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In 1984, Tontoh formed a London band to back three visiting Ghanaian musicians – A.B. Crentsll, Eric Agyeman and Thomas Frempong. An album, Highlife Stars, followed on Osibisa’s own Flying Elephant label.

Osibisa occasionally staged reunion concerts before Teddy Osel put together a new line-up for 1996’s Monsore Sequel Records reissued much of their past catalogue in 1999, proving how good the band were and how amazingly fresh their music still sounds today.

Contrary to popular belief, this legendary band are still in existence, still recording. Their latest release AKA KAKRA is an absolute triumph mixing their familiar rock tinged cross-rhythms with some great improvised jazz leanings.