After almost 3 Years hiatus, multi-award winning Gospel artist Muyiwa returns with his new single ‘Alade Wura (Emmanuel)’ which sees him tap into one of his favourite genres, Hip-Hop.
The new single dropped on 11th May and shows a side to the ‘Imela’ singer that many will not expect.
Known for his ability to combine traditional Gospel music with elements of world music successfully, Muyiwa has teamed up with leading UK Christian rapper, Guvna B to create a sound that is both joyous and invigorating.
(Click here to download "Alade Wura.")
Muyiwa says: “Those who know me know that Hip Hop was my thing and that I was a massive garage head. So for me, it was me reaching back to what I love.
(Picture: Muyiwa Olarewaju)
Guvna B is like a brother to me and one of my favourite artists. We’d never spoken about a collaboration until now.”
Britain meets Africa and holds hands in ‘Alade Wura’ as Muyiwa maintains his passion for sharing the African voice and staying true to who he is.
(Muyiwa - Alade Wura lyric video)
“Most people are obsessed with trying to create something that fits another people type, another culture. I am doing me. I am British. I am African. I am me.”
Alade Wura is a song of reassurance, that in spite of what it looks like God is on our side.
With the many calamities taking place in Africa and the recent upsurge of violence on the streets of London leaving many people questioning what is going on in the world around us, Muyiwa is encouraging people to remember that God is on their side.
“It’s a celebration, a coming out loud saying I love Jesus, He is on my side. We are not the minority we are the majority.”
Ghana-based Francis Kweku Osei produced the highly anticipated and long-awaited single.
‘Alade Wura’ is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music and Google Play.
Click here to download.
Muyiwa is a seasoned artist, performer and presenter who has he sold out Indigo2 at the O2 in London with his group Riversongz. They were the first gospel act to achieve this.
He has played at the largest gospel music event in the world, The Experience, attracting a 500,000 strong audience.
In 2009, Muyiwa became the first-ever international act to perform on America's popular entertainment channel, BET, for the prestigious annual Celebration of Gospel show.
He has presented the Turning Point programme to an estimated global audience of 70 million. Muyiwa has also worked with the BBC on several occasions including being one of the judges on the annual BBC Gospel Choir of the Year programme.