As a worshipper, songwriting is not like any regular task. It requires spiritual sensitivity and a heart that is alert to capture the mind of God. Alagbada Ina was received in bits.
On Nov. 20 of 2020, a chord progression was heavy on my heart. I got my phone and forwarded a voice note with just the tonic solfas to Tayo Olawepo [TyKeys].
This enormously talented producer sent me my progression in a refined form. I loved it!
All I wanted to do was to sing God’s praises on that progression. I wanted to call God all the good names that crossed my mind especially thinking about the past and how far God has brought me and my family. On Thurs, Nov. 26, God gave me the chorus. Composition and arrangement were completed in Feb. 2021 and production was completed around April /May of 2021.
Honestly, when I think of the goodness of Jesus and all he has done for me, I am just amazed.
Alagbada Ina was conceived at a time I was reminiscing on God’s faithfulness. It is a brief turnaround story of my family.
A family that struggled to have dinner almost every single day. We were so poor that my mum sometimes had to boil water while giving us the impression that she was making dinner. She did this hoping we would sleep off while waiting for the so-called “dinner” to be served. Though we fell asleep while waiting, this is heartbreaking to my mum but today, our lives have completely changed.
I pray that every parent in this situation will receive strength until their time of a turnaround comes.
Now, our present is completely unrelated to our past. God broke the back of poverty and brought us to a place of envy to many.
I am a firm believer that there is nothing impossible for God to do. He specializes in turning lives around.
It is my prayer that this song will move every listener to look back and intentionally count the blessing of God upon their lives.