JGM Pick of the Week: February 1, 2021

“Alpha and Omega”
Jude Philips
https://www.facebook.com/jude.akamien.9

By Robert M. Marovich

On his gorgeous new single, “Alpha and Omega,” Nigerian medical doctor and gospel music minister Jude Philips expresses what he declares is “the unusual greatness and supremacy of God which makes all things possible through Him.”

The mystical opening strains introduce a very simple major key melody characteristic of African gospel writ large. Philips sings lyrics of praise and adoration in two languages while his background vocalists offer a silky curtain of sound and a saxophone punctuates the atmosphere. As Philips and his team illustrate, less can be more.

Dr. Jude Osagie Akamien (his real name) is a native of Uromi, Edo State, Nigeria. “Alpha and Omega” is produced by Ebenezer Iriemi.

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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