I am very proud of Obiora Obiwon and love receiving updated news on his progress. He is one indie label owner and artist that has put in a lot of work and managed to find a way to remain relevant in his genre of music over time, despite the shocking switch at the height of his career.
Check on his latest works folks.
LAGOS, NIGERIA – The official countdown has begun to the launch and release of a new album from urban gospel recording artiste and music minister, Obiora Obiwon, his first full set in four years. Obiora Obiwon reflects, “This particular body work has really taken four years and more to make. Apart from the physical recording, the melodies and lyrics were authored through the joyful but painstaking processes of my life and faith encounters within the period”.
Announcing the album title as “Gold Water”, the passioned singer explained that the admittedly strange title is one that he and listeners would have to unravel over the course of time, as the album hits the stores in November 2013. The 12-track opus features major and exciting collaborations including the HipHop and African Rhythm merger on “F.a.t.h.e.r 2.0 Remix” featuring HipHop artistes Madarocka, Tbos and Recky D (mp3 attached). The remix is the B-Side single to the stellar “Testify”, which continues to gain more grounds on all platforms.
Obiwon marked a season of new beginnings and greater heights earlier this year as he was honoured by the National Gospel Awards as Best Crossover Artist, his first ever award in the genre. He has also graced the cover of the latest edition of Vine Magazine, an entertainment and lifestyle magazine for young positive minds. In his cover interview, Obiwon speaks about his conversion and salvation experience, his humble musical beginnings dating back almost two decades and the challenges of switching over from secular to gospel music. In the midst of an active ministerial schedule, Obiwon also played guest judge at the Owerri Auditions of Destiny Child Gospel Talent Hunt and had his catalogue released this week on Spinlet, Africa’s premiere mobile music platform.
The rest of the year promises to be much more exciting as Obiwon continues to unveil plans and activity towards the release and establishment of “Gold Water”.
F.a.t.h.e.r 2.0 Remix – http://www.hulkshare.com/mfgn0qh27400
Testify ft. Mike Abdul- http://www.hulkshare.com/ca8w70cy14hs
Obiora Obiwon announced a full-time gospel music ministry in 2008, following through in 2009 with his sophomore and first gospel album “The Rebirth”. Since then he has consistently impacted the events and gospel music scene with a new sound and “The Rebirth Band”.
The sophomore album became noted for the praise song “F.a.t.h.e.r” and mostly for producing the hit wedding anthem “Obi Mu O”. His 2006 debut “Overture” previously produced the classic ballad “Onyinye”, garnering vocal performance awards at the Nigerian Music Awards and the acclaimed HipHop World Awards both in 2007. Subsequently the r’n’b-singer-turned-urban-gospel-minister also received honours at the 2013 National Gospel Awards for his crossover act, an indication of the growing acceptance of his faith-based transition.
After a 4-year major release hiatus, Obiora Obiwon returns in 2013 with a techno-infused HipHop song entitled “Testify”. The uptempo praise record blazes the trail for the release of a long awaited third album, entitled “Gold Water”.
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