'Joke - Emmanuel

Published Wednesday 17th August 2011
'Joke - Emmanuel
'Joke - Emmanuel

STYLE: World
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 102259-17293
LABEL: Independent

Reviewed by Lins Honeyman

Lancaster-based 'Joke Onojeghuo's debut release sees the worship leader, keyboardist, drummer and producer with nearly 20 years of music ministry experience stride between a number of different styles as she proclaims God's glory in this three track EP. First up is the tender title track which features co-producer Alan Gregson on guitar and showcases 'Joke's ability to write a competent worship song. Elsewhere, "Adupe" - a tribal expression of praise to God - reflects her time as a music director in various Nigerian churches in both style and lyrical content and reveals her obvious production and vocal skills. Despite its rather unimaginative "shoo-ba-doo-ba-doo" refrain, the slick reggae of "Africa Arise" - a stirring call for the continent to wake up and stand up for the Lord - rounds off a pleasing debut from a talented artist.

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Posted by Chidumebi Nkwo in Nigeria @ 18:09 on Dec 1 2013

She's the real deal, mentored and tutored me. Proud of her exploits and more proud to call her my teacher.

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