“…THE FAIITH I HAVE IN GOD AMPLIFIES MORE THROUGH HIS WORDS IN MELODY THAT RESONATES WITH MY STORY.” ARAMIDE FADILEPO.
CAN WE MEET YOU?
My name is Aramide Fadilepo. I am a simple and principled woman.
A dedicated Christian
and lover of God’s work. I am also a mother, wife and by His grace a Gospel Minister for God.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR SALVATION EXPERIENCE?
I got saved many years ago at Believers Love World, then in University Campus.
(Now ,Christ Embassy)
There, my spiritual eyes were opened to come to His knowledge of truth in Christ Jesus by accepting Him as my Lord and saviour.
To God’s glory, I have tasted of His heavenly gift and also a partaker of His Holy Spirit from then till now, Halelujah!
HOW DID YOUR TALENT COME TO LIGHT?
I started developing passion for singing in my primary through to secondary school days.
As years go by, I started to notice this more through my University days within our fellowship at BLW.
After singing in my local Church for many years, God said it is time I became more serious with the calling and we thank God for where He is taking us to for His glory.
WAS THERE ANY MOMENT IN YOUR JOURNEY AS A MINISTER WHERE YOU FELT YOU WERE NOT GOOD ENOUGH?
As a human , doubt set in at some point but I have come to the knowledge that I am unique in my own way and God is using me differently from others.
I have my own unique assignment tailored to my ability and strength though I keep working on myself to improve on my ability to enable me deliver my assignment in a better way and at this point, I want to appreciate my husband my children , Church and fans for all their support as this keeps me going and gives me determination to do more
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR MUSIC GENRE OR STYLE?
As a Gospel Minister , the only genre or style of my music is total worship to my maker. I do not sing to merely entertain but to feed the people of God with His words of Healing, Salvation, Hope and Freedom in Christ through melody. I do this with messages consistent with the words of God by ensuring the Godly message is not lost. Ultimately, I regard myself musically as a natural worshiper even though this could be done in various styles of music
WHAT’S YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS LIKE?
My creative process is something I know personally but could be difficult to explain as all of my songs are from the spirit realm. The process is not by my power but by God’s.
Many times, God gives me songs in my dreams, while in my stillness I hear from God, in the bathroom or even in the kitchen! The creative process many times gets enhanced by always having my recording phone handy, always to be ready to save any musical inspiration that I am blessed with in spontaneity.
After this is done, through God’s given talent, I develop it and pass it over to my producers for technical and professional input.
Many of my songs were produced through this process and I thank God for His musical impartation and ability to write my songs myself at same time, it could only be from God. All honour back
AWAY FROM MUSIC,WHAT ELSE DO YOU GET UP TO?
As a mother of three young boys my hands are always full. When not doing music I am always with my family and few friends especially my local Church brethren. One passion I also have
and never get tired
of is listening to Gospel music in my leisure time, apart from my family. Music takes most of my time apart from my family life and secular work.
I love travelling and enjoy the company of Godly people especially Bible study and listening to sermons.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN SINGING?
I have been singing both intensely within my church choir and professionally for 15 years in total.
I now regard those years of intense choir responsibilities as building the ground unto my professional take off as a recording minister of God.
WHATS YOUR PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE AND WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR LIFE AS A CHRISTIAN, GREATLY INSTRUMENTAL TO YOUR FAITH JOURNEY?
My philosophy of life is our God is a rewarder of those that diligently seek Him.(Heb 11 : 6) Our God will never owe you, just serve Him NOT as pleasing in the sight of men but genuinely and He will show up for your case at the right time.This has been my watchword and through everything I have faced in my life He has rewarded me massively.
This has made me even more determined to serve Him more and use the talent He has given unto me to proclaim His name and enlarge His kingdom here on earth through my music. Many challenges I faced in life were all surmounted and overcome through my passion for Gospel music that kept me going and trusting Him in all situations. Ultimately, “faith comes by hearing and hearing of the words of God”.
The faith I have in God amplifies more through His words in melody, that resonates with my story. I thank God for all He has done for me.
WHO DO YOU LOOK UP TO IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY?
Sinach, Nathaniel Bassey and Maranda Curtis
This is solely based on how their ministry has affected me personally in terms of writing skills and the spirituality in their ministry.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE GOSPEL MUSIC INDUSTRY AND WHAT CAN WE DO BETTER?
The Music industry within the concept of Gospel musical ministry is a Godly mission.It is not a ministry you accept by looking for financial gain as the main intention from the onset. It is a sacrifice both financially and spiritually. I and my husband are devoted to this calling.The calling takes pre-eminence over family holiday on many occasions as we make it a duty to keep on going. Gospel ministers should see less of themselves and more of the Gospel they are propagating through their songs as the priority.
They should just stop looking too inwards! They should help shore up in the profile of other ministers of low standing and eschew a rivalry mindset that could set in. It is all about Jesus first and foremost, even the secular artistes help one another. They should stop the habit of assuming they are protecting their territories by clinging only to their clique or imaginary circle of friends. Ordinarily, liking content of up-coming minister goes a long way on social media.
If that becomes a problem, how then could they even sing those up-coming ministers’ songs?
We all need to go back to the basics, where it all started, “at the Cross”, and be there for one another in every little way.
WHICH DO YOU CONSIDER THE BEST SONG YOU HAVE RELEASED AND WHY?
Hmmmmmm Well that’s so hard to be honest because each of my song has it’s own uniqueness and the message God has for his people and the assignment for each song is uniquely different
So far, I have released Sounds like Olododo, Same God, Ologojulo, I’m a winner, Grateful Medley all in Winner Album and It’s by Miracle..which I just released and another one will be released in a couple of days so all these Sounds are unique in their own ways like I said earlier and it is very difficult to have s preference. Many of our fans have different things to say about each track that ministers more to their life circumstance.
This in itself attests to the fact that it is very hard for me to have a preference or a particular one as the best (laughs)
DO YOU HAVE ANY NEW PROJECT WE SHOULD LOOK OUT FOR?
Oh yes! All glory back to the giver of gifts and sounds to bless lives . We just released ‘It’s by Miracle’ in February which is a blessing to lives and another New Sound titled ‘Good to Me’ which will be released in a few days and we have more Sounds before the release of our Second Album which will be ready by the end of 2021 . Kindly tell your readers to watch out for these inspiring Sounds on all our social media platforms and digital stores . We thank God for His mercies.
ONE MESSAGE FOR YOUR FANS OUT THERE AND ASPIRING GOSPEL ARTISTS AS YOURSELF.
They should continue to pray for us and also keep subscribing to our YouTube Channel and following us on all social media platforms.
My appreciation also goes to them for their huge support all these years especially for sowing to my ministry in form of buying our CD’s and Streaming our contents on digital platforms.My huge appreciation also goes to my church members for their unflinching support, I say thank you.
For those who have the calling and are up-coming in the Gospel Music Ministry, my advice is to be focused on their calling without distractions. God will open more doors of opportunities for them.