Bio 4


In 1980 Osibisa performed a special concert at the Zimbabwean indipendence celebrations. By this time, however, Osibisa’s star was in decline, in commercial terms, in Europe and America. The band continued touring and releasing records, but to steadily diminishing audiences. Business problems followed.

After initially signing to MCA Records, Osibisa had changed labels several times, ending with Bronze Records.

Their moves reflected their growing frustration with British business, as each label in turn tried to persuade them to adapt their music to the disco style. Osibisa were prepared to make some concessions but only to a point.

In the mid-80’s, the group directed their attention to the state of the music business in Ghana, planning a studio and theatre complex, and to helping in the promotion of younger highlife artists.