Forgotten Treasures

Forgotten Treasure: Oby Onyioha “Enjoy Your Life” (1981)

Soul & Funk

One fine morning last spring, bright and early, my friend played this Disco song at full volume across the empty shop we were working in. It was a song I had never heard before but instantly loved and needed to have in my collection. Without even trying, an incredible new Disco track fell into my lap and made my morning so much finer.

From Nigeria, released in 1981, I share with you Oby Onyioha’s Enjoy Your Life. It’s a two-stepping, finger snapping kind of song, complete with classic strings and freedom love themed lyrics. Enjoy Your Life is a real motivational anthem and great vibes for any morning.

Unfortunately I couldn’t find much information on the internet about Oby and her album, I Want To Feel Your Love. I did learn that Google has very few photos of her to offer, other than her album cover and that the record is around 100$ on Discogs. Her song is also featured on two compilations,
Kon and Amir Present Off Track Vol. III: Brooklyn (BBE, 2010) and Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983 (Comb & Razor Sound, 2011), which I strongly recommend – the album titles alone should be enough to persuade you!

Oby Onyioha’s Enjoy Your Life is a rare find, and I am thankful for my wonderful Disco counterpart/co-worker for sharing this gem that I never knew before.

Oby Onyioha - Enjoy Your Life (1981)

Devon Eve

Devon Eve

Montrealer, born and raised, Devon Eve is a disco boogie junkie with much love for the golden era of dance music.