…‘I am fulfilling God’s divine mandate in my life’
A seasoned e-business security strategist and certified information systems auditor,Sam Akenye is the latest gospel singer in Nigeria. But last Sunday when he held an album launch, at Muson Centre, Onikan, Lagos, Sam gave everyone the impression that he has been around for a long time.
His approach to the gospel music scene was heralded as a fresh of breath air just as he has taken the fast tempo beat from his new album, ‘Take It” as a best way to spread the gospel.
Akenye said right from childhood, he knew that God gave him a talent in music. But because of his professional life, he has not been able to fulfill the mandate.
“It got to a point in my life, I realized that if I don’t do this, I will have a question to answer before the saviour of mankind. Today, I my happiness that I am fulfilling God’s divine mandate in my life. I know that good music is lacking and my commitment is to give out what God has given to me,”he said, in a chat with E-Daily.
Continuing, he added, “Thorough my music, I want to inspire people. I want to reassure people that with God in your life, you can do great things. I’m grateful that it is a dream come through. The mandate God gave to me is to go out there and spread the word through music. That’s why I am here today. I have eight tracks in the album with Take It as the hit song.”
The Sam who dedicated the greater part of his Christian service spanning two decades to teaching and mentoring youths to have a closer work with God, said he released his first album about 10 years back. But I didn’t promote the album because of his unreadiness to obey God word to give the world a good music.
The Delta State-born singer, said he had an encounter during the early stage of my life. He is committed to assisting struggling youths surmount obstacles on their way to greatness as he acknowledges the tremendous grace and favour he received from God as a struggling youth.
Sam is a gifted song writer and singer. He believes that God granted him this special gift of writing great songs in order to impact humanity and the troubled world positively. He also believes that music is a powerful tool and he intends to use his gospel and inspirational music to entertain, inspire, give hope, increase the faith of listeners and cause healing across nations.
His album launch, which was anchored by MC Abbey and Gloria Maduka witnessed a series of performances by notable gospel artistes, including Ola Sax, Annie J, Onos, Eben, Ypick, Sax Gold among others.
Sam’s professional work experience of over two decades cut across Manufacturing, Consulting and Banking sector. He started his professional career as a computer programmer and later progressed to various leadership roles such as Head IT Dept in Cybele, Senior Consultant in EDP Audit and Security Associate, Head IT Audit & Control in Standard Trust Bank, Head IT Audit in Equatorial Trust Bank.