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‘The Song Wasn’t Meant For The Public,’ Kent Edunjobi Reflects On Viral Song ‘Ebenezeri

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Kent Edunjobi, a Nigerian Gospel singer, has expressed his surprise at the unexpected success of his song ‘Ebenezeri’, despite its viral reception. According to him, the song was initially performed with his church choir, The Apex, and was not originally intended for public consumption.

In an interview with Sunday Scoop, he said, “The song wasn’t even meant to be thrown to the public. It was just a song for our (church) anniversary that I wrote, just like every other song I have written for my church. I uploaded the song on YouTube just for us to have some views. It was surprising that everyone started ‘vibing’ to it and it is trending. It is not something I envisaged but I will take it with my full chest.”

Reflecting on the impact of his song, he shared valuable lessons learned, stating, “’Ebenezeri’ has taught me a lot of lessons. It has made me fear God the more. When I am writing a song, I like to be inspired and be under the influence of the Holy Spirit. I like to pray a lot before writing any song. That was how ‘Ebenezeri’ came.”

Edunjobi is the director of the Apex Choir of the Celestial Church of Christ in Ketu, Lagos. He emerged triumphant at the 2023 Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards after securing the prestigious award in the Best Soundtrack category for the captivating composition titled ‘Anikulapo.’

When asked about his feelings regarding winning the award, he said, “Winning the AMVCA is truly a significant achievement. While I had previously won the Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Soundtrack category for ‘Citation’ two years ago, clinching the AMVCA has always been a personal aspiration. Seeing it finally materialize is incredibly fulfilling and wonderful.”

“It has impacted a lot in my career and boosted my profile. People who naturally won’t notice me have started noticing me. I am grateful to God and to Kunle Afolayan for the endless opportunities he has always given me and this is one of them.”

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