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

Alhaji Waziri Oshomah

November 4, 2022

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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 5 LP 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 5 LP 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.

Waziri Box Set

Vol. 1

A1 Forgive Them Oh God Amin – Amin

B1 Igwegi Baba

A2 Emoi Khakiegwi Aghumheile

B2 Iyuchele Opomumhe

Vol. 2

A1 Alhaji Yesufu Sado – Managing Director – Alhaji Y. Sado & Sons Ltd.

B1 Chief J. Aigbokhaode Electrical Contractor – Ikhin – Benin

B2 Ikwekiame Nedumhe 

Vol. 3
A1 Omhona – Omhona 
B1 Oshiomegie Idonigie 
A2 Eyemaya Erayemare 

B2 I Forget Not Mother

Vol. 4

A1 Iyere: Mecca London 

B1 Imirunolu Agizoane 

A2 Chief Joe Omo Agba | Chief Mike Odidi

B2 Hungry Man Osamiogbewa

Vol. 5

A1 Ame-Ogiegie Udo-Ogiegie

B1 Amie Khagieguegbe 

A2 Wegieme Khayeya

B2 Chief Danesi Aidoviogie