In case you don’t know this dude called Jotta, you can be forgiven probably because of the part of the world he comes from. Very little is known about this lad but here are the few I have been able to gather from the web.
The thing is, when you talk of a 13 year old boy  from Brazil, the next thing that comes to peoples mind is a new football (soccer) whiz kid. Jotta however, is about music and music and music. The youngest of three children of Antonio and Edna Holanda, living in the village of Angélica, just outside Sorocaba, Brazil. His real name is Jose Antonio Viana, although his family calls him Tony.
I also don’t know much about him but I am sure in a few years to come, the history books of will start opening. It was on a YouTube video of a Brazilian TV youth talent show “Jovens Talentos Kids” that I first saw his video and I was amazed. He is usually accompanied by his older sister Lanna and he sings mostly in churches and Christian festivals.
The boy is so good He is booked solid at churches mostly around Sao Paulo, Brazil, through the end of the year.
As a 6 years old kid
Because of his powerful stage presence, he’s already being compared to the young Michael Jackson. Enough of the introductions, here, watch some of his videos; I believe they’ll help my lack of words.
Performing Chris Tomlin’s Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)
Performing Michael W. Smith’s Agnus Dei
Now, back to our title, I said pray for Jotta A., it is not that he is sick, in distress or something. The thing is, we’ve seen many young, vibrant, talented kids who started off with this kind of zeal but later on in their careers, they became controversial figures, some of them even switched allegiance and became enemies of the gospel of Christ through their music.
At 13 or thereabout; money, girls, fame and the likes may not freak Jose, but then, with no future Don Moen, Donnie McClurkin, Rich Mullins, Kenoly, Michael Smith etc. in the horizon. There is no doubt; we need to pray for our ‘Jotta’ and as many of his type that are out there.
Pray for these God’s little angels that God will guide their steps, keep them in the faith, and protect them from the claws of the devil.