Date of birth/Death: February 14, 1932 – November 4, 2008
State of Origin/Place of birth: Osogbo, Nigeria
Career: Juju Singer & Songwriter
Nickname: Orlando Owoh
Orlando Music Career/ Style
Orlando Owoh (born as February 14, 1932 – November 4, 2008) was a highlife musician and bandleader. Owoh was born Stephen Oladipupo Owomoyela in Osogbo, Nigeria. He was a member of the Ifon people ethnic group, his Father hailed from Ifon while his mother was from Owo. He later became known to his fans as Chief Dr. Orlando Owoh.
As a young man Owoh initially entered into the carpentry trade until 1958, when he was hired by Nigeria’s Kola Ogunmola Theatre Group to play drums and sing. Owoh went on to form Dr. Orlando Owoh and his Omimah Band in 1960, and over a musical career of forty years became one of the leading proponents of highlife music. With bands such as the Omimah Band and later the Young Kenneries and the African Kenneries International, Owoh remained popular in Nigeria, even as tastes moved to the newer jùjú and fuji styles.
Estimated Net Worth in 2020: Under Review Previous Year’s Net Worth (2019): Under Review Annual Salary: Under Review. Income Source: Primary Income source Musician (profession). Net Worth Verification: Status Not Verified
Albums released by Dr. Orlando Owoh include: Aiye nyi lo (medley), Ajanaku Daraba, Apartheid, Asotito Aye, Awa de, Ayo mi sese bere, Cain ati Abel, Easter special, E ku iroju, Emi wa wa lowo re, Experience, Ganja I, Ganja II, Ibaje eniyan, Igba aye Noah, Ire loni, I say No, Iwa l’Oluwa nwo, Iyawo Olele, Jeka sise, Kangaroo, Kennery de ijo ya, Kose mani, Late Dele Giwa, Logba Logba, Ma wo mi roro, Message, Mo juba agba, Money 4 hand back 4 ground, Oriki Ojo, Orin titun, Thanksgiving, Which is which.
His singles include: Brother ye se, Day by day, Diana, Ebe mo be ori mi, Egi nado, Elese (sinner), Fiba fun Eledumare, Ma pa mi l’oruko da, Ma sika Ma doro, Modupe (medley), Moremi, Oju ni face, Okan mi yin Oba orun, Olorun Oba da wa lohun (medley), Oro loko laya, Rex Lawson, Wa ba mi jo, Yabomisa sawale, You be my lover, Zo muje.