CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE

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Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe (March, 1936 — May 11, 2007), often referred to as just Osadebe, was an Igbo Nigerian highlife musician from Atani. His career spanned over 40 years, and he is one of the best known Igbo highlife musicians. His most popular hit was the 1984 "Osondi Owendi" (Igbo: One man's meat is another man's poison.), establishing him as a leader in the highlife genre being the most popular record ever in Nigeria.

In March 1936, Osadebe was born in Igbo town of Atani, in Southeastern Nigeria. He came from a line of singers and dancers in Igboland. His genre, Highlife encompassed Igbo musical elements. Along with this, calypso, samba, bolero, rumba, jazz and waltz were also present in Osadebe's musical style. It was in his high school years in Onitsha, a major commercial city near Atani, that Osadebe grew interested in music.

Osadebe started his career performing at
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CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Commander-in-Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigerian Sound Makers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Commander-in-Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe & His Nigerian Sound Makers
African Fusion 1970
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Commander In Chief Stephen Osadebe & His Nigeria Sound Makers album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Commander In Chief Stephen Osadebe & His Nigeria Sound Makers
African Fusion 1972
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Stephen Osita Osadebe Commander In Chief & His Nigeria Sound Makers International album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Stephen Osita Osadebe Commander In Chief & His Nigeria Sound Makers International
African Fusion 1973
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Onu Kwube - Osadebe '75 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Onu Kwube - Osadebe '75
African Fusion 1974
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Osadebe '76 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Osadebe '76
African Fusion 1975
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Osadebe In London album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Osadebe In London
African Fusion 1975
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Osadebe '75 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Osadebe '75
African Fusion 1975
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Osadebe '76 Vol. 2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Osadebe '76 Vol. 2
African Fusion 1976
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Chief Osadebe 77 Vol.1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Chief Osadebe 77 Vol.1
African Fusion 1977
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Osadebe '78 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Osadebe '78
African Fusion 1977
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Osadebe '78 Vol.2 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Osadebe '78 Vol.2
African Fusion 1978
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Arum Achoro Nsogbu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Arum Achoro Nsogbu
African Fusion 1979
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Osadebe In 80's - Oyolima Vol. 1 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Osadebe In 80's - Oyolima Vol. 1
African Fusion 1980
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Agbalu Aka No Ani album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Agbalu Aka No Ani
African Fusion 1980
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Oyalimas 80 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Oyalimas 80
African Fusion 1980
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Onye Bili - Ibeya Ebili album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Onye Bili - Ibeya Ebili
African Fusion 1981
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Onu Kwulunjo, Okwue Nma album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Onu Kwulunjo, Okwue Nma
African Fusion 1981
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Nke Onye Diliya album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nke Onye Diliya
African Fusion 1981
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Onye Ije Anatago album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Onye Ije Anatago
African Fusion 1982
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Ndi Dum Tufu Dum Cho '83 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ndi Dum Tufu Dum Cho '83
African Fusion 1982
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Igakam Ogonogo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Igakam Ogonogo
African Fusion 1982
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Ok'puzo Enweilo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ok'puzo Enweilo
African Fusion 1982
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Onye Achonam album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Onye Achonam
African Fusion 1982
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Ogbahu Akwulugo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ogbahu Akwulugo
African Fusion 1982
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE People's Club Special - 10th Anniversary album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
People's Club Special - 10th Anniversary
African Fusion 1982
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Onye Kwusia Olieonuya album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Onye Kwusia Olieonuya
African Fusion 1983
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Unubi Top Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Unubi Top Special
African Fusion 1984
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Osondi Owendi album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Osondi Owendi
African Fusion 1984
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Makojo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Makojo
African Fusion 1985
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Akwa-Etiti Social Club album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Akwa-Etiti Social Club
African Fusion 1985
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Ndi Ochongonoko album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ndi Ochongonoko
African Fusion 1986
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Nwanneka Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nwanneka Special
African Fusion 1986
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Ozonkemadu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ozonkemadu
African Fusion 1987
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Peoples Club Of Nigeria Special album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Peoples Club Of Nigeria Special
African Fusion 1987
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Onye Lusia Olie album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Onye Lusia Olie
African Fusion 1987
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Ife Onye Metalu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ife Onye Metalu
African Fusion 1987
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Ana Masi Ife Uwa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ana Masi Ife Uwa
African Fusion 1988
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Nigeria Go Better album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Nigeria Go Better
African Fusion 1988
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Ezi Oyi Amaka album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ezi Oyi Amaka
African Fusion 1990
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Late Sam Okwaraji album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Late Sam Okwaraji
African Fusion 1990
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Ife Chukwu Kanma album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ife Chukwu Kanma
African Fusion 1991
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Eji - Keme Uwa album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Eji - Keme Uwa
African Fusion 1992
CHIEF STEPHEN OSITA OSADEBE Kedu America album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kedu America
African Fusion 1996

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