Sonny Okosuns was born on 1st January 1947 in Enugu. He entered showbiz in 1964 as a sole actor/singer In 1965, he attended the 1st Commonwealth Arts Festival in Great Britain. In 1966, Sonny attended the first All-Negroes Arts Festival in Dakar, Senegal. Later the same year, he formed his first amateur group The Postmen in Enugu.
In 1968, he worked in the design Section of NBC/TV. Lagos. In 1969, he joined Victor Uwaifo'band as second guitarist. In the same year, he attended the 1st All African Cultural Arts Festival in Algeria. In 1970, ha acted in a films shot in London entitled "The Cinemas of Ramond Fark" or "Mau Mau Strike at down."
In 1971, he formed his first professional band called Paperback Ltd. which later disbanded to form OZZIDI.
This is Sonny Okosun's first album called OZIDIZM containing the music of the ancient Ishan Folklore re-orientated.