Oluchi on a mission to touch lives
A young lady to look out for in the gospel music genre is Oluchi Uguru. The English & Literature graduate of Abia State University, Uturu, who is also a praise and worship leader in her church, aspires to be one of the best gospel artistes in Nigeria and hopes to touch lives positively through her music.
“I started singing at a very young age, precisely at the age of six. I first sang with the children’s church choir my family attended in Owerri, Imo State. Seeing some of my songs performed by the church choir and also seeing how my songs has been a blessing and inspiration to many, motivated me to start doing it professionally.”
Oluchi’s role models in Nigeria are Sinach and Frank Edwards, while outside the country, Hillsong music as a whole has also influenced her style of worship.“I draw my inspiration from day to day happenings in my life, the lives of those around me, nature and circumstances,” she said.
On the message behind her new release titled Jesus You Are Powerful, she said, “ It was written and sung by me featuring the Fountain Worship Team. It is a track in the Fountain worship album. The message behind the release is that of hope. It meant to encourage us to put our trust in Jesus who is all-powerful irrespective of the circumstances we find ourselves. At the moment, I’m working on a single Ebenile (Everywhere), which will drop sometime in the second week of July.”
Speaking on the gospel music scene, she said, “The industry is doing a lot right now. However, people should not just release songs just because they can. It’s called gospel for a reason. Let it elevate; let it get us in the spirit of what we are trying to communicate. I remember how songs way back used to have stories and meanings one can learn from. I think we need more meaningful songs that we won’t have to be afraid our children would hear. Also, the emphasis on females being the centre of attraction should be downplayed,” Oluchi said.