|Mr O aka Onome Ovwori|
Some of you might have heard the song 'Naija Go Better' by Mr O. He is a musician who has released other songs such as 'Mon Jade' and 'Iyawo Mi' to name a few. You can follow him on twitter: MrO_Onome
- Tell us a bit about yourself
I go by Mr O, coined from the first and last letter of my names Onome Ovwori (pronounced "owori"). I am from Delta State, Nigeria (but I reside in the United States). The third child of my parents. I am a husband, a father, an artist and a friend of God.
- How did the journey of being an artist start for you? Was this always your dream?
Well I started playing the piano at about seven when my Dad bought it. I developed more interest as I grew older and I met people like Hezekiah Ezo, Bright Gain, Micheal Chidubem Ebere etc who shaped my musical ability. I also attended a brief course at MUSON (Musical Society of Nigeria). In the course of my musical journey, I have been privileged to play with and alongside various top Nigerian and American artists like Wunmi & Tunde Obe, Daddy Showley, Paul Play, Lagbaja, Kirk Franlin, Deitrick Haddon, Daniel Winans etc.
I have always loved music and I wouldn't say I have always wanted to be an artist but I guess my love for the arts has brought me here today.
- What genre would you say your type of music is?
- What was your first song?
- What inspires you when you start working on a new song?
- Any artist(s) that has and still do influence you and your music?
- Your recent release 'Naija Go Better' has gotten some good popularity especially with Africans, what inspired this song?
The hope we have for a better tomorrow pivots on how we see Nigeria today and how we treat her.
Nigeria is a blessed country and like other countries, we are faced with major impediments. Our quest for a better tomorrow resides in the hope that after all we have been through and in some cases still going through...Nigeria still has the propensity to do better and be better.
- Where and how can others get this song?
- Lastly, any project(s) you are working on that we should all look forward to?
|Mr O in the studio|
Mr O featured in the CHALLENGER magazine (Temple of Praise Int'l Church) second year in a roll