‘I don’t need to quote bible verses to prove my music is about God’
Multi-dimensional Gospel singer and songwriter, Shola Allyson has addressed the controversies surrounding the type of music she makes.
At the listening session for her latest album in Lagos, Allyson said her music is not restricted to any genre and she does not need to quote bible verses to prove to anyone that her music is about God. She added that people confuse her brand of music most often than not, arguing that her songs are not gospel just because she barely quotes bible verses and mention God.
“I receive all my songs from God and when I release a song, I would have passed that season of my life”. She said her songs are reflections of what she has passed through in her journey with God.
“The bible is words of people of time past under the influence of the Holy Spirit, so if the Holy Spirit wants to talk through me, I can say them based on my words without quoting the bible”.
She urged that people should be left alone to sing the kind of music they want and not be boxed in and the church should encourage young people with new sounds to express their creativities, adding that her songs preaches hope and faith in God for every aspect of life challenges.
“My latest album is called ‘Iri’ which can be interpreted as dew. I was asking for a renewal of my strength and spirit so I can actually be a blessing to my world, that was the yearnings of my heart and I got the renewal, which are all reflected in the new album.”
Shola said she doesn’t want to be just an ordinary musician but want to impact her world with the songs God lays in her heart, saying she is no longer the person she was in the past. “Whoever knew me years ago should not describe me with what they knew me with, I am different now. I have grown, I have evolved and I am getting better and the whole essence of the album is me asking for a renewal,” she reiterated.
Shola came into limelight with her hit album, Eji Owuro, which was the soundtrack album for a film of the same name. After Eji Owuro, she released others like Gbe Je F’ori, Im’oore and others, all in Yoruba language and according to her, does not intend to sing in English language anytime soon.
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