Rev Fr. Ofere collaborates with Flavour Nabania in ‘hold on’ to God
After a successful debut with God Dey My Side, a remix song that also features highlife star, Flavour Nabania, Catholic priest, Rev Fr. Albert Ofere is set with a new album, Hold On, tentatively slated for release in January 2017.
The hit track of the album, ‘Onye Oma,’ is a melodious gospel tune, which teaches the power and goodness of Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.The Hold On album consists of tracks like ‘Hold On’, ‘He Has Promised’, ‘I Love to Sing Your Praise’, ‘Dance’, ‘Where Were You?’, ‘When I Think’ and ‘Onye Oma’, stressing yet again Fr. Albert’s inspiring themes, which he very well deployed in his debut album, ‘Every Day of My Life’.
Already, a video of the soar-away song, Onye Oma, shot in Lagos and directed by Marvin Tosan Atsimene, is available on YouTube to drive home the message of hope contained in the new songs by the London-based Catholic priest.
While explaining the song, soft-spoken Fr. Ofere said, “’Onye Oma’ depicts a lovely, kind and amazing person. The person I refer to here is Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist, which is the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Jesus. It is the source and summit of our worship as Catholics. It is very powerful and very efficacious. Through the song, ‘Onye Oma,’ I’m only trying to teach about the power and goodness of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist.
“Hopefully, the belief of Catholics would be re-enforced through this song. And more so, it serves as a way of evangelising those who don’t know about the Holy Eucharist. My videos always show scenes of the church because I basically wish to attract more of my fans to the church”.
On his musical collaboration with Flavour Nabania, he disclosed that he was attracted to the highlife artiste due to his prayerful nature probably against how the music industry perceives him.
“I did a remix of my previous song God Dey My Side, and I decided to have a collaboration with Flavour. We both met at the airport when we were just about to travel out of the country, and I saw him praying with his Bible. This even attracted me more to him. I admire Flavour’s style and I believe that God can still be praised using highlife.”
Fr. Ofere, however, frowned at the massive promotion of secular music on Nigerian airwaves, where major networks dedicate only one day in a week to promote gospel artistes, saying, “It’s really not fair. It shows how secular our world has turned. God is not taken seriously.”
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