(Review) Sunday In Lagos – Limoblaze
It’s 2022 and the sole purpose for music in recent times, is commercialization and prompting mainstream music, especially towards international audiences. Sunday in Lagos bridges the gap between worship music and praise as we’ve seen over time. As an improvement from the regular two-step gospel music we are accustomed to, Sunday in Lagos is presented to us with elements that are new yet still quite familiar.
Bringing about a new sound to the Christian music industry is not an easy task, especially with the stigma surrounding secular-sounding music. Limoblaze puts this in perspective in his debut studio album for Reach Music. The importance of music in the gospel of Christ cannot be overemphasized to stay in touch with the Holy Spirit.
On this album, Limoblaze expresses God in an intimate way through his lyrics and narrates personal experiences through his verses on ‘Jireh’ and ‘Gold’. Emphasizing the need for intimacy with God on the album, Limoblaze also humbly brags about his relationship with God and willfully recommends it for everyone. Featured artists on the album, which include; Lecrae, Emandiong, Banky W, 1K Phew, Ada Ehi, Dena Mwana and Happi stood together as alternative gospel artists coming through with a blend of Rap, Afrobeat, Amapiano and Afropop music.
Limoblaze’s viral moments on TikTok and Twitter especially with ‘Desire’ and ‘Jireh’ are also to be taken to account of what potential afro-gospel possesses and with the right personality and purpose, the afro-gospel will in no time, reach the rest of the world.
Sunday in Lagos is a summation of all the feelings and actions that come with being a Christian in present-day Nigeria. It might not be an easy journey but everything with God is worth it.
FULL ALBUM AVAILABLE ON ALL STREAMING PLATFORMS: APPLE MUSIC