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From the place of prayer, Onos sings new song

Onos performing at the event

After months of working on her new materials, award-winning gospel singer Onos Ariyo finally debuted her third album, Songs from the Place of Prayer. Held at the Landmark Events Centre, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos, what was planned as an album launch session turned into an inspirational evening of uplifting songs, with notable gospel artistes on parade.

For guests present, it was an opportunity to watch the Delta State native perform songs from her latest album live on stage for the first time. And as a powerful vocalist that she is, Onos nailed it.

Clad in Ayo Van Elmar and Goziri Afrique Couture, Onos who, was recently listed as one of Nigeria’s most inspiring women of 2017 by Leading Ladies Africa and Y Naija magazine, led the audience in sessions of praise and worship, as she performed songs off the new album. Already, singles such as Jehovah Ebenezer, You are wonderful, Oghene me, Call His Name and Have your way are already picking up on air, so, you can imagine the response from the audience, as the singer belted them one after the other.

However, the concert was a perfect opportunity for Onos to serve her newer recordings such as Halleluyah ooh, Hossana, l will bless your name, No one like our God and others. Just as expected, the radiant artiste delighted the audience with her soulful and electrifying performance, as she sang in both English and native languages.

“It is my earnest desire that these songs will bring healing, deliverance, transformation to your homes, families, job, business and everything your hand finds to do in Jesus Name,” she prayed.

Speaking at the event, Pastor (Mrs.) Ifeanyi Adefarasin of House On The Rock, who present to show support for Onos, a lead vocalist and psalmist in the church’s Lagos Metropolitan Gospel Choir, said, “We are very proud of you and love you Onos,” adding, “as deep calls to deep, I believe that the songs from the depth of her intimacy with the Father will bring you close to Him as well.”

Lending their voices in worship on the night were Olumide Iyun, Tim Godfrey, Sammie Okposo, Freke Omoh, Ayo Vincent, Soulchy and Preye Odede, while celebrities such as Lolo of Wazobia FM, Frank Edwards, Ufoma McDermott, Segun Obe, Diekko, Nosa, Emma oh my God, Chidinma ‘Chee’, Nikki Laoye and Comedian Ushbebe also graced the occasion.

No stranger to the musical scenes, Onos started singing at the tender age of eight. In 2010, she released Keep Moving, her first studio album, which featured tracks such as Dance and Na Your Love. In 2014, she followed up with No Limit, with songs such as Alagbara and Everything has changed.

For sure, her efforts have not gone unnoticed, as she won the Best Female Vocalist at the Nigeria Gospel Music Awards 2012 and Crystal Awards 2013. She also won the Wise Women Awards 2015 in the Woman in Music category and Female Gospel Artist of the Year Eloy Awards 2015.

Paying it forward and not one afraid to share the limelight, Onos is presently the Nigerian Coordinator for WAOMM (Women of African Origin in Music Ministry) where she mentors and nurtures up to fifteen upcoming artists. Songs from the Place of Prayer’ is available on iTunes and 5ive music platform.

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