REBORN PRAISE CREW: The New Model For Gospel Music Groups in Nigeria
Off the tip of the fingers, one could count so many wonderful gospel music groups that have come of Nigeria, especially within the last decade or so, when the country began to enjoy a revolution in the gospel music industry. Readily, some name come to mind; KUSH, 6 Team, Roof Top MC, Infinity, World To God, Midnight Crew and the almighty RCCG Praise Team
With the many successes recorded by these groups mentioned above, one would think that the Nigeria has witnessed the best from gospel music groups but with the emergence of bands like Reborn Praise Crew, you would agree that ‘the beautiful ones are yet to be born’
Introducing The Lord’s Reborn Praise Crew
The Lords Reborn Praise crew is a gospel music group of comprising praise and worship leaders with it’s main focus being winning souls for God through music and Christian articles. The name Lords Reborn was birthed on January 25th, 2005 following the miraculous revival of one of the members of a group in a tragedy, that could have claimed his life.
Although, the group started off as Juju and high-life gospel band in Lagos, it later developed into a full contemporary gospel music group in Ilorin, Kwara State in year 2010. The group is now based in Lagos.
On the official profile page of the group it is stated that some of the missions of the group are listed to include; “to evangelize Christ through music; sensitizing people on what worship really is, and winning souls for Christ as well as helping people experience the presence of God through worship that goes beyond music. To help people discover who they are and to raise true worshipers.”
Perhaps it is in the quest to constantly follow these missions the Lord’s Reborn Praise Crew holds annual worship programmes such as Church Worship Tour (CWT)-a time when they visit churches holding special services to Worship God with them in Praise and worship; Worship His Majesty (WHM)- an annual praise and worship concert and D’rebirth & Pistis- which is coined from Mark 11:24- a time for special ministrations by the group.
Meet Members of the Crew
Taiwo Akinleye: Akinleye Taiwo is a graduate of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Ilorin. The native of Ogun state Nigeria, is the leader of the group. He is passionate about the things of God and has served with few churches as Music Director and Praise team Leader. Taiwo is also a writer and an entrepreneur.
Chika Temitope: Chika is a Worship leader with a Redeem Christian Church of God in Lagos. She is a major Soprano singer with the group.
Gabriel Dopemu: Gabriel is also a worship leader and currently an assistant Music Director of the group. He worships with RCCG. Joshua View Parish, Mainland-Yaba.
Banke Olowolagba: Banke is a songwriter, singer and she doubles as the costumier of the group. She worships with a Baptist Church Parish in Lagos.
Onyinye Okeke: She is a singer, song writer a a prolific player of the intermediate acoustic guitar. She has been singing officially for Six years.
Oluwumi Afolabi: She is a singer with the group. She worships with RCCG LivingStone Assembly, Lagos Province 54.
Dayo Ekemode: Dayo is a tenor singer with the group.
Songs By The Crew
The Lord’s Reborn Praise Crew already has an album to its credit. The 10-track album titled ‘Narekele’ which means means Take all the Glory’ in Igbo was released in 2013.
The group also has a list of hit single tracks which include; ‘Testify’ (Praise medley), ‘Móde’ featuring Yetunde Are, ‘I have Come’ featuring Beejay Sax, ‘No Katakata’ Remix featuring Tosin Bee and ‘Baba’ featuring Princess.