Afrodisia

Afrodisia

Profile:
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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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
12STRUT 007 Get That Groove In  album cover Blo Get That Groove In(12") Strut 12STRUT 007 UK 2001 Sell This Version
94505 Kele Chi   album cover Oriental Brothers International Band* Kele Chi (7", Single) Decca, Decca 94505 France 1977 Sell This Version
278.157 Phase IV  album cover Blo Phase IV(LP, Album) Decca 278.157 France 1976 Sell This Version
278.164 Oriental Brothers International  album cover Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International(LP, Album) Decca 278.164 France 1975 Sell This Version
278.166 Oriental Brothers International  album cover Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International(LP, Album) Decca 278.166 France 1976 Sell This Version
278.168 B Yellow Fever  album cover 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  album cover 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 Band  album cover Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International Band(CD, Album) Afrodisia AJN 10 2003 Sell This Version
AWAPS 237 Boys and Girls  album cover Joe Moks Boys and Girls(12", Ltd, Unofficial) Afrodisia AWAPS 237 Unknown Sell This Version
B-SPOT 013 Reggae Great Hits  album cover Ken Lazarus Reggae Great Hits(LP, Album) Blackspot (2) B-SPOT 013 Nigeria 1970 Sell This Version
B-SPOT 016 Manu Invite... Akofa Akoussah Au Togo  album cover 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 Up Side Down  album cover 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 Up Side Down  album cover 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 Goodbye Friends / Return-Pada  album cover 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 Business Before Pleasure  album cover George Akaeze & His Augmented Hits Business Before Pleasure(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 4 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 5 Oh Meme! Seeking My Fortune  album cover Reme Ibazebo's Music Research Oh Meme! Seeking My Fortune(7") Afrodisia DWA 5 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 6 World Peace  album cover World Affairs (2) World Peace(7") Afrodisia DWA 6 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 8 Right To Live  album cover Dimensions (11) Right To Live(7") Afrodisia DWA 8 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 9 Makosa Anderson / Conseil  album cover Celestin Nyam* Makosa Anderson / Conseil DWA 9 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 10 Straight to my heart / Mbembe  album cover Celestin Nyam* Straight to my heart / Mbembe(7") Afrodisia DWA 10 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 14 Rapukwam Kam Naba  album cover J. C. Ede & His Coal City Rapukwam Kam Naba(7") Afrodisia DWA 14 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 18 Okal Apunda / Fare Well To Mary  album cover 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 Mr Bull Dog  album cover The Mebusas Mr Bull Dog(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 19 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 24 Prisonero De Amor  album cover 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 Love Is You Love Is Me  album cover Ofo The Black Company Love Is You Love Is Me (Single) DWA 28 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 29 Graceful Bird  album cover War-Head Constriction Graceful Bird(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 29 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 33 World People / Babalawo  album cover The Thermometers World People / Babalawo(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 33 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 34 Respect  album cover Kukumbas Respect(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 34 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 36 Come Back Baby  album cover Theodore Nemy & His Band Come Back Baby(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 36 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 37 Be My Lover  album cover The Lawrence Amavi Group Be My Lover(7") Afrodisia DWA 37 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 39 Sun Shine Of My Heart  album cover Sound-Scope Limited Sun Shine Of My Heart(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 39 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 41 Oau Special (H/Life) / All Africa Games Star Of Gold  album cover Piccolos Echos* Oau Special (H/Life) / All Africa Games Star Of Gold(7") Afrodisia DWA 41 Nigeria Unknown Sell This Version
DWA 47 Never Let Me Down  album cover Formulars Dance Band Never Let Me Down(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 47 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 49 Another Man's Thing  album cover Joe King Kologbo & His Black Sound Another Man's Thing(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 49 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 54 Alabarhogho / Agbonwegbe Gbe   album cover Prince Omo Lawal-Osula And His Sounds Of Alubogie Music* Alabarhogho / Agbonwegbe Gbe (7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 54 Nigeria Unknown Sell This Version
DWA 57 Akwa Alili  album cover Appollo 99" Akwa Alili(7") Afrodisia DWA 57 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 62 Wake Up You  album cover Waves (19) Wake Up You(7") Afrodisia DWA 62 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 Onyeilo Aburo Chi / Ayamma  album cover Anambra Beats Onyeilo Aburo Chi / Ayamma(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 86 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 88 Chukwu Ba Gozieyin  album cover David Ojus & His Commercial Dance Band Chukwu Ba Gozieyin(7") Afrodisia DWA 88 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWA 94 Unknown  album cover Tabukah 'X' Unknown(7", TP, Dem) Afrodisia DWA 94 Nigeria Unknown Sell This Version
DWA 100 Ginger Johnson & His African Messengers Witch Doctor(7") Afrodisia DWA 100 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWA 106 Uwa Atualamujo  album cover Oriental Brothers International Uwa Atualamujo(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 106 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWA 121 General Mike & His Black & White Dearest In Heart / Uwa Di Egwu(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 121 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWA 135 Oseva / Emwenemwen   album cover Otokiti And His Seven Brothers Oseva / Emwenemwen (7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 135 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWA 144 Tax Drive / Uwamesi Special  album cover Oriental Brothers International Tax Drive / Uwamesi Special(7") Afrodisia DWA 144 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWA 157 Medofo Seiwa  album cover T. O. Jazz* Medofo Seiwa(7") Afrodisia DWA 157 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWA 2114 Nke Onye Asoa  album cover Ikenga Super Stars Of Africa Nke Onye Asoa(LP, Album) Afrodisia, African DWA 2114 France 1981 Sell This Version
DWA 2140 Munene Munene  album cover Madam Comfort Omoge And Her Asiko Ikale Group Madam Comfort Omoge And Her Asiko Ikale Group - Munene Munene(LP) African, Afrodisia DWA 2140 France 1981 Sell This Version
DWACD 001 Vintage Hits Vol 1  album cover Oriental Brothers International Band* Vintage Hits Vol 1(CD, Comp) Afrodisia DWACD 001 Nigeria 2001 Sell This Version
DWACD 004 Vintage Hits Vol. 1  album cover Dr. Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers International Band* Vintage Hits Vol. 1(CD, Comp) Afrodisia DWACD 004 Nigeria 2001 Sell This Version
DWACD 005 Vintage Hits Vol. 2  album cover Dr. Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers International Band* Vintage Hits Vol. 2(CD, Comp) Afrodisia DWACD 005 Nigeria 2001 Sell This Version
DWACD 012 Agwo Loro Ibeya  album cover 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 Nakwa Echeki  album cover 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 Vintage Hits Vol 2  album cover Oriental Brothers International Band* Vintage Hits Vol 2(CD, Comp) Afrodisia DWACDD002 Nigeria 2001 Sell This Version
DWAP 2124 Fasco Dagama And His Super Reformers Band  album cover 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 Saxon Lee & The Shadows International  album cover Saxon Lee & The Shadows International Saxon Lee & The Shadows International(LP) Afrodisia DWAPS Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWAPS 1 Dadigaye And His Friends Of Distinction  album cover Dadigaye And His Friends Of Distinction* Dadigaye And His Friends Of Distinction(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 1 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2 Top Hits Of Gongolar System  album cover 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 & His Hino Sound  album cover International Charles Iwegbue & His Hino Sound International Charles Iwegbue & His Hino Sound(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 4 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 6 Mebusas Vol 1 - Blood Brothers  album cover The Mebusas Mebusas Vol 1 - Blood Brothers(LP, Album, Gat) Afrodisia DWAPS 6 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWAPS 7 Mother Is Gold (Iya Ni Wura)  album cover '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  album cover Freddie & The Formulars* Freddie & The Formulars(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 8 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWAPS 10 Ikoto Rock  album cover Eric (Showboy) Akaeze & His Royal Ericos* Ikoto Rock(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 10 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 14 Sir I.B. Oriowo & His New Nigerian Melody  album cover 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 Music Of Our Land  album cover 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 Iyemi  album cover Emmanuel Arueyingho And His Uvorho King Of Ogono Music Latest African Sound Iyemi(LP) Afrodisia DWAPS 17 Nigeria Unknown Sell This Version
DWAPS 18 Phase II  album cover Blo Phase II (Album) DWAPS 18 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 19 International Charles Iwegbue And His Hino Sound  album cover 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 28 Ofo The Black Company  album cover Ofo The Black Company Ofo The Black Company(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 28 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 30 Voices Of Darkness  album cover Voices Of Darkness Voices Of Darkness(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 30 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 34 Let's Try  album cover World Affairs (2) Let's Try(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 34 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWAPS 35 Rev. Father Bamishe & His Cinderella Band  album cover 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  album cover Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International (Album) DWAPS 44 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 45 Prince Omo Lawal-Osula And His Alubogie Sex Bombers  album cover 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  album cover 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 49 Shango  album cover '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’  album cover Tabukah 'X' Tabukah ‘X’(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 51 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 52 'Witch Doctor Maso And The Masokoloko Explosion'  album cover '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 La'Ila  album cover Akwassa La'Ila(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 54 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 55 Ogbodu Dance Band  album cover Ogbodu Dance Band Ogbodu Dance Band(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 55 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 56 Step Three  album cover Blo Step Three(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 56 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 57 International Charles Iwegbue & His Hino Sound  album cover International Charles Iwegbue & His Hino Sound International Charles Iwegbue & His Hino Sound(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 57 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 58 Segun Bucknor  album cover Segun Bucknor Segun Bucknor(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 58 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 59 Oriental Brothers International  album cover Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 59 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 62 Adamosa Osagiede And My International Brothers Band  album cover Adamosa Osagiede And My International Brothers Band* Adamosa Osagiede And My International Brothers Band(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 62 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 63 Willy Rhanis & The Heavy Guys  album cover Willy Rhanis* & The Heavy Guys Willy Rhanis* & The Heavy Guys - Willy Rhanis & The Heavy Guys(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 63 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 69 Saxon Lee And His Shadows International With The Funky Sisters  album cover Saxon Lee And His Shadows International* Saxon Lee And His Shadows International With The Funky Sisters(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 69 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 70 Adamosa Osagiede And His International Band  album cover Adamosa Osagiede And His International Band* Adamosa Osagiede And His International Band (Album) DWAPS 70 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 71 Oriental Brothers International  album cover Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International (Album) DWAPS 71 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 220 Orlando Owoh & His Omimah Band  album cover Orlando Owoh & His Omimah Band* Orlando Owoh & His Omimah Band(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 220 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 281 Akom Ko  album cover Various Akom Ko(LP, Comp) Afrodisia, Decca (West Africa) Limited DWAPS 281 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 317 Dr. Orlando Owoh & His Young Keneries Band  album cover Dr. Orlando Owoh & His Young Keneries Band* Dr. Orlando Owoh & His Young Keneries Band(LP, Album) Afrodisia, Afrodisia DWAPS 317 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 380 Mo Juba Agba  album cover Dr. Orlando Owoh And His Young Kenneries Band* Mo Juba Agba(LP) Afrodisia DWAPS 380 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2002 Danger  album cover The Lijadu Sisters* Danger (Album) DWAPS 2002 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2003 Spiritual Conection  album cover Aura* Spiritual Conection (Album) DWAPS 2003 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version