Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?” ― Jane Swan
“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” ― Keith Richard
“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ― Billy Joel
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” ― Bob Marley
I’m excited to be here, and i must commend you for all your posts they’re really inspiring and rich.
Thank you very much sir, it’s nice to have you here…
My name is Kingsley Innocent, I’m a final year student of finearts Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. I’m a fine artist who’s specializing in Art History section and apart from school i love and do music. That’s where the name ‘Kaestrings’ came about. I love to sing🤭, I love to play the acoustic guitar too. Paramountly i love Jesus!
I’m idoma and I’m based in Zaria, Kaduna State. I was born on 24th November. I started music when I was young but i deliberately started working on my voice from 2011 and in 2013 I was invited to sing (minister/perform) at another church outside my church for the first time. I grew up seeing my siblings sing, all of them!
I derive a sense of fulfilment and satisfaction, I know it’s me fulfilling purpose when I sing, I feel good, inner joy and gladness. The impact music makes, the results God use my music to produce inspires me to do more.
Your first song?
Gashina(He is here) is the first song I ever recorded personally, I have done other works with people, I have featured in other songs. I wrote the song in church during my rehearsals, I normally go by 10.am though it’s starts 2pm, I use the hours for my personal rehearsals but that very day I was excited because I was getting a lot of things right and while we were praying to start our worship team rehearsals I got the sound for the song. Powerful… I was excused, I went out with my guitar and recorded the song with my phone when I got back inside, I taught the song . Later that day I was inspired to formulate the stanza for the song. Gashina is a very simple and amazing song , full of extraordinary joy and gladness!
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Do you get nervous when you sing?
I do get nervous most of the times when I want to minister a song, but I get to overcome it by taking charge of the environment at that moment. I get to engage the audience by making them do something, mostly I make them laugh to get rid of my anxiety.
Also I remind myself that each time I minister a song I am reflecting Christ and I depend Soley on him. It gives me so much confidence that why I can’t make mistakes but even when I do, Jesus got me covered. Every error that occurs shows my disalignment from him,when i’m trying to save myself or impress people but I don’t have a reputation to protect in Christ.
So my advice to help you get rid of nervousness is:
1. step up your game, quality practice and rehearsal boost your confidence in what you have to offer.
2. Take control and full charge of your environment and audience, every person sitting there is a human with a heart ready to listen to you!
3. Put your trust in the Lord all mighty, let your performance be inspired by the Holy Spirit .
How do you strike a balance between school, music and ministrations?
I can’t really say that I have mastered the act of balancing the three, the burden in my heart to finish school and the value derived from it makes me push through and being execellent in music has kept me going till date.
The secret formula I would say is to finish school, if it’s worth doing it’s worth doing well! Music and a reputation of dropping out of school doesn’t earn you so much respect, you can sometimes pass the wrong message to the younger generation out there!
What do you think is the best song you have released and why?
This is quite a difficult question for me to answer because I love all my songs😁. All of them bless me, I feel the best song is… Love, I enjoyed the production process, I had a great time with the producer and the feedback…
The feedback has been overwhelming, inspiring testimonies of people who considered suicide but the song lifted their spirit and gave them hope again.
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which musicians inspire you ?
The list is pretty much :
Tye Tribett and others …
Which musician would you love to collaborate with in your next song?
How do you inspire yourself to grow?
I go on music retreats, where I evaluate myself, the growth I have made, I watch videos, I attend classes. I get to do a constant check on my growth and I work by a principle inspired from the bible.
The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give peace, saith the LORD of hosts.
I am obsessed about growing because I believe it is wrong to have a better skillful yesterday as a youth, it should always get better!
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Do you enjoy listening to your songs?
So much. They bless me so so much, I have a playlist of my songs.
Your creed, B_HF, how did you come about it?
I realized how much negativity is being sold cheaply by the world and it’s s being bought easily by every one. Negative proclamations and declarations and so on and so forth. Then i was inspired to start up a trend on social media to at least be a cure to the so much negativity going on, so I began the hashtag blessed and highly favored movement. And its been amazing how much the society have been able to accept it. For me personally, i believe what so ever thing you say you are is what you are, our declarations are powerful so B_HF is my little contribution to making life work for the universe . Bless and highly favoured!
How do your friends and family play a role in your development as a musician and an artist?
My friends have played an amazing role which has thought me a lot. The kind of relationship you have really matters, they inspire me to be better and their feedback inspires me want to keep moving. You can say my home is a musical home, I got the gift from my family, my friends pushed it forward, the support from my family has been encouraging.
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If you have people remember one thing about you, what would that be?
Love 😉, I will like the world to know me for love, love for God and love for people. Love and passion for the word, to bring a change through music.
In the future I will love it that my music is heard all over the world and it can impact lives.
How do you score songs?
Everytime I am to score a song, I put my recorder on, i practice over and over again until I fill comfortable with how I sound and how I sang the song. That’s it for me!
what’s the biggest mistake one can make in music?
The mistake for me is the inability to recognize the place for growth.
How have you managed to stand your ground in Christ without going crazy?
I have learnt to manage fame, it never get into my head, nobody fell from the sky…any other person can do whatI am doing presently.the thought of loving Christ and people keeps me grounded… I don’t want a situation where God is looking for someone to use and he can’t use me… People are replaceable!
My advice to you is to keep moving in whatever you are doing, never accommodate procrastination and laziness. Let your Mind be focused on growthand ultimately build up a rich and genuine relationship with the Holy Spirit.
Thank you very much sir for this beautiful moment!
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