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THE ARTIST OBITA The word OBITA means to persuade. It is from the Luo tribe of East Africa. Aptly named he is the most persuasive performer you will ever see. His booming voice and aggressive presence has resulted in him upstaging a few main acts in his career. He mesmerizes an English audience in 2009 while doing a side show as a build up to the 46664 Mandela Charity Concert in London. His acolytes speak on his behalf. Amazingly the award winner has accomplished as an independent artist what most signed artists in his region aspired to. The South African star has rocked them all from intimate corporate bow tie events TO 35000 strong crowds right up to national television broadcasts such as Miss South Africa. His secret to success is simple – the people must move. He has been described as a hybrid between Exibit and T PAIN. He thoroughly enjoys the dirty South sound but adds a certain bang to it. His music generates energy. His forceful onstage presence and booming voice coupled with bouncy party beats, an additional guitarist, DJ and vocalist make for the ultimate party atmosphere and a strong commercial appeal which has led to his international acclaim. His universally accessible music has resulted in his inclusion to some of the most unlikely shows for a rapper.
THE DJ KRUSH LIVE SHOW , CLUB CARFAX, edited by ion of zion :
Next up was Obita, who, I must confess, I had never seen live before. The big black rapper stepped onto the stage in front of a fairly empty floor, but by the time he was halfway through his first song, the crowd had doubled in size. His energy was undeniable, and the group worked together like pieces of a well oiled engine. The gig even included a fresh faced white boy who absolutely ROCKED the show with his electric guitar solos. What a relief to witness some unpretentious fresh rap talent, especially after MaxNormal.TV disappointed me so thoroughly the week before.

FHM Magazine March 2007
The illest Rhymes FHM has heard in years. We’re rocking this CD so much we’re going to wear a hole in it.
Oppikoppi Review By Brendon Bosworth (music Journalist)
Obita’s Combustive stage Presence and impeccably-delivered verses just make you want to bounce. And the 700 strong crowd is doing exactly that as he belts out a litany of rhymes.
Hype Magazine October 2006:
Once you’ve experienced Obita perform Live, it’s hard to accept anything less from any other MC. The fact that his lyrics and flow matchup is the reason why we, here at Hype, think that he’s someone to pay close attention to. He means business and is not to be taken lightly-ever.

The star receives a Channel O Africa Music Award for best
• Winning the 2010 title of ‘Most Gifted East Artist’ for his Everybody Dance Music Video at the Channel O Awards. This was a significant indication to go international after being awarded by a region he had not yet performed in.

• In June of 2010 Obita had the privilege of performing live at the soccer world cup opening concert.

• in 2009 at the Durban Gateway Mall he had filled up the massive foyer by his 3rd song while doing a 9 track set for the MTN exploded artists promotion.

• He has performed at the 2008 S.A. Tourism Energizer in Durban as well as the 2008 Levi’s Vintage Sundays and on both occasion was requested back on stage by the crowd for an encore.

• .The Loyiso Track “I want you” featuring Obita was the Highlight of Sun Internationals premiere CSI event, “Positive Rocks” which was broadcast on SABC Nationally. They were noted as the highlight of the night.

• After a successful performance alongside Loyiso at the 2007 Mandela 46664 concert he was called to England as a guest for the English leg of the event in 2008
• Obita has performed live on Prime Time TV at the crowning of Miss South Africa in December 2006 and 2007. He was the first Rapper to perform live at the Miss South Africa Pageant and he made such an impression he was brought back for the 2007 Leg of the competition
• The band performed at the Levis publicity event for the National Young Guns Campaign.
• Obita performs at Oppikoppi in Northam, beginning the show with no more than a dozen people and attracting the largest crowd to date, more than 700 people, bringing the audience to a tumultuous “we want more” chant!
• Obita performed at the Zola Clothing Launch( the second biggest brand in South Africa at the time) and was called back onto stage by the crowd who were screaming ‘ we want more
• In Cape Town Obita performed early on at the MTN HIP HOP EXPLOSION, He impressed the crowd so much they were asked to perform again after the Headline act on the night.
• Obita took the show away at Carfax for DJ Krush’s debut performance in South Africa.
• MTV featured the Obita Track ‘Move You’ on a new Brendan Jack Show: Footskat