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FROM BENIN TO THE WORLD: REMA NARRATES HIS EXPERIENCE

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FROM BENIN TO THE WORLD: REMA NARRATES HIS EXPERIENCE

Mavin Records wonder kid Rema is taking over the entire world together with his artistic prowess. The 19-year old Afropop futurist has made history once more as he covers British globally recognized magazine, DAZED spring/summer 2020 issue.

Rema, who credits his parents for introducing him to music, especially Fela Kuti and 2Baba, revealed that he began writing raps and performing covers of songs at college at the age of seven. By then, he had created his own flow. As a young teen, Rema decided to knock at the door of what he suspected was a studio , after hearing music blasting from inside on his thanks to school. the person later made him a beat and allowed him to record for free of charge .

On how he got the record affect Mavin Records, Rema recalls that in early 2018, he uploaded a video to the web that caught the attention of singer D’Prince. The minute-long clip, a freestyle to D’Prince’s “Gucci Gang”, made waves across the country and prompted D’Prince to succeed in bent Rema, whom he invited to Lagos to satisfy with him and his brother, Don Jazzy, the top of Mavin Records.

Explaining his unique sound, Rema says: “My sound is tough to elucidate , it’s simply freedom and just enjoying what I’m doing within the studio. This musical fine-tuning, a singular blending of cultural touchpoints and spiritual expression, is what makes it so compelling to audiences thousands of miles faraway from West Africa . i think my music is evergreen because there’s nowhere else you (can) go round the world and find this sort of sound.”

 

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TOP THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT NATHANIEL BASSEY

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Nathaniel Bassey is one of the most popular gospel singers in the music scene today. He is a singer, songwriter, musical director and instrumentalist. He is well known for playing the trumpet and is one of the jazz gospel singers we have today. He is also a youth pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He is the host and brain behind the popular midnight worship “#HallelujahChallenge”, which is an online worship program available live on Instagram and Facebook. There are over 600,000 viewers for the show both Home and abroad, making it a success. Nathaniel Bassey has a bag full of hits and has recorded several albums too. In the next sub heads, I’ll take you through his early life and childhood, personal life, music career and his albums and songs. Enjoy!

NATHANIEL BASSEY EARLY LIFE
Nathaniel Bassey was born on the 27th August 1978 in Lagos, Nigeria. He is a native of Ikot Ofon Ikono in Uyo Local Government area of Akwa Ibom State. His father, Joshua Bassey was a pastor at the Apostolic Church Bashua Assembly. He had his primary and secondary school education in Lagos. He is also a graduate of Politics and International Relations at the University of London. He also studied Popular music and music Business at the Middlesex Summer School in the United Kingdom. He has always had a passion for music ever since he was a child.

NATHANIEL BASSEY MUSIC CAREER
Nat, as he is fondly called by friends, first got inspired to be a musician when he saw Gospel Icon, Dr Panam Percy Paul, performing at a concert. He developed in interest in Jazz music when he started listening to other icons like Louis Armstrong, Charlie Parker and Miles Davies. This was one of the reasons he and some of his childhood friends teamed up to form a band called “Spectrum 4”. His big break came when he was approached by Elder Steve Rhodes, one of the legends in Nigerian Jazz Music, to lead what was the first Jazz Orchestra in the country. He served on as band leader and lead trumpet player for about two years before going on to pursue his solo music career.

One of his mentors while he was pursuing his career was Late Pastor Eskor Mfon, who was a former pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God. In 2008, he recorded his first album in South Africa titled “Elohim”. He is responsible for a couple of hit songs today including “Onise Iyanu”, “Imela” and “Olowogbogboro”.

NATHANIEL BASSEY PERSONAL LIFE
Nathaniel Bassey has been married to Sarah Bassey for years now. They are blessed with 2 Children.

NATHANIEL BASSEY ALBUMS
He has released a number of albums, some of which are;
• Someone’s at the door
• Son of God and Imela
• This God is too Good
• Revival Flames
• Jesus: The Resurrection and The Life

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TOP THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT JOE PRAIZE

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Joseph Omo Ebhodaghe, popularly known by his stage name “Joe Praize”, is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter and a music director. He is also a worship leader at the Believers Love World also known as Christ Embassy. He came into the limelight for his big hit “Mighty God” off his debut album, “My Praise”. He has quite a lot of songs and several other albums to his name. He is also a recipient of a couple awards. Join me as I take you through his early life and childhood, music career, personal life and his albums.

JOE PRAIZE EARLY LIFE AND CHILDHOOD
Joe Praize was born on the 20th of June 1979 to a family of nine in Edo State, Nigeria. While in an interview with Cool FM, Joe Praize talked about how he lost his parents at a young age and had to hawk just to survive. He said his music video for “All the Praise” explains his experiences while growing up. He is a graduate of Social Work and Administration at the University of Jos in Plateau state. Joe Praize became a born again in the year 1991 and ever since then, he has dedicated his life to the work of God.

JOE PRAIZE MUSIC CAREER
Joe started music as far back as 2005. He released the song “Great and Mighty God” in the year 2007 and released his big hit album “My Praise” in 2009. He has several other albums to his name. He is the Praise and Worship leader at the Christ Embassy and has ministered through the church in several places both Home and Abroad. He has also been a part of several live recordings for Christ Embassy on DVD and has also collaborated with Sinach for a live recording in 2011.

JOE PRAIZE PERSONAL LIFE
Joe Praize is married to his long time girlfriend, Joana. They had their first child in August 2018. Joe Praize also successfully runs a recording label named “Coast2Coast”. According to concise.ng, he has a net worth of about $300,000.

JOE PRAIZE SONGS AND ALBUMS
As mentioned he has several albums. Some of them include;
• Might God
• Alpha Omega
• My Praise
• All the Praise
• Most High
Some of his most popular songs include;
• You are Jesus
• Powerful God
• Mighty God
• The Name of Jesus
• More than Enough

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GEORGE FLOYDS DAUGHTERS MESSAGE TO THE WORLD

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MESSAGE FROM GIANNA FLOYD

GEORGE FLOYDS DAUGHTERS MESSAGE TO THE WORLD

Gianna “GiGi” Floyd, the 6-year-old daughter of George Floyd, the black man who was murdered by an ex-police officer in Minneapolis last week was filmed shouting “daddy changed the world” in tribute to her father.

In the clip below, a smilling Gianna, who is sitting on ex-basketball pro-Stephen Jackson, can be heard saying ‘Daddy changed the world.’

Stephen Jackson, who has been vocal about the death of his longtime friend George Floyd, has been campaigning for justice since the killing.

Gianna floyd is happy her dad died for a greater good because this could help heal the world from Racism and unite us all together.

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