ON A HIGHER GROUND!
Nigerian Medical Doc, Songwriter Releases Song in ‘God’s Praise’…Says music is Eclectic, African Rhythm, Jazz blend
BY TOPE IWALA/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTER, LAGOS
HER full names areFunmi Dominic Olaoye, a trained medical doctor from the family of a Physician who loves God and would continually eulogize the Lord’s praise in all her human endeavors. This nominee for the prestigious KORA Music Award in South Africa has just released a single tilted ‘Je te louerai’, a French language which translates ‘God’s Praise’. Funmi strongly believes this heart-touching album will really attract all lovers of good music across the globe, who appreciates quality music and cherish God’s sovereign presence.
This medical doctor with an extremely unique, irresistible and simply phenomenal voice is so sure her music is eclectic-being a blending African rhythm with elements of jazz, r&b and funk. Her debut audio album “ISE OLUWA” got her a nomination at the prestigious KORA Music Awards (2003) held in South Africa as “The most promising Female Artiste in Africa”. ‘ISE OLUWA’ and other hit tracks such as ‘IFE ELEDUWA’ and ‘AFRICA’ warmed her into the heart of music lovers and it put the budding artiste in a class of her own because of her voice prowess and creativity.
Funmi preaches the message of love, hope and peace through her music. After practicing as a Family physician for 6 years in Nigeria, Funmi is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health with concentration in Maternal and Child health and Epidemiology at the University of South Florida.
She believes her experiences as both a medical doctor and professional musician can be a tool for advocacy and health promotion especially for mothers and children.
Recently, Funmi released a brand new single “Je te louerai” which means “I will praise you”. In this song, Funmi expresses her heartfelt thanks to the Lord, singing in both French and English, she uses this song to remind everyone that it is important to give thanks to God always.