With Jaye, Cee Sharp soars with Afro gospel
Fast-rising Christian Gospel singer, Samuel Luka, better known as Cee Sharp, has stepped out with his third album dubbed, Jaye. The soothing bop is a fine blend of Cuban and Afro-caribbean groove with Sharp’s poetic lyricism.
The artiste and music producer said that Jaye (Enjoy) comes from a strong intimacy with God.
“I have certainly enjoyed God’s grace upon my life and my music career,” he said.
The artiste, who claimed to have started playing music from childhood pointed out that he was never in doubt about his life career.
“I was never confused about my future career because I knew exactly what I wanted to be when I grew up and that dream has become a reality,” Cee Sharp hinted.
He added that at the age of 10, his love for music was very evident and his stage name, Cee Sharp, was coined by friends who believed he viewed things differently. To them, he could literally see and produce sound differently and that led him to his brand of music – Afro Gospel.
It was not surprising therefore that while his contemporaries followed popular demands of pop music, the young man chose to settle for gospel music and also, Afro Gospel style, which may not be fully accepted within the Christian music industry.
However, the unrelenting artiste stated that his focus on gospel music couldn’t be threatened, because he believes that he was divinely mandated to play his kind of music.
He stated that all that is required of him to distinguish himself are great lyrics, a unique style of music and Gods hands upon him, and according to him, he has all of them.
The song, Jaye, comes in a unique sound while the artist’s melodious voice is smooth and reassuring. Rendered in both Yoruba and English language, Jaye glues listeners with its text and rhythm.
According to Cee Sharp, his music label Bach Mozartim (BM) listened to his songs and liked them and immediately gave him a contract.
In spite of his creative ingenuity, Cee Sharp has faced some challenges as an Afro Gospel artiste. Yet, he sees the bigger picture.
“I know the road may not be easy all the time, but as long as I remain on the part of what God has chosen for my life, I believe that Afro Gospel has come to stay and many more opportunities would open up for me to keep doing what I know how to do best – singing.”
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