Tribute to Dr. Sir Warrior and the Oriental Brothers

Listen to original highlife music from Igboland in southeast Nigeria

Christogonus Ezebuiro Obinna a.k.a. Dr. Sir Warrior was born in Imo State of Nigeria in 1947. He died in June 2, 1999. Sir Warrior was the leader of the Oriental Brothers International Band which was famous in the Nigerian Igbo highlife music scene for several decades . . .

During his lifetime, he performed primarily in Nigeria, as well as performing internationally in places such as London and the United States of America. Sir Warrior was able to transform his performance into a successful career in the 1970s when he joined the Oriental Brothers International Band.

He had about 12 platinum and 10 gold hits in his career. His 1978 album Nwanne Awu Enyi went gold, selling more than 7.8 million copies.

Please, watch the 1978 album video of Sir Warrior and his Oriental Brothers – Nwanne Awu Enyi (Pt 1)

Oriental Brothers International Band “Nwanne Awu Enyi”

Please, watch the 1978 album video of Sir Warrior and his Oriental Brothers – Nwanne Awu Enyi (Pt 2)

Oriental Brothers International Band “Nwanne Awu Enyi”

The Oriental Brothers were composed originally and primarily of Godwin Kabaaka Opara, Ferdinand Dansatch Emeka Opara, Nathaniel Ejiogu, Hybrilious Akwilla Alaraibe, Prince Ichita and Christogonus Ezebuiro “Sir Warrior” Obinna.

Sir Warrior had a passion for blending Congolese guitar picking and traditional Igbo rhythms. According to the Igbo magazine Kwenu, “the Oriental Brothers played a very important spiritual role in keeping many Igbo sane. They were the pride of a people traumatized by a war so vicious.”

Combining Igbo vocals with deft guitar work and a solid rhythm section, Warrior created a unique style of music that for many people is the definitive sound of highlife music. Warrior was one of the most influential musicians to come out of Igboland.

He started playing the guitar in the 1960s. He always had a sense of revolution, as he created a brand of highlife that is Igbo at the core, and at the same time universal in taste. He introduced the Oyorima concept, which is an Igbo word that means a refined feeling of rhythmic movement and balance.

Madjack Entertainment brings you some of the greatest original highlife music hits of Dr. Sir Warrior and the Oriental Brothers. This is a tribute to a Nigerian highlife music legend. Please, click all the music below and just listen to the irresistible Sir Warrior and the Oriental Brothers, below:

E che na madu wu ewu-Sir Warrior

Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers International – Elu Uwa

Sir Warrior – Ozo Wu Iwem

Na Kwa Echeki – Dr. Sir Warrior and the Oriental Brothers International

Oriental Brothers -Ama Onye Wu Onye

♪Dr Sir Warrior – OBI NWANNE

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