Obed Thompson is from the South Eastern part of Nigeria Umuahia Abia state to be precise. His parents Mr & Mrs Thompson A. Chijoke are from Methodist denomination. They love God passionately, this also made Obed Thompson to love God intimately. His commitment and passion to the Methodist Evangelical Movement (MEM) in his childhood, made him develop interest for the things of God, and for gospel music, which his immediate elder brother Chinedu Thompson encouraged him by teaching him the bass guitar and also taking him along to programs to put him through.
He started off with popular South Eastern genre, he played bass guitar and piano for different band groups. His stay with one of the popular raggae gospel artiste in Nigeria, Rev.Chris Ogugua and coming in contact with his music director in the Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) Bro Oge Nwankwo deepened his love and passion for gospel music.
His love for music intensified when he started playing, singing and listening to the soul genre of some of his role models. He followed the legacy of Don Moen, Michael Smith,Tom Brooks, Big Daddy, Lenny Leblanc, Paul Wilbur, Cobhams Asuquo, Nathaniel Bassey Iyke Onka and Frank Edwards.
He later set up an in house mini studio, for personal use and for team rehearsals which also made him to pay serious attention to producers like Wole Oni, Cobhams, Dare Alade and others to help in improving his production skills. Through the passage of time, Obed made out time to seek the lord and learn more about life under the mentorship of his elder brother Mr. Ndubuisi Thompson. He also submitted to some spiritual head like: Pastor U.C Ohakah,Rev. Chris Ogugua, Dr C.M. Johnson, Amb. Chinwendu Okezie and Prince Madu Gabriel.
As he developed his passion for music, He discovered some vital roles gospel music and musicians plays in the society. He released this song “Hallejuah” in 2013.
He served as the music director in the Aflame family, Umuahia.
Obed Thompson is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia state.
Obed Thompson’s debut album Inception101 was recorded and produced in Abia state in 2015 by Obed Thompson Music. It has been a blessing to lives globally, with the hit track “Jesus My Lord”
He writes, sings and produces his songs.
He also works with other known musicians in the country. He is the president of Obed Thompson Music (OTM)
Obed Thompson Music is known with the precept “WE SING JESUS ”
…more to come.