Anu, a gospel artist, has released a video promo for "You Never Fail," her debut album.
To celebrate it, she shared her story (found below is an extract from her YouTube video description).
GOD, MUSIC, THEN ME
On July 7th, 2011 I released my first single “YOU ARE GOD” and officially stepped out as a Gospel Artist; I was so excited and glad that I obeyed God. I set a plant for the following year to release my first Album.
With that I was hoping in about 3 to 4 years, I would have finished about 3 Albums (I was so sure this plan would work out). Several singles were release and God opened doors for my ministry through the years.
Unfortunately, when it came to that journey of working on an Album, something, somehow would always happened and my plans would freeze completely. I was wondering what was happening. Whenever I would arrive at different programs to minister, people would ask me about my Album.
Feeling embarrassed, all I could say was, “I’m working on it…”, or “it should be coming out soon…”. I remember one evening, all I heard was “Wait, let Me direct your path”, I knew straightaway that, that was what God had been saying to me for a while, but I did not pay attention to it.
I immediately surrendered all plans and steps to God and let Him lead the way while I followed. I began my journey with God, and let me tell you, it was the best decision of my life! I am still enjoying today.
As I continue to allow God to direct me, His blessings, and His divine favor follows me. I hold two degrees in Nursing, and Health Care Administration, and through my music ministry, I met great mentors, who God allow to teach me, and build relationships in the music Industry.
One of them is my beloved brother Mr. Victor Igbinigie. I was made the Coordinator of Women of Africa in Music Ministry in the United States of America of which our president is Ms. Isabella Ogo-Uzodike is also my Mentor, my gorgeous glam mom.
From there I became the Brand Ambassador for Vomoz Communications Inc., now known has The Vomoz Group, which is an information, Communications and Technology (ICT) company. I was later promoted to become their Director of Media/Public Relations at Vomoz Media.
(Watch "You Are God" by Anu)
Through this great company, doors were opened for me to meet and interview distinguished African figures such as the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God worldwide: Pastor E.A. Adeboye, Global President for Winner's Chapel Intl: Dr. Bishop David Oyedepo, the Honorable Babatunde Fashola - former Lagos State Governor, Mrs. Folorunsho Alakija – Africa’s wealthiest woman, and the Ooni of Ife: Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi; just to name a few.
I was also able to showcase God’s property (Many Churches) through media, and allow people to see and learn great things about the house of God. God’s blessing did not stop there, on Dec 9th, 2016, Vomoz Communication bought me a Brand New Range rover sport 2017, with 0 mileage in which we call "Tear rubber" in Africa lol, and blessing upon blessing kept on pouring in.
I learn that every individual watch is totally different, because God is in charge of setting the time, and he will make sure that it fits according to his plan for us. Today after almost 7 years, I am happy to announce that my first Album “You Never Fail” is coming out and I will love you all to join me at the live recording Concert.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding in everything acknowledges him, and he shall direct thy path.”
Music Director/ Producer: Olaolu Ajibade @papylulu
Hair by: Paulette, CEO of Hair care Center @haircarecenter
Makeup by: Liz, CEO of Shades of radiance @Shadesofradiance Photography: Devaugh Philip, CEO of DC Image photography @d.c.imagephotography
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