9 years ago I met this amazing woman of God in Lagos Nigeria and my life has not remained the same. Guys, its interesting to know that the song the Lord used to bring us together is just about to be released. 2007 – 2016 Its taken 9 good years…. Phew! Can I tell the story?
In Dec 2006, I received a telephone call for a production job. It was Purist on the line. She had gotten my contact from a friend who recommended me for the job. Purist had tried other producers working hard on this single but it wasn’t quite what she wanted yet. A meeting was arranged so in January 2007, we had our first meeting ever at a restaurant at Anthony village Lagos Nigeria. Few minutes into this meeting, I heard clearly in my spirit…… Don’t worry.. I won’t tell you what it was exactly.lol. Interestingly, Purist got the same word in her spirit just as we discussed in that same meeting. I noticed she kind of chocked on her drink but couldn’t tell why. We finished the meeting and an agreement was reached but none of us said a word about what we had heard.
I ran home and shared with my friends what had happened to me. I shared a room with 3 of my very good Christian brothers at the time, Bernard, Amos and Francis but on that day I only mentioned this to Bernard. He advised that I just focused on the job and see what the Lord would do. I did just that… When the day for her recording session came, it was so easy… I could hear all the right sounds…. The heavens were open. Purist was in shock as it was the sound she heard in her spirit. I mean as far as sound effects I used for the intro …. Creating a story…Soft wind, rainfall and thunder… Infact, fast forward, 9 years later, few months ago I really struggled to remake this song. I wished I had the data or audio stems from 2007. I was stunned by what the Lord had produced with my hands 9 years ago… The chords, the arrangement, the sound quality… I could not believe it.
The song is titled “My side of story” and it’s the first song Purist ever wrote. It talks about her struggles and challenges growing up as a preachers kid. Wish I could attach the demo from 9 years ago to this message but yeah…. You get to hear the song on the Encounter album. God is awesome!
Yeah… I know you’re probably waiting to hear the rest of the story. After the single was done, Purist and I became friends. The rest is history… Today we are happily married still loving and serving Jesus.
Guys, by His grace, I’ve been making music for years but this project is just unexplainable. My sincere prayer is that the Lord will use it for His glory. Sincerely, this is God at work. The Encounter Album will be launched this Sunday 28TH of August 2016 at the Thameside Theatre, Orsett road, Grays Essex RM17 5DX. If you are outside of London and really cannot make it, don’t worry, the album will be available for purchase online. Please visit www.puristogboi.com for more details.