OTC Are Encouraging People Outta Their Cages in Jesus’ Name
Every battle I face in Jesus name, I Win
OTC, which stands for ‘Outta The Cage’, are the Message Trust’s latest mission band based at Message HQ in Manchester UK, and we’re so excited to be the first to publish an interview with the band.
Watch below as we get to know the 3 members of the band, how they all found God & formed OTC, the meaning behind their name and debut single I Win, and their mission as a band. You’ll also find out why James was famous for a day, why Gina’s head might spontaneously combust, who might have an ingrowing nose, what their wrestling names would be and, with any luck, Aidan might be awake! But you can’t win them all…
OTC is a Christ oriented rap and Afropop band, with influences such as Gawvi, KB and Melvillous, and they exist purely to share the gospel through their music.
OTC’s afro vibe, honouring member James Koroma’s Sierra Leonean heritage, meets rapper Aidan’s south east London drill background, to create a truly exciting, new sound. Top this off with lead singer Gina’s love for female divas such as Arianna Grande and Taylor Swift, and you have OTC.
OTC’s debut single ‘I Win’ was released on the 30th October 2020. The band said about the single, “The track itself emphasises how during life’s battles, our advantage as Christians is to involve Jesus and trust that he’s already won on our behalf. The hard hitting, catchy hook, is sure to stick with listeners for weeks, encouraging them all the way, and the individuality of each verse means the track truly showcases each band members skill and testimony. Aidan was involved in gang violence and drug abuse before following God, and James fled sierra Leone as a refugee at the age of 10 before meeting Jesus in a dream. The track has a militant vibe and acts almost as a call to arms for Christians across the globe to step out and claim back the land for God.”
They go on to say, “As a Message Trust missions band, we’re sent out on the ‘higher tour’ alongside Brightline, Amongst Wolves and SoulBox to perform to young people across the nation and share the gospel with them. We have also performed with both Social Beingz and Vital Signs during events such as the Manchester no more knives tour, as well as working closely in the studio with all these bands to help write, create and record our material.”
I guess all that’s left to do is to let this interview outta its cage so click play below and enjoy.