Vodafone Icons Remix Edition winner Royal Chris is set to release his new single “Otega”, which is Yoruba meaning worthy to be praised.
The melody is the result of Chris collaborating with award-winning gospel sensation Sonnie Badu and passionate Christian producer, Osei, in Ghana. While the chorus echoes modern gospel music’s tendency to border on the overly repetitive, the quality of Chris’ vocals and the shift his producer put in shine right through.
While the vocal production is on point, Chris has recently spent time travelling through China where he performed on CCTV Live and exploring diverse music cultures in an effort to imbue his music with more identity and meaning.
The singer travelled throughout different cities, meeting with multiple musicians, producers, and other vocalists to refine his sound.
“I have spent the past few weeks discovering myself and experimenting with music. I am a gospel artiste and want to make sure my songs touch the hearts of people truthfully in worship,” he stated in an interview.
The commercial single for the song is on April 11, 2015 on stage Vodafone Ghana Music Awards later that night.