Otto Vonpablo‘s latest single “Everyday Is Sunday” featuring Christ Rydaz due to be released on the 27th of November is a prelude to his up coming Extended Play (EP) of 6 tracks which promises to up the creative ante of the Nigeria gospel music industry.Otto is unapologetic about his claim, “if art is dead then I am the resurrection… in a time where both marketers, music labels and promoters are plotting the fade of creativity and it’s demise, I stand in opposition” Vonpablo penned in his memoir on African Art he titled, ‘Death by contempt’.
For those of you who are not conversant with the name Otto Vonpablo, he is born Otto Paul Adah who is not only known for being the President of (ATC CLUB) one of the most influential youth organization in Nigeria but also a renowned Poet and Author; a prolific song writer and Actor.
Otto has grown to be a unique original such that is difficult to categorize, “I am typical of no one else” Otto will say humorously.
Come the 4th of dec, Otto promises to release his “AWOKEN” EP as a serenata to honour the rise of a new dawn as he calls it, ” strange realm of awareness…” Awoken to love, to God… propagating change via the power of music and lyrical content.
“Awoken” is rich, intriguing and melodious in what seem to break-even inspiration vs creativity. From the techno-glazed “Otto-matic Love” and it’s “Full Otto-mation” that yet instills the usual infectious Naija flavor down to the moderate slow rock emotion found in “Songs in the Night” and “Something Beautiful”, such great variety of musical style that makes this EP perfect for any music lover looking for something far more than our typical Naija grooves.
“Writing the verses to the song ‘something beautiful’ was an experience for me” said Vonpablo, ” it was an expression of my blatant honesty and faith in God…”
In as much as it excites us to explore the content of this vast field, Otto still affirms, ” it’s just the introduction of myself”.