Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Rogana Ottah

Rogana Ottah and his Black Heroes International

album: Ego Ni Nwa

side one: Ego Ni Nwa

album: Onye Iwe Ugba

side one: Onye Iwe Ugba

"Guitarist Isaac Rogana Ottah, 'The Oshio Super King,' a prolific artist from Akoku, Ndokwa LGA, Delta State, is one of the better-known Anioma musicians. His musical career began in the early 1970s when he played in the bands of Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe and Rex Lawson. In 1973 he joined fellow Ndokwa native Charles Iwegbue and His Hino Sound Band. Striking out on his own after Iwegbue's tragic death in 1976, Ottah scored a major hit with his first LP, Ukwani Special, in 1977. In quick succession a series of outstanding recordings, notably the 'Oshio Super series, propelled Ottah to the vanguard of the Anioma recording scene. " - John Beadle
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Thanks to Toshiya Endo for his Rogana Ottah discography and for the cover image:


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