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‘I naturally find music a safe haven’

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For gospel minister and songwriter, Patricia Emmanuel, music is a natural safe haven, as she was always a part of one choir or the other in her primary and secondary school days, as well as and in church.

Born and raised in Ibadan, where also attended schools, the graduate of Mathematics, is a co-founder of Giftrete, a social network platform that has impacted lives across the UK and Nigeria, connecting givers with people in need

Speaking on her inspiration to go into music, she said, “The ultimate inspiration for me is the Holy Spirit. If it were by skills or ability, all the songs I write will live in my songbook for ages and no one will know or hear about them. I once read and digested a book titled Uncover Your Potentials by the late Dr. Myles Munroe and the rest is history.”

She described her style of music as sentimental, sending positive messages to the listener and spiritual elevation to the next level. “Every song I am inspired to write comes with its own unique sound and message,” she said.

Sharing her view on how the Internet has impacted the music business, the mentor and coach on Prepmajor, an IT based training platform said the internet has promoted the exposure of music talents, adding that it removed barriers, as people can showcase their talents independently.

Though Emmanuel has been singing in front of live audiences since she was eight but she started recording her songs in 2019. She declared that she would like to collaborate with Victoria Orenze, Timothy Reddick, William McDowell, JJ Hairston, Nathaniel Bassey, Mercy Chinwo, Sinach, and Tope Alabi among others.

While commending her fans for their love and supports, the gospel artiste said: “It’s always inspiring to know that someone is blessed with my music. The Nigerian music industry has grown massively but it still needs more improvement.”

“I urge the industry to keep up the good work of the growth generally and the support given to independent artistes.”

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