Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Orlando Owoh - Kennery De Ijo Ya

Dr. Orlando Owoh
and His African Kenneries Beats International

"Kennery De Ijo Ya"

side one - Kennery De Ijo Ya / Ola Ree Wa / Oye Ka Se Census / Ere No Omo Mi / Olugboy Egba

The following exerpts are from the movie "Life History of Orlando Owoh (part 2):

Interviewer (speaking to Orlando Owoh):  Why did you change the bands names? From ORLANDO OWOH and his OMEMA Band to ORLANDO OWOH and his KENERY Band?
Orlando Owoh:  Those that we started together betrayed and left me.
Interviewer:  You mean the OMEMA Band?
Orlando Owoh:  Yes.  And I left them to be.  I left my instrument and everything to them.
Interviewer:  Were they performing on their own then?
Orlando Owoh:  It was not easy for them.
Interviewer:  That means it was not easy for them?
Orlando Owoh:  They dared it but… God gave it to me.
Interviewer:  (laughs)
Orlando Owoh:  They actually played.  But they had about four different leaders after me. 
Interviewer:  That was when you formed KENERY?
Orlando Owoh:  I left them in OMEMA and started AFRICAN KENERY Band
Interviewer:  What is the meaning of KENERY?
Orlando Owoh:  KENERY is a singing bird.
Omimah Band

Interviewer:  Some other musicians do sing your songs.  Do they come for any copyright from you?

Orlando Owoh:  That’s what NIGERIANS eat from.

Interviewer:  And you are not angry at that?

Orlando Owoh:  (thinks a long time then says)  We met songs in the world.  That’s why we can sing.  And when we die some other people will continue singing.  I am just happy that I am fortunate.  I’ve got good destiny.  That I can find this cloth and buy it.  And I still find it on this man.  Then it’s a good and fine cloth.  And may the Lord make any other persons using my songs proper with it.

side two - John Ojomo / Iba Oluwa Iba Enia / Ebami Jo Adama / Eni Foju Ana Wo Oku

Interviewer:  Those days that you sing has really changed compare to this time.  Then you must be able to handle an instrument perfectly before you can lead a band.  But now days if you can sing you can lead.  What advice do you have for musicians of nowadays?

Orlando Owoh:  I play guitar but am no more performing.  I am no more performing so how do I advise those who are still performing?
Interviewer:  From your experience as a father.

Orlando Owoh: Any musician without instrument is not a musician.  But nowadays, they only brag and pose.  Nobody composes good songs anymore. 

Orlando Owoh and his Young Kenneries Band

thanks to jordnewton4luv for posting the files 4 this music: http://www.youtube.com/user/jordnewton4luv
thanks to wyldpytchrekords for posting the video "Life History of Orlando Owoh part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrTF73-7GfQ


Anonymous said...

Great album--thank you for sharing!

nauma said...

hi groovemonzter
its been some time...
can you please remove my previous blogs freedomblues,blackstarliners and 0earth from your list?despite the blogger policy for removed blogs they have been reactivated as zombie blogs that have nothing to do with me.
thanks for everything
for the music no less :)


grooVemonzter said...

Hi Nauma. I left your blogs up on my list in hopes they would return. And then they returned as Zombies. Thanks for the heads up. What a world we live in. Miss your music and photos. Thanks again and Cheers from Miami. Cole

nauma said...

in case you missed my music and photos:


aduna said...


The new Aduna Blog is ready now.
Feel free to visit & to make a link on your site if you like it.




grooVemonzter said...

Thanks Aduna, Cheers from Los Angeles. Cole

Boebis said...

loved this one! thanks for all your posts, it's always amazing music that opens my ears :)

Jake Cali said...

Orlando Owoh music forever