Let’s meet you
I am David Elias Emmanuel, from Cross River State. The second and Last child of my parents. Graduated from Middlesex University, London (Mauritius Branch Campus). Currently lecturing in the dept. Of Computer Science, UNICAL. A songwriter, Music Minister
What made you go into music and gospel music in particular?
Well, I have been into music for as long as I can remember. From singing in the children’s choir in church, to various musical groups, home and abroad. I’m a second generation singer. My mum sings actively till now. So, music has been with me all my life.
Which year did you go into the music scene officially?I’ll say 2007 It’s been great! It’s an honour serving the Lord with my gifts. It’s the most fulfilling when I hear, see people being blessed and uplifted through my ministry.
Tell us about your hobbies as well as your weirdest moment.
“Ehmmm… Lol, my hobby is sports, reading about sports and reading random articles. And my weirdest moments are where I stand up to get to stage and I’m blank I’m the Spirit just takes over and God is glorified.”
What are the challenges you have encountered so far and what lessons have you learnt from them?Well, the general challenge of Gospel music is general acceptance.. by all and sundry. That’s same for me.
We heard you released something new for everyone out there on Valentine’s day. Tell us about your new single.
Yeah, that’s my debut single titled: Great is our God. God gave me that song 3 years ago. I was just enjoying sometime with the Holy Ghost when I heard the chorus and that’s it. It’s a song that extols God’s greatness.. a theme of ecclesiastical worship.
What’s your advice to gospel music artistes round the globe? Tell them something you’ve always wanted telling them if they were all gathered in one place.
Let’s be circumspect about the temptation to compromise on order to gain acceptance.
David Elias, who has ministered alongside notable Nigerian Gospel artistes including Mairo Ese, Sammie Okposo, Eric Arubayi, Freke Umoh and released his debut single titled ‘Great is our God’, on the 14th of February 2017. Great is our God is a Prophetic sound birthed by the Holy Ghost that recognises, magnifies and extols the greatness of God.
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