from Lois Blakey of the Unite team
unite largeReport of the Unite 30/31 on Sunday 24 March

Unite 30/31 a great evening of great music and challenge held at the All Saints Beacon Centre in Chafford Hundred.

The team were really pleased to see and welcome new faces to the evening, which featured performances from the Hidden Man and his two guest rap artists.

The Hidden Man then shared and challeneged the young people to live lives completely dedicated to God, which recieved an excellent response.

The next Unite 30/31 will be held on the 26th May at the Victoria Road Chapel, Stanford-le Hope.

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Hidden Man jpegHidden Man AKA Michael-O short for real name Michael Okuromade has loved rap music since childhood; he began developing this talent in 1996 and got a lot of his inspiration from rappers like Wariyah (UK), T-Bone and Cross Movement (US). He has since continued to flourish in his distinctive style. He is determined to take his music to the streets and reach people with relevant messages to see their lives impacted in a positive way.
He chose his stage name on the premise of I Peter 3:3-5, paraphrasing One ought to be known for the qualities that comes from within the Hidden Man of the heart. I want to be remembered for my character, for being a man of principle and a positive black role model to young people, both on and off the stage. Michaels music is distinctive and he prides himself in this.
Michael believes in producing music of a very high standard, without explicit lyrics or obscenities and still being relevant to the youth of today, he believes that this is what the industry needs.
As a teacher/rapper and director of a youth organization called da vision, Michael has been able to influence young people in Schools, helping them discover and develop their gifts and talents, as well as build up their confidence and self-esteem. Michael believes that his hard-hitting lyrics will cause people to search their souls and break negative mindsets.
His clever blend of comedy and ability to get the crowd moving has created a new type of rap, yet hes not willing to compromise his values and beliefs in his music.
He is a rap artist with a Vision that refuses to conform to the normal negative stereotypes associated with rap music who has taken it upon himself to be an inspiration to as many as his music can reach.
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