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“I see Nothing Wrong in a Preacher owning Private Jets”- Gospel Artiste Sola Adedeji

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Pastor Sola Adedeji is a Nigerian-born Gospel singer who is based in the United States of America. Despite being miles away from Nigeria, she has devoted all her life to propagating the word of God through her music. Blessed with a very soothing vocal prowess her songs strike a chord in the heart of anyone who listens to it. In this interview, she addressed some salient issues affecting gospel music and how far she has gone in promoting christ across the world.

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Good afternoon ma, can you tell us about yourself?

 

Good afternoon. My name is Pastor Sola Adedeji. I’m a Nigerian by the grace of God. I am a singer, a gospel artiste, and also I am a minister of the word. Also, I have a non-profit organization that will help people. I’m based in the US. My family and I live there. I love Nigeria and I’ve been around to promote my music to see what God can bring out of it.

 

 Let’s go into details, ma. What motivated you to go into the ministry?

 

Ehm, I’ll say you know sometimes, there’s a purpose God has destined us for. I believe there is a calling upon my life. It’s not something I just woke up one day and I said I want to go into the ministry. When God wants to instill something into your life, you just see that all things you do are things of God. You want to be in His presence. You want to help other people especially with the music ministry. God keeps giving me songs, ideas keep coming. So, I now went before God in prayer and received like my confirmation or conviction that God really wants me to go here and propagate his word around the world. These are what motivated me that gave me that boldness and strength I’m using today.

 

How often do you travel from Nigeria to other African countries and Europe?

 

Thank you. For now, I’ve been going to the African parts of the world like Nigeria, South Africa at least maybe 5 to 6 times a year. I travel on ministerial assignment. I also have a women’s ministry. It is called Women of Virtue International. We have our headquarters in New Jersey whereby we empower women, we motivate them and we do like transformational programmes that will transform their lives for women to discover themselves. How can they know who they are even after getting married, having children? What are the things they can do to be who the Lord destines them to be, so I travel a lot for this programme.

Sola Adedeji

In the humanitarian service, who are the people you assist?

 

With the humanitarian service, we’ve been empowering widows, old people or we call them senior citizens. Even, in the US, I’m the director that facilitates our food pantry whereby we give our food to the community. We give our food, we give our clothes, and we also give out school supplies to the kids. In Nigeria, we’ve been having a lot of empowerment programmes for the youths, the younger ones and also for the elderly. We have a situation that a lot of people that came for the empowerment programs are teachers, and we discovered that can also do something else apart from teaching. So we empower them into even decoration, how to become an MC at programmes, how to make soaps and other things like that.
So we actually have different programmes for different gender of people. For example, men. There was a time we went to the grassroots somewhere in Ibadan, we gather full men who need bikes like okada to be able to support their families. Even though we didn’t buy a whole okada for them but we were able to support them a little bit so that they can hire purchase the okada and continue to pay.

 

Some people say preachers should not own private jets, what’s your take on this?

That’s a tough question. But to me as a servant of God and as a preacher, the first thing we need to think about when God blesses you, is that He wants you to bless others. The people around you, are they comfortable enough before you decided to go and buy a jet? I don’t have any problem honestly speaking if a preacher has a private jet. But with the situation of things going on around the world today, what is the purpose of having a jet when people are suffering around you. The Bible says we should go yee into the world to preach, it doesn’t say if you don’t have a jet you cannot preach the gospel. To me, if God blesses me the first thing I want to do instead of buying a jet is to make sure that the people that God has placed under me are comfortable. So, it’s not about a jet as long as I can get to where I’m going comfortably with other means. We need to help other people. There was an instance I heard on the internet. A well-known preacher said that he was able to acquire 3 jets or whatever during the COVID and was boastful about it. I don’t think that’s good. If you have a jet you should not be boastful about it and you have to make sure that the people around you are comfortable. I think that is the most important thing. Thank you. Did I answer that question?

 (Yes, sure) How do you balance your music ministry with other responsibilities?

 

For a very long time, it has been a little bit difficult. I’m not gonna lie to you because of family, church, raising kids, taking care of things. But, by the grace of God, I just continue to ask God for wisdom and for direction. And what I do is to make sure that my family is okay. I make sure they are comfortable before taking any steps so that I will have to make sure of taking care of my responsibilities. So, first it is my primary responsibility before going out to take care of other people’s problems so I try as much as I can to work things around my family schedule to make sure that we are all in good terms and conditions before embarking on any project.

 

 This should be the last but not the least, do you think your music is unique?

I believe that my music is unique because God has given everybody a unique gift or unique grace. When I’m ministering in songs, the atmosphere changes, the spiritual gift and the presence of God come down. It is not about the singing, but it is about the power that backs up the song. It is about the power of God that is behind that ministration and that is what makes it to be unique and different. And, it’s just the grace of God. The Bible makes us to understand that that the gift of a man maketh room for that man. So, it’s the gift, the power of God, the spiritual gift, the presence of God that comes down and all these changes the atmosphere and that’s what makes it unique I believe.

 

Can you tell me ma, what’s the title of your music coming up soon?

 

It’s called Dawn of New Glory.

How did it come out?

 

Thank you. I’m going to thank God in the life of our mummy, mummy Tope Alabi. Because when we composed the song, it was New Glory but by the inspiration of God when we came into the studio, she was like why don’t you go this way? Why don’t you sing the song this way? So, God used her to change some of the lyrics and that was how we came up with it. Though, we had New Glory before, so it was New Dawn of Glory.

Sola Adedeji

This is the last, how do you think gospel songs can inspire the earth?

Gospel song I believe is not like a secular song. So, as a gospel artiste, I have to continue to ask God for the grace to be unique. So, when you are unique, your song comes from God. So, it is the inspiration you receive from God that will help you to be able to touch the lives of your fans because it is not just singing. It is not just about the song, but it is about the power of God behind your ministration. I believe as gospel artistes, we have to continue to ask God every day for the strength for the enablement that we need because there is no other way to it. The anointing doesn’t come from the East nor from the West but it comes from God Almighty. When the backing of God is with you, then God will begin to move because the most important thing is when your fans listen to your song, and it brings a change in their lives, that’s what make the difference. This is what makes the song to be different from any other song. Unfortunately, things have already changed now because of what is going in the world. But, I believe that when we continue to ask God for divine inspiration, for the Rhema, I believe the fans’ lives will continue to change. That is what matters most

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How Fortune, Davido’s Official Photographer Died

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It’s a sad day in Davido’s camp as one of his aides and trusted image personality, Fortune Ateunmunname known as Fortune Photography died today. His death came after he was invited to a video shoot location at a private beach In Tarkwabay for a video shoot where he was supposed to take the footage from the shoot. On their way to the shoot, the boat conveying him and the rest crew capsized. 

 

According to a close source who averred that; it was a location for a video shoot and they were already in high spirit before the boat they rented to convey them capsized due to the waves on the sea.”Fortune should have survived like many people did on the boat but he was not wearing a live jacket that’s why he drowned when the boat capsized. Before the rescue team arrived at the scene, he has drowned drinking lots of water”. It was a scary scene as his death is on the list of those around Davido who has lost their lives in the past 4 years.

 

“It’s a shocking situation coming after the 30BG crew are yet to recover from Obama 44’s death few months ago. We pray and comfort with his family because he is the breadwinner of his family and he is a jolly good fellow.” the source further added.

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Playmode Music to Shut Lagos NYSC CAMP Down as Rayce, Flowkits, Vvinchy, Casanova and Toby Shang Headline Concert

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In a bid to create a livelong experience on NYSC camp across Nigeria: foremost Experiential Marketing Agency PLAYMODE will today light up the Lagos NYSC camp Iyanapaja with its invasion party that will feature the very best of Artiste like: Rayce, Flowkit, Vvinchy, Casanova and many more. The event will be hosted by Hypeman Extraordinary Toby Shang and proudly supported by CITYSPY.

 

The event will be starting by 7 pm and it promises to be an exciting experience as Corp members will have a fun time out with an uncommon experience, with music, dance and comedy. The Train will also move to the OGUN, AKURE, EKITI and OSUN camp during the court of the NYSC tour.

 

 

 

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American Based Juju artiste, Alaba Ultimate and Wife to throw Lavish House warming Soiree

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Top Nigerian Juju musician and Actor based in America, Alaba Ultimate and his adorable wife, has unveiled the plans to throw a lavish house warming party for completing their new palatial mansion in the United States of America.

The prolific entertainer who has starred in a couple of movies and is fast becoming the poster boy for the Yoruba and of Nollywood is excited about the breakthrough, which coincidentally is the title of his last musical album.

 

His character in the Netflix blockbuster, SHADOW PARTIES, has been getting him lots of great reviews in the past few days, his ultimate music band has toured the entire length and breadth of Nigeria and neighboring countries, while also performing in the United States of America, some parts of Europe, Bahamas, Mexico, the United Kingdom and many more.

Alaba Ultimate New Home

Alaba Ultimate, a fashionable and soft-spoken man, is the face of notable brands like NAIRA MILLION, OMOTANWAMI Skincare, B.BUTTONS FASHION and co.

 

Inside sources disclose that; he will be unveiling the new house alongside the release of his new blockbuster movie, and his new single before the end of the last quarter of the year. It is indeed a triple celebration in the household of the ebony-skinned creative entertainer.

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