We have patiently waited for the release of “Alade Wura” by multi-award winning Gospel artiste Muyiwa and it is finally here! It is a song of reassurance in the face of the vicissitudes that life presents, we can be confident of God’s constant love.
Muyiwa taps into one of his favourite genres – Hip Hop – which sees him expressing a side of him that will catch many by surprise. He fuses elements of Trap Music (a sub-genre of Hip Hop) on Conventional Christian instrumentation. He has always presented his style of music with out-of-the-box technique fusing traditional Gospel music with World music. Muyiwa enjoins the expertise of UK-based Urban Gospel Rap artist, Guvna B to give it that well rounded Urban feel.
“Those who know me know that Hip Hop was my thing and that I was a massive garage head. So for me, this new song is me reaching back to what I love. Guvna B is a good friend of mine and one of my personal favourite artists. We’d never spoken about a collaboration until now. “Alade Wura” is a celebration, a coming out loud saying I love Jesus, He is on my side. We are not the minority we are the majority,” Muyiwa inputs.
Muyiwa is not the average Gospel artiste, he is an experienced performer, broadcaster and presenter. He is the director of UK radio station Premier Gospel broadcasting to over 180 million listener per month. He has presented the TV programme Turning Point, with an an estimated global audience of 70 million. He became the first-ever international act to perform on America’s popular entertainment channel, BET, for the prestigious annual Celebration of Gospel show. With his group Riversongz, he became the first and only UK Gospel artiste to sell out O2 Arena in London. He is also the first and only UK Gospel artiste to sell out the Ocean Music Venue, Hackney. Muyiwa has also topped the UK Jazz and Blues Album Chart for a 5-month period. He recently shared his interview where the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby engaged him on several issues, including the prayer – Thy Kingdom come.
“Alade Wura” was produced by Ghana based Francis Kweku Osei and it is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play.