Sola Allyson and friends for Great Worship today
The musicologist by training will today alongside her friends hold a gospel music concert tagged Sola Allyson and Friends GreatWorship 1, at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), King’s Court Parish, Keystone Bank Crescent off Adeyemo Alakija, by Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Born in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Sola had her primary education at Anglican Primary School, Ikorodu, her secondary education at Shams-el-deen Grammar School, Ikorodu and later proceeded to Government Technical College, Agidingbi, Ikeja where she studied Business Studies and obtained, an NBTE Certificate.
She gained admission into The Polytechnic Ibadan, where she studied Music Technology, with Voice as major and Piano as minor. She graduated with an Upper Credit, Voice major.
She started her musical career at age of 13, and later became a professional back-up singer and worked with notable artistes including Stella Monye, late Gbenga Adeboye, Yinka Ayefele, Kayode Olajide, Daddy Showkey, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, Obesere and among others.
As a heavenly endowed minister, Sola has to her credit five albums, which include Eji Owuro (2003), Gbe je F’ori (2005), Ire (2007), Im’oore (2009), produced by Cobhams Asuquo and Tolu Fafowora, and Adun (2012).
Apart from being a singer, Sola is also a voice coach counsellor and a consultant. Some of her popular songs include Eji Òwúrò first released in 2003 as a sound track of a movie with the same title and then remix in 2009 with the imprint of Cobhams Asuquo. Others are Ire, Afúyégege, Àyànmó ìfé, Òrò Olúwa Elédùmarè, Obinrin Ni Mi, Aseye, Isinmi, and Àlùjanjankíjan featuring Adekunle Gold.
Her powerful soul-relaxing voice, combined with her fluidity in the lyrical presentation of the Yoruba language has endeared her to millions of fans, both in Nigeria and oversea. Her music gets under the skin to get into the listener’s heart thereby transforming the mind.
As one of the successful female indigenous artiste in Nigeria, one of her songs Omo Tuntun was adapted by Unilever Plc as a commercial for one of it products launched into the market in 2005.
Speaking about today’s event, the idea according to the organisers is to bring together God’s children into an atmosphere of worship and praise to reverence him. “It is a set time in his (God’s) presence… The Bible said, Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near”, one of them said.
“GreatWorship is a brand inspired by the Living Spirit of the Almighty God to rally a community of worshipers who earnestly seek an oasis in the dry places of life. This specific community of worshipers has one thing in common; they use worship as a medium of expression. It a platform created to showcase worship ministers with deep passion for worship. Sola as a great and deep worship leader is the first worship minister to come on the platform and we are glad to have to showcase her,” he added.
He continue: “The GreatWorship family’s founding principles are rooted in the true and efficacious Word of God which states explicitly that the time is coming, indeed it’s here now, when true worshipers will worship the father in spirit and in truth. (John 4: 23 NLT).
“Our Vision is to create an atmosphere for the miraculous using worship as a medium of expression. And empowered by the Holy Spirit, we believe God for the salvation of every soul, spiritual nurturing and growth in his service, a unified family of worshipers, and one sound, one voice and one accord. We will be showcasing other worship ministers.
“It is a monthly event, so we urge everyone and anyone who is desirous of true and total worship to join by 4pm on Saturday, at the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), King’s Court Parish, Keystone Bank Crescent off Adeyemo Alakija, by Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos.”
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