We have patiently waited for the release of “Alade Wura” by multi-award winning Gospel artiste Muyiwa and it is finally here! It is a song of reassurance in the face of the vicissitudes that life presents, we can be confident of God’s constant love.
Muyiwa taps into one of his favorite genres – Hip Hop – which sees him expressing a side of him that will catch many by surprise. He fuses elements of Trap Music (a sub-genre of Hip Hop) on Conventional Christian instrumentation. He has always presented his style of music with out-of-the-box technique fusing traditional Gospel music with World music. Muyiwa enjoins the expertise of UK-based Urban Gospel Rap artist, Guvna B to give it that well rounded Urban feel.
“Those who know me know that Hip Hop was my thing and that I was a massive garage head. So for me, this new song is me reaching back to what I love. Guvna B is a good friend of mine and one of my personal favorite artists. We’d never spoken about a collaboration until now. “Alade Wura” is a celebration, a coming out loud saying I love Jesus, He is on my side. We are not the minority we are the majority,” Muyiwa inputs.
Muyiwa is not the average Gospel artiste, he is an experienced performer, broadcaster, and presenter. He is the director of UK radio station Premier Gospel broadcasting to over 180 million listeners per month. He has presented the TV programme Turning Point, with an estimated global audience of 70 million. He became the first-ever international act to perform on America’s popular entertainment channel, BET, for the prestigious annual Celebration of Gospel show. With his group Riversongz, he became the first and only UK Gospel artiste to sell out O2 Arena in London. He is also the first and only UK Gospel artiste to sell out the Ocean Music Venue, Hackney. Muyiwa has also topped the UK Jazz and Blues Album Chart for a 5-month period. He recently shared his interview where the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby engaged him on several issues, including the prayer – Thy Kingdom come.
“Alade Wura” was produced by Ghana-based Francis Kweku Osei and it is available on all streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play.
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Award winning British Singer Songwriter and Broadcaster Muyiwa Olarewaju has formed an exciting new partnership with UV Talent Agency!
An experienced performer, broadcaster and presenter, Muyiwa occupies a unique space as a leading Gospel artist in the UK, and the next few years will see Muyiwa’s brand expand even further under the new partnership.
As a broadcaster, Muyiwa is known for his late-night show on London’s Premier Christian Radio, which has an audience of 1.3 million listeners nationwide, in addition he is also Station Director of Premier Gospel. As a performer, Muyiwa has managed to blaze trails and defy odds when it comes to national and international success for UK Gospel Artists. Muyiwa became the first-ever international act to perform on America’s popular entertainment channel, BET, for the prestigious annual Celebration Of Gospel show in 2009. With his group Riversongz he sold out Indigo2 at the O2 in London, and Evetim Apollo with 5000 people, becoming the first UK Gospel act to do so. He has played at the largest gospel music event in the world, The Experience, attracting a 500,000 strong audience. Muyiwa is the presenter of the Turning Point programme to an estimated global audience of 70 million, and Sounds of Africa plus Jewels of Africa on Airlines like Lufthansa, Kenyan and more. Muyiwa is also a judge on BBC’s hit show Songs of Praise – Gospel Choir of the Year.
UV Talent was featured in national headlines recently after their house Gospel choir performed with Mariah Carey throughout her UK Christmas Tour. In addition to being the booking agent for University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY), the company has an impressive list of Corporate, Gospel and mainstream music clients, including TV show’s such as The Voice, X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent whom they have worked with for almost a decade. UV Talent is excited to be working with Muyiwa and continuing to build on his impressive foundation by handling his upcoming bookings and partnerships.
Speaking on the new partnership, Muyiwa stated “I’m excited at this new chapter in our journey. We’ve been looking at all sorts of management support for years and I believe we finally have a winning formula.”
UV Talent’s Directors said “We are absolutely delighted to announce this exciting new partnership with Muyiwa; It’s a great new chapter for UV Talent and we are looking forward to the many upcoming projects that he will be working on. Our journey at UV has taken us from casting national tours and prime-time TV, to sell-out stadium concerts and major studio recordings. Muyiwa’s diverse work, both in the UK and internationally, will mean thrilling new opportunities for us and his unique brand. British Gospel music has a bright future ahead and we’re so proud to play a part in making it happen.”
In addition to continuing his work in broadcasting and regularly performing, Muyiwa is currently working on some exciting new projects to be revealed soon, including new music, his first release since Eko Ile in 2016.
Recorded Live at the Hammersmith Apollo, London in 2012. Muyiwa’s song ‘Hey Ya’ was born from the 100 year Azusa street celebrations in Los Angeles California in 2006.
When asked the story behind ‘Hey Ya’. Muyiwa had this to say…. ‘I was in LA broadcasting from the 100 year celebration of Azusa street, while there it had all the leading names from around the world from EA Adeboye to Brian Houston from Hillsongs, also had diff Christians from diff parts of the world and different streams. One of the days I walked into a room and I could hear was ‘Hey Ya Ya, Hey Ya’ and it was American Indians all dressed up as they would in American western and they were chanting Hey Ya Ya saying these things about Jehovah and then responding with ‘Hey Ya Ya’, then I said to myself I am going to take this back to London, write a song about it and say things about God ‘Who is he that gave His life so you and I can be set free? Jesus Christ the son of God, He’s the King of kings and Lord of lords and end it with Hey Ya Ya, Hey Ya Ya, Hey Ya Ya, Hey Ya Ya, Hey Ya Ya hey OOH’
Muyiwa Olarewaju is a British Singer Song writer Broadcaster, the one who is more than most helping to popularise the form and bring it to a wider audience by mixing it up with elements of world music (from Africa, the Caribbean and Asia), soul, R&B and pop.
He is also an experienced performer, broadcaster and presenter. In 2009 he became the first-ever international act to perform on America’s popular entertainment channel, BET, for the prestigious annual Celebration Of Gospel show. He is presenter of the Turning Point programme to an estimated global audience of 70 million and Sounds of Africa plus Jewels of Africa on Airlines like Lufthansa, Kenyan and more. With his group Riversongz he sold out Indigo2 at the O2 in London, and the Apollo with 5000 people the first UK gospel act to do so, and he has played at the largest gospel music event in the world, The Experience, attracting a 500,000 strong audience.
As a broadcaster, he has a late-night show on London’s Premier Christian Radio, the station has an audience of 1.3 million listeners nationwide. He is also Station Director of Premier Gospel and has won numerous awards, including Best Presenter at the Oasis Awards (2006), Best Radio Show and Best Contribution to Gospel Music at the Gospel Music Awards (2009).
Hey Ya’ catchy melody and tone will facilitate an atmosphere of praise and thanksgiving unto the Lord. Muyiwa trusts that this video will bring sunshine into your day, make you dance and shout out loud that God is Good. So get your dancing shoes and let us ‘Hey Ya’
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