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OMAC, like Jonah, finally settles for music

By Florence Utor
10 December 2021   |   3:24 am
Akora Charles Obinna, popularly known as OMAC, has released a single titled, ‘I Love You.’ The song that is already making waves on YouTube and other online platforms, is one of many to come.

Akora Charles Obinna, popularly known as OMAC, has released a single titled, ‘I Love You.’ The song that is already making waves on YouTube and other online platforms, is one of many to come.

Omac said, “I tried absconding from music a couple of times but couldn’t; like Jonah, I am back to preach my music to the universe.

He continued that he was not wrong, as the reception of ‘I Love You’ is overwhelming and motivating him to do more.

Omac, however, confessed that the journey is not easy for an emerging artist. “There are lots of challenges. “I am not just speaking for myself, it’s not easy but I believe it will be worth it; that I know. Outsourcing is a major issue, as people here do not respect contracts. When you contract people to do your promotion for instance, they breach the contract, if you complain they paint you troublesome and make you look awkward.”

He continued, “So many things are upside down. Sometimes, they try to measure you with established artist; forgetting that you are just coming up. The billing is just another discouragement on it’s own. Very expensive, this is quite a huge setback to lots of upcoming artists in Nigeria who have a lot to offer to the growth of the music industry. When they can’t meet up, they resort to doing other things or taking up a career they may not love like music. But me, ‘I don show!’ we are ready to face the challenges.”

Omac is not ruffled as he believes “God first and God alone dey do am.” He is also grateful for his new management team Afroconcepts2910inc. “They are just super believers in the OMAC brand. Nothing seems impossible with my team, they are breaking more grounds silently. I am happy working with them. As a young artist, if you have a team that believes in you and your dreams, go and horn your skills. God will perfect everything, like Airo would say, “everything is nice and warm.”

As to who motivates him in the Nigerian music industry, Omac said, “Well, let me repeat one of Olamide’s lines – I only look up to God, I listen to almost everybody in the industry. There’s always something to learn from everyone to enhance ones craft. So I only look up to God for inspirations.”

Omac appreciates his older colleagues of the music industry. “They deserve lots of accolade. Our sound is recognised globally, thanks to the forerunners. Now, we are having big nominations on the global stage.”

He assured his fans, “I will be here for a long time, I am ready to deliver on the go. I am here to stay, expect the best from me. I am a big force to reckon with, not just in music but entertainment generally.”

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