Independent label: Shaka Records was formed by Osibisa’s Alfred Bannerman and Emmanuel Rentzos . Shaka Records Former Address: 1-17 Shaftebury Avenue London. In 1983, Sakyi, together with versatile musicians velvety voiced singer Ashitey de Luv, bassist Bibi Dowuona-Hammond, guitarist Aweke Glymin and drummer Joel Jacobus, formed the OSU band, performed several live jazz oriented shows in clubs like Keteke, Black Ceasar, Impulse, etc. and later left for London, UK, where they teamed up with Osibisa’s Alfred Bannerman and Emmanuel Rentzos under the SHAKA Records label and recorded and released “Merry Go Round/Light Up My Fire”. This hard funk single made huge waves in the UK, beating Eddy Grant’s “Romancing the Stone” and Imagination's “Illusion” in the prestigious Blues and Soul chart ratings. This phenomenal OSU single featured American top ten artistes, Princess on guest vocals, international percussionist Francis Forster (Paul Simon), virtuoso saxophonists George Lee and Ray Allen, and several others."Distributed By Pinnacle.
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