Afrodisia

Afrodisia

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African record label founded in 1976 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
94.505 Oriental Brothers International Band* Kele Chi (7", Single) Decca 94.505 France 1977 Sell This Version
278.157 Blo Phase IV(LP, Album) Decca 278.157 France 1976 Sell This Version
278.168 B Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & Afrika 70* Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & Afrika 70* - Yellow Fever(LP, Album) Decca 278.168 B France 1976 Sell This Version
AJN 10 Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International Band(CD, Album) Afrodisia AJN 10 2003 Sell This Version
AWAPS 237 Joe Moks Boys and Girls(12", Ltd, Unofficial) Afrodisia AWAPS 237 Unknown Sell This Version
B-SPOT 016 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* Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & The Africa 70* - Up Side Down(CD, Album) Celluloid CELD 6123 US 1996 Sell This Version
CELL 6123 Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & The Africa 70* Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & The Africa 70* - Up Side Down (Album) CELL 6123 US 1986 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(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 4 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 5 Reme Izabo's Music Research Oh Meme! Seeking My Fortune(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 5 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 6 World Affairs (2) World Peace(7") Afrodisia DWA 6 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 14 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(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 18 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 19 The Mebusas Mr Bull Dog(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 19 Nigeria 1972 Sell This Version
DWA 24 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(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 28 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 29 War-Head Constriction Graceful Bird(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 29 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 33 The Thermometers World People / Babalawo(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 33 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 34 Kukumbas Respect(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 34 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 36 Theodore Nemy & His Band Come Back Baby(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 36 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 37 The Lawrence Amavi Group Money That's What I Want(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 37 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 39 Sound-Scope Limited Sun Shine Of My Heart(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 39 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 47 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(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 49 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWA 54 Prince Omo Lawal- Osula And His Sounds Of Alubogie Music Alabarhogho / Agbonwegbe Gbe (7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 54 Nigeria Unknown Sell This Version
DWA 62 Waves (19) Mother(7", Single) 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 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(7") Afrodisia DWA 88 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWA 106 Oriental Brothers International Uwa Atualamujo(7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 106 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWA 135 Otokiti And His Seven Brothers Oseva / Emwenemwen (7", Single) Afrodisia DWA 135 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWA 144 Oriental Brothers International Tax Drive / Uwamesi Special(7") Afrodisia DWA 144 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWA 2114 Ikenga Super Stars 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 Madam Comfort Omoge And Her Asiko Ikale Group - Munene Munene(LP) African, Afrodisia DWA 2140 France 1981 Sell This Version
DWACD 012 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* Dr. Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers Int. Band* - Nakwa Echeki(CD, Album, RE) Afrodisia, Panovo Entertainment DWACD 014 Nigeria 2006 Sell This Version
DWAPS 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* 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(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWAPS 4 International Charles Iwegbue & His Hino Sound International Charles Iwegbue & His Hino Sound(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 4 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 6 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) 'Blackman' Akeeb Kareem & The Beautiful People (5) - Mother Is Gold (Iya Ni Wura)(LP) Afrodisia DWAPS 7 Nigeria 1973 Sell This Version
DWAPS 10 Eric (Showboy) Akaeze And 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* Sir I.B. Oriowo & His New Nigerian Melody(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 14 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 18 Blo Phase II(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 18 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 19 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 28 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(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 30 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 35 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(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 44 Nigeria 1974 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(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(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 46 Nigeria 1974 Sell This Version
DWAPS 49 '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’(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 51 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 54 Akwassa La'Ila(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 54 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 56 Blo Step Three(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 56 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 57 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 Segun Bucknor(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 58 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 59 Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 59 Nigeria 1975 Sell This Version
DWAPS 63 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* 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* Adamosa Osagiede And His International Band (Album) DWAPS 70 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 71 Oriental Brothers International Oriental Brothers International Led By G. Kabaka Opara(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 71 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 281 Various Akom Ko(LP, Comp) Afrodisia, Decca (West Africa) Limited DWAPS 281 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2002 The Lijadu Sisters* Danger (Album) DWAPS 2002 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2004 Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & Afrika 70* Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & Afrika 70* - Yellow Fever(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2004 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2005 Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & The Africa 70* Fela Anikulapo Kuti* & The Africa 70* - Up Side Down (Album) DWAPS 2005 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2008 Christie Azumah* & The Uppers International* Christie Azumah* & The Uppers International* - Din Ya Sugri(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2008 Ghana 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2009 Blo Phase IV(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2009 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2013 E.T. Mensah E.T. Mensah King Of Highlife Musik - Is Back Again!!(LP, Album, Comp, Gat) Afrodisia DWAPS 2013 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2015 Bunzu Soundz Bunzu Soundz(LP, Album, Gat) Afrodisia DWAPS 2015 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2016 Basa Basa Soundz Basa Basa Soundz(LP, Album, Gat) Afrodisia DWAPS 2016 Nigeria 1976 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2017 Joy Nwosu & Her Group Azania (Album) DWAPS 2017 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2020 Oriental Brothers International Nnedinobi(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2020 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2021 The Lijadu Sisters* Mother Africa(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2021 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2023 Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti* And Afrika 70* Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti* And Afrika 70* - J.J.D (Johnny Just Drop!!) - Live!! At Kalakuta Republik(LP, Album, Gat) Afrodisia DWAPS 2023 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2024 Oriental Brothers International Band* Led By F. Dansatch Opara Oriental Brothers International Band* Led By F. Dansatch Opara - Oriental Brothers International Band (Album) DWAPS 2024 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2026 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Opposite People (Album) DWAPS 2026 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2027 Imo Brothers International Band* Imo Brothers International Band(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2027 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2028 Adamosa Osagiede & His International Brothers Band* Adamosa Osagiede & His International Brothers Band(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2028 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2029 Joe Mensah The Afrikan Hustle(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2029 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2030 Tunde Williams Plays With The Africa 70* Tunde Williams Plays With The Africa 70* - Mr. Big Mouth(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2030 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2033 Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti* And The Afrika Seventi* Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti* And The Afrika Seventi* - Stalemate(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2033 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2034 Oriental Brothers International Band* Oriental Brothers International Band(LP) Afrodisia DWAPS 2034 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2035 Fẹlá* And Afrika 70* Fẹlá* And Afrika 70* - Fear Not For Man(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2035 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2039 Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti* And Afrika 70* Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti* And Afrika 70* - No Agreement(LP, Album, Gat) Afrodisia DWAPS 2039 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2042 Imo Brothers International Band* Agu Di Nura Etee(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2042 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2043 The Akaeze's International Band The Akaeze's International Band(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2043 Nigeria 1978 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2046 Lijadu Sisters Sunshine(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2046 Nigeria 1978 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2049 Afrocult Foundation Black Goddess(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2049 Nigeria 1978 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2051 Dolphin Brothers International Dolphin Brothers International(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2051 Nigeria 1978 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2052 Lord Sonora Gentil* & The Joy Continental Orchestra Lord Sonora Gentil* & The Joy Continental Orchestra - Mago-Mago Baby(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2052 Nigeria 1978 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2053 Joni Haastrup Wake Up Your Mind(LP, Album, Gat) Afrodisia DWAPS 2053 Nigeria 1978 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2057 Oriental Brothers International Band* Oriental Brothers International Band (Album) DWAPS 2057 Nigeria 1978 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2058 'Blackman' Akeeb Kareem Africans Awake (LP, Album, Gat) Afrodisia DWAPS 2058 Nigeria 1978 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2060 Imo Brothers International Band Of Owerri Ego Di Nma(LP) Afrodisia DWAPS 2060 Nigeria 1979 Sell This Version
DWAPS 2061 International Charles Iwegbue & His Hino Sound Memories Of Late Charles Iwegbue(LP, Album) Afrodisia DWAPS 2061 Nigeria 1979 Sell This Version