbokwe: Give Me A Chance [51]
  • DWAPS 2111 - Moonshine Dance Band: Moonshine Dance Band
  • DWAPS 2114 - Ikenga Super Stars of Africa: Nke Onye Asoa
  • DWAPS 2117 - Warrior & his Oriental Brothers International Band: Original Hapum Meberi [52]
  • DWAPS 2122 - Kabaka International Guitar Band: Onye Ma Ka Nma (1981)
  • DWAPS 2130 - Warrior & his Oriental Brothers International Band: Original Onye Obula Zoba Isi Onweya (1981)
  • DWASP 2131 - Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Young Kenneries Band: Igba Funfun Lere Wa [53]
  • DWASP 2133 - Imo Brothers International Band: Onye Wo Onye Oma (1982?)
  • DWASP 2136 - Dr. Orlando Owoh and His Africa Kenneries International: Obirin Asiko (1981) [54]
  • DWAPS 2137 - Oriental Brothers International Band led by F. Dan Satch Opara: Rarama Ndu

1981Edit

LPsEdit

  • DWAPS 2141 - Kabaka International Guitar Band: Ego Di Nkpa
  • DWAPS 2142 - Kabaka International Guitar Band: Nwanne Di Namba Social Club of Nigeria (1982)
  • DWAPS 2144 - Alhaji Haruna Ishola and His Apala Group: Gboti Oloti Le [55]
  • DWAPS 2146 - Oriental Brothers International: The Best Of Oriental Brothers International [56] [57]
  • DWA 2150 - Ikenga Super Stars of Africa: Ikenga Super Stars of Africa (A: Nwa Emwe Nne / B: Anyi Ga Gbalu Enu Oso), 1981 [58]
  • DWAPS 2152 - Vicky Edimo: Thank U Mamma [59]
  • DWAPS 2153 - Femi Akinyemi And The Lucky Stars
  • DWASP 2156 - Imo Brothers International Band: Akaraka (1983?)
  • DWAPS 2157 - Warrior & his Oriental Brothers International Band: Original Jide Nkeji
  • DWAPS 2158 - Oriental Brothers International Band Original led by F. Dan Satch Opara: Udo Ka Nma
  • DWASP 2159 - Imo Brothers International Band: Uwa Ekwe Nmeta (1983?) [60]
  • DWAPS 2164 - Dr. Sir Warrior & his Original Oriental Brothers International Band: Chi Awu Otu (1982)
  • DWAPS 2068 - Nelly Uchendu Odum (MON): Ogadili Gi Nma [61]
  • DWAPS 2172 - I.K. Dairo & His Blue Spot Band: Talaka Nke Ebi
  • DWAPS 2175 - Dr. Sir Warrior & his Oriental Brothers International Band: Onye ije (1983)
  • DWAPS 2176 - Oriental Brothers International Band Original led by F. Dan Satch Opara: Chukwu Nwe Anyi
  • DWAPS 2184 - I.K. Dairo & His Blue Spot Band: MBE

1983Edit

LPsEdit

  • DWAPS 2185 - Adeolu Akinsanya (Baba Eto) & The Western Toppers Band [62]
  • DWASP 2187 - Dr. Orlando Owoh and His African Kenneries Beats International: In The Sixties Vol. 2
  • DWAPS 2188 - Dr. Sir Warrior & his Original Oriental Brothers International Band: Agwo Loro Ibeya [63]
  • DWASP 2189 - Imo Brothers International Band: Kwuru Menu (1986?)
  • DWAPS 2193 - Oriental Brothers International Band led by F. Dan Satch Opara: Onye Nwe Ala
  • DWAPS 2197 - Dr. Sir Warrior & his Oriental Brothers International Band - Original: Ugo Chinyere [64]

1984Edit

LPsEdit

  • DWAPS 2204 - Oriental Brothers International Band led by F. Dan Satch Opara: Ihe Eji Aku Eme [65]
  • DWAPS 2207 - Dr. Sir Warrior & his Oriental Brothers International Band - Original: Ndi Ji Ego

1985Edit

LPsEdit

  • DWAPS 2227 - Dr. Sir Warrior & his Oriental Brothers International Band - Original: Warrior in London
  • DWAPS 2244 - King Ubulu & his International Band of Nigeria: Kakene Chukwu [66]

1986Edit

LPsEdit

  • DWAPS 2251 - Fela Anikulapo-Kuti and The Africa 70: I Go Shout Plenty [67] [68]
  • DWAPS 2253 - I.K. Dairo & His Blue Spot Band: original i.k.dairo hits
  • DWAPS 2256 - Ubulu & his International Band of Nigeria: Oyeije
  • DWAPS 2267 - Dr. Sir Warrior & his Original Oriental Brothers: Ndi Adudu [69]

1987Edit

LPsEdit

  • DWAPS ???? - Imo Brothers International Band: Ego Army [70]
  • DWAPS 2270 - Kabaka International Guitar Band: Onye Ya Ruo Erie [71]
  • DWAPS 2271 - Imo Brothers International Band: Nneji Special [72]
  • DWAPS 2273 - King Ubulu: Bini Chukwu [73]
  • DWAPS 2274 - Oriental Brothers International: Anyi Abiala Ozo [74]

1988Edit

LPsEdit

  • DWAPS 2276 - Ubulu International Band of Nigeria: Onyebu Uwa Nishi
  • DWAPS 2277 - Dr. Sir Warrior & his Oriental Brothers International Band: Udo Ndi Oma

1989Edit

LPsEdit

  • DWAPS 2282 - Kabaka International Guitar Band: Ezi Nwanne
  • DWAPS 2283 - King Ubulu & his Inter-Band of Nigeria: Onweli Egwu Na Amu Ka Nma (late 1980s) [75]
  • DWAPS 2287 - Dr. Sir Warrior & his Oriental Brothers International Band: Na Kwa Echeki (1988)

2001Edit

CDsEdit

  • DWACD 001 - Oriental Brothers: Vintage Hits Vol. 1 [76]
  • DWACD 002 - Oriental Brothers: Vintage Hits Vol. 2 [77]
  • DWACD 003 - Oriental Brothers: Nwa Ada Di Nma [78]
  • DWALCD 004 - Dr. Sir Warrior & Oriental Brothers International Band: Vintage Hits Vol. 1

2004Edit

  • DWALCD 005 - Dr. Sir Warrior & his Oriental Brothers International: Vintage Hits Vol. 2

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BibliographyEdit

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DiscographiesEdit

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