n•i•a•s•h•a – Gospel Mixtape Vol. 5

2017-03-01T03:14:24-06:00March 1st, 2017|

n•i•a•s•h•a Gospel Mixtape Vol. 5 Loveworld Life (released in August 2016) By Bob Marovich If you need confirmation that gospel music is an international phenomenon, n•i•a•s•h•a's Gospel Mixtape Vol. 5 is proof that praising God in song is global. Snippets of music from U.S. artists such as Tasha Cobbs, [...]

Eloho – Unrestrained

2016-08-04T02:35:22-05:00August 4th, 2016|

Eloho Unrestrained (self released, 2016) By Bob Marovich Americans might be surprised to learn that there is a vibrant gospel music community in the UK. Given the way in which the music was introduced there, and when, the UK style—indeed the mode of gospel music throughout Europe and Scandinavia—has [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: March 28, 2016

2016-03-30T01:19:04-05:00March 30th, 2016|

“Living for Jesus” Sophiya Rocktown Records (2015) What makes “Living for Jesus” special is the robust elegance with which singer, songwriter, worship leader, and TV personality Sophia Ariba (aka Sophiya) delivers the lush, melodic worship ballad. Given the multicultural popularity of P&W today, the Nigerian singer’s style can fit in [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: October 5, 2015

2015-10-06T02:02:41-05:00October 6th, 2015|

“My Son” Okey Sokay From the forthcoming Orangeville Music album Revealed 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 [...]

Funmilayo Ngozi – Unconstrained

2015-08-02T17:35:45-05:00August 2nd, 2015|

Funmilayo Ngozi Unconstrained Unconstrained Music (2015) By Bob Marovich A cursory look at Nigerian singer Funmilayo Ngozi’s name might suggest that her music is steeped in the African gospel tradition. In actuality, Ngozi lives in Augusta, Georgia, and studied and is a music educator in the U.S.  She served [...]

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