In an Exclusive Interview with 360Gospelvibes team by Onos Ariyo, The lead vocalist at the House on the Rock Church, Lagos Onos Ariyotalks about her just-released album, motivations, her future projects and lots more.
Read 360Gospelvibes Exclusive Interview With Onos Ariyo Below
360Gospelvibes: Hello Ma, It’s nice to have you on 360gospelvibes, please tell us briefly about your family background
Onos: Onos is a singer-songwriter, wife, mother who grew up in Delta state where she had her primary, secondary education after which she went to Delta State University where she studied French.
360Gospelvibes: Okay ma, tell us about your music background, and how you made the transition from just a music minister to a celebrated worship minister.
Onos: Singing for ONOS started when she was 6years back in delta State where she sang in different groups/choirs then 2004 after her youth service. She started recording her songs professionally in Lagos, My first single “DANCE” was released 2009 and I released my 1st album “Keep Moving” 2010 the 2nd Album” No Limit” 2014″ which features songs like Alagbara, Everything has changed and the 3rd album “Songs From the place of prayer” drops July 30th 2017.
360Gospelvibes: Your Recent album got a lot of tongues waggling on how it touched so many lives, can you tell us more about the album, how and where you got the inspirations and what inspired the title and songs on the album.
Onos: My New Album “Songs From The Place Of Prayer” which drops in July 30th have 5 singles released from it already for me, All the songs on the project were given in the place of prayers I can’t say they were songs I wrote because God gave them to me and simply just sang them as I received them from him. That’s why I titled the album Songs from the Place of Prayer
360Gospelvibes: How many tracks do you have on the album and which producers did you work with.
Onos: There are 16songs on the album, I worked with Ekelly, Wilson Joel, Juzzy Production and SMJ/Tim Godfrey.
360Gospelvibes: If you have the opportunity to work with a Nigerian and an International Gospel Artist, who would they be?
Onos: Right now that will be Tasha Cobbs.
360Gospelvibes: Can you tell us who your role models are and those you look up to in the ministry.
Onos: That will be Pst Paul and Pst Ifeanyi Adefarasin.
360Gospelvibes: Do you have any more plans or project for the rest of the year?
Onos: After the album Release in July I’ll be doing a release in Port Harcourt as well and definitely a “Songs from the place of prayer-tour”
360Gospelvibes: Can you please tell us how you cope with being a mother, travelling and taking care of the family.
Onos: For me, I take each day as it comes and with the help and assistance from my husband I’m about to plan accordingly to ensure that when I’m away the home front does not suffer so together we put our heads together to create a balance.
360Gospelvibes: Is there any advice you would like to give to upcoming gospel ministers.
Onos: let your focus be more on Jesus the giver of the Gift and not just about the Gift, allow God to guide and lead you always, stay prayerful.
360Gospelvibes: You are beautiful ma as a Gospel minister, Do you think fashion enhances of demeans the Gospel Industry
Onos: Well the truth is being a gospel artist doesn’t mean you should dress anyhow or not have a good dress sense so weather fashion.
360Gospelvibes: What is that fashion thing you can’t do without??
Onos: I’ll say looking good really should be something anyone shouldn’t do without because people judge first by the way you look before even listening to what you have to say.
360Gospelvibes: What is your dress and beauty routine going for a ministration or for a red carpet?
Onos: Dressing to sort the occasion from hair to makeup and then the outfit as well as the accessories.
360Gospelvibes: What’s your take on Gospel Ministers collaborating with Secular Artiste?
Onos: No comments
We want to say s big Thank you to Onos Ariyo for granting an Exclusive Interview with The 360Gospelvibes Team
Brief Biography Of Onos Ariyo
Multiple Award winner Onos Ariyo is a worship leader was born into a family of eight and from the Niger Delta Region. She is married to ‘Kunmi Ariyo’ who is also her manager and the CEO MIRUS EVENTS.
For Onos, music isn’t just a profession or a hobby, music is her life!! Her sight gives you the impression that there’s nothing more beyond the looks but yet, in the dark skin lies a jewel with a voice so rich and so strong, it would leave you spellbound.
Her influences early in her music career were Whitney Houston, Lauryn Hill, Fred Hammond, Mary Mary etc. She took her music to another level with her debut album ‘Keep Moving’which dropped February 28th 2010.
She is already bringing great dynamism into the music industry and with her life-changing music; She has also performed in concerts and singing engagements within Nigeria and the US
She has shared the stage with Gospel Giants like Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Don Moen, Ron Kenoly and a few others at The Experience 2010 where she did a remix to her hit song DANCE with Chevelle Franklyn from Kingston, Jamaica and she also sang the National Anthem with Phil Driscoll and Micah Stampley and also she was part of the artist line for the Experience 2014 and 2016.
She also did a duo performance with Jessica Reedy (of the Sunday Best Fame) at the Corporate Elite Event at the Eko Hotel and Suites 2012.
She has been nominated for several awards to mention but a few the City people Awards 2013 and 2014, Nigeria Entertainment Awards(NEA
Onos is an inspiring worshiper, and her songs are known to create an atmosphere of God’s presence. Not only does she makes awesome gospel music, but her lyrics which are rich in God’s word and revelation are also nothing short of compelling. Some of her Latest Songs include;
1. You Are Wonderful ft Preye Odede
2. Jehovah Ebenezer
3. Oghene Me
4. Have Your Way
5. Call His Name
7. Everything Has Changed
To mention a few
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