Welcome back to #GospelMusicMasters. Like I told you earlier, everyone showcased here will be someone worth meeting and listening to. This lady you’re about to meet is not just beautiful, she’s the proverbs 31 woman come to life. I have met her, interviewed her, listened to her music and I have to say that as a Christian woman, she inspires me. Her name is Sijuade Folashade Ogunade.
SIJUADE was born and raised in Ogun State, Nigeria. The first of six children, she grew up in a profound Christian family where discipline and a worthy lifestyle are embraced.
Music was very much part of her childhood and a deep desire to sing took root in her as she was growing up. According to SIJUADE:
“I knew I loved music when I was in Pry 4, and I joined my school choir. We would go from one parent to another parent’s house all over Lagos rendering Christmas carols. I wrote my first song in Primary 6”
Fast forward, years later, she is a Praise Leader in Global Impact Church Lagos, and married to Mr. Olumide Ogunade who is a music producer.
He debut single called BABA MIMO was released in 2013 to critical acclaim and since then, she has gone on to record several songs and I have information that a first album is on the way already.
Her music is a rich blend of Soul and African contemporary, and she has this amazing way of blending those African church songs we grew up loving to an urban sound that is completely refreshing.
And by the way, SIJUADE has a BSc. In Management Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.
She currently runs her own business, while serving as the Lead worship singer in her church as well as being a mother to her children.
I have included a particular song of hers, that I love so much. It’s called “Baba Fagbara Re Han” (Lord, reveal your power). Listen, download and make sure you share!
You can connect with her on twitter @sijuroyale