With Frontliners, Uviboy debuts in grand style
Every creative artist, especially music artiste, has ways of dealing with the challenges of his immediate society. For Uvie Ogheneyoma Otive-lgbuzor, a graduate of Economics from Baze University and son of an Abuja-based public analyst and motivational speaker, Dr. Otive-Igbuzor, a subtle communication through the use of stage appears the most effective medium.
Uvie, who is popular with the stage name Uviboy, made a grand entry into the world of music with Frontliners, a 15-track gospel and motivational album, which was officially presented to the public on Tuesday morning in Abuja.
With track such as Blessing, Holy Ghost, Corruption, My Mother Land, Thank God, No Shaking, Ready, Speak to Me and Time Zone, the motivational cum gospel artiste speaks to his audience in a language that is devoid of any ambiguity.
While Corruption speaks directly to the political class on the need to help the masses by shunning corrupt tendencies, Ready is a clarion call on the people to be conscious of their life style.
He explained that Ready is one of the songs that was challenging to write because it has a lot of content. “I was talking about rapture in the song and how people are expected to live their lives. It actually took me three years to get it right. At a time, I felt the devil didn’t probably want me to release the song,” he stated.
Conscious of the fact that the younger generations are no longer swayed by the conventional gospel song format, the singer further explain that he has packaged most of the songs in rap and hip-pop styles, adding that the creative ingenuity has already earned him the title of a ‘Rap Priest’.
Although he targeted his contemporaries, the songs however is appealing to audience across ages owing to their danceable beats and inspiring lyrics.
According to Uviboy, his entrance into the music world was not sudden. He started far back in his secondary school days.