Controversy seems to follow Gloria Muliro wherever she turns, like an unshakable stalker. The latest has to do with her song, Follow You. The singer has been accused of stealing/plagiarizing/sampling (whichever term seems most appropriate), not only the words, but also the tune to the chorus/verse from Chris Tomlin's song, I Will Follow You. Now, … Continue reading Did Gloria Muliro Steal Chris Tomlin’s Song?
It happens all the time. You hear a given phrase over and over and you get used to it and you never notice anything odd or weird about it. And then one day it hits you. You may have even used the phrase in conversation, until this day when someone says it and you were a bit … Continue reading Don’t Be An Upcoming Gospel Artiste
Does God have a favorite type of music? Many people are convinced God is into hymns. Others argue that God loves rock music, but leans more towards soft rock, you know, the Casting Crowns type of music. God is definitely into Hillsong. Surely, He must love the Gospel RnBs. We know He can't love Hip … Continue reading Lyrical Review: Kanjii Mbugua’s Rauka [Album]
Sex sells. There is no doubt about that. Let a semi-nude (semi-naked?) woman pose next to a car and men will suddenly be interested. Ensure your TV show has some steamy scenes and a romantic (lusty) storyline or two involving the protagonist, and your audience will be hooked. Use a sexually tantalizing image to advertise … Continue reading What Does Sex Sell?
After topping the 2013 charts with his collabo with Mwenyehaki, Wanajua, Pitson started out 2014 by releasing another catchy tune in Lingala ya Yesu (The Lingala of Jesus). I may be three months late in reviewing the song, but the mark of a great song is its timelessness. The lyrics to Lingala ya Yesu are self-explanatory. … Continue reading Lingala Ya Yesu: A Song About Music
Lecrae Moore is the first rapper to win a Grammy for the Best Gospel Album of the Year, but not every Christian is celebrating. Perhaps the confusion in the audience at the Grammy Award ceremony as his win was announced was an allusion to a deeper tension among Christians at the time. Lecrae was outside … Continue reading Lecrae Responds to His Critics… Again.
The Word of God is alive. And one of the ways that this comes out clearly is in how new lessons are often caught from passages that you have read more than a dozen times and have never seen them before. I am tempted to think that this is also one of the evidences of … Continue reading God Looks at the Outward Appearance
It's been awhile since I last posted links to great reads to enrich your minds and hearts. I apologize, busy days. Well, here are a few that I just couldn't keep to myself. Enjoy: ON WHALES AND WORSHIP LYRICS Jen Wilkin tackles a subject I have been thinking a lot about lately; music and entertainment in … Continue reading Blog Break (07 Aug 13)
Music, like food, can be enjoyable. But that's not its primary purpose. The "entertainment" aspect is a secondary and incidental outcome, not to be pursued as an end in itself. This does not mean that the entertaining effect of music is unnecessary, just as the taste of food is not unnecessary. The problem lies in … Continue reading Music As Christian Entertainment?
The popular local secular singer/actress, Size 8, finally "came out" and confessed that she has been a Christian for a while. For a long time, she had struggled with the apparent contradiction between her music and her faith, and she finally decided to make the switch. As she explains in a recent interview, “I have … Continue reading Lyrical Review: Mateke by Size 8 […And Some Tips for the Artist]
Here are a few interesting reads to keep your mind occupied throughout the weekend: YOU DESERVE THIS POST, This is satire at its best, make sure you get it! Mike Leake; "Finally. After 31 years of trying to convince people, someone finally gets it. I am awesome and I deserve awesome things." SINGLE, SATISFIED AND … Continue reading Blog Break (22 Mar 13)
This song reminds me of an earlier post written on a related subject, Volunteers in Hell, in which I noted that "God doesn't send people to hell, they volunteer." Woe to the man who has grown up hearing the law of God, and the call of the Gospel, but still chooses to ignore it. Here's … Continue reading Lyrical Review: WANAJUA by Mwenyehaki ft Pitson
Many are the times when I've sat down to write on the beauty of the Gospel only to find that the news in my Gospel doesn't sound so good. Even more are the times I have written about the freedom that we have in Christ, only to find myself complicating the freedom and making it … Continue reading Lyrical Review: Conqueror by Joyce Omondi
I will say it up-front, Jimmy Gait's new song, "Appointment" is both simple and beautiful, I guess that makes it simply beautiful? As usual, I will go straight to the lyrics, for that's my niche in these reviews. I have not been able to locate any online links containing the lyrics. But I wrote them … Continue reading Lyrical Review: Appointment by Jimmy Gait ft Cece
"Prayer is the practice of the presence of God. It is the place where pride is abandoned, hope is lifted, and supplication is made. Prayer is the place of admitting our need, of adopting humility, and claiming dependence upon God." - Matt Slick (CARM) What images come to your mind when you think of prayer? … Continue reading Lyrical Review: Naomba by Adawnage
A glimpse into the mind of one of the most influential Christian rappers today. The following are some of the questions that Lecrae responds to, on this interview: Q: How did your collaboration with up and coming southern rapper Big K.R.I.T. come about? Q: Do you think it is alright for Christians to listen to … Continue reading Lecrae Speaks on New ‘Gravity’ Album and Unashamed Tour 2012: Come Alive
"Blessed is the man whose sin the LORD does not count against him and in whose spirit is no deceit." [Psalm 32:2] It is songs such as this one that encourage me to keep believing that there is still a remnant in this generation, and most specifically; in the Kenyan Gospel Music scene. If you … Continue reading Lyrical Review: Kadhaa by Iclaat Msanii
"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile." Romans 1:16 In the last lyrical review, I promised to present a biblical case for claiming that Nonini's "Colour kwa Face" and Daddy Owen's "Mbona" were … Continue reading What Constitutes Christian Lyrics?
Before embarking on this review, I was praying about it and I was compelled to do a little research regarding the circumstances surrounding the song itself. I hope what I found will help in furnishing my objectivity for the lyrical review. The lyrics to the song are in Swahili and I will therefore generally translate … Continue reading Lyrical Review: Mbona by Daddy Owen ft Denno
Yes, I know that this is an unexpected review. Considering this is a Christian blog targeting Christian readers and aiming to glorify God, your surprise is justified, but hold off your judgment and cool your jets... at least until the end of the review. Thank you. Now, the reason why I chose to do a … Continue reading Lyrical Review: Colour kwa Face by Nonini