He recorded his first hit at age of fifteen while being a secondary school student at Pumwani secondary. It was one of the pioneers of Kenyan music, Daudi kabaka, who gave Kabasselleh his first chance. Kabaka was at one time Kabaselleh’s neighbour and was intrigued by his musical ability. He arranged for kabaselleh to record with the Equator Sound Band.
He later founded his own band which he named Lunna Kidi. It was then that his popularity skyrocketed as he released hit after hit, among them Zainabu, Achi Maria, Sije, Millicento, Sikul Agulu and Piny Dunia Mokili.
Most of his songs were in Dholuo. Although most of them were love songs, his songs touched on a myriad of other topics. In Sije he talks about descent human relations that transcend hard times, In Hommage A Owino Ger, he eulogises a lawyer friend of his. Some of his songs covered politics. His brief stint in prison was as a result of the lyrics in one of his songs which did not please the powers that be. Besides his excellent command of Dholuo, Kabaselleh has also sang in Kiswahili and Lingala.
Sadly, he passed away in December, 1998 due to complications resulting from diabetes.
H.O. Kabaselleh Discography Tracks
|APLP 1002||Orchestre Todi National* With H.O. Kabaselleh Kidi* & Juma Toto||Orchestre Todi National* With H.O. Kabaselleh Kidi* & Juma Toto - Wanawachezea Mfululizo Wa Muziki (LP, Album)||Apollo (12)||APLP 1002||Kenya||1972||Sell This Version|
|ATILP 006||Kabaselleh Wuod Ogollah* & His Automatic Lunna Kidi Band*||Kabaselleh Wuod Ogollah* & His Automatic Lunna Kidi Band* - Come Back To Africa (LP, Album)||Atinga||ATILP 006||Kenya||1990||Sell This Version|
|V.B.-C 003||Kabaselleh Ochieng Ogola*||Zainabu (Cass)||Kokise Music||V.B.-C 003||Kenya||Unknown||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|EKK 001||Kabaselleh Kidi*, Orchestre Kale - Kale||Kabaselleh Kidi*, Orchestre Kale - Kale - Moyo Wangu (7")||Editions Kalle Kalle||EKK 001||Kenya||Unknown||Sell This Version|
|NGKB 002||Kabaselleh Ochieng Ogola*, Lunna-Kidi*||Kabaselleh Ochieng Ogola*, Lunna-Kidi* - Kisumu Week-End (Cass)||Kokise Music||NGKB 002||Kenya||Unknown||Sell This Version|