One encounter with Esther Ojooba will wire you to another realm especially in the gospel music arena. The originator of gospel explosion, an annual programme started about seven years ago with specific focus on prophetic praise. She reveals the exclusive part of her in this no holds barred encounter.
How will you rate gospel explosion? “It’s getting better, stronger every year, this year’s performance is superb all the invited minister were fantastic. I was shocked when I saw the audience, the acceptability was massive.
To her “Gospel music is the life that I breath: I sleep and wake it and I don’t think I can live any other life aside it. It brings me joy and happiness to the life of my fans.”
In comparism between gospel music concert in Nigeria and what operates overseas. “It’s not an easy task to do a musical concert like the way everyone is organizing musical concert in Nigeria, but with focus, determination and consistency you will achieve your goals.”
On her vision in the music industry, she said, “I want to have a big studio where upcoming gospel artistes who are less privileged can come and record their songs. To organize talents show in gospel arena, and my mission is to win more souls to christ through my gospel Kennery music.”
Are you fulfilled? “Yes I’m so fulfilled because my Advocator took perfect control.”
Describe yourself: “I can describe myself as child of destiny. I came out from a royal family in Ipole-Iloro Ekiti. My grandfather was the first King in my hometown
I’m number three in a family of six . I went to Peter King College of Music to have more knowledge in music. Music is in our blood, my late father was a musician. I have been singing since I was five years old and I have been a backup vocalist for so many star musicians like Jide Cord, Dele Taiwo, Yinka Ayefele among others but my journey to gospel music started professionally since 2003 till date.”
What next for you before the end of the year? “It is Christmas funfair and release of my new album ‘Advocator’.