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Priest Turns Afro Pop Singer

Deacon Greg Kandra - published on 02/26/16

Hot on the heels of Sister Christina comes Father Albert:

UK-based Catholic priest, Fr. Albert Owie Ofere from Diocese of Warri, Delta State is on the way to write his name in gold, as he delves into music to further propagate the gospel of salvation to humanity. Fr. Ofere’s debut album, “Every Day of My Life”, which has a collection of six tracks: God Dey My Side, When I Think, Where Were You, Jesus Lamb of God, God You are Good and “Oghene me Do” is a fusion of Afro pop and gospel music. He becomes the second Catholic priest to delve into music after Fr. Ejike Mbaka of the Adoration Ministry, Enugu. As a priest, Fr. Ofere said, “ I love singing and listening to music”, adding “while working in the UK as the Chaplain to the Nigerian Catholics in England and Wales, my love for music developed even more. I like to sing, music is part of the family, it’s always been in the genes.” Explaining why he decided to do Afro pop, Ofere said, “It’s because many people like to dance to Afro pop music and using it to glorify God would help to win more souls for Him.”

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