By Damilola Akinmolayan
Fast rising gospel singer, Ogunlola Olasehinde, popularly known as His Grace Melodies has stated that his passion for singing turned him into a musician.
According to the juju singer, “being the deputy choirmaster in my church helped me to be successful in my music career.
“I powered my way through congregational and solo praise and worship sessions with a dexterity that, comes from my mission to “win souls with the instrument of worship”.
He stated this during an interview with The Hope Friday Extravaganza. Excerpts:
What got you into music?
Well, I am a member of the choir in my church, in fact I am the Deputy Choirmaster General.
Music has been my passion from childhood and I can say that my passion for beautiful music got me into it.
How do you get your inspiration?
The Holy Spirit has been my major source of inspiration from the start.
Like I said earlier, I’m a member of the choir in my church and we usually have singing competitions during our annual conventions where we are given certain topics to sing on.
So when we get these topics, we will start working to make compositions for the competition and to do this, I study my environment, observe things around me very keenly, see how they are related to the topics given and I key into the system.
What is your goal in the music ministry?
When people come to the church, they have different things bothering them and I always hope to help alleviate their worries through music and at the same time reignite their consciousness for Heaven.
So, I want to make people forget their worries with my music and do a kind of evangelism ( though not from the pulpit but from the stage )
Which one will you consider as the best song you have ever released?
Although I don’t have a personal album yet, but I was the lead singer in my Church’s most recent album titled “IJERE OKAN”.
For now, that’s my best because it’s being played on the radio every time the church’s radio programme is on air. We’re already working on another album which would be out very soon.
What message do you have for your fans?
My message to them is that they should uphold the love they have for me and in everything we do, we should do things that will glorify God and always be mindful of our ultimate goal which is Heaven.