Formed in London, England in 1969 by Teddy Osei, Sol Amarfio and Mac Tontoh, together with Spartacus R (Grenada), Robert Bailey (Trinidad), Wendell Richardson (Antigua), and Lasisi Amao (Nigeria), Osibisa will be 50years in the year 2019.
The Ghanaian members, already seasoned highlife artistes in Accra before moving to London to launch their attack on the world stage. They were joined soon by Darko (Potato) Adams and Kofi Ayivor on percussions.
Osibisa is the biggest band to come out of Africa.
Their type of music known as the criss-cross rhythm became an instant hit globally. The group toured the world with their own genre (criss-cross rhythms) and enrolled new members wherever they go, hence their existence up till today. In 1986 Alf Bannerman, Victor Tof-Mensah and Bessa Simons all from Ghana were the new generation that joined the band. Teddy Osei says “Osibisa is now a worldwide institution not a band anymore”
This is what they are “coming back home” to Sekondi -Takoradi with, the musical city of Ghana on the 7th July,2017 @ Best Western Plus Atlantic Hotel, so make sure you are not left out for this historic event. Grab your dancing boot and let hit the dance floor lol.
Source: Westline Entertainment