Elue: Blessing young ones with my voice gives me joy
The lady is very passionate about Jesus and very interested in inspiring, encouraging, supporting and bringing out the best in people and also seeing them fulfil their purpose in life. It is this passion that she expresses in her music ministry.
Born in Akure, Ondo State, Funmi, who hails from Aiyegunle Gbedde, Kogi State, started singing and dancing at the age of five in the church — Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Akure — where she was taught music.
She started singing professionally after her first concert on July 25, 2014 to raise funds for children with hole in the hearts. Recently, she released her debut album titled, Baba Father, and also a worship medley, which consists of four songs.
According to her, Baba Father, is the result of God’s finished work for humanity.
“This song expresses what God’s love has empowered us to be and it expresses the unimaginable love that He has bestowed on us. Using my songs to bring hope to the hopeless, winning soul for Christ, hearing testimonies after ministering in churches, energises and pushes me to do more.”
The award-winning songstress, who described her style of music as contemporary African music, said that her unique style and passion for ministry are evident in her new single.
On her role models in the industry, the lady said they are many but chose two, because they put so much effort in what they do.
“Tasha Cobbs and Travis Greene are my role models, because of their efforts in ministry and the kind of energy they have in the place of worship. There is something about those two that help me to worship each time I listen to them,” she said.
She revealed, “I write my songs based on what is going on around me but my 100 per cent inspiration is from the Holy Spirit.”
Funmi said what gives her joy is being able to reach out to young people and bless them with the gift God has given her.
“Most gospel artistes that are at the top are not willing to help the upcoming ones and give directions or support. I believe when God places you in a position, it is not because you know how to do it better than everyone else, but His grace that has found you,” she noted.
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