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Obiwon lauds youths for showing interest in elections



Obiora Nwokolobia-Agu, aka Obiwon, a Nigerian singer, has praised young Nigerians’ enthusiasm for the general elections. He went on to say that Nigerian youths are realising the strength of numbers.

In an interview with Saturday Beats, he stated, “The interest of young Nigerians in the 2023 elections has been impressive. We have never had it like this. In the past, the mentality of many youths was that, ’they will put who they want’. But now, we have an electoral act that is better than what obtained before. We are beginning to see that to a large extent, votes are counting. There is an awakening, and young people are realising that there is power in their numbers. It is very encouraging. However, we must be careful, so that violence, tribalism and all sorts of divisive things that had hindered us in the past will not be used against the current momentum of young.”

The singer, who switched from secular to gospel music, added that the most important thing to him was transforming lives. He said, “My art is dedicated to the gospel. My values are what matters to me, and that was why I dedicated my music to my faith in the first place. The most important thing to me right now is that my music is touching and transforming lives.”

Asked if he had been getting support from gospel artistes, he said, “I am not entitled to anything. I don’t want to feel entitled to any body’s support. The decision is mine; so if I am getting the support, fine. And, if I don’t get the support, nobody was there when I was called. I am sticking to my calling, and God is helping me.”


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