Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe - Nke Onye Diliya


Nke Onye Diliya

Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe

About Nke Onye Diliya Album

Chief Steven Osita Osadebe, also known as the 'Doctor of Hypertension,' was a Nigerian highlife musician and composer. He was born on March 17, 1936, in Atani, Anambra State, Nigeria, and is regarded as one of the pioneers of modern Nigerian highlife music. With his unique style and innovative approach, Osadebe left a lasting impact on the Nigerian music scene.

In 1981, Chief Steven Osita Osadebe released the album ‘Nke Onye Diliya,’. T.I. album showcased Osadebe's exceptional musical talent and solidified his position as a prominent figure in highlife music. The album featured a fusion of traditional Igbo music elements with contemporary influences, creating a captivating and vibrant sound.

'Nke Onye Diliya' was highly acclaimed upon its release and became a commercial success in Nigeria and beyond. The album's tracks showcased Osadebe's soulful vocals, intricate guitar melodies, and the infectious rhythms of his band, the Nigeria Sound Makers International. Osadebe's lyrics often addressed social and cultural themes, reflecting the experiences and aspirations of the Nigerian people.

With songs like "En'U Wa," "Ozubulu Brothers," and "Nke Onye Diliya," the album captured the hearts of listeners, establishing Chief Steven Osita Osadebe as a musical icon. His distinctive sound and meaningful lyrics resonated with a wide audience, earning him numerous accolades throughout his career.

'Nke Onye Diliya' stands as a testament to Chief Steven Osita Osadebe's musical prowess and his significant contributions to the highlife genre. His innovative approach and dedication to preserving Igbo culture continue to inspire generations of musicians in Nigeria and beyond.

Despite his passing on May 11, 2007, Chief Steven Osita Osadebe's legacy lives on, and his music remains cherished by fans worldwide. 'Nke Onye Diliya' remains a timeless classic that represents the talent and artistry of one of Nigeria's most influential musicians."

Released 1981
Duration 35:15
Artist(s) Chief Stephen Osita Osadebe
Genre HighLife