By OpeOluwani Akintayo
Joining the flock of gospel artistes in Nigeria today is Olufemi Eribake a k a Eternity. The Chemical Engineering trained banker-turned-singer recently released his debut album, Eternity into the market.
At a function in Lagos where he unveiled his new ensemble, Femi thrilled the audience with songs from Eternity.
Opening the stage with Soul track, Be wise, Femi displayed well-developed vocal capacity driving home the message of God’s own wisdom into the hearts of listeners.
Sweet Home is another song which can not but catch your fancy, as he expertly mixes an adequate measure of soft Jazz with more aggressive yet subtle pitched saxophone notes.
More on the list of noteworthy songs is the Salsa mixed with soft Jazz Muizone. According to Femi, if he had his way, he’d love fans to call him Muizone which he described as a place meant for sweet sounds and everlasting singing where angels live.
But the name, Eternity, he says, was given to him by God as a replacement.
There’s something on the 7-track album for R N B lovers. The track Wura Mi is a certified-turn-on while Hot Song – a High life track, will get anyone jumping and clapping on their feet. Other tracks on the album are Orubo, and Touched by His spirit.
In all, one unique and worthy of note about Eternity’s intellectual work is his use of a live band rather than digitalised sounds. All songs on the album were produced by Tokunbo Eribanjo and recorded in the Dove Media studio, Lagos.