“They say it’s my 38th birthday today, but it’s You My Lord I celebrate. Thank You for giving me You. Thank You for giving me the abundant and eternal life, joy, peace and fulfillment…”
Obiwon’s professional music career journey started 10 years ago in 2005 with the release of his first EP titled “Get ‘Em Up”. The EP’s lead single with the same title was remarkable for pioneering the use of 3-Dimensional Animation in Nigerian music videos.
On the full album scheduled for a November release, Obiwon further mines his musical romance with long-time production collaborator Phat-E, credited for past Obiwon hits including “Hail My King”, “Obi Mu O” and the bulk of work on his last two albums. On the new single, Obiwon and Phat-E experiment with a mix of both conventional and unconventional sounds, as well as lyrics rife with symbolism.
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In recent times Obiwon has been noted more for his unshaken resolve to impact the Nigerian gospel music scene, Nigerian youths and the entire society using the medium of his faith-based music.
His transition from the secular Pop/R’n’B genre in 2008 was initially received with mixed reactions but has slowly gained acceptance in recent times, with Obiwon being featured in both faith-based and secular events. Between 2014 and early 2015 alone, Obiwon clinched 7 gospel music industry awards for the stellar work on his 2013 album, Gold Water.
The months ahead will see the artiste announcing the entire project plan for the commemoration of the anniversary, themed “Soli Deo Gloria” as an Anniversary Logo.