“Once your heart is full of joy and God and, you love Him, it’s easy to tell Him something sweet. Usually, in my expressions to God, songs come out. Over the years, we (Selah Music Worldwide) have compiled these songs and now, we want to release some of them…” – Gospel Artiste, Egyin-Buadu.
Nana Kwame Egyin-Buadu (full name) is a young gospel minister set to release his first, official single that features Selah Music Worldwide on Friday, November 15, 2019. Christian Blog Ghana went up close and personal and below is the the interview. Kindly, check him out on Youtube ( Editor’s note: He is an awesome worshiper).☺
More personal with Nana Egyin-Buadu
Serving as the current president of Selah Music Worldwide and the music director of the Assemblies of God Church in Tema Community 12, Nana Egyin-Buadu is a product of St. Thomas Aquinas Senior High School, where he read Agricultural Science. He then proceeded to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) to read a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. In KNUST, he also acquired a Masters in Procurement Management.
Musically, Nana Egyin-Buadu was inspired by his father but his passion for the instruments, notes and tones took off while he was in the University.
“I ministered in Assemblies of God Campus Ministry (AGCM) choir and the Living Praise Choir (LPC). It was back then that God laid on my heart to begin this ministry called Selah Music Worldwide. We started as a group on campus and hosted a few programmes. After I graduated, I brought campus home,” Egyin-Buadu said with a laugh.
Together with his friends who lived in the same community, Selah Music Worldwide took off in earnest. The music group, comprising of other talented singers and backing vocalists, have birthed three annual flagship programmes: ‘Time of Reflection,’ ‘Worship and Word Conference’ and the midnight worship edition called ‘The Drench.’
“When we meet to rehearse, we usually worship. It is during these moments that we capture on camera for our audiences. In those mid-night worship sessions, we begin to receive songs and those are what we’ll be releasing on this project/album,” Egyin-Buadu said.
For the young musician, the process of receiving songs through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit began during his undergraduate studies at the University, but he believes this is God’s set time for him to release these songs.
“If you want to do things excellently for God, there is a waiting period for God to enable you and one of the things I have been able to do within these past eight years is to start my own music studio called the Throne Life Studio. The production of the songs on this album was done by us,” he said.
The young singer who draws inspiration from Pastor Isaiah Fosu Kwakye Junior, Joe Mettle, Denzel Agyeman Prempeh, Calvis Hammond, Phil Thompson, Israel Houghton and Marvin Sapp describes his genre of music as funky, contemporary mid-tempo praise that causes listeners to groove and dance. ‘Shine,’ is the title of his single to be released this Friday, November 15 on YouTube, Sound Cloud and other digital platforms.
“We were preparing for a programme last January when one of the music directors said we needed to write a song that went like this… He sang the first line accompanied by a guitar. I pondered over it and I liked the first line. Then he left me at the studio and when he got back, I had all the verses and had arranged the song,’ Egyin Buadu shared.
‘Shine’ is inspired by Isaiah 60 which says, ‘Arise! Shine! For your light has come and the glory of the Lord is written upon you.’ The lyrics of this song and other ones yet to be released by the musician have two main goals: first, to worship God and secondly, to uplift individuals who listen to them.
The musician likes to see his songs as confessions of faith and declarations. On December 1 this year, ‘Shine’ and six other tracks on the album titled ‘Encounter with Light’ will be released on all digital platforms as well.