City Boys International Band of Ghana
Ankwanobi, BJI Records 1982

City Boys, front

City Boys, back

It’s no news, Ghanaian records are hard to find in mint
condition. The first side of this album sounds pretty ok
the second side begins with a lot of noise. Unfortunately
it doesn’t get much better along the way. Let’s see what
we have here. City Boys International Band of Ghana led
by Obuoba J.A. Adofo found a load of happy listeners
already. Part from the soundquality the album is very
good, especially side one stands out to my humble
opinion. Side two is quite damaged but I recorded
it anyway for you to know what we’re missing.

I am so sorry side two sounds really terrible !

We had an “Ankwanobi” of their hand already,
same pistol-shaped guitar on the front. The one
we have today is different however, other version
of the title-song and other accompanying tracks as
well. Today’s version is slightly better I think.


01 – Ankwanobi
02 – Monsu name
03 – I have no father ( damaged )
04 – Dabia menko mewuo ( damaged )


10 thoughts on “City Boys International Band of Ghana
Ankwanobi, BJI Records 1982

    • Really fantastic, thank you moos!

      Enjoying the third track with some pretty heavy lyrics!
      A quick question for Kwame Bediako, can you make out what Adofo is saying in the last line of the chorus? “Oh my lover _____ we shall meet again”


  1. I haven’t listened to it all, yet, though I was planning on asking if you had more City Boys (or IK Dairo) available that you upload. But “Dabia menko mewuo” is just mildly scratchy, and I’ve heard worse, far worse, in downloads from Youtube. It certainly doesn’t interfere with the great music. Thank you for uploading this, and for pointing out that it isn’t the same as the other album of the same name.

  2. Thanks for this, I think it’s the music that matters more than any vinyl noise or scratches!! Thanks for all your hard work uploading these great albums!

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