Gospel Chinemeremu Obi better known as GospelOnDeBeatz is among Africa’s most sought after music producers. He is the founder and co-owner of Flux Factory - an entertainment company - and the acclaimed premium live band from Nigeria: Alternate Sound. Known for delivering mega continental hits like Yemi Alade’s “Mama Africa”, “No Kissing” by Patoranking and Sarkodie, his very own “Sauce” featuring Tekno and Patoranking, and “Run Am” with David and Peruzzi; Gospel has the secret to creating certified hit records at his fingertips. The maestro, who also plays the keyboard and is well versed with live stage music production, is returning to Coke Studio for the second time in the 2019 edition. On the show, he will be producing music collaborations between Zimbabwean reggae-dancehall heavyweight Winky D and rising star from Mozambique: Messias Maricoa.
With the aid of his live band, Gospel has established his brand as a unique music producer and director on songs drawn from across the continent. His prowess has long been exhibited in the success of some of Africa’s cracking tracks by A-list artists such as Praiz, Tiwa Savage, Iyanya, Burna Boy, Seyi Shay and MC Galaxy; significantly contributing to the musical ascent of these continental superstars. His ability to switch between different genres of music whilst delivering excellent quality is showcased in his production work.
During live jam sessions with his band, Alternate Sound, he has redone great hits like Wizkid’s “Ojuelegba” and Iyanya’s “Oreo”. He continues to consult on several entertainment engagements and is widely sought to advise on artist promotion and event production. Gospel is currently creating film scores and montages, including the signature montage sounds for the News Hour and Kakaki programmes on Africa Independent Television (AIT).
Born in eastern Nigeria, Gospel took to music at the age of 7, when he picked up an interest in drums. He started playing the keyboard at the age of 9. His love for playing the keyboard and making beats evolved over the years, starting with playing and performing in his parent’s church and concerts around their community. Gospel’s studio production skills and passion first gained expression at the age of 17 when he produced a 10-track gospel choir album for his parent’s church. He holds a Diploma in Electronic Music Production, School of Audio Engineering (SAE) and a Diploma in Audio Engineering from the Audio Institute of America (AIA).