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‘Many are talented but not ordained to sing’

By Bamidele Kolawole

Popular Ibadan based Gospel Tungba artiste, Femi Oladele, also known as Femi solar, has said that many talented gospel artistes find it difficult to find their feet because their calling is not divine.
Femi solar, as he is fondly called, averred that there are many talented gospel musicians but they are not ordained by God to sing and impact lives through their songs, adding that his calling is a divine one.
“Music is a calling while it is also a gift and if none is present in someone’s life, nothing can be possible.
“Those who are called are chosen, and those who are chosen are glorified. So, those who are sent by God are the ones exhibiting the gift”.
“Looking at my background and how I started, I find out that God personally called me to the music ministry because before God established me, I had earlier ventured into many things like presenting of programmes, advertisements, jingles’ production and so on”
The artiste, who was speaking on a radio programme in Akure, said he has up to seven albums to his credit; among which are Afurugbin, Elevation, Grace, Sweetness and High Rise.
The Ipoti Ekiti born crooner identified Dr Yinka Ayefele, the King of Tungba music as his role model.
Femi solar however disclosed that he once faced rejection. “We have been to many places, where they rejected us, chased us out, but the reverse is the case now, people who rejected us yesterday are now calling us back begging us with money to play for them, it has been God,” he said.
He however advised parents to help their children discover their God given talents and ensure they are given quality education

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