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WATCH: Priest in U.K. Releases Afro-Pop Gospel Video

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 03/02/16

Fr. Albert Owie Ofere wants to win souls with this music

It was while working in the U.K. as the chaplain to the Nigerian Catholics in England and Wales that Fr. Albert Owie Ofere’s love for music grew. Now, he’s released his first album called Every Day of My Life, which has six songs, and “God Dey My Side,” featured in this music video, is one of them. The album is a fusion of Afro-pop and gospel music.

Fr. Olfere, ordained in 2001, decided on Afro-pop “because many people like to dance to Afro-pop music and using it to glorify God would help to win more souls for him.”

According to All Africa, music runs in Fr. Ofere’s family. He began singing as a child.

“My dad was once a choirmaster. My younger brother, Fr. Richard Ofere, who is now a Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Benin, sings a lot too. In fact, he was a choirmaster in the seminary. I never joined the choir, but I was occasionally invited to lead some songs or choruses in my seminary choir. As a deacon, I sang a lot in Sacred Heart Cathedral Warri.”

Fr Ofere is currently the pastor of a parish in London.

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