Who We Are
OTC is a rap and Afropop band. Their afro vibe, honouring member James Koroma’s Sierra Leonean heritage, meets rapper Aidan’s North London drill background, to create a truly exciting 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, stands for Outta the Cage as all members share how they have been freed by Jesus! James fled to Gambia alone from his home country Sierra Leone, aged 10, as a refugee. He then moved to the UK and lived a life of gang-related crime before finding Jesus. Aidan’s life was drug addiction and gang affiliation in North London, before finding faith. And Gina battled years of poor mental health due to self-image issues before trusting in God.
The band aims to empower, and encourage all listeners. To tell everyone who comes across their music that they’re significant, valuable and that their life matters!
BBC Introducing DJ Roesh – “OTC Bring guaranteed good vibes and positivity!”
BBC Manchester – “OTC are on the front line supporting Young Peoples mental health with their music.”
Jesus Wired – “OTC have an ability to reach anyone and give them hope!”
Apocalypse Music – “Fusing their Christian faith with catchy tunes and powerful lyrics, the band aims to bring a message of hope and life to a hurting world.”
Premier Radio – “A fusion of influences and backgrounds unheard before!”