Urban Gospel Recording Artiste and Music MinisterObioraObiwonwashonoured with two awards last weekend – ‘Album of the Year’ and ‘Collaboration of the Year’ – at themaiden edition ofApplause Magazine Achievers Awards.
The awards presented at a ceremony on Saturday March 21, 2015 at the Sheraton HotelsIkeja, Lagos, Nigeria were in recognition of ObioraObiwon’s album ‘Gold Water’and his HipHop influenced single‘Hail My King’ which featured Frank Edwards, Eben and Kenny K’ore.
Applause Magazine Achievers Awards is the collaborative platform of Salvation Crusaders Media, creators of the ‘Minstrels TV Show’ on Dove Television by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and The National Drama Unit of the RCCG. The award categories cut across several Christian/Gospel accomplishments and also include: Artiste of the Year (Musical), Actor of the Year (Movies), Movie of the Year, Song of the Year, New Artiste of the Year, Best Male and Best Female Vocalist, among others. An honorary award for “Character and Integrity Personality of the Year” was also presented to internationally renowned preacher,Pastor E. A. Adeboyeof the RCCG days before the event.
Reacting on Social Media, Obiwon simultaneously alluded to recent musical recognitions and hinted at his 2015 plans as he said, “[I am] Surprised again to be honoured twice… [I am] Now looking excitedly at the rest of this Anniversary Year (2005 – 2015) and projects… Glory to God alone… ”It may be recalled that Obiwon won four gospel music awards in one night (December 2014) and another one earlier in the same year for this same body of work.