The Rebirth: Obiora Obiwon covers September edition of Vine Magazine, says ‘switching to gospel was not a business decision’.
By Olatoye Adekoya
R&B singer turned gospel artiste, Obiora Obiwon is on the cover of the new (5th) edition of Vine Magazine, an entertainment and lifestyle magazine for young positive minds.
Obiwon speaks about his conversion and terrifying salvation experience as well as his relationship with Tuface, Blackface, Flavour, Ill-Bliss and others which spans almost two decades.
Shot by Gbolahan Shodimu of Artcrest (on location at Light House Hotel in Lekki) and interviewed by Vine Magazine Editor, ‘Seun Salami, Obiwon also speaks about the initial rejection and skepticism he had to endure from the ‘gospel community’ after he made the switch to gospel music and why he is not comfortable charging fees to minister. He also had some stern words for other gospel artistes who ‘demand’ payment to minister.
This edition also features Pastor J (Jimmy Odukoya), Nikki Laoye, PITA and more.
Vine Magazine which is now distributed free every month, is out this Sunday (August 25) and will be given out at major youth churches around the city of Lagos and environs as well as major gospel gigs going down throughout the month of September.