Ghanaian label Essiebons celebrated in Analog Africa compilation





Spanning highlife, Afrobeat, and instrumental tracks.

Ghanaian label Essiebons is the subject of a new compilation, called Essiebons Special 1973 – 1984 // Ghana Music Power House, released via Analog Africa this December.

Essiebons Records was founded in 1967 by Dick Essilfie-Bondzie; in partnerships with Philips, he opened West Africa’s first record pressing plant.

After he left his government job in the early ’70s, Essilfie-Bondzie focused full time on developing the label, which has gone on to release over 200 records.

Essiebons Special features (14 tracks) a mixture of “obscure workouts”, alongside previously unreleased Afrobeat and instrumental tracks.

It follows the release of the label’s Cameroon Garage Funk compilation, in September.

Pre-order Essiebons Special 1973 – 1984 // Ghana Music Power House here in advance of its 3rd December release, check out the artwork and tracklist below.


1. Ernest Honny – Kofi Psych (Interlude 1)
2. Joe Meah – Dee Mmaa Pe video
3. CK Mann & His Carousel 7 – Yeaba
4. Santrofi-Ansa – Shakabula
5. Seaboy & Nyame Bekyere – Tinitini
6. Joe Meah – Ahwene Pa Nkasa
7. Ernest Honny – Ernest Special (Interlude 2)
8. Seaboy – Africa
9. Nyame Bekyere – Medley (Broken Heart, Aunty Yaa, Omo Yaba (Nzema))
10. Ernest Honny – Say The Truth (Interlude 3)
11. Black Masters Band – Wonnim A Bisa
12. Sawaaba Sound – Egye Tu Gbe
13. CK Mann Big Band – Fa W’Akoma Ma Me
14. Ernest Honny – Odo Mframa (Interlude 4)

Banner photo © Analog Africa.