Oriental Brothers International

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The Oriental Brothers International Band of Nigeria was a popular Igbo highlife boy band from Nigeria [based in Owerri] for several decades, known for their powerful lyrics (whether it be of proverbs, or specials being dedicated to special people in the country of Nigeria), and deft instrumental work (whether of the lead guitar, or the conga man's professional play of the congas in their break sections of songs) with their unique style of highlife. The Original Oriental Brothers International consisted of five members; Godwin "Kabaka" Opara [leader of the band, and rhythm guitarist], Chief Christogonus "Dr. Sir Warrior" Ezewuiro Obinna [vocalist, also know as
Ultimate Dr. Sir Warrior from 1993-'96], Ferdinand "DanSatch" Chukwuemeka Opara [Founder, lead guitarist, bass player till 1976 when self-titled album, featuring song "Murtala Mohammed," released], Livinus Akwịla (spelt "Aquila" in English) Alaribe [conga player and maraca player], and finally, Fred "Ichita" Ahumaraeze [drummer]. Later members came at the time of the band being, such as Charles Boumda, Aloysius (Aloy) Anyanwu, and Tony Awoma [who was apart of the band with Satch in the beginning before the band formed, but left because he could not stay in one place]. Their album, "Uwa Atualamujo/ Ihe Chinyere," was their debut album for the band, recorded in Decca West Africa Studio in 1973. Their popularity wouldn't rise until their 1974 album, "Oriental Brothers International," released and became a hit, with track B2, "Ihe Oma," becoming most popular out of the six tracks for it's lyrics and popular rhythm guitar melody, which was continually used in their highlife, merengue, and makossa style songs (Such as "Onye Obula Zoba Isi Onwe Ya" [Warrior], "Anyi Abiala Ọzọ" [Oriental Original], "Elu Rie Ala Rie" [Led by DanSatch], and "M'Leghe Onye" [Anyanwu]). The band was also in some troubles of their own at some cases, where disputes broke out and members left for forming their own bands. Kabaka was the first to leave, for the sake of feeling uncomfortable for leading someone else's band, and forming his Kabaka International Guitar Band, Ichita and Aquila leaving next to form their own band, The Great Oriental Brothers International Band (which was a massive flop), Aloy Anyanwu leaving to form the State Brothers International, and finally Warrior leaving to form Dr. Sir Warrior and His Oriental Brothers International Band. Warrior became the most popular out of all the bands, with Kabaka 2nd, Anyanwu 3rd, and DanSatch 4th in popularity. Two compilation albums were made to credit the popular works of the Oriental Brothers when they were the Original Oriental Brothers, which was "The best of: Oriental Brothers International," and "Heavy on the Highlife!" with the inclusion of two extra tracks, Warrior's "Na Kwa Echeki," and DanSatch's "Ihe Eji Aku Eme." Though DanSatch, Kabaka, and Warrior were of their own bands (excluding Aquila and Ichita, because Ichita passed in the early 80s, and Aquila moved to DanSatch's Orientals, then later moved to Warrior's, and became more like a regular member of the band, and lost less recognition), they, altogether, made two albums, putting aside their differences and collaborating together to make an song as the Originals, though they never formed back again. "Anyi Abiala Ọzọ," and "Oriental Ga-Ebi" were the only two albums created as a collaborative effort of the three former members, before the passing of Warrior. Even after the passing of Warrior, DanSatch & Aquila, accompanied with a few other former members, including Kabaka in some cases, played old songs live to bring up and still popularize the name of the Original Oriental Brothers International. Warrior's two sons, Uche and Ajuzieogu Obinna, also try and commemorate the memory of their late father, by paying tribute in their tribute album, and performing live at conventions, singing songs of Warrior from the 80s-90s in His Oriental Brothers International Band.
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DWAPS 44 Oriental Brothers International - Oriental Brothers International album art Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International (Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 44 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 59 Oriental Brothers International - Oriental Brothers International album art Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International (Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 59 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
278.166 Oriental Brothers International - Oriental Brothers International album art Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International (Album) Afrodisia 278.166 France 1976 Sell This Version
278.178 B, 278.178 Oriental Brothers International - Oriental Brothers International Band album art Oriental Brothers International Band* Led By F. Dansatch Opara Oriental Brothers International Band* Led By F. Dansatch Opara - Oriental Brothers International Band (Album) Afrodisia 278.178 B, 278.178 France 1977 Sell This Version
278.148 B, DWAPS 2024 Oriental Brothers International - Oriental Brothers International Band album art Oriental Brothers International Band* Led By F. Dansatch Opara Oriental Brothers International Band* Led By F. Dansatch Opara - Oriental Brothers International Band (Album) Afrodisia 278.148 B, DWAPS 2024 France 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2020 Oriental Brothers International - Nnedinobi album art Oriental Brothers International Nnedinobi(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2020 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
278.192, DWAPS 2057 Oriental Brothers International - Oriental Brothers International Band album art Oriental Brothers International Band* Oriental Brothers International Band (Album) Afrodisia 278.192, DWAPS 2057 France 1978 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2065 Oriental Brothers International - Nwanne Awu Enyi album art Oriental Brothers International Band* Nwanne Awu Enyi (Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2065 Nigeria 1978 Sell This Version
NEMI (LP) 0382 Oriental Brothers International - Great Oriental Brothers International Band '78 album art Great Oriental Brothers International Band '78* Great Oriental Brothers International Band '78(LP, Album) EMI NEMI (LP) 0382 Nigeria 1978 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2071 Oriental Brothers International - Onye Egbula Onye Agbata Obi Ya album art Oriental Brothers International Band* Onye Egbula Onye Agbata Obi Ya(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2071 Nigeria 1979 Sell This Version
NEMI (LP) 0433 Oriental Brothers International - Onye Oma Mmadu Egbula Ya album art Great Oriental Brothers International Band* Onye Oma Mmadu Egbula Ya(LP) EMI NEMI (LP) 0433 Nigeria 1979 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2090 Oriental Brothers International - Obi Nwanne album art Oriental Brothers International Band* Obi Nwanne (Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2090 Nigeria 1980 Sell This Version
NEMI (LP) 0466 Oriental Brothers International - Ebube Nkwa album art Great Oriental Brothers International Band* Ebube Nkwa(LP, Album) EMI NEMI (LP) 0466 Nigeria 1980 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2103 Oriental Brothers International - Onye Ma Uche Chukwu ? album art Oriental Brothers International Onye Ma Uche Chukwu ?(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2103 Nigeria 1980 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2098 Oriental Brothers International - Onye Oma Nmanu album art Dr. Sir Warrior And His Oriental Brothers International Dr. Sir Warrior And His Oriental Brothers International - Onye Oma Nmanu(LP) Afrodisia DWAPS 2098 Nigeria 1980 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2117 Oriental Brothers International - Hapum Mebiri album art Warrior* & His Oriental Brothers International Band-Original* Warrior* & His Oriental Brothers International Band-Original* - Hapum Mebiri(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2117 Nigeria 1980 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2157 Oriental Brothers International - Sir Warrior And His Oriental Brothers Band album art Sir Warrior* And His Oriental Brothers Band* Sir Warrior* And His Oriental Brothers Band* - Sir Warrior And His Oriental Brothers Band (Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2157 Nigeria 1981 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2137 Oriental Brothers International - Rarama Ndu album art Oriental Brothers International Rarama Ndu (Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2137 Nigeria 1981 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2130 Oriental Brothers International - My Success - Onye Obula Zoba Isi Onweya album art Warrior* & His Oriental Brothers International Band-Original* Warrior* & His Oriental Brothers International Band-Original* - My Success - Onye Obula Zoba Isi Onweya (Album) Oti DWAPS 2130 Nigeria 1981 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2158 Oriental Brothers International - Udo Ka Nma album art Oriental Brothers International Band* Udo Ka Nma(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2158 Nigeria 1981 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2175 Oriental Brothers International - Onye Ije album art Doctor Sir Warrior* And His Original Oriental Brothers International Band* Doctor Sir Warrior* And His Original Oriental Brothers International Band* - Onye Ije(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2175 Nigeria 1982 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2164 Oriental Brothers International - Chi Awu Otu album art Doctor Sir Warrior* And His Original Oriental Brothers International Band* Doctor Sir Warrior* And His Original Oriental Brothers International Band* - Chi Awu Otu(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2164 Nigeria 1982 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2176 Oriental Brothers International - Chukwu Nwe Anyi album art Oriental Brothers International Band* Chukwu Nwe Anyi(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2176 Nigeria 1982 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2188 Oriental Brothers International - Agwo Loro Ibeya album art Dr. Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers Int. Band* Dr. Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers Int. Band* - Agwo Loro Ibeya (Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2188 Nigeria 1983 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2197 Oriental Brothers International - Ugo Chinyere album art Doctor Sir Warrior* & His Oriental Brothers Int. Band - Original* Doctor Sir Warrior* & His Oriental Brothers Int. Band - Original* - Ugo Chinyere(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2197 Nigeria 1983 Sell This Version