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You don’t have to sing about bible to do good music – Ajomale

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With over 30 years of doing gospel music, Evangelist Kunle Ajomale is unarguably a veteran in his field. However, he seems to be on a lane of his own. Contrary to the opinion of other gospel artistes that it is wrong to feature secular artists, the evangelist told Saturday Beats that he had another view on the subject matter.

In a chat with Saturday Beats, he said that there was nothing wrong with gospel singers featuring secular artistes who have meaningful lyrical content.

Ajomale said, “I can feature a hip-hop artiste on my song but only those that attach meaning to their songs. Even the word gospel means good news, so anything that brings joy, good news, love and inspires the people is gospel. I don’t have to talk about the bible before I can sing good music and it can come from any direction but it depends on how the inspiration comes. I can encourage hip-hop artistes but it has to have a meaning and the music mix which are music, message and melody. Once the song has these three elements, then I am good to go.”

He believes that most gospel musicians have a narrow outlook to some biblical issues and that is the main reason he is not a member of any association.

The singer said, “That is why presently I am not a member of any association because of the way a lot of gospel musicians think. Some of them believe that to do gospel, they cannot spray you money at parties but it depends on one’s understanding of the issue. God is an assorted God as far as I am concerned and if you look at the book of Solomon in the bible, you would see that it is full of love. In that book, they talk about love, kiss, and you can see the way King Solomon was calling his lover. One needs to be very deep in understanding who God is. That is why you don’t have to sing about Jesus before you create good music and that is why I opted out of certain things. They tell you that they cannot spray you money at parties but what is wrong with that when it is our culture? People can come up to appreciate you and they can spray you at parties when you sing good songs. I can sing love songs and in fact, I would sing a love song very soon because I believe that God is a God of love. Except the song does not come with finesse, if not we should feel free. Would you say that pastor don’t make love to their wives? Or do they preach about Jesus when they are in bed? No, you have to be romantic when the time comes. I am not too rigid with my calling.”

Taking a trip down memory lane, the iconic gospel singer said that he never knew that music would eventually become his full time career. He told Saturday Beats that it all started as child’s play but now it is what puts food on his table.

He also spoke about how Chief Obafemi Awolowo impacted his life after performing for him.

The evangelist said, the first group I put together was called the Black and White Brothers and that was when I was at Government College, Ikorodu, Lagos. When I got to the university, we started a group called Gangan cast. We made use of the talking drum and that was more or less a cultural group. It was the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo that gave me that inspiration because I performed for him during the turning of the sod when the Ogun State University started on March 4, 1983. He commended my presentation and that was the first time I ever met him in my life and when he died in 1987, I dedicated my first album to him. That was the beginning of my growth and that was when I started music as a career. The album won an award for me as I was presented with the award of the best youth corp member that year in Bendel State, now Edo State. The then director of NYSC saw it as an achievement for a youth corp member to be able to put up an album during his service year and the song of the album was aired on NTA when Awolowo was buried. The television station played my song throughout the day. To me, that was an achievement.

Source: Punch

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UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Reacts To Police Brutality In Nigeria

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United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres has called for the end of police brutality in Nigeria.

UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres Reacts To Police Brutality In Nigeria

According to the Twitter handle of the United Nation Spokesperson, the UN General Secretary condemns the violent attack on innocent Nigerians.

Speaking further, Antonio said the United Nations is following the developing story in the nation and calls for immediate end of the violent clashes that claimed many lives.

Read his tweet below;

This is coming following the Lekki Toll Gate massacre that claimed 49 lives on Tuesday, 20 October, 2020, in Lagos.

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You Turned Away All Ambulances Including Mine -Burna Boy Blows Hot

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Popular Afro-beat singer, Burna boy has accused the government of turning down all ambulances, including his.

Burna Boy Says Ambulances Were Turned Away
 

According to the ‘YE’ crooner, the aid sent in form of ambulances to the victims of the massacre was turned back.

Read his tweet below;

It’s no longer news that the Nigerian Army massacre the Lekki Toll Gate protesters before the beginning of the 24 hours curfew set up by the Governor, on Tuesday, 20th October, 2020.

Thugs and hoodlums had in response, attacked and vandalized many government properties, setting some on fire.

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#EndSARS: “People Make The Country” – Cardi B Reacts To Protest Against Police Brutality In Nigeria

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#EndSARS: “People Make The Country” - Cardi B Reacts To Protest Against Police Brutality In Nigeria
”What’s going on?” – Cardi B shows concern for Nigerians amid #ENDSARS protest

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International rapper, Cardi B addressed the critical situation in Nigeria during her latest Instagram live session.

It was learnt that security agents had opened fire at unarmed #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate, Lagos on Tuesday, leaving many injured and others dead.

In a couple of videos sighted on social media, the American singer lent her voice to #EndSARS campaign as she stated that Nigerians are hardworking people and they are not lazy.

The mother of one also said that the people make up the country and she urged the government to put an end to police brutality in Nigeria since the citizens have been clamoring for it.

Cardi B said she had a nice time during her visit in 2019 and it makes her so sad to see the current state of the country.

Read Also: #EndSARS: “I Am Heartbroken To See Senseless Brutality Taking Place In Nigeria” – Beyoncé

Watch the video clips below:

https://twitter.com/rouz_natty/status/1318830576896561152?s=21

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