It’s A Slice Of Heaven with Lara George
After much anticipation, multi-award winning gospel singer, Lara George, has released the much-awaited album titled A Slice of Heaven. The fourth studio album is a collection of heart rendering worship songs with 15 tracks.
Coming off the back of three gospel albums Forever In My Heart (2008), a self-titled album Lara George (2009) and Higher (2012), Lara does not stray too far from heartfelt worship, delivering the songs as the spirit leads. Lara on this project takes you into that realm of the spirit where you connect to a greater power that is God.
The new project is a follow up to her 2014 The Medley Album and Love Nwantintin EP. The album was released via Soforte Music and features hit tracks including previously released singles, Total Surrender, Oba Ogo, Imela, Eyin l’oba, No be story and Nobody Greater.
Indeed a slice of heaven, Lara’s vocals are well matched with the rich instrumentals of piano, drums and more as she renders the songs in English, Yoruba, Igbo and Pidgin languages to carry along as many, with the believer’s faith becoming quickened and refreshed on listening to this album.
Born in Lagos, Lara is the fourth of five children to Mr. and Mrs. Oluwole Bajomo. She began her musical journey while at Queens’ College Yaba, as member of the school choir, where she was first given the opportunity to take a lead role in a song.
Years later, Lara transformed into a professional, whose inspirational style of delivery has helped define the new sound and direction of Nigerian music. While studying Architecture at the University of Lagos Akoka, she joined the fellowship music team on campus, where she met TY Bello, Emem Emma, and Dapo Torimiro. The bond tightened, and further yielded the group KUSH.
The influence of western and homeland tunes in the group’s upbeat sound overwhelmed the populace, grew their fan base, and earned them huge accolades and achievements. However, the group split up and each member pursue their separate careers.
In spite of all the challenges encountered in the music industry and after a two-year break from the scene, the US based singer re-launched her music career with a solo debut album titled ‘Forever in my heart with the hits single Ijoba Orun.
The much-celebrated album earned her several nominations and awards such as ‘Voice of the Year 2008’, Nigeria Music Awards, as well as ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Female Artiste of the Year’, Nigeria Gospel Music Awards 2009.
As a minister, Lara’s soulful music inspires all who listen to it and has changed a great number of lives. Her style is more urban or ethnic contemporary, as she likes to call it, yet it has elements of hip-hop, salsa and soul.