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Friday, February 26, 2016

Fr. Albert Ofere turns Afro Pop Musician



Expressions come in various forms. Ideally now, beyond standing on the pulpit to preach the Word of God, some creative minds, albeit men of God have taken it upon themselves to employ the sound of the generation, in taking their messages across to the world. That is exactly what Father Albert Owie Ofere has done with his new work, Every Day of My Life, which has a collection of six tracks: God Dey My Side, When I Think, Where Were You, Jesus Lamb of God, God You are Good and Oghene me do. A fusion of Afro pop and gospel, this piece has made Albert Ofere, the first Catholic priest to delve into Afro pop. “I know it’s very unique and new coming from a priest I have come to realise that praising God is a powerful way of connecting with God, and it releases a great deal of power into our lives.
No wonder Psalm 149.3 says: ‘Let them praise His name with dancing, and make music with timbrel and harp.’ The song ‘God Dey My Side’ is written in praise of God, reminding us that the Almighty God is on our side. And because He is on our side we have nothing to be afraid of. Indeed If God be for us who can be against us? Romans 8:31. Realising this fact we cannot but dance for joy.” To drive home this fact, Father Ofere has enlisted the services of award – winning director, Obi Emelonye and renowned comedian, Nkem Owoh who collaborated for a musical video that is currently trending online on You Tube. The video which captures the essence of the sing-along tune was shot on locations in London, UK.” Giving his view of gospel music in Africa, Father Ofere said: “Gospel music in Nigeria and Africa is wonderful and awesome. On the world stage we are doing well. But we can do more by seeking the face of God more, and allowing God to speak through our music.” 
 The songs are currently available online at iTunes, Amazon and CD Baby

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