Nona Joyce - My Refuge

Published Monday 2nd July 2007
Nona Joyce - My Refuge
Nona Joyce - My Refuge

STYLE: Reggae
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22319-12277
LABEL: Independent cd001

Reviewed by David Faulkner

Nona Joyce Edeki's debut single is for charity and features three versions of the same song, labelled as reggae (though that really only describes the percussion), jazz (more like MOR, actually) and instrumental. It features a blinding sax player, Femi Ajayi; everything else is sequenced by Kulanen Ikyo. Nona has been singing in choirs for years, but occasionally you can hear that her voice is untrained. Some extra reverb might have disguised that. Beyond that, the song is infectious and has a melody that could easily cross over to white majority churches. However the testifying lyrics are crammed with the language of Zion. So it's a promising if flawed debut; put Nona Joyce with the right musical partners and mentors and she could flourish.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Pat Apollos-George in Nigeria @ 21:58 on Mar 10 2009

I am really proud of you Big Sis, and will continue to pray for more of God's Grace, strenght, Favour and Peace to you and the Boys.

Nee Funmi Agbi

Posted by IKy2 in Liverpool @ 23:49 on Aug 2 2008

Nice stuff. Commendable attempt

Posted by Nona Joyce in Kent @ 19:45 on Nov 26 2007

I was wondering recently how wonderful and glorious it would be if like minded christians across England and beyond , came together for the purpose of networking and sharpening one another's talents for the Kingdom!
Need to create the GIT (Get-in-touch) movement for christian artists! Let me know your tots all out there.



Posted by Noan Joyce in Kent, Southeast England. @ 21:05 on Jul 9 2007

Many thanks David! I like your critic. I am open to any assistance and advice you'd have with respect to your suggestions; re - right musical partners and mentor. I am eager to improve greatly on my next project.
Nona J.

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