Abi - God Is For Me

Published Tuesday 11th October 2005
Abi - God Is For Me
Abi - God Is For Me

STYLE: MOR / Soft Pop
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13385-3157
LABEL: Independent
RRP: £12.00

Reviewed by John Daniels

Nigerian born Abi is a qualified Doctor now based in Northumberland who feels called "to minister the good news of Jesus Christ through music." On the evidence of this, his second CD, he could be right. The singer/songwriter brings us 11 tracks of soft pop worship songs, with haunting almost ethereal vocals (although on occasions the vocals are a bit too "thin"). The songs present an interesting contrast in styles, from the almost anthemic rock opener "Praise The King Of Glory", to the reggae influenced "I Believe In You", and being a man for all seasons, there's even a Christmas song, "Make Me Be Like You" (and it's not bad as Christmas songs go). The title track is clearly a heartfelt personal testimony and echoes a couple of themes that run through the album, sacrifice and devotion to the Lord. Although the lyrics are often quite simple and straight forward, Abi, comes up with some good hooks and this is a good effort ably assisted by the production and arrangement work of David Healey.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Edward Thompson in Kennington, London @ 17:34 on Jan 5 2009

I have had the opportunity to listen to two of Abi's albums and have been greatly impressed with the vocal talent of the artist coupled with the musical arrangement on the tracks. The purpose of the artist is clearly seen in all his music and that is to get us truly praising and worshipping the One that is due true worship. I've met this unassuming singer and know that his aim in music and in person is to make people relate with God with the heartfelt melodies. To know that it is our season to praise and worship God. Will recommend this upcoming minister to create a lifestyle of worship anywhere.

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