Pastor Eche Obaje who hails from Umomi in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State holds a BA in Religious Studies from University of Ibadan and also a degree in Theology from United Missionary Church of Africa Theological College Ilorin. He started his musical carrier at a very tender age as a choir master of the then Junior Choir of his church. He is a music producer and head of Youth Gospel Musical Band (YGMB). In this interview with Isaac Echiejele, Obaje shares his experience in the music industry and also talked on his newly released musical video. Below are excerpts:
What inspired your passion for music?
I found myself doing music even when I did not understand what music is all about. As I started growing up I discovered that am not an artiste but rather a music coach which I’ve been doing. My passion for music led me into writing and arrangement of songs, producing of sounds, beats and lyrics. All these gave birth to my present musical band.
Please tell us about the YGMB?
The YGMB is a Youth Gospel Musical Band was founded about 8years ago when I was the Youth Choir Master in Christ Evangelical Fellowship of Nigeria in Umomi Kogi state, but today we have our members from many other places.
What has the group achieved in the past Eight year?
God has enabled us to win souls through our ministration. By God’s grace the group has ministered during occasions such as weddings, crusades and event within our reach. We have to our credits four albums. The Video shot of the fourth album which has in its track powerful inspirational songs was shot last August and was launched on Monday October 1, 2012 at the CEFN in Lagos.
What are the challenges so far?
Challenges are very normal in every good thing. The most pressing challenge is that of finance which I bear all alone and you know how expensive it is to shoot a video.
Where do you see YGMB in 1000days to come?
We are trust God to make more mark and impact more souls as the days go by
How do you intend to achieve it?
With hard work and God on our side we will get there.