Obiwon

About Obiwon

Obiora Obiwon’s professional music career journey started 10 years ago in 2005 with the release of his first EP (short form album) entitled “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.
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. The R’n’B-Singer-Turned-Urban-Gospel-Minister received his first gospel music honours at the 2013 National Gospel Awards and has gone ahead to receive multiple honours at notable gospel music industry platforms. Between 2014 and early 2015 alone, Obiwon clinched 7 gospel music industry awards for the stellar work on his 2013 album, Gold Water.
Prior to this, Obiora Obiwon’s previous work was also recognized and awarded at major Nigerian music industry award platforms, The Nigeria Music Awards and The Headies (HipHop World Awards). The impact and influence of both his faith-based and preceding work continue to grow both locally and internationally.
The release of new single “Floodgates (The New Overflow)” on his birthday June 9, 2015 gives a foretaste of the 10th anniversary projects, which will include an anniversary album entitled “Floodgates: The Beginning Of The New Overflow”. 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.
The months ahead will see the artiste announcing the entire project plan for the commemoration of the anniversary.