Renowned Gospel singer Muyiwa Olanrewaju of Muyiwa and the Riversongz was interviewed on MOBO Awards news blog by Steve Alexander Smith, author; British Black Gospel where he talked about his radio show on Premiere Gospel, being featured in the book British Black Gospel and lots more.
He was asked to describe himself in 5 words, Muyiwa said;
African, Christian, Husband, Father, Broadcaster.”
He was asked to determine if he is a British Gospel Celebrity due to being featured in the Book British Black Gospel, TV shows, Radio, magazines, Muyiwa laughed and said;
That’s not the sort of thing you say yes to lol. Just got back from Uganda and traveled back with the legendary Lenny henry and he ducked the label…. So it’s a label people who think it belongs to you put on you.
I have 6 albums number 1 on jazz and blues charts for 5 months, number 5 on the world music charts, first and still the only international act on BET’s Celebration of Gospel, first international act to guest on BET’s Sunday Best, first UK gospel act to sell out indigo2 @ o2, Ocean in Hackney & and more recently Hammersmith Apollo. Presenter of TV show shown 0n 150 station across Europe, Africa, Caribbean, presenter of a radio and tv shows on airlines…I could bore you some more…
Talking about the amazing choir Riversongz, Muyiwa said;
Still alive and well, we’ve been beavering away for over 10 years and had some amazing successes. The DVD you have is one of 5 DVD’s,
Restoration recorded live at new wine London
Declaring his Power recorded live at Anfield in Liverpool
Declaring his Love recorded live at Ocean in Hackney
Live at the O2
Live at the Apollo
I’m glad we recorded all these, its record for the history books that cannot be refuted. We are currently finishing off our first ever all African album produced by the prodigious Kwame Yeboah (Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Craig David…)
Read the complete interview on MOBO website
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