Nigeria’s own Funkè Ojo-Emessiri aka Uniekgrace, born on the 2nd of June is an Urban-Soul-RnB singer/songwriter.
She grew up in different parts of the world namely Nigeria, Italy, Switzerland, Angola, North America and lastly, Belgium where she resides now. This rich background made up a large impact on the music she produces.
In 2006 she underwent a series of vocal training under the coaching of Ms. Kitra Williams, former lead of Oprah Winfrey’s “The Color Purple” and Tyler Perry’s “Diary Of A Mad Black Woman.” This gave her more depth into the art of singing.
Her first single, “Jesus is Real” was launched in 2012, and that was when she began performing at different events in Belgium and England.
In September 2013 she collaborated with a celebrity French rapper in her community, Legendaire Emjy for a song on his album Memoires called “So Fast.”
In April 2014 she collaborated with an English rapper, Joshua Ayeh for a song on his MAXI Back to Basics, called “Separate Ways.”
In the same year of 2014, June, she released “Let Your Will” a MAXI with Selstudio and NLS (New Life Studio) which also included Jesus is Real as well as a new track, I’m a Survivor.
“Let Your Will” is the track that got her featured on different Social media sites and other internet sites such as African Voices facebook page which is a CNN show that sheds light on African talents; Gospel TV Emmision based in Belgium; Gracemusic, and iRoking, Nigeria’s largest music platform.
In July 2014, she was ranked number 2 in Indie Music in Brussels, on the world-wide music site Reverbnation. She is now ranking number 1.
She featured also on different radio shows namely TnT in NewYork, BatimuFM in Belgium, SunBlackFM in Poland, and POMRadio in England and many more
Her latest single, “Heal Our Land” was released January 2015. The video clip to the song was released October 31 2015. Many have testified to the motion pictures of the song to be “heart-gripping” “fantastic and emotional” “true reflection of today’s matters.”
Uniekgrace quotes, “I have just begun and by the unique grace of God, the world will hear my music and there will be a positive change in the hearts of many.”
Within the past decade, news of calamity fell upon different countries around the world. Nigeria as well as other African countries had their share of dreadful news including the epidemic caused by the Ebola virus and the violence perpetrated by Boko Haram that left many dead and wailing. Worldwide, job opportunities became almost impossible to grasp for graduates and government corruption never ceased. Poverty still holds a heavy presence in our world and conflicts claim the lives of thousands of people in countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, economic sanctions prevent countries from developing. However as long the sun rises and sets, there is still hope.
”Heal Our Land” the song, is a prayer that lies on the hearts of many. Uniekgrace, a young Nigerian artiste together with Cookie Kay-Love who is from Cameroon have made this a song that we can all sing together to our heavenly father. Inspired by 2nd Chronicles 7:14 and Jeremiah 29:7
Check out brand new (Live) music video by Frank Edwards for his inspiring song titled ”Stars We Are”. He recently performed the song at a concert in Ghana. ”What will it cost a candle to light up another candle? Light up your world… we all need love, so lend a helping hand to millions of indigent children all around the world today, you and i can make a change!” #StarsWeAre
Here is the long anticipated music video from Frank Edwards titled ”Onye”. The video was released few minutes ago by the RockTown Records CEO saying ”Every time I want to release this video.. I watch it and am all tears & emotional that I forget to press the share button… I DON’T KNOW IF YOU ARE READY FOR THIS…. #ONYE . ( The story) … In a world where money is failing, human wisdom is failing.. You can only be sure of GOD’s love … He is help to the helpless… Remember when our late former president was sick and passed on?? He had access to the Country’s money , but money failed. . .”
Sam Ladipo is out with the video to his hit gospel song titled ‘If You No Dance’. Sam-Ladipo is one of the Gospel Artists in Lagos, Nigeria, he began his music career right from the church as Alto, Tenor and Bass singer, He plays rhythm and bass guitar, He has served in different churches as bassist and choir director and also joined many Gospel groups as a singer and an instrumentalist. He is a song writer, producer and worship leader. He is talented, gifted, down-to-earth, filled with Holy Spirit and his sense of humour is incomparable. He has four albums to his credit, Wonderful God, Made Ready, Thank Youand I am Not Alone, which is the current album in the market with 10 tracks.
‘If You No Dance’ is a song telling you to give the gift of dance that God has given you back to Him in appreciation for the wonder things he has done for you .In 2010, he stated his own music career as a solo Artiste to promote the gospel music, create a platform of excellence for African gospel singers and musicians, and popularise the superb gospel songs to populate the kingdom of God in Africa.
Sam Ladipo featured Omolara Fatoki on this dance of praise song, and the video was shot and directed by Oluyinka Davids (iFocus Pictures).
South African Gospel music minister Hlengiwe Mdlalose also known as Soula has released a brand new single titled ”I Believe”. In her words ”This is my second single…, I have no doubt that this song will inspire people to believe in the power of God and his divine supernatural interventions in our lives”.
”I Believe is available for download on iTunes and Amazon. Check out the links below…
”Now you can see and feel the passion on sensational Gospel music minister Funmi Praise’s voice in this phenomenal thanksgiving song as she finally drops the much anticipated visuals for her single “Ohun Gbogbo” which she released the audio version for, in February.
The song is born out of a personal experience of victory over delayed childbirth and already, it is impacting lives and breeding awesome testimonies.
The video was shot on location in Lagos, Nigeria and was directed by Oluyinka Davids (iFocus Pictures). It has cameos by singers Toeyoursea, Ernieola, amongst others”.