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"Nominated for 4 Awards"

Obie One B.A. is Nominated for 4 Awards

Press Release

Atlanta, GA, September 17, 2009

The new soul stirring rap artist Obie One B.A. (Born Again) has been nominated for 4 different awards by 3 different organizations.

Obie One B.A. is nominated as Male Rap Artist of the Year by the Young Gospel Entertainment Awards (YGEA) as they present their 3rd Annual Awards on September 26, 2009 at Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia (For more information:

Obie One B.A. has also been nominated as The Best Holy Hip Hop Artist of the Year by THE GOSPEL CHOICE AWARDS. Each year they pay tribute to the spirit and resiliency of a people strengthened by a spiritual foundation and deeply enriched by its gospel heritage. Along with their sponsors the producers of the Gospel Choice Awards present another black tie spectacular soul-stirring event, September 28, 2009 at the Georgia World Congress Center/Thomas Murphy Ballroom, Atlanta, Georgia (For more information:

Finally, Obie One B.A. has been nominated for 2 awards; The Male Rap Artist and The Artist of the Year by THE RESA MITCHELL REPORT AWARDS as they present their Gospel Entertainment Show Biz Industry Awards on Saturday, December 19, 2009 in Griffin, Georgia

Obie One B.A. plans to change the image and message of what the world portrays music to be. He believes that staying and standing on the Lord's promises he will out reach, out sell, and out do any hip-hop artist with a negative influence. Sharing a message that is God given, Obie One B.A. looks forward to being an award winning, album selling, spiritually motivating, soul saving, and life changing artist.


In appreciation to his fans, Obie One B.A. is offering a free download of his NEW Mixtape CD “Barack Obafemii" (, a 24 track Promotional Mixtape CD that will bring a CHANGE to the World of Hip-Hop. With its familiar beats and spirit filled words. This CD will introduce you to the B.A. Sound and is promoting Obie One B.A.’s upcoming album "Real Life, Real Music, It's My Testimony" which is set for a December release.

For More Information Contact:
Maria “Mia” Hunter

Or on any of the following sites:

Electronic Press Kit




Latest CD:

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- One Compass International

"Emerging Artist Spotlight"

Emerging Artist Spotlight: Obie One B.A. (Born Again)

You may not know him yet, but you will. The track "A Song Like This" featuring Chinua Hawk became an instant favorite of mine and I'm sure when you hear it, you will say the same.
Press Publisher Online Publishing System - Zoe Life Magazine

"Gospel rap artist Obie One B.A. speaks about the christian nightlife"

Gospel rap artist Obie One B.A. speaks to about the christian nightlife.

Obie One B.A. has been rapping for 10 years, but started rapping for God in 2006. He had a life changing experience in 2005 that lead him to start attending church more often. As he learned more and more about God, he started changing his life and music to rap for God. Giving a more positive outlook on life, his music now sends an inspiring message to all people. Since Obie One B.A. has transformed his music into inspirational/holy hip hop, he has been blessed with more shows and concert performances for 2009 than previous years, touched more lives, and has had no writer's block. Obie One B.A. has be nominated for top categories this year at the Atlanta Gospel Choice Awards, YGEA Awards, and 2 nominations at the Resa Mitchell Awards. In additional to his music Obie has become a mentor for four youths at his church, The Love Center located in Atlanta, Ga., and he plans on doing more and more next year. With a new Mixtape CD just released called "Barack Obafemii" Obie One B.A. plans to make it into mainstream to compete with other music artist with a negative influence. Obie One B.A. is definitely on his way with ground breaking beats and positive real life lyrics. The international rapper has performed at numerous events all over, but nothing is like performing in Georgia with specific mention into christian night clubs.

The first christian based night club is called Saintuary. Every two months, the Saintuary has over 30 performances, sometimes even more, of local and well known gospel artists that perform their own music. The club has all of the components of a normal night club, the only difference is that there are no alcoholic beverages served. Performances are video taped and streamed online. Another christian club is called the C-Room where artists come to perform as well. The C-Room gospel cafe is held every Friday at 9pm with live music and light refreshments.

Christian music is definitely changing its sound. New songs from artists such as Obie One B.A and Mary Mary have such a mainstream sound, but when you listen to the words, its a completely positive and uplifting message which is hardly given in the r&b and hip hop songs that have crowded the radio airwaves today. So who says that being christian means you cannot have fun and a nightlife? Well, these music artists and other christians that flock to these events are having fun all while sending a positive, motivating message. They welcome you with open arms.

For More Info: - East Atlanta Village Nightlife ExaminerSyreeta Rios

"Previous Performances"

Previous Performances & Appearances

03/06/2009 08:00 PM - Radical Praise Movement

Description:Obie One B.A. will be blessing the stage! Take 85 North to Hwy 316. Take Hwy 316 to Hwy 20 and 124 Intersection. Take Right on Hwy 20, Go Approx. 1 Mile (You Will See Cofer Adams on the Right), Turn Right on Mill Street. First Building on Left.

02/22/2009 08:00 PM - Hyatt Regency Suites (Private Event)
2999 Windy Hill
Marietta, Georgia 30067

Description:Private Event: Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta NorthWest Greater Faith Temple Ministries Pastor Appreciation 2009 Obie One B.A. will be displaying his God given gifts through music.

02/03/2009 07:30 PM - Tabagos
3383 Main St
College Park, Georgia

Description:(2 miles north of CP train station) 4049632535. U don’t have 2 pay for parking or 2 get in & there’s an open mic so u can do whatever u like (sing, advertise, spoken word) just keep it clean & please in the spirit of real get 2gether invite everybody bc we all family!

01/17/2009 07:00 PM - 2009 Holy Hip Hop Awards
Center Stage Arena (1374 W Peachtree St NW)
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

01/16/2009 07:00 PM - 2009 Holy Hip Hop Awards
Center Stage Arena (1374 W Peachtree St NW)
Atlanta, Georgia Ga

01/09/2009 07:00 PM - The Tabernacle
360 Killian Hill Rd. NW F2
Lilburn, Georgia 30047

Description:Tabernacle of Praise Global Worship Center presents: Christian Coffee House & Open Mic 770-381-0081

12/31/2008 10:00 PM - New Years Eve Celebration
1680 Campbellton Rd
Atlanta, Georgia 30311

Come and Bring in the New Year at the Love Center. With a powerful message by Pastor Byron Broussard and special guest performances by Go2 and Obie One B.A. Something you dont want to miss!!

12/19/2008 10:00 PM - "A White Christmas Party" presented by: C.C.I. & Platinum Souls
2140 McGee Road
Snellville, Georgia 30078
The Fountain Square Plaza

12/19/2008 06:00 PM - Jerusalem House Christmas Party
1500 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30306

6pm- 9:30pm When you have time you can go to the link below to find out more about the Jerusalem House history & the residents. If you have questions about anything please don’t hesitate to call me. Obie One B.A. will be performing from 20 - 30 minutes... (770) 309-6870

12/13/2008 07:00 PM - Hawks Vs Cavs Game (SkyBox Party)
Phillips Arena
Atlanta, Georgia

Description:The NBA is hosting a Skybox Suite Party at the Atlanta Hawks vs Cleveland Cavaliers game Dec 13. Special invited guest include Steve Flow and Obie One B.A.

12/05/2008 07:30 PM - Java Delight Cafe & Deli
4153-C Flat Shoals Pkwy
Decatur, Georgia 30034

11/19/2008 10:00 AM - MARTA Holiday Arts & Crafts Bazaar
2424 Piedmont Rd
Atlanta, Georgia 30324

Description:Obie One B.A. will have a table in the Marta Headquarters Building displaying his art and craft. His Table will have his latest CD (Album Sampler) on sale for $5.

11/22/2008 1:30PM -Andrew and Walter Young Family YMCA
1st Man Up Overnight Weekend Conference

2220 Campbellton Rd Atlanta, GA 30311

The event for over 100 African American males age 12-17 in the atlanta area. The purpose of "Man Up" is to provide yound men the opportunity to engage in intensive dialogue and educational workshops with adult AA men. Special guest Obie One B.A.

11/13-15/2008 07:00 PM - Real Talk Tour

(Lake Charles Boston Academy) Lake Charles, Louisiana

The People's Prayer Meeting: Featuring Music guests Go2 and Obie One BA as well as local guests, and a powerful message from Pastor Byron Broussard The Crisis Forum: Where people from different walks of life come together to share regarding the crisis of Faith, Family, and Finance.

11/07/2008 07:30 PM - Java Delight Cafe

4153-C Flat Shoals Pkwy
Decatur, Georgia 30034

11/07/2008 07:00 PM - MARTA Employees Club

501 Pulliam Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30315

10/31/2008 07:00 PM - Hallelujah Night @ The Love Center

1680 Campbellton Rd
Atlanta, Georgia 30311

10/24/2008 08:00 PM - The Tabernacle

360 Killian Hill Rd. NW F2
Lilburn, Georgia 30047

10/18/2008 10:30 PM - Paparazzi: The Official BET Red Carpet

Geisha House
Atlanta, Georgia 30363

10/17/2008 11:00 PM - BET Pre Awards Event

188 14th Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30361

10/17/2008 07:30 PM - Le Jean's Cafe & Deli

3330 Satellite Blvd.
Duluth, Georgia 30096

10/08/2008 09:30 AM - Internet Radio Interview

4153-C Flat Shoals Pkwy
Decatur, Georgia 30034
Radio Host, "Food For Your Soul" 1570 AM WIGO, 9:30 a.m Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. Saturdays Listen Live:, click on "radio", "click here to listen" Next "Food For Your Soul" lst Fridays

09/28/2008 12:00 PM – The Love Center

Obie One B.A. performs during Praise & Worship

09/27/2008 12:00 PM - Parade & Block Party

( The Love Center Church)

1680 Campbellton Rd
Atlanta, Georgia 30311

09/14/2008 08:00 AM – Flying Fishbone

Virginia Beach, Virginia

09/12/2008 09:00 PM - Freestyle Friday's @ Turner Chapel

492 N. Marrieta Prky
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Located at Turner Chapel AME Church, Worship without boundries..

Featured Artist: Obie One B.A.

09/07/2008 03:00 PM - Just Churchin' A Gospel Series

Greenbriar Mall
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Just Churchin A Gospel Series – Opening Act for Special Guest: Destiny Praise

08/09/2008 09:00 AM - Gospel Fest 2008

Gwinett Convention Center
Gwinett, Georgia
An All day Gospel Fest you dont want to miss! See website for the Gospelfest Itinerary: Seminars, Artist Showcases, Workshops, and Black Tie Event.

08/08/2008 07:00 PM - Olympia Prime

133 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
GospelFest 2008 Pre Kick Off Concert 7pm

04/17/2008 10:00 PM - T.I.'s Club Crucial

2517 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy
Bankhead(Atlanta), Georgia 30318

Taking the Church to the Streets...

01/18/2008 08:00 PM - Holy Hip Hop Awards

1374 West Peachtree
Atlanta, Georgia
Obie One B.A. will be onstage with King Markiss representing the B.A. Movement. Center Stage (Earthlink Live).

01/11/2008 08:00 PM - The Cathedral of Turner Chapel AME

492 N.Marietta Pkwy
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Obie One B.A. Featured Artist at the Christian Café

12/08/2007 08:00 PM - Christian Cafe @ Turner Chapel

Turner Chapel AME Church Marietta, GA US

10/06/2007 12:00 PM - Parade & Block Party

(The Love Center Church)
Atlanta, Georgia 30311
As a part of our Family Conference, The Love Center goes out each year with bangs, whistles and attractions.

09/14/2007 06:00 PM - (Healing Our Hood)

3631 main Street
College Park, 30337
College Park Auditorium will be holding a play as well as talent showcase.

08/25/2007 05:00 PM - GospelFest 2007

Atlanta Marriott Norcross
Norcross, Georgia 30092

05/25/2007 08:00 PM - Gospel Youth Eruption

3412 Westminster Ave.
Norfolk, Virginia 23502

05/19/2007 06:00 PM - Family Event

Cleveland, Tennessee
Description:(Grandpa) Clarence Ferguson's 70th Birthday Celebration

05/12/2007 12:15 PM - Sweet Auburn Springfest

Auburn Ave
Atlanta, Georgia 30315

04/27/2007 09:00 PM - Cajo Lounge

1078 Citizens Pkwy
Jonesboro, Georgia

02/23/2007 07:00 PM - Worship Center in Panama City

Panama City, Florida
Friday 23 Feburary at 7:00 PM and Saturday the 24th at 12:00 PM. Fridays performance will be done on the final day of their 3 day revival be prepared to perform one to two songs. Saturday is the day TBN will be taping the entire service. There are three guest speakers scheduled. You will perform in between speakers. Be prepared to perform one to three songs. Performances will be taped and aired on TBN.

09/24/2006 08:00 AM - Voices Of Faith Ministries

2500 Rockbride Rd
Stone Mountain, GA 30013

09/23/2006 07:00 PM - Grace Tabernacle

3130 Salem Road
Conyers , GA 30012

09/09/2006 09:00 PM - Voices of Faith Ministries

Stone Mountain, GA 30083
Men's Summit

08/04/2006 07:00 PM - Metro Café

60 Peachtree St
Atlanta, GA 30315

- Obie One B.A.


Obie One B.A. has released many UNDERGROUND CD's and two OFFICIAL CD's:

Released "These Tracks Lead To A Change" in 2006 under the name FreekieTwinnz Ent.

Released "God Is Doing Something, Get Wit It" in 2007 under the changed name Obie & Markiss

As a solo effort Obie One B.A. will be releasing his album "Real Life, Real Music, It's My Testimony" in Late 2009

Download The FREE Mix CD "Barack Obafemii"



Obie One B.A. (Born Again)

While the state of Virginia has birthed some of Hip-Hop's most notable artist, something different stands out about Obie One B.A., besides the last two initials of his stage name. Blessed musically for years, it wasn’t until recently that he began to use music in a spiritual and inspirational way. Coming from a road that was leading him through many of life's challenges, Obie has opened himself up to share how his life and music has been changed to glorify his Lord and Savior. With a highly anticipated album "Real Life, Real Music, It's My Testimony,” making its way to shelves soon, Obie is an up and coming artist to watch.

With a resume that stretches back years before his Born Again days, Obie has always been an artist with a vast ability to string words together. After receiving his initial start in secular music through his status as one half of the Freekie Twinnz, Obie One B.A., knew there was more for him to do in music. Even though as a Freekie Twinn he sold thousands of independent CD’s, won competitions, received radio play, and obtained recognition from major recording label representatives, it was still time for a change.

After taking a long break and months after releasing another independent album subtitled "These Tracks Lead to a Change" Obie answered the call on his life by rededicating himself to his music and to a higher power helping create the B.A. (Born Again) Movement in 2007.

Since 2007 Obie One B.A has performed at a number of venues in the Atlanta area. He has shared the stage with well-known groups and performers such as Platinum Souls, James Cleveland GMWA Mass Choir, Dorothy Norwood, DeEtta West, The Spirit of Hip-Hop (Hot 107.9)'s DJ Mr. Watkins, and many other upcoming artists. Motivated by his need to make a musical impact in the industry, Obie One B.A.'s music breathe messages of hope, love, happiness, peace, and entertainment. Not only is his music positive, but he shares problems, issues, and delves into worldwide Christian struggles. Taking the church to the streets and God to the beats, Obie has that soulful, street, underground, influential, and inspirational vibe throughout his music. In other words it is real life situations, really meaningful music, and the truth of his testimony through song.

With plans to change the image and message of what the world portrays music to be, Obie One B.A. believes that through staying in and standing on the Lord's promise he will be allowed to compete and go just as far, if not farther than any other hip-hop artist that projects negative influences. Sharing a message that is God given, Obie One B.A. looks forward to being an award winning, album selling, spiritually motivating, soul saving, and life changing artist.

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