Alhaji Waziri Oshomah - Vol. 1-5 (1978-1984)

Alhaji Waziri Oshomah - Vol. 1-5 (1978-1984)

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Release Date: 02/12/2022
Format: 5LP Boxset/ 5CD
Label: Luaka Bop
Catalogue Number: LPLBOP8007/

Limited to 3000 Box Sets - Comes With Limited Edition Book.

On the heels of his already critically acclaimed (yes, already!) forthcoming retrospective, world spirituality classics 3: the muslim highlife of alhaji waziri oshomah, alhaji waziri oshomah — the oyoyo king, the godfather of afemai music, the etsako super star, mr. Please please please, mr. Dynamite — returns with his complete volume series, compiled for the first time in a 5LP box set.

Waziri hails from a small part of edo state in southern nigeria called afemailand, known for being a harmonious region where muslims and christians live — and dance — together. And there, as a devout muslim and an exemplar of religious piety, waziri fuses etsako/afemai folk styles with pan-nigerian highlife and pop to create a sublime vehicle for his islamic philosophy that gets everyone — muslims, christians, whoever — on the dancefloor.

This 5LP set, vol. 1-5 (1978-1984), focuses on waziri’s illustrious mid-career output — the music he created during the years leading up to and after he performed his first hajj (you might recognize some of the hits from the muslim highlife) — and includes a copy of the journey so far, a limited-edition book written and designed by his children, to celebrate waziri’s remarkable life and career.


Vol. 1 (1978)
A1 Forgive Them Oh God Amin – Amin
A2 Emoi Khakiegwi Aghumheile
B1 Igwegi Baba
B2 Iyuchele Opomumhe

Vol. 2 (1979)
A1 Alhaji Yesufu Sado – Managing Director – Alhaji Y. Sado & Sons Ltd.
B1 Chief J. Aigbokhaode Electrical Contractor – Ikhin – Benin
B2 Ikwekiame Nedumhe

Vol. 3 (1980)
A1 Omhona – Omhona
A2 Eyemaya Erayemare
B1 Oshiomegie Idonigie
B2 I Forget Not Mother

Vol. 4 (1982)
A1 Iyere: Mecca London
A2 Chief Joe Omo Agba | Chief Mike Odidi
B1 Imirunolu Agizoane
B2 Hungry Man Osamiogbewa

Vol. 5 (1984)
A1 Ame-ogiegie Udo-ogiegie
A2 Wegieme Khayeya
B1 Amie Khagieguegbe
B2 Chief Danesi Aidoviogie