One of the most successful bands in Nigeria during the 1970s, the Oriental Brothers have continued to record as a variety of splintered off bands. These have included Dr. Sir Warrior & His Oriental Brothers International, Prince Ichita & the Great Oriental Brothers International Band, and the Oriental Brothers International. While each of these groups had their distinct sound, they shared the original band's passion for blending Congolese guitar picking and traditional Igbo rhythms. At a time of great struggle due to the Biafran War, the Oriental Brothers offered a rare light of hope. According to Nigerian magazine Kwenu, the Oriental Brothers played a very important spiritual role in keeping many Ndiigbo sane. They were the pride of a people traumatized by a war so vicious.