Afrodisia

Afrodisia

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African record label founded in 1972 by Decca (West Africa) Limited in Nigeria. In 1979 Decca was taken over by PolyGram and sold its West African rights to Afrodisia. In 1981 the Fonior Group purchased the label.

Releases from this label carry the suffix "DWA" which stands for Decca West Africa.

The Nigerian indigenization decrees of 1972 and 1977 led to the gradual take-over of Decca (WA) Ltd. by Nigerian owners including Chief Moshood Abiola and band-leader-musician Ebenezer Obey. Beginning in 1976 the Decca label and the WAPS series was gradually replaced by the Afrodisia label and the DWAPS series. The last album in the WAPS series was released around 1983.

By 1981 the company was 100% Nigerian owned and changed its name to Afrodisia Ltd. Vinyl albums were released by the Afrodisia company until 1989. In 1983 Ebenezer Obey secured the rights to all his past recordings, using the original Decca and Afrodisia catalogue numbers for re-releases on his new Obey label and OPS catalogue numbers for new releases.
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Status Catalog Number  Image Artist Title ( Format) Label Catalog Number  Country Year Actions
12STRUT 007 Blo - Get That Groove In Blo Get That Groove In(12") Strut 12STRUT 007 UK 2001 Sell This Version
94505 Oriental Brothers International Band* - Kele Chi Oriental Brothers International Band* Kele Chi (7", Single) Decca, Decca 94505 France 1977 Sell This Version
278.150 B The Lijadu Sisters* - Danger The Lijadu Sisters* Danger(LP, Album, RE) Decca 278.150 B France 1976 Sell This Version
278.157 Blo - Phase IV Blo Phase IV(LP, Album) Decca 278.157 France 1976 Sell This Version
278.162 B Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Opposite People Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Opposite People(LP, Album) Decca, Afrodisia 278.162 B France 1977 Sell This Version
278.164 Oriental Brothers International - Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International(LP, Album) Decca 278.164 France 1975 Sell This Version
278.166 Oriental Brothers International - Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International(LP, Album) Decca 278.166 France 1976 Sell This Version
278.168 B Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & Afrika 70* - Yellow Fever Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & Afrika 70* Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & Afrika 70* - Yellow Fever(LP, Album) Decca 278.168 B France 1976 Sell This Version
278.178 B Oriental Brothers International Band* Led By F. Dansatch Opara - Oriental Brothers International Band Oriental Brothers International Band* Led By F. Dansatch Opara Oriental Brothers International Band* Led By F. Dansatch Opara - Oriental Brothers International Band(LP, Album) Decca, Decca 278.178 B France 1977 Sell This Version
AJN 10 Oriental Brothers International - Oriental Brothers International Band Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International Band(CD, Album) Afrodisia AJN 10 2003 Sell This Version
B-SPOT 016 Manu Dibango, Akofa Akoussah - Manu Invite... Akofa Akoussah Au Togo Manu Dibango, Akofa Akoussah Manu Dibango, Akofa Akoussah - Manu Invite... Akofa Akoussah Au Togo(LP, Album) Blackspot (2) B-SPOT 016 Nigeria 1986 Sell This Version
CELD 6123 Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & The Africa 70* - Up Side Down Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & The Africa 70* Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & The Africa 70* - Up Side Down(CD, Album, RE) Celluloid CELD 6123 US 1996 Sell This Version
CELL 6123 Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & The Africa 70* - Up Side Down Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & The Africa 70* Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & The Africa 70* - Up Side Down (Album) CELL 6123 US 1986 Sell This Version
DWA 1 The Mebusas - Goodbye Friends / Return-Pada The Mebusas Goodbye Friends / Return-Pada(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 1 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 2 Cicada (3) Let The Bread Flow In(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 2 Nigeria 1971 Sell This Version
DWA 3 Fidel Sax Bateke* & The Voices Of Darkness* Fidel Sax Bateke* & The Voices Of Darkness* - Na Kokokate(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 3 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 4 George Akaeze & His Augmented Hits - Business Before Pleasure George Akaeze & His Augmented Hits Business Before Pleasure(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 4 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 5 Reme Ibazebo's Music Research - Oh Meme! Seeking My Fortune Reme Ibazebo's Music Research Oh Meme! Seeking My Fortune(7") Afrodisia DWA 5 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 6 World Affairs (2) - World Peace World Affairs (2) World Peace(7") Afrodisia DWA 6 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 7 Emmanuel Arueyingho And His Uvorho's* - Oritshemobie Emmanuel Arueyingho And His Uvorho's* Oritshemobie(7") Afrodisia DWA 7 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 8 Dimensions (11) - Right To Live Dimensions (11) Right To Live(7") Afrodisia DWA 8 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 9 Celestin Nyam* - Makosa Anderson / Conseil Celestin Nyam* Makosa Anderson / Conseil DWA 9 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 10 Celestin Nyam* - Straight to my heart / Mbembe Celestin Nyam* Straight to my heart / Mbembe(7") Afrodisia DWA 10 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 14 J. C. Ede & His Coal City - Rapukwam Kam Naba J. C. Ede & His Coal City Rapukwam Kam Naba(7") Afrodisia DWA 14 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 18 Ojijo*, Onyor & Continental Revolution 1970* - Okal Apunda / Fare Well To Mary Ojijo*, Onyor & Continental Revolution 1970* Ojijo*, Onyor & Continental Revolution 1970* - Okal Apunda / Fare Well To Mary(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 18 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 19 The Mebusas - Mr Bull Dog The Mebusas Mr Bull Dog(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 19 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 24 Manuel Laddy - Prisonero De Amor Manuel Laddy Prisonero De Amor(7") Afrodisia DWA 24 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 26 Pat Fire & Fabulous 5 Feeling Of Love(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 26 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 28 Ofo The Black Company - Love Is You Love Is Me Ofo The Black Company Love Is You Love Is Me (Single) DWA 28 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 29 War-Head Constriction - Graceful Bird War-Head Constriction Graceful Bird(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 29 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 30 Manu Dibango - Soul Makossa Manu Dibango Soul Makossa(7") Afrodisia DWA 30 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 33 The Thermometers - World People / Babalawo The Thermometers World People / Babalawo(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 33 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 34 Kukumbas - Respect Kukumbas Respect(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 34 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 36 Theodore Nemy & His Band - Come Back Baby Theodore Nemy & His Band Come Back Baby(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 36 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 37 The Lawrence Amavi Group - Be My Lover The Lawrence Amavi Group Be My Lover(7") Afrodisia DWA 37 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 39 Sound-Scope Limited - Sun Shine Of My Heart Sound-Scope Limited Sun Shine Of My Heart(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 39 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 41 Piccolos Echos* - Oau Special Piccolos Echos* Oau Special(7") Afrodisia DWA 41 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 47 Formulars Dance Band - Never Let Me Down Formulars Dance Band Never Let Me Down(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 47 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 49 Joe King Kologbo & His Black Sound - Another Man's Thing Joe King Kologbo & His Black Sound Another Man's Thing(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 49 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 52 Sir Aigbe Lebarty & His Lebartones* - Agan Sir Aigbe Lebarty & His Lebartones* Agan(7") Afrodisia DWA 52 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 54 Prince Omo Lawal-Osula & His Sounds Of Alubogie Music* - Alabarhogho Prince Omo Lawal-Osula & His Sounds Of Alubogie Music* Alabarhogho(7") Afrodisia DWA 54 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 57 Appollo 99 Appollo 99" Akwa Alili(7") Afrodisia DWA 57 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 61 International Charles Iwegbue And His Hino Sound* - Egwu-Ukwata No. 2 International Charles Iwegbue And His Hino Sound* Egwu-Ukwata No. 2(7") Afrodisia DWA 61 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 62 Waves (19) - Wake Up You Waves (19) Wake Up You(7") Afrodisia DWA 62 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 78 Sir Aigbe Lebarty And His Lebartones* - Ogadinma Sir Aigbe Lebarty And His Lebartones* Ogadinma(7") Afrodisia DWA 78 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 82 The Black Mirrors The World Ends(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 82 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 86 Anambra Beats - Onyeilo Aburo Chi / Ayamma Anambra Beats Onyeilo Aburo Chi / Ayamma(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 86 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 88 David Ojus & His Commercial Dance Band - Chukwu Ba Gozieyin David Ojus & His Commercial Dance Band Chukwu Ba Gozieyin(7") Afrodisia DWA 88 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWA 94 Tabukah 'X' - Freaky Chaps Tabukah 'X' Freaky Chaps(7", TP, Dem) Afrodisia DWA 94 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWA 100 Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers Witch Doctor(7") Afrodisia DWA 100 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWA 106 Oriental Brothers International - Uwa Atualamujo Oriental Brothers International Uwa Atualamujo (Single) DWA 106 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWA 107 Segun Bucknor - Nigeria One - And Forever Segun Bucknor Nigeria One - And Forever(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 107 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWA 121 General Mike & His Black & White - Dearest In Heart / Uwa Di Egwu General Mike & His Black & White Dearest In Heart / Uwa Di Egwu(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 121 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWA 125 Prince Omo Lawal-Osula & His Alubogie Sex Bombers - Ewere N'Oyoyo / No Biomo Prince Omo Lawal-Osula & His Alubogie Sex Bombers Ewere N'Oyoyo / No Biomo(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 125 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWA 128 Dandy Od Boy And The Jumbos Band - Idiamieguen / Oruku - Seke Dandy Od Boy And The Jumbos Band Idiamieguen / Oruku - Seke(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 128 1974 Sell This Version
DWA 135 Otokiti And His Seven Brothers - Oseva / Emwenemwen Otokiti And His Seven Brothers Oseva / Emwenemwen (7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 135 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWA 143 Victor Diggy Thunder - Losing Sleep Over You Victor Diggy Thunder Losing Sleep Over You(7") Afrodisia DWA 143 Ghana 1975 Sell This Version
DWA 144 Oriental Brothers International - Tax Drive / Uwamesi Special Oriental Brothers International Tax Drive / Uwamesi Special(7") Afrodisia DWA 144 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWA 147 Biddy Wright - Funky Guitar Biddy Wright Funky Guitar(7") Afrodisia DWA 147 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWA 157 T. O. Jazz* - Medofo Seiwa T. O. Jazz* Medofo Seiwa(7") Afrodisia DWA 157 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWA 2114 Ikenga Superstars Of Africa* - Nke Onye Asoa Ikenga Superstars Of Africa* Nke Onye Asoa(LP, Album) Afrodisia, African DWA 2114 France 1981 Sell This Version
DWA 2140 Madam Comfort Omoge And Her Asiko Ikale Group - Munene Munene Madam Comfort Omoge And Her Asiko Ikale Group Munene Munene(LP) African, Afrodisia DWA 2140 France 1981 Sell This Version
DWACD 001 Oriental Brothers International Band* - Vintage Hits Vol 1 Oriental Brothers International Band* Vintage Hits Vol 1(CD, Comp) Afrodisia DWACD 001 Nigeria 2001 Sell This Version
DWACD 004 Dr. Sir. Warrior* & Oriental Brothers International Band* - Vintage Hits Vol. 1 Dr. Sir. Warrior* & Oriental Brothers International Band* Dr. Sir. Warrior* & Oriental Brothers International Band* - Vintage Hits Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Afrodisia DWACD 004 Nigeria 2001 Sell This Version
DWACD 005 Dr. Sir. Warrior* & His Oriental Brothers International - Vintage Hits Vol. 2 Dr. Sir. Warrior* & His Oriental Brothers International Dr. Sir. Warrior* & His Oriental Brothers International - Vintage Hits Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Afrodisia DWACD 005 Nigeria 2001 Sell This Version
DWACD 012 Dr. Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers Int. Band* - Agwo Loro Ibeya Dr. Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers Int. Band* Dr. Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers Int. Band* - Agwo Loro Ibeya(CD, Album, RE) Afrodisia, Panovo Entertainment DWACD 012 Nigeria 2006 Sell This Version
DWACD 014 Dr. Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers Int. Band* - Nakwa Echeki Dr. Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers Int. Band* Dr. Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers Int. Band* - Nakwa Echeki(CD, Album, RE) Afrodisia, Panovo Entertainment DWACD 014 Nigeria 2006 Sell This Version
DWACDD002 Oriental Brothers International Band* - Vintage Hits Vol 2 Oriental Brothers International Band* Vintage Hits Vol 2(CD, Comp) Afrodisia DWACDD002 Nigeria 2001 Sell This Version
DWAP 2096 I.K. Dairo (MBE) And His Blue Spot Band* - I. K. Dairo In The 60's Vol.1 I.K. Dairo (MBE) And His Blue Spot Band* I. K. Dairo In The 60's Vol.1(LP, Album, Mono) Afrodisia DWAP 2096 Nigeria 1981 Sell This Version
DWAP 2124 Fasco Dagama And His Super Reformers Band - Fasco Dagama And His Super Reformers Band Fasco Dagama And His Super Reformers Band Fasco Dagama And His Super Reformers Band(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAP 2124 Nigeria 1980 Sell This Version
DWAPS 1 Dadigaye And His Friends Of Distinction* - Dadigaye And His Friends Of Distinction Dadigaye And His Friends Of Distinction* Dadigaye And His Friends Of Distinction(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 1 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2 Sir I. B. Oriowo & His Niger Star Dandies - Top Hits Of Gongolar System Sir I. B. Oriowo & His Niger Star Dandies Top Hits Of Gongolar System(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWAPS 4 International Charles Iwegbue And His Hino Sound* - International Charles Iwegbue And His Hino Sound International Charles Iwegbue And His Hino Sound* International Charles Iwegbue And His Hino Sound (Album) DWAPS 4 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 6 The Mebusas - Mebusas Vol 1 - Blood Brothers The Mebusas Mebusas Vol 1 - Blood Brothers(LP, Album, Gat) Afrodisia DWAPS 6 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWAPS 7 'Blackman' Akeeb Kareem & The Beautiful People (5) - Mother Is Gold (Iya Ni Wura) 'Blackman' Akeeb Kareem & The Beautiful People (5) 'Blackman' Akeeb Kareem & The Beautiful People (5) - Mother Is Gold (Iya Ni Wura)(LP) Afrodisia DWAPS 7 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWAPS 8 Freddie & The Formulars* - Freddie & The Formulars Freddie & The Formulars* Freddie & The Formulars(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 8 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWAPS 10 Eric (Showboy) Akaeze & His Royal Ericos* - Ikoto Rock Eric (Showboy) Akaeze & His Royal Ericos* Ikoto Rock(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 10 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 12 Saxon Lee & The Shadows International - Saxon Lee & The Shadows International Saxon Lee & The Shadows International Saxon Lee & The Shadows International(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 12 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWAPS 13 George Akaeze & His Augmented Hits - George Akaeze And His Augmented Hits George Akaeze & His Augmented Hits George Akaeze And His Augmented Hits(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 13 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 14 Sir I. B. Oriowo & His New Nigerian Melody - Sir I.B. Oriowo & His New Nigerian Melody Sir I. B. Oriowo & His New Nigerian Melody Sir I.B. Oriowo & His New Nigerian Melody(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 14 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 15 Prince Omo Lawal-Osula And His Alubogie Sex Bombers* - Music Of Our Land Prince Omo Lawal-Osula And His Alubogie Sex Bombers* Music Of Our Land(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 15 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 17 Emmanuel Arueyingho And His Uvorho King Of Ogono Music Latest African Sound* - Iyemi Emmanuel Arueyingho And His Uvorho King Of Ogono Music Latest African Sound* Iyemi(LP) Afrodisia DWAPS 17 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 18 Blo - Phase II Blo Phase II (Album) DWAPS 18 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 19 International Charles Iwegbue And His Hino Sound* - International Charles Iwegbue And His Hino Sound International Charles Iwegbue And His Hino Sound* International Charles Iwegbue And His Hino Sound(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 19 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 21 Billy Edet And His Springas* Okpoho-Efik(LP) Afrodisia DWAPS 21 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 25 The Ramblers Dance Band* - The Hit Sound Of The Ramblers Dance Band The Ramblers Dance Band* The Hit Sound Of The Ramblers Dance Band(LP, Comp, RE) Afrodisia, Decca, Decca DWAPS 25 Nigeria Unknown Sell This Version
DWAPS 27 Prince Omo Lawal Osula & His Alubogie Sex Bombers* - Prince Omo Lawal Osula And His Alubogie Sex Bombers Prince Omo Lawal Osula & His Alubogie Sex Bombers* Prince Omo Lawal Osula And His Alubogie Sex Bombers(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 27 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 28 Ofo The Black Company - Ofo The Black Company Ofo The Black Company Ofo The Black Company(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 28 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 30 Voices Of Darkness - Voices Of Darkness Voices Of Darkness Voices Of Darkness(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 30 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 32 David Ojus And His Commercial Dance Band* - David Ojus And His Commercial Dance Band David Ojus And His Commercial Dance Band* David Ojus And His Commercial Dance Band(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 32 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 34 World Affairs (2) - Let's Try World Affairs (2) Let's Try(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 34 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWAPS 35 Rev. Father Bamishe & His Cinderella Band - Rev. Father Bamishe & His Cinderella Band Rev. Father Bamishe & His Cinderella Band Rev. Father Bamishe & His Cinderella Band(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 35 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 44 Oriental Brothers International - Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International (Album) DWAPS 44 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 45 Prince Omo Lawal-Osula And His Alubogie Sex Bombers* - Prince Omo Lawal-Osula And His Alubogie Sex Bombers Prince Omo Lawal-Osula And His Alubogie Sex Bombers* Prince Omo Lawal-Osula And His Alubogie Sex Bombers(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 45 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 46 Dadio Adamosa Osagiede And His International Brothers Band - Dadio Adamosa Osagiede And His International Brothers Band Dadio Adamosa Osagiede And His International Brothers Band Dadio Adamosa Osagiede And His International Brothers Band(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 46 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 48 I.K. Dairo & His Blue Spots I.K. Dairo & His Blue Spots(LP) Afrodisia DWAPS 48 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 49 'Blackman' Akeeb Kareem & The Beautiful People (5) - Shango 'Blackman' Akeeb Kareem & The Beautiful People (5) 'Blackman' Akeeb Kareem & The Beautiful People (5) - Shango(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 49 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 51 Tabukah 'X' - Tabukah ‘X’ Tabukah 'X' Tabukah ‘X’(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 51 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 52 'Witch Doctor Maso And The Masokoloko Explosion'* - 'Witch Doctor Maso And The Masokoloko Explosion' 'Witch Doctor Maso And The Masokoloko Explosion'* 'Witch Doctor Maso And The Masokoloko Explosion'(LP) Afrodisia DWAPS 52 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 54 Akwassa - La'Ila Akwassa La'Ila(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 54 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version