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My Music Is For Everyone, I Don’t Discriminate – El’ Grace

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Grace Oluwadiya (El Grace) grew up in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The musician attended Federal University of Technology (FUTA), Akure where she studied Architecture before moving to the US. Her passion for music has kept her on track, still having her sound recognised in Nigeria, having concerts and keeping up on her career as a nurse abroad. She speaks with FAVOUR BOLUWADE on her achievements, style and other issues.

How did you keep up being abroad and still able to resound your music in your motherland?

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Through the grace of God, the internet and my promotion team, I have been able to make some impact.

What influenced your diversion to gospel music?

I grew up in the church and I have always been into gospel music. However, my background was more of classical music and hymns.

Do you think it is easier to be recognised when your music can be played to any audience? 

I think it depends on the purpose of your music and the message you want to pass across and to whom the message belongs. Some people write inspirational songs that carry good message but not necessarily to the church. Even though I am a music minister, my music is not just for the church, it’s for the whole world. However, my music reflects my God and who He is, which is my message to the world. I think when a song has a good melody, then a good message it appeals to everyone regardless.

Challenges so far? 

First, it was hard to get anyone that would believe in me, to produce my songs, but I think that’s because God wanted me to work with the right person. Also, I have to work harder being outside the country, yet making my music known on the side of the world.

How did you come about your stage name?

El’ Grace means God’s Grace, but I removed the S so people don’t call me Els grace and sound like Hell’s grace. My first name is Grace, hence, God’s Grace.

You had a concert in Nigeria last year; did COVID-19 stop this year?

Yes, I had a live recording concert last year September 2019 theme (Abundant Praise) featuring renowned saxophonist Beejay Sax, Efe Nathan, Yetunde Are, Bukola Bekes, Segun Atoyebi, Kunle Adeola, Tosin Alao and some other great musicians. This year I wanted to do another, but with the pandemic, I had to let it go and focus on other projects.

What’s your next collaboration game? 

Of course in the nearest future, I will have. I don’t know who yet.

Who are your mentors? 

I have people I watch and learn from, like Tasha Cobbs, Nathaniel Bassey, Victoria Orenze.

Do you feel fulfilled with what you do musically?

Of course, I am, but I am a perfectionist, and my own number one critic, I strive to be better each day.

What genres of music have you explored so far; what is your peculiar sound?

Wow, my album has 12 songs, where 11 are totally different. I have explored as many genres as possible. I have contemporary Christian Music, soft rock Ballard, slow high life and so on.

Would you, now that you do gospel, team up with a secular singer like others do?

We are all created by God, I do not discriminate. As long as the song is not in anyway mocking God, and as long as it does not promote evil.

What notions are wrong about Gospel music and you wish could be changed?

Some people believe all gospel artistes sing for money, or they are just jobless people that are singing for money or fame. Not at all, I work. I am a Nurse and it’s a ministry and my singing is one other that God gave me.

How do you juggle with music?

By God’s grace. I do juggle both. I prioritise and take one thing at a time.

What’s your new single about?

It is a song of testimony; it’s about God’s greatness and His power to save and deliver; Agbanilagbatan as the Yorubas would call Him. Even with the Coronavirus situation, I had to work with people with Corona pandemic. God was totally faithful hence the reason for my song.

Your background? 

In Nigeria, I studied Architecture and did work as an architect for some time before I traveled to the United States with my family. I started singing in church as a little girl and I played the violin when I was 2 years old. Music has always been a part of me. However, I started writing my songs in 2013 and I started recording professionally in 2017. My first song titled ‘You are beautiful’ is still available on all digital platforms.

As Long As The Song Doesn’t Mock God And Doesn’t Promote Evil, I Can Team Up With A Secular Singer – El Grace

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US Based Medical Doctor and Recording Artiste Dr Tj unveils Tracklist for Debut Album ‘Sounds of Victory’

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US Based Medical Doctor and Recording Artiste Dr Tj unveils Tracklist for Debut Album ‘Sounds of Victory’

Multi-talented recording artiste Dr Tj unveils tracklist for his debut album set to drop this December.

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Dr Tj made this known on social media informing his fans about the new project. Popular on the album are songs previously released and loved by fans like You Found Me, Baba, Testimony and Let it Rise.

Speaking on the project, Dr Tj said its very obvious the world all over has experienced a shake that has changed the tide and how people relate regardless of the uncertainties that have beclouded the world we are rising with a shout in “Sounds of Victory”

Sounds of Victory comprises of songs inspired by the Holy Spirit to help us build an intimacy with God, express His love and sing of his uncountable blessings.

The album is set to drop this December and hopefully with a live session. The album has features like Moses Bliss, Neon Adejo, Paul Praize, IBK, Philadelphia Kes,Faith Broderick, Teslim Dee, Victoria Israel, Abovo and awesome musicians and singers.

All tracks were produced by Joewyte except Odiro onye Dika Gi which was co-produced by John Onofe and the project was mastered by three mix engineers, Musicmagnate, SokayMix and Frost Magnetic.

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CLIMA Africa Nominations Begins December 1, 2020

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The apex of Gospel Awards in Africa – CHRISTIAN LEGENDARY AND IMPACT MAKERS AWARDS (CLIMA AFRICA) 2021 is set with a mind-blowing surprise. The 5th edition promises to be bigger and better with top-notch nominations of 10 Honorary Awards and 23 Nominations categories that covers a wider area of gospel entertainment industry in Africa for the first time.

According to Uwak Mike, the CEO of CLIMA AFRICA Magazines and Awards and the official organizer of the event, the 5th edition of this glitz and glam gathering of Christian leaders, positive impact makers, gospel music talents, actors, actresses, and other professional promises to be the best of all the anniversaries.

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This edition of CLIMA AFRICA has introduced new categories that recognize the works of Nigerian artists, other African countries, and Nigeria in the diaspora. The academy also gives the public opportunity to nominate those in the honorary categories before the final selection for the most suitable awardees is taken by the team.

Nominations begin from midnight of DECEMBER 1ST, 2020 till JANUARY 10th 2021 via the organization website www.climaafrica.com

For partnership, sponsorship, and support contact; +2348175200511.

2020/21 CATEGORIES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

RECOGNITIONS

  • Christian living legend Award
  • Positive Impact Man of the Year
  • Positive Impact Woman of the Year
  • Positive Impact Outstanding Youth Award
  • African Positive Impact Maker Awar
  • Outstanding Pastor of the Year
  • Positive Impact Excellence in Leadership Award
  • Outstanding Women in Ministry Award
  • Positive Impact Humanitarian Award
  • CLIMA Africa Hall of fame

NOMINATIONS

  • Artiste of the year
  • Song of the year
  • Songwriter of the year
  • Producer of the year
  • Gospel Album of the year
  • Best Gospel video of the year
  • Best Gospel collaboration
  • Best indigenous song of the year
  • Discovery of the year
  • Best Choir of the year
  • Best Gospel blog of the year
  • North -Central Artiste of the year (Nigeria)
  • North- East Artiste of the year (Nigeria)
  • North – West Artiste of the year (Nigeria)
  • South – South Artiste of the year (Nigeria)
  • South – West Artiste of the year (Nigeria)
  • South -East Artiste of the year (Nigeria)
  • Artiste of the year in North Africa
  • Artiste of the year in South Africa
  • Artiste of the year in Central African Republic
  • Artiste of the year in East Africa

NOTE: You must submit the contact phone number and social media handles of your nominees

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Event: Tony Richie, SimplyHisGlory, Mercy Elo And Others To Minister at Proudly Gospel 6th Year Anniversary

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Nigerian growing gospel music platform and record label ‘Proudly Gospel Communications’ celebrates her 6th year anniversary, with an event tagged ‘Gratitude’. This event portrays the company’s gratitude to God and all the people who have been a part of their journey over the years.

In the last three years, Proudly Gospel has successfully gotten into partnership with other great brands and successfully signed two artists to the brand who are making ways in the industry. This is why the event is being tagged Proudly Gospel GRATITUDE thanking God for a successful Six Years counting.

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Ministering: Tony Richie, SimplyHisGlory, Mercy Elo, Buchi Fame, Bliss Word and Mc Black Abino

DATE: Sunday, 29th of November 2020.

VENUE: House Of Destiny Church Inc. Beside State School of Nursing Agbor, Delta State.

TIME: Red Carpet – 3PM; Main Event 4PM.

This event will be streamed live on Youtube and Facebook respectively.

Powered By Proudly Gospel Communications, Supported By Starsoft Technologies.

Official Media Partner: International Association Of Christian Media Practitioners

FREE ENTRY for all. For more information, enquiry and sponsorship please call: +2348157587456

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