God, Man and Music- Bayo Adegbite

NELOC Media: Can we meet you?
Bayo Adegbite: My name is Adegbite Adebayo Samuel. I'm a 26years old graduate of Political science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. I was born into a family of five although, my father is late, as far back as 1997

NELOC Media: Awww, so sorry about that sir.
Bayo Adegbite: It's okay sis
Bayo Adegbite: I'm a Music minister with a passion to preach Jesus all around the world with the sounds of Heaven
Bayo Adegbite: I hail from Oyo state

NELOC Media: "But my father is late, as far back as 1997..."
With this, how was growing up been for you?
Bayo Adegbite: Well, It was tough, really tough, especially for my mother who suddenly found herself a single parent. It was like the silver spoon was taken away, but nonetheless, she did everything in her power by the grace of God to give myself and my siblings quality education, good morals and taught us to love the Lord. A lot of credit goes to God through her.

NELOC Media: Inspiring! Your mum is indeed a strong woman. I thank God for His grace upon her life.
Bayo Adegbite: Yeah, God be praised.

NELOC Media: What inspired Aninilematanile?
Bayo Adegbite: After completing my  undergraduate studies, I had been trusting God for an unusual grace to compose songs that will bless many around the world. I just want to be a vessel unto honour. One day, as I was heading back home from work, I started singing in the spirit (singing in tongues), a melody then struck my heart, I couldn't stop singing it, but it was still in tongues, so I asked God to help put words of understanding to fit into the melody, and not long after, I remembered a beautiful name of God I got to know in one of rehearsals in the fellowship meeting (RCFOAU) in the university. Aninilematannile! Meaning The Inexhaustible God, The One who is All-Sufficient. That was it! A new song had arrived!!!

NELOC Media: Wow! Interesting
When did you start music?
Bayo Adegbite: I have been involved in music since childhood, in fact every member of family sings really well, but started 2015 professionally when I released my debut single.

NELOC Media: As a gospel artiste, please narrate your salvation experience?
Bayo Adegbite: I got saved through a friend way back 2007. He just showed me love and then I saw how things were working out for him, so I decided to give God a chance, but now I know He gave me chance! No regrets!

NELOC Media: Oh Wow! Who are your music mentors? Your role models in this field?
Bayo Adegbite: My music mentor is my Mother, Mrs Adegbite Stella Olayide, she taught me how to stay on key by dragging me to weekly services to lead the praise and worship lol and Role models are Don Moen, Wale Adenuga and Nathaniel Bassey.
NELOC Media: God, Music and Man... What do you think is the bond?
Bayo Adegbite: God is the originator of music and also the creator of man. The bond here is that, music is one of the most potent weapon in the hands of men to establish and advance the kingdom of God on earth.
NELOC Media: Wow!
Recently Tasha Hobbs collaborated with Nicki Minaj. What do you think of gospel artistes collaborating with secular ones?
Bayo Adegbite: I'm not one to judge, but if i could just lend my voice. My stand is that Whatever is Gospel is too precious to be meddled with the secular world. There's a distinct line between we do in the kingdom and what goes on in the secular. We preach Christ, they preach self, so when we involve the secular guys in collaboration, in my opinion I think there's a loss of sense of identity.
NELOC Media: Wow! What's the future of gospel music in Nigeria?
Bayo Adegbite: Beyond words can say or describe!!! There's an army rising in this country. God is raising music ministers after His heart
NELOC Media: And I'm one of them! (smiles)
Bayo Adegbite: Oh yes!
Bayo Adegbite: Music ministers are churning out great songs. And believe soonest, our songs will change the course of this country, Africa, and the world at large  for good.
NELOC Media: Amen!
How do you balance your music with other obligations-- career, etc?
Bayo Adegbite: It's not easy but I'll just say you'll always find time for whatever you love or love doing. So with God's help I try to prioritise well
NELOC Media: What is your greatest challenge as a musician?
Bayo Adegbite: I don't know how best to answer this but, I put a lot of good pressure on myself and the good pressure is to better the person I was yesterday by improving today, but Jesus is up to the task through me
Let me just say, staying positive and motivated in midst of discouragements is my greatest challenge.
NELOC Media: You started in 2015? Wow! That's great.
What are your achievements so far?
Bayo Adegbite: I believe my greatest achievements is how the songs God has given has touched the lives of people. Recently someone told how she got baptised in the Holy Ghost with evidence of speaking in tongues while singing one of the songs God gave me. That for me is a great achievement!
NELOC Media: Wow! I love this testimony. That should be the testimony of all gospel singers.
NELOC Media: Where do you see yourself in next five years?
Bayo Adegbite: Next five years! Well I believe by then by the special grace of God, I would have joined of frontiers in the gospel music ministry in Nigeria and the world at large to keep advancing the kingdom of God through music
NELOC Media: Hmm. What would you love to say to your supporters and to inspire other musicians?
Bayo Adegbite: To all those who have supported me so far, I want to say a big thank you. I'm immensely grateful. I also humbly ask that you keep praying for me like you've always done. May God keep us all in Jesus name. I love you all.
To my fellow music ministers, we must keep pushing for excellence and trust God for every step we intend take. let's keep raising the banner of Christ, drawing men solely to Him.
NELOC Media: Thank you for your time sir.
I love your story, and I'm sure our readers are inspired by this.
From NELOC Media, we say, "thank you"🙂
Bayo Adegbite: My pleasure NELOC media.

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