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.
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.
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