Esther Ojooba, Nigerian gospel musician, who is the originator of “Gospel Explosion,” an annual programme which started about seven years ago, with a specific focus on prophetic praise, reveals the exclusive part of herself in this interview. Excerpts:
I can describe myself as child of destiny. I came out from a royal family in Ipole-Iloro Ekiti. My grandfather was the first king in my hometown. I am number three in a family of six. I went to Peter King College of Music to have more knowledge in music. Music is in our blood, my late father was a musician. I have been singing since I was five years old and I have been a backup vocalist for so many star musicians like Jide Cord, Dele Taiwo, Yinka Ayefele among others, but my journey to gospel music started professionally since 2003 till date.
It is getting better, stronger every year. This year’s performance is superb, all the invited ministers were fantastic. I was shocked when I saw the audience, the acceptability was massive.
Gospel music is a life that I live, and I don’t think I can live any other life aside it. It brings me joy and happiness to the life of my fans.
Comparison between gospel music concert in Nigeria and overseas
It is not an easy task to do a musical concert like the way everyone is organising musical concerts in Nigeria, but with focus, determination and consistency you will achieve your goals.
Her vision in the music industry
I want to have a big studio where upcoming gospel artistes who are less privileged can come and record their songs. To organise talents show in gospel arena, and my mission is to win more souls to Christ through my gospel music label, Kennery Music.
Yes I’m so fulfilled because my Advocator took perfect control.
It is Christmas funfair and release of my new album, ‘Advocator.’