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The first time I heard him sing was in Toronto, I was tremendously blessed and wowed. They call him “BFH” I never knew what BFH meant not until today after 4 years **heheh** Well. trust me to ask. According to him, BFH means -Babajide Fred Hammond- His Pastor gave him that nickname because he does some Fred Hammond songs. (laughs*) Please meet my guest- “Jide Adeoye” a worship leader, singer, songwriter based in Canada.
Just a few years ago, many would have found it hard to believe that this gifted singer was called to ministry. Although he had ministers in his family and was born in church, he had a “falling away” period. Born in Nigeria, he left to go to the United Kingdom.
Away from the watchful eye of his family, things began to change for him. “When I got to England, I started clubbing,” Jide recalls. “In my late teens, I decided I wanted to test some things out. I started partying hard and drinking a lot. I partied so much that I failed my A-levels, a qualification exam for students completing pre-university education.” The humiliation brought him to his knees and ultimately, he graduated with a degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Toronto, one of the country’s most prestigious universities. His recommitment to the Lord was the start of his music ministry.
Since that time, his debut record, “The Worship Experience“ was nominated for a GMA Canada Covenant Award for Gospel Album of the Year. The psalmist has been hitting the road, traveling to the states. He’s been seen at Stellar Award events in Las Vegas and on television on TBN in Chicago, TCT in Detroit, Cornerstone in Pittsburgh and Atlanta Live. In addition, he made an appearance at the Chicago Gospel Fest Showcase and has been featured in The Belle Report.
Priscilla: What are the challenges you face in the Music Industry in Canada?
Jide: There is no real developed Christian Music Industry In Canada, it is still in the works. this I think is the major challenge.
Priscilla: On your music?
Jide: In June 2016, I released a remix version of “This Is The Day”, written and produced by Lewis and remixed by renowned producer Daniel Weatherspoon. “I believe that pure worship is missing from the church today and we’re to worship God in spirit and in truth – without baggage. We can’t bring anything with us when we’re truly worshipping God. He is looking for pure and uninhibited worshippers. That’s the reason I named the CD, The Worship Experience. God wants us to let go of everything when we come into His presence,” I am also a Praise/Worship leader in House of Praise Toronto.
Priscilla: Who would you want to feature alongside on stage?
Jide: Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, William McDowell, Todd Dulaney, Marvin Sapp to name a few.
Jide:I don’t have a particular favourite audience. It is anyone who comes to worship God freely.
Priscilla: Will you feature a secular artiste on your album- why?
Jide: Amos 3:3 says can two walk together, unless they are agreed? So I am mindful of who I partner with because at the end of the day God’s name has to be glorified
Priscilla: You have an International Invite clashing with your local church event.
Which will you honour?
Jide: That will depend on the nature of the events.
Priscilla: Advice for Upcoming African Canadian gospel artistes
Jide: This is a calling not a vocation, so your primary goal should be making sure your ministry is having a positive impact for the kingdom. We all need to remember that God’s number one priority is that souls are saved.
Thank you BFH for visiting Priscillaz Place!
Shoutout to all Readers from all over the world. You are all amazing! See you soonest!