JGM Pick of the Week: October 5, 2015

Father and son

“My Son”
Okey Sokay
From the forthcoming Orangeville Music album Revealed
https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/my-son-single/id1042589852

This week’s pick takes us to the Ebonyi State of Nigeria and an artist named Okechukwu Dickson, who goes by the stage name of Okey Sokay.

“My Son” is a tuneful, piano-driven solo on God’s fatherly compassion, written in an American contemporary gospel style and sung in English. If you “open up the door to your heart,” sings Okey Sokay in the guise of the Lord God, “I will never let you fall, I’ll catch you…because I love you…I know how you feel right now, but I promise to make you smile.”

Software engineer by day, Okey Sokay started on drums as a youth, then moved to bass guitar while in high school, and turned pro in 2012. He has worked with other Nigerian artists such as Provabs, Nikki Laoye, Rooftop MCs, Henri Soul, and Gbenga Okey. He currently serves Orangeville Music as recording artist and in-house producer.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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