Ibiso Returns With Dima-te
SENSATIONAL gospel artiste Ibiso Edwards has released a follow up to his 2011 hit album Still Here. Titled Dima-te, which literarily means ‘changed’ in Kalabari dialect of the people of Rivers State, the singer who prefers to be simply called Ibiso said, “Dima te is telling a beautiful story of God’s grace that makes all the difference in life. Also, my approach and music expression is changed from good to better with deeper insight. It will sure bless any listener,” she said in an interview last week.
The native of Fouchee town, Rivers State and graduate of Linguistics and Communications, University of Port Harcourt, with proficiency certificate in Basic Broadcast Presentation at the Alpha Institute of Broadcasting and Communications, explained why it took her four years before producing another work.
“In summary, it was in a period of spiritual education as I faced battles unprepared shortly after my debut. Nevertheless, I came out better and stronger. A testimonial in the album speaks more. Aside that, music is a complicated art, you don’t just wake up and run into the studio; if you do, what you will get out will be for your listening pleasure only. A singer must be inspired to write the lyrics of the songs and he/she must also be in the right frame of mind to perform them on record.”
He continued: “All these I just stated, if followed diligently, will ultimately lead to one producing a good record,” she said.
Most times, artistes are pressured into doing music because of some reasons but Ibiso does not belong to that category.
“I do music when the inspiration comes and so far, it has worked well for me because aside the feedback from my fans, I also enjoy listening to my own music. In fact, I never get tired of it because it inspires me to do more.”
She noted that, “the focus for Dima-te is to be in every home across the nations of the world.
“It can relate with anyone. We are preparing an online tour and we are working on the modalities to achieve this goal; It will be worth it,” she said.
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