Osibisa (album)

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Studio album by Osibisa
Released 1971
Recorded 1971
Genre Afro-pop
Length 41:36
Label MCA and Decca
Producer Tony Visconti
Osibisa chronology
Full front cover
Original vinyl full cover

Osibisa is the eponymous debut album by British Afro-pop band Osibisa released in 1971 by MCA. Reissued in 2004 in a two-CD pack together with Woyaya by BGO Records.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Dawn"   Osei/Amarfio 7:24
2. "Music for Gong Gong"   Osei/Tontoh 4:19
3. "Ayiko Bia"   Osei 7:52
4. "Akwaaba"   Osei/Tontoh 5:27
5. "Oranges"   Osei 4:43
6. "Phallus C"   Bedeau 7:15
7. "Think About the People"   Osibisa 4:36
Total length:


  • Teddy Osei – tenor saxophone, flute, African drums, percussion, vocals
  • Sol Amarfio – drums, percussion, vocals
  • Mac Tontoh – trumpet, flugelhorn, kabasa, percussion, vocals
  • Spartacus R (Roy Bedeau) – bass guitar, assorted percussion
  • Wendell Richardson – lead guitar, vocals
  • Robert Bailey – organ, piano, timbales, percussion, vocals
  • Loughty Lasisi Amao – tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, congas, percussion



Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1971 Billboard Hot 200 55