Christian hip hop artist S.O. will be performing at St Timothy’s Church, Hemlington, on Saturday 24th November at 6.30pm. Seun "S.O." Otukpe is Nigerian born and London raised, and recently graduated from Durham University with a degree in theology. He’ll be performing tracks from his new album "So It Begins" and speaking about his faith.
The evening has been organised by St Timothy’s youth worker, Adam Scholes. He said, “People might not think that hip hop and the church go together, but this evening with S.O. should change their minds. Hip hop is dynamic and full of passion, and S.O. uses it to express his passion for God. Hip hop isn’t all about gang culture and violence – it’s a music form like any other, and there’s a growing Christian hip hop scene in the UK. I hope young people from across Middlesbrough will come to the event on 24th November not only hear some great music, but learn something of the love of God.”
S.O. has performed at events such as Flavor Fest, God Corner, Soul Survivor, and Creation Fest, and has featured on tracks with leading gospel artists like Jahaziel, New Direction Crew, Lecrae and Shai Linne. In 2011, Lamp Mode Recordings signed S.O. as their first international artist, and are working on his new album “So It Begins".
The event is suitable for young people ages 11 and older. Entry is free, and no tickets are needed.
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For further information contact Eleanor Course, York Diocese Communications Officer: 01904 699530, 07946 748702.