#SelahFresh: StephREDD | A Li’l While

StephREDD‘Jazzed up’ and certainly Soulful, StephREDD (real name Stephanie Kadiri) debuts with an inspiring single that has all the richness of the Negro Spiritual music – add to the fact that the song caters abundantly to the need to find and express ‘the’ faith in the face of seemingly insurmountable challenges.

Written in 2009 haven had to ‘wait’ a while’ herself in a place of uncertainty, confusion and fear of the possibilities of the future. StephREDD moved from a class of ‘more than enough’ to one of ‘almost nothing’ following the loss of her father at the young age of seven (7), but she succeeded, strengthened by her mother’s determination and sheer will. She strongly believes that nothing is impossible to whosoever would believe enough, work-hard enough, pray enough and just ‘wait’ in position long enough to see the anticipated best come.

Apart from singing inspiring tunes with her rich soulful and velvety voice, StephREDD is a Bilingual Human Resources Professional with several local and international certifications. She is a compelling communicator, an impactful trainer, public speaker/compere and a writer. She is currently one of the Lead Vocalist at the House on the Rock Church in Lagos, Nigeria.

“A Li’l While” was produced by Rotimi Akinfewa a.k.a. Rotimikeys

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LYRICS: A LI’L WHILE

Verse 1.

Life comes in seasons
Seasons come with time
Time has it’s own phases
And colours that interfere with mine
So many questions
Puzzles confuse my mind
But in the middle of all the twists and turns and grey spaces
I have learnt a thing that’s wise
(And it is that…)

Chorus:

If it hasn’t worked
If it hasn’t changed
If it hasn’t turned out like I hoped
I’ll just wait a li’l while (Wait a li’l while)

If it hasn’t worked
If time’s running out and I’m afraid
Instead of giving into fear, shame, pain and despair
I’ll just wait a li’l while

Verse 2.

He has a dream
And his hopes are so high
That his desires will some day be fulfilled
And his plans will fall in line
We pray for peace
And we’re hoping for a light
That will shine through every darkness, sickness and hurt
And bring life to our land

Chorus

Chant:

Oh I’ll wait (Wait)… Wait (Wait)…
Wait a li’l while…
I’ll just wait (Wait) … Oh wait (Wait)…
Wait a li’l while.

Repeat chant

Bridge:

While we wait
Let the planter plant a seed
Let the doctor offer skill
Let the Preacher say a Word
And the people hold in faith
Let the mother say a prayer
Let the father hold the home
Till we all arise together and see…

Reprise:

How things are turning
Everything is changing
It’s all working together
It’s working together
Cause we waited a while
Now things are turning
I declare that everything is changing
It’s all working together
It’s working together
I’m glad I waited a while.

Chant:

Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Oh Wait (Wait) …
Just wait (Wait)… Yes…
Wait a li’l while
Your wait could be an hour or two
It could be a month, a year or more
Wait a li’l while

Oh just wait (Wait)…
Just wait (Wait)…
Wait a li’l while

There’s a light at the end of the tunnel (Wait)…
A silver lining in your sky (Wait)
Just wait a li’l while.

 

 Connect:

Twitter: @iamStephREDD

 

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