OKEY SOKAY; REDEFINING GOSPEL MUSIC ONE TRENDY SONG AT A TIME Jesam Amuda October 16, 2017 Featured Bottom, Featured Top, News I remember the first time I met Okey Sokay, I had called him on the phone and set an appointment to go over to his studio to pick up a file for my artiste. I was pleasantly surprised by his warmth, humility, ease and accessibility. We started a conversation about the gospel music industry, controversies, problems and possible solutions and overall, God’s kingdom agenda for the music industry. I was even more blown away by the depth of knowledge, understanding and insight he had about the topics we touched on and, even more, the clarity of his purpose in the music industry, that is “to redefine “gospel music” with trendy, afrobeats and pop culture touch to appeal to his core audience “The Youth” whilst renewing minds, winning and transforming souls.” Okey Sokay is a gospel DJ’s dream come true! Born Okechukwu Okey to the family of Mr and Mrs. Emmanuel and Elfrida Onya Ejim , Okey Sokay is a gifted gospel artiste of very rare quality. He is known for his uplifting melodies, powerful inspiring lyrics and the unquestionable presence his music carries and conveys, heralding his arrival into the scene of Gospel music as successful, pure, fresh, original, and lifting with an amazing global impact which has earned him some serious acknowledgement and recognitions. Not only is Okey Sokay a singer/songwriter, he is also a music producer, mixing/mastering engineer, programmer and CEO Orangeville records. He has written, produced and/or mixed & mastered numerous popular songs. He is credited for producing popular songs like Akagi by Kelar Thrillz, Onyeuwaoma by Nikki Laoye ft Banky W, Morire (remix) by Mike Abdul, and has worked with great minds in the music industry (both local and international) such as Tim Godfrey, KingzKid(GH) , ESAIAS (GH), Giftberries and many more. His personal relationship with Jesus and his testimonies have inspired songs like, OYEL, HSKT, Aka, Takeover, YANGA, Life, Merem Something and many other songs that he performs all over the country with his band, Oyel Planet. OYEL was easily the most engaged song ever released with over 500 refixes of the song (We actually lost count) by both upcoming artistes from all over Nigeria and popular artistes like Mastercraft, Nikki Laoye and Ami FKA Provabs, to name a few. His EP ”Without You ” was released in 2014 and his Debut album ” REVEALED was released in 2016. Okey Sokay is happily married and currently serving as the minister for worship at CHARIS FAMILY INTERNATIONAL CHURCH, LAGOS, NIGERIA. Visit his website for more information about him. Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.