500-man choir in the making as VOW, the ‘Voice of Wisdom’, set to hit Port Harcourt gospel music world through JC Records

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VOW (Voice Of Wisdom)

Budding gospel artistes and singers are set to explode in Port Harcourt any moment from now as a strong recording company with inclination for the Gospel has been grooming the talents at a secluded chamber in the Garden City. One of the talents, known for now as Voice of Wisdom (VOW), revealed some of the plans and expectations from the label known as JC Records (Jesus Christ Records). Read on….

SILVERNEWS: 

May we meet you?

VOW:

I am Wisdom Nwachukwu but I go with the ministration name or stage name, VOW.  I hail from Aboh Mbaise LGA in Imo state, Nigeria. I graduated from The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) with a degree in History as a major, and English as a minor. I also hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism. Thus, by profession, I am a Journalist and I work with a radio station in Port Harcourt, Nigeria Info 92.3 FM, one of the foremost in the Niger Delta.

On a general note I am a gospel singer and so I minister in songs, that is to say, I am a gospel minister. You can also call me a gospel artiste in the making.

SILVERNEWS:

Ok, you said your stage name is VOW, what is the meaning of VOW and what do you want to achieve with that name? 

VOW:

Ok, VOW has dual meanings to me. VOW is an acronym for ‘Voice of Wisdom’; being that my name is Wisdom. So it’s my voice, like an instrument that will be used to pass messages to the world. Secondly, the messages should be filled with the wisdom of God. The inspiration for the name came when I made a VOW to God. When the time is right I might say what the VOW is, but I made a vow to God in line with my ministry which is a singing ministry. So, these two things I have said now are the reasons I chose the name VOW. It’s actually a vow and it also means the ‘Voice of Wisdom’.

SILVERNEWS:

From what you said the name is also a riddle and in the fullness of time the full meaning of VOW will come.

VOW:

Yes, indeed.

SILVERNEWS:

Ok, what are you doing with JC Records, you aid they are a recording company now in Port Harcourt?

VOW:

JC Records which in full is Jesus Christ Records came into Port Harcourt in 2018, over a year ago. I was attracted to them due to the name, Jesus Christ Records. Many recording companies make a singer to deviate in faith and spirituality because of heavy emphasis on profit and commercial success of songs, but by their name and what I have seen so far, they are actually out to promote the Gospel, both in songs and in lifestyle. I am currently working with the JC Record label to release my first Single. There are many other upcoming gospel artistes working hard to do theirs in the place. JC Records came into Port Harcourt to hunt for young and talented artistes in the Gospel world in order to bring them to limelight. Just like you hear the names of the secular ones, they were promoted by record labels. So, JC Records now is trying to push artistes who are in line with the Gospel or who are into gospel singing. With them I have already recorded my track, though still in production process. Very soon, very very soon, you will hear from me; you will hear from JC Records.

SILVERNEWS:

You say you have been recorded and we hear it’s already on YouTube, so can you say more about that song?

VOW:

Yes, the song I am about to release is titled ‘Great and Mighty God’. While I was recording it, they took a bit of it and they’ve been circulating it round the social media, facebook for now. So they’ve been pushing it that way, not fully but just a bit of the song; like a teaser. It’s just to let my fans have an idea of what is coming.

The song is actually geared towards breaking yokes because I’ve come to realize that even in the Christian world so many people are still under strong bondage, under the yoke and grip of the devil in so many ways, whether it’s through sin or hardship or curses they are still holding people down. So I know that for some time there are some things I have been struggling with, too, and finally I saw and experienced liberation. So, I was able to bring in my experience and also mix it up with what I know other people are going through out there and other things people are experiencing because of the handwork of God. So the song is saying that God is the Almighty and has broken giant chains that are holding people down due to different wrong things and different evils. The power of God has been able to break people loose with so many promises that come with freedom and an assurance that as many as are also held bound, their liberation will come; This inspires people to know and to believe that it’s possible.

SILVERNEWS:

Are there other artistes that are doing good songs with JC Records this time around?

VOW:

Oh yes! That’s what JC Records is all about. They are out to look for as many as possible that are out there, who are good singers and are carrying the real message of Christianity. There are many strong songs also that people can anticipate from many other people coming from JC Records label. They actually came into town to hunt for as many as are available, to help them and push them into limelight and success, career wise, and in so doing, use their voice and talent to promote the Gospel. In no time their voices will also be heard in your homes, your stereos wherever.

SILVER NEWS:

Do you think JC Records coming into Port Harcourt is a big deal to the city this time?

VOW:

Yes of course! Port Harcourt has been in bad news for long; political crisis, violence, evil, etc, as if the devil had moved down to the Garden City, the great oil city. Now, crusaders are also moving into the Garden City to mobilize the good forces into counter action. It’s not just about entertainment but unleashing the forces of God into warfare.

So, the coming of JC Records is a big deal seriously because like I said earlier they are here to push and bring to limelight those who already have talent but are probably constrained by finance or lack of exposure. They are here to present a platform that will showcase budding talents. So they are doing almost everything for these artistes; that is to say Port Harcourt should get ready to hear great and wonderful songs and soul-lifting songs. It will be like a rush and this is made possible because a group of people has decided its resources to cutting the cost greatly beyond 70 per cent. Its going to give so many up-comers a chance to bring out what they have in them, things which on a normal day could have remained in the various artistes and maybe could have died from there. But JC Records has come to give many gospel ministers the push to come out. That means Port Harcourt will begin to expect more and more wonderful gospel songs because JC Records has come to help the dreams of gospel ministers come through at almost no cost.

SILVERNEWS:

Then, in the coming weeks, what do people around the south-south and Port Harcourt expect VOW and from JC Records?

VOW:

Oh yes, JC Records right now, like I said earlier, is processing our songs and so many are still recording. People are still going into the studio, and the production is still going on. They would be promoting and pushing artistes. And then it’s going to climax at the grand unveiling concert in March.

According to JC Records, they are going to release wonderful and great artistes from this region, the south-south, from this state, Rivers State, including me. They are going to give us one of the biggest platforms to launch out. They are unveiling us on that very great platform; they are pushing towards it in so many ways, through the normal media, the new media (social media), the streets, etc, so that everything will climax at the unveiling concerts where those of us already produced would minister and let people know the things that we have done. I in particular expect my song, Great and Mighty God, to explode at the concert and take off from there.

People should come and listen to our ministrations, especially mine. It’s going to be dynamic because you are going to be hearing different styles from different people, from each and every one of us. We are coming with dimensions and dynamics. I am working hard to make mine outing grand and great. I can’t really wait for the 31st of March, 2019, because the promises there are great. Imagine someone who is just starting her journey in the gospel singing world having a 500-man choir as a back up, it’s going to be great moment. It’s one thing I know doesn’t come easy but JC Records is preparing all these for that same day. The album launch and everything else will be happening on that same day of the unveiling concert. They will unveil the artistes with a 500-man choir standing behind us, giving us the vibes from behind.

SILVERNEWS:

So, what is your vision, what do you want in the singing world?

VOW:

Alright, ok, right from time I have always wanted the opportunity to reach out to so many people through my voice; either by broadcasting or by my songs; and that is why even in the songs I write which are not out yet, I aim to liberate people and glorify God. My mission in singing is to target souls mostly, not just to produce beautiful sounds for people to be pleased or indulged but sounds that are accompanied by great words of wisdom and of course coming from the Holy Spirit.

Also, my vision is not to bring out any song that I am not convinced the Holy Spirit has approved and the power of God is backing up because that is the one and only essence of a gospel song. It is not like the regular or secular songs where you can come up and say whatever you like. I believe that as a gospel minister the aim should be to minister God, and to minister Jesus to everybody. That is my mission. And I say, in all I do, let there not come a time I do songs that are not spirit-filled but are just there to fill up spaces.

SILVERNEWS:

Finally, is there any other message you want let out to our readers?

VOW:

I will like to tell everybody out there to keep tabs on us. If you want to know more about JC Records you can go to www.jcrecords.com or JC Records international or on facebook. Also I want to tell everybody out there that once you are doing anything gospel, no matter how entertaining it may look or sound, stick to the message of Christ. Some people may think that being a gospel artiste has no form of entertainment, no, that’s not true. Just know that while we please God, while we sing to God, while we worship God through songs, God addresses issues in our lives. No other level of entertainment can ever equal the pleasure you feel when you know that the issues in your life are being addressed. That’s Gospel music for you. So if you are looking for entertainment too, it is in the Gospel world. People should not think that the gospel is just for Sunday morning services and when you go back to normal life you forget about it. If you are for God you stand for God at all times. And for those who are also gospel singers, you should remember that you are not so different from the pastor or evangelist, because you are actually doing yours through songs. You are supposed to carry a message. So whenever you realize that you are failing to carry the message of Christ, I think you should pause and retrace your steps because in all we do, we are aiming at gaining more souls for Christ