Europe based Nigerian indigenous Gospel artiste, Uchey Ezeomedo has released her debut album titled “Oga Na Master”.
Uchey whose music ministry/career dates back as far back as her early childhood, said; “Growing up in a Catholic family, I was privileged to identify with the junior Charismatic group in the church and it wasn’t long before I began to lead in songs. The group was quite known such that we began to attend charismatic conferences from my village to Enugu city and the surroundings. Everyone saw my singing gift as natural because my maternal uncle until his demise was the music director of the local church”.
Sharing the inspiration behind each song in the album, Uchey said Five of the songs came during worship time and two came in dreams;
My First Love” This song expresses overwhelming emotions for the object of our love, Lord Jesus Christ. Like rehearsing my own part of the bridal song at the wedding of the lamb. That’s also the strength of the emotion that it carries. It’s so expressed in the wordings. I had decided to do it as highlife but I had a change of mind almost at the dying minute because I was concerned that concentrating on the highlife beats people may lose a bit of their attention to the intensity of the confession of our love for him.
Ekwena ka O gaa” This is also another dream song. It came towards the end of my first ever 14 days of water fasting. Only the chorus was given to me so I had to compose all the verses. In the dream I had a stick and was plucking mangoes, two other women were there and were able to share part of the mango even though they didn’t pluck any. Strikingly one didn’t even do as much as say thanks but that didn’t deter what needed to be done which was to give mango because you’ve got the stick. Then suddenly I was hearing the song from a near distance. Ekwena ka o gaa, e kwena ka o gaa na o ga esiri ora obodo ike. (Don’t let IT escape/ slip away, don’t let it escape/slip away cos it’ll be difficult for the masses). The ‘IT’ here applies to every individual but differently depending on your field. Simply put, you’ve got something in your hand that is useful for the masses. Do not let ……..(opportunity, talent, skill, position, office, wisdom, etc) slip away, use it to better the masses. Interestingly it’s the first motivational song (without direct religious attribute) That I have received AND ITS SO WELL FITTED FOR THE STRUGGLE OF A NEW NIGERIA, WHERE ALL HANDS HAVE TO BE ON THE DECK TO CONTRIBUTE AND BUILD.
“Yes My Lord” When one has run for a long time from accepting the fact that there is a vacuum waiting to be filled and each time she looks around, the vacuum cries I’m still here. When reality based on the songs you actually sing during church services is different from the realm of songs that God gives you at your prayer place in your closet and like Mary you’ve tried to figure it out by asking the question- God how can this be…? Where am I going to be singing these songs? The people I worship with are not even inclined to these kinds of songs etc…And eventually one goes. As long as you’re the one sending, wherever you send, I’ll go…Yes My Lord. The song first of all came in tongues, and I prayed it for a long time, then the holy spirit started giving bones, sinews, flesh and eventually it came alive. It’s my point of ‘YES’ to every call from God.
I’ll Praise” Happened to be one of the few that came spontaneously outside of prayer and the dream realm. Just taking a walk and contemplating and boom it came. Unlike some others that I may just capture the melody and then work on when I have time, this was worked on immediately, The choice of the reggae style was influenced by the group that ministered so much to me in my early years. Even though I’m learning afterward that I don’t have to do all that appeal to me but limit me to my few bests so as to eliminate scattered potential. (If you think it’s true, I will begin to apply it subsequently).
“Kpoo Ya medley” Another reggae, was a pure beckoning to call on the lord and he will answer. (Translated : Call the lamb of God and he will come (2x) He who takes away the sins of the world, call him he will come, he will come. chorus:call him and he will come 2x Call in the morning, night and day, all the time, call him, he will come , he will come.), Followed by fill makeup which is also an outburst of plea for God to refill my tank of anointing. It was taken from David’s prayer of forgiveness. (If I was to redo it, I’ll go for a softer and slower rhythm.).
“Oga Na Master” is now available on all digital stores.
Stream “Oga Na Master” below;