To many residents of Ikeja, Ojodu, Ogba to Agege and even Lagos at large Ambassador Oluwaseun Ogunrinu aka Seun Gabson is a rising star to watch when it comes to gospel music. He plays across Churches, with Christians and their social events like wedding, conventions, birthdays and burial receptions.
To whoever may be hearing for the first time about him, he is not a green horn having put in about 15 years into what he likes to do, and that has earned him two albums to his credit.
Apart from playing for churches he also brings his fans across faith together in what he called jumps, as he hosts this periodically and mostly, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, and this comes up in Ikeja, Ogba, Agege and Abule Egba axis of the state.
To him it is the purpose of God coming to manifestation in his life by coming up as a gospel singer. According to him “I did not know what it meant when as a young boy I would gather my friends together beating tins and all manners of materials, but I thank God today to have found myself in music line, and I will do my best to use it to glorify God.”
On what actually launched him fully into gospel music, he said it did not start just like that.
“I began when I was very young, from that level to the Church when I joined the Sunday School and the choir, I later became the choir master of my Church then. From there I continued to develop the talent. When I was in Senior Secondary School class there was this talent hunt or variety shows in which I participated, I sang lines from Baba Ara songs, and I was so perfect that those who saw me used to call me Baba Ara.
“Gradually I continued to develop myself after my secondary school. I continued to participate in choir concerts, during Church harvests. From there I built the courage to come out and sing in the public.
“I had a leader then, Mr. Monday Iwalesin our choirmaster then, who also encouraged me till when I entered the Yaba College of Technology. My father was the Shepherd-in-charge of CCC Agidingbi. They all encouraged me a lot. While in school I realised that the gift was still there. Even when I served at Guiness Nig. Plc people still encouraged me, because they knew I loved music as I used to sing around. Many of my friends used to take me to events to play. The first wedding I played was where I served, and it was very encouraging and after that I fully launched out.”
As an up and coming artiste he looks to some more prominent figures in the industry and music ministry, these according to him are the likes of Ambassador Segun Nabi, Mega ’99, Seyi Solagbade and Nathaniel Bassey.
“For everything we have reason to thank God for taking me from where I started to where I am till where He is taking me to. It is not by my power and not by my might but by the spirit of God. Without any story there will be no glory, and that is why we are thanking God because our future is very bright.”
On Sunday August 2, 2020, Ambassador Seun Gabson will be staging an online praise session tagged Agbanilagbatan on Facebook and Instagram between 12noon and 2pm.
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