Catalogue Group A side/B side Year
SONYA 02 Orch Shika Shika Mary Pts 1 & 2
SONYA 5 Lovy Longomba Rudi Nyumbani Pts 1 & 2
SONYA 7 Dar'ejo Stars Mawazo Pts 1 & 2
Jimmy Moni Mambo’s band has been heavily researched by fans, so it was surprising when another line of inquiry opened up with the appearance of this single on Ebay in March 2009. The label gives little away about its provenance, but presumably somewhere there is at least a SONYA 01 and it’s entirely likely it is by Shika Shika.
To read the history of Orch Shika Shika, go to www.muzikifan.com/shika.html which has a detailed account of Congolese bands in Kenya.
The label-hopping expatriates also cut records for numerous other labels. Go to the Bands Index for a full list.
Sofiane of Groovy Record in Paris supplied details of SONYA 7 in March 2011 and SONYA 5 the following month.