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Minister ‘BMI’ (Bunmi) Biography, Songs, Career and Family

Name Bunmi Solomon
Stage Name BMI
Age Born on July 12
Album 5 Albums
Career Musician
State Ondo State

 

BIOGRAPHY

Born on July 12, the music entrepreneur started music quite early, and the career runs in the blood. “I am from a musical family. Virtually everyone sings, but few of us took it seriously,” Bunmi told Revelationmusik Giving more details of how her passion for music kicked in, she said: “We were in a children’s choir back then. My elder sister (Pastor Esther Yohanna) would teach us songs. I was virtually the youngest but always led the choir in most of our outings.

“At times, I’ll have to stay up to rehearse. It wasn’t convenient as I was still very young, but it helped shape me and made my passion for music grow stronger. I’ve always wanted to be a television (TV) presenter because I love standing in front of the camera, but music is an inborn talent that would always come first. So, I would say I didn’t really think music would be a profession, but it turned out to be. Professionally, I have done 20 years on stage.”

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Minister 'BMI' (Bunmi) Biography, Songs, Career and Family

Minister ‘BMI’ (Bunmi) Biography, Songs, Career and Family

Her Call into the Music Ministry

Music entrepreneur Bunmi Solomon owns the Bunmi Music International (BMI) brand. The Kaduna-based gospel and inspirational music sensation have, within 22 years in the industry, released four albums; the fifth album is in the works. Her new single ‘It’s Yours’ was released on June 3. The Ondo State-born singer, composer and songwriter say her dream is to become a household name on the local and international music scenes. She also shared her plan to establish a music academy where she could teach adults and kids with Assistant Editor CHIKODI OKEREOCHA.

Minister ‘BMI’ (Bunmi) Biography, Songs, Career and Family

Hers was a natural calling. This must be why Bunmi Solomon was able to seamlessly transition from being the leader of a children’s choir at a very tender age to one of Nigeria’s most sought-after gospel and inspirational music artists. “Music is life for me,” Bunmi, who owns and runs the Bunmi Music International (BMI) brand, declared, adding, “I am a singer, composer and songwriter. I am also a music entrepreneur. I teach, train and sell music as a business.”

Indeed, as a sign of Bunmi’s blossoming career in the music industry, the Kaduna-based gospel and inspirational music sensation, Revelationmusik learnt, she has released five (5) hugely successful albums since she picked up the passion about 22 years ago, the precisely year 2000. The fifth album, according to the Owo, Ondo State-born artist, is in the works.

The 2014 Mass Communication graduate of Federal Polytechnic, Kaduna, also released a new single titled ‘It’s Yours.’ That was on June 3.

Kaduna Gospel Talent Hunt (KAGOTH)

Stunning, intelligent and vivacious, Bunmi has, by dint of hard work, sheer determination and consistency, carved a niche for herself in the music industry. Her string of successes and milestones in the industry in the past 20 years attest to her towering status. For instance, she has been able to organise a talent hunt – Kaduna Gospel Talent Hunt (KAGOTH) – with winners going home with cash prices and gaining musical exposure in Kaduna and its environs.

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Under ‘BMI The Global Voice’ as Bunmi’s music brand is also called, she has also been privileged to train individuals, groups and choirs across the country to do better in their singing. The rave of the moment, who said she is propagating the kingdom of God while also bringing inspiration to several upcoming artists through her music, also has a blog that helps gospel artists create download links for their songs at a very affordable price.

“Initially it (the download links) was totally free, but now just for a token you can visit the site,” the budding entrepreneur stated, adding that she also gets paid for the vocal classes she takes, as well as the honorarium that comes her way when she sings in churches. “I take private lessons. I also do collective classes. I also get stipends from my blog. I do online training, I get invited to places to speak and also teach. People also buy my music online,” Bunmi told Revelationmusik.

 

By riding on the back of a robust support system from her husband, Pastor Kunle Solomon, who also has good musical knowledge as a keyboardist, Bunmi is also handling a project in Abuja — Abuja Worship Service. It’s a monthly meeting that holds every first Sunday of the month, from 5 pm to 6.30 pm, at Epic Visual Studios, No 11 Bumbuna Street off Masana street, Wuse Zone 1 Abuja.

Abuja Worship Service

Put together by a music enthusiast and an ardent worshipper, the Abuja Worship Service is not a church programme, but strictly non-denominational; everyone is welcome, irrespective of the church he or she attends. And Bunmi is the face of the Abuja Worship Service. She is also its administrator and planner.

Expectedly, her exploits in the music industry have not gone without rewards and recognition. For instance, Bunmi has two awards under her belt. She earned the Ambassador for Peace from the International Institute of Pastoral Education and Chaplaincy (IIPEC) last November 15. Again, on November 29, she also clinched the Gtunes Global (Grama Awards), in recognition of years of impact on the music scene.
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Minister 'BMI' (Bunmi) Biography, Songs, Career and Family

Minister ‘BMI’ (Bunmi) Biography, Songs, Career and Family

On the strength of Bunmi’s remarkable successes so far, the music entrepreneur has already set for herself a number of targets, one of which, according to her, is to become a household name in the local and global music industry. Already, she is currently the toast of gospel and inspirational music artists who have been approaching her for possible collaboration.

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“I have been approached by several artists and I’ve done a few collaborations with a few of them,” Bunmi informed Revelationmusik, adding that as part of her plans for the future, she was planning to approach top music icons such as Mercy Chinwo and Dunsin Oyekan, soon.

“I also approached Julia Omlamb who is based in the UK. I’ll also love to work with Mary Mary and Yolanda Adams in future,” she revealed.

Bunmi, who attributed her rise to fame and fortune in the music industry to her tenacity and innovativeness, said: “In the next five years, I would have travelled to a lot of countries singing and teaching music. Also, I would have had my Music Academy where I will teach both adults and kids. And in setting such an ambitious target, the music impresario said she is drawing strength from “My never-give-up-spirit. I believe that no matter the challenges, there’s a way around them.”

Minister ‘BMI’ (Bunmi) Biography, Songs, Career and Family

The Journey to the Top

However, the journey to the top hasn’t been a walk in the park for the budding music entrepreneur. There have been specific industry challenges such as those around finance and getting the necessary exposure needed. “As a gospel singer, most people find it difficult to sponsor your work. Some would come out plainly to tell you that if you were doing circular music, they would help without hesitating,” Bunmi said, for instance.

Although she has never been a victim of piracy, which has been hurting most music artists, Bunmi said she almost fell prey once when she tried to sell off her music album to a marketer who wanted to copy it inside his office.

“I insisted that he hears it from my earpiece. Most times, when they take it in, they automatically make another copy for themselves and tell you they are not interested in buying again. Before you know it, your work is everywhere. Piracy is rampant, but I’ve never experienced it first-hand,” she said.

She, however, said it was sad that despite having laws against piracy, implementing the laws remained a challenge. “This is why piracy still thrives,” she charged, alleging that “The cartel involved seems to have pocketed regulators and seem to have developed a huge war chest to fight back.”

Minister ‘BMI’ (Bunmi) Biography, Songs, Career and Family

While noting that it was unfortunate that one person’s intellectual property is being stolen and nothing seems to be done against it, Bunmi said it is sad that an artiste’s future is being destroyed by pirates and the government is not doing anything about it. “There should be a bigger, more articulate and well-coordinated action against piracy,” she fumed.

She also decried what she described as the government’s neglect of operators in the entertainment industry, particularly music. According to her, the government seemed to have channelled most of its energy and resources to others industries such as agriculture while entertainment is mostly neglected. “I’ve not benefited from any form of support for the entertainment industry from the government yet, but I’m looking forward to getting it soon,” she said, noting that at present, the private sector tends to support operators in the entertainment industry more than the government.

Minister ‘BMI’ (Bunmi) Biography, Songs, Career and Family

Beyond the industry-specific challenges, managing her busy schedule as a top music entrepreneur together with her role as a wife and mother is no less daunting. “You can’t just pick up your bags and travel, you have to make sure it’s okay with your spouse and ensure that your kids will be looked after properly without any need to worry,” she said.

Bunmi noted, for instance, that when her babies were still very young, she couldn’t accept some invitations. “I had to decline some invitations,” she said, pointing out, however, that she was lucky she married a person who supports her music career fully, coupled with the fact that “God has been more than faithful.”

Advice for the Upcoming Artists

Having come this far in the music industry, Bunmi has some pieces of advice for young and upcoming artists: “They should be committed to their passion. Make sure you find every opportunity to improve your skill. Never seek platforms before you’re ready. Make sure you give in your best and leave the rest to God. He’ll announce you at the right time.”

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Biography

Bonolo Gladness Masinga is a young woman a mother and a wife, she was born in Kuruman and raised in Rustenburg in Mfidikoe village. Bonolo comes from a musically inclined family during family gatherings and family bonding sessions they would always find pleasure in singing Psalms and hymns. She started singing during her middle school era where she later joined the school choir. In 2008 she joined the youth choir then later on joined the church choir. Singing has always been part of her everyday life especially because she grew up
in church and her music has always been rooted in Gospel music. Recording Artist

Bonolo Gladness Masinga Biography, Songs, Carrier, & Family

Bonolo Gladness Masinga Biography, Songs, Carrier, & Family

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On the 27th of April 2023, Bonolo released her first Gospel single Titled Waletha. The song is about God’s love, it’s about gratitude unto God and acknowledging His love and grace in our lives. Most importantly the song is about God’s gift to us which is Jesus Christ. Bonolo worked with Kgothatso, Kamo and Ole on the song and she worked with Rejoice, Tumisang and Boitumelo as her backing vocalists. The song is available on all digital platforms and was officially launched on 28 April 2023.

On the 28th of April 2023, Bonolo launched her first single at the Rustenburg Civic Center. This was not just a single launch but also a platform to launch herself as an artist. The outcome was more than what she expected even the turn-up was heartwarming and fulfilling to see so many people supporting her craft. She had an incredible lineup at the launch, she featured some of the greatest artists namely, Chairo, Lolly Motsamai, Nkululeko, Tlhogi Modise & Innocent.

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Bonolo Gladness Masinga Biography, Songs, Carrier, & Family

Bonolo Gladness Masinga Biography, Songs, Carrier, & Family

PROFESSIONAL WORK

She began singing professionally as a backing vocalist for Secret Place with Thabang Clinton and
Kay is on her show. She was also part of the live recording with the late Israel Mosehla at Shekinah Terbarnacle Church in Rustenburg. She shared a stage with Takie Ndou, and Rofhiwa Manyaga during their visit to her local church as backing vocalists. She was also afforded the opportunity to share a stage with Pastor Benjamin
Dube at her local church.

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Amaka Ochade: A Melodic Journey of Faith and Inspiration

Amaka Ochade ‘Biography’, Songs, Family & Carrier

Amaka Ochade is a name synonymous with gospel music that touches the soul and uplifts the spirit. With a voice that resonates like a divine whisper and lyrics that reflect profound faith and unwavering dedication, she has become a beacon of hope and inspiration in the world of gospel music.

Early Life and Musical Beginnings:

Amaka Ochade was born on a radiant morning in Edo state, Nigeria, where her love for music and spirituality were intertwined from a young age. Raised in a devout Christian family, she was exposed to the power of gospel music and the profound impact it could have on people’s lives. Amaka’s journey into gospel music began with her active participation in her church’s choir, where her angelic voice and natural talent for songwriting quickly became evident.

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Rising Star in Gospel Music:

Amaka’s dedication to her craft and her unwavering faith laid the foundation for her ascent in the gospel music scene. Her exceptional vocal range and heartfelt performances drew the attention of producers and fellow musicians alike. With each passing year, her songs resonated with listeners, touching their hearts and strengthening their connection with their faith. She soon became a household name, known for her soul-stirring performances and inspirational music.

Musical Discography and Hits:

Amaka Ochade’s musical journey is adorned with a discography of chart-topping hits and songs that have become anthems of worship. Tracks such as “Heaven’s Embrace,” “Divine Grace,” and “In His Light” have not only graced the airwaves but have also found a special place in the hearts of her listeners. Her ability to combine a soulful, melodic voice with lyrics that speak to the depths of one’s spirituality is what sets her apart as a gospel musician of immense significance.

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Awards and Recognitions:

Amaka Ochade’s impact on the gospel music industry has not gone unnoticed. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her outstanding contributions to the genre. Her ability to bridge the gap between traditional gospel sounds and contemporary musical trends has earned her a dedicated following and the respect of her peers.

Inspiring Lives:

Beyond her musical career, Amaka Ochade’s life has become an embodiment of the values she conveys in her songs. She is involved in various charitable endeavours, using her success to give back to her community and to promote women’s and girl’s education and empowerment.

Amaka Ochade’s journey as a gospel musician is a testament to the profound impact music can have on the human spirit. With a voice that resonates with authenticity and lyrics that speak to the soul, she continues to inspire and uplift, making her a cherished figure in the world of gospel music. Her unwavering faith and commitment to her craft serve as a beacon of hope for all who are fortunate enough to experience her music.

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Destiny Paul Eneche Biography, Music, Age, Carrier & Family

Name Destiny Paul-Enenche
Date of Birth 2000
Age 22 years
Father Dr Paul Enenche
Mother Dr Becky Enenche
Education Currently studying at a university in The United States of America
Siblings Deborah Harthorn Uloko
Daniella Paul-Enenche
Daniel Paul-Enenche
Gender Female
Relationship Status Single
State Benue State

Destiny Paul-Enenche, the cherished third daughter of Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, founders and lead pastors of Dunamis International Gospel Centre in Abuja, Nigeria, has crafted a name for herself in the realm of music.

A multifaceted artist – singer, songwriter, and musician – Destiny has been sharing her musical talents since she was a mere 8 years old. Every note she sings, every word she pens aims to provide listeners with an encounter with Jesus.

 Birth and Family

Born in Abuja, Nigeria, in the early months of 2000, Destiny is now 22 years young. As the youngest among the three daughters, she shares a bond with her elder sisters, Deborah and Daniella Paul-Enenche.

 

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Education

Destiny completed her primary and secondary schooling in Abuja, Nigeria. She’s currently pursuing higher education at an American university alongside her siblings. Destiny often returns to Nigeria during school breaks or for significant family events.

About her Parents

Pastor Paul Enenche and Pastor Becky Enenche are Destiny’s parents. They are the esteemed founders and lead pastors of Dunamis International Gospel Centre, with its main branch in Abuja, Nigeria. Both were originally from Benue state and they attended the same university in Benue, pursuing medical degrees. Today, they are both respected doctors in addition to their pastoral roles.

Social Media (Instagram)

Destiny maintains an active presence on Instagram. You can connect with her at @destinypaulenenche.

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