Foluke Omodara is a music minister and an Urban Contemporary Gospel Artiste.
She is a performing and Recording artist, songwriter, Spirit-filled Praise and Worship leader.
She has been a music minister for over 13years and has been a blessing to all over the years through her ministrations.
She is a music artist, who can perform various genres of music. She writes all her songs and also performs some of the songs written by various Gospel Artists when ministering on stage.
She is an ordained minister in the Redeemed Christian Church of God and has been the minister in Charge/Head of department of her parish(es) choir for over 13years.
She is the CEO of FOLUKE OMODARA MUSIC MINISTRY (FOMM) & ministers with her band (DeRoyalty crew) in Churches and special events.
In an exclusive interview with Dailyfamily.ng, Foluke Omodara said she got her inspiration to sing from holy spirit and life experiences.
When did your interest in music starts?
Since I was very little. I grew up in a musical family thus, music has been part of my life since birth.
How will you describe your music?
I am a music minister, a performing and Recording Gospel Artist, a Song writer, Praise and Worship leader with a heart set to lead God’s people to the presence of God, bring His glory down and be a blessing to generations through my ministrations by the grace of the Almighty God.
The gospel music is a bit over crowded, how do you intend setting yours apart?
By focusing on God whose praise I sing. The sky is big enough for birds to fly. To stand out in anything you have to be dedicated, focused, disciplined, diligent and have total trust in God.
Who inspired you musically?
The Holy Spirit inspires me. I also got inspiration from life experiences.
The experiences of lack, sorrow, stagnancy, to God, be the glory, He is making ways for me and met all my needs.
I also inspired to praise God more after I was delivered from an accident.
I have some gospel artistes that have inspired me over the years like Cece Winans, Shirley Caeser, Juanita Bylon, Sinach, Pastor Wale Adenuga, Don Meon, Kirk Franklin, Nathaniel Bassey, Pastor Moji Alawiye, Donnie McClurkin and Gbenga Adenuga among others.
Can you share with us your love life and how you met your husband?
I and my husband met in the church, RCCG Chapel of Reconciliation, Gbagada, Lagos state. We were just friends, co-labourer in Christ. He was looking up to God for a life partner, I was also trusting God for a future partner.
He went to our Pastor and told him that he loved me and would want to marry me. Our Pastor informed me and I opened up to him about a revelation I got before confirming he was the one.
He gave us the go-ahead to start our courtship, my husband proposed officially and the rest is history
How were you able to combining music career with family obligations?
It’s been by the grace of God. I thank God for the support I have been getting from my husband, family and loved ones. They help a great deal with the children
Have you been sexually harassed before in the music industry?
Not really, I haven’t so far since I got married.
What do you think is responsible for sexual harassment in the gospel music industry?
Sexual harassment is everywhere. I will say the one who yields to the work of the flesh is the one responsible for it.
Fleshly desire, lust, covetousness are caused in man. The one who is given to lust might now use the vulnerability of a musician needing support, funds and help as a means of satisfying his/her lustful desire.
What are your challenges in life?
Life is full of challenges so I have had my own share too.
But as a music minister, I can say the major challenge I have encountered is sponsorship and finance. Music ministry is a huge one that needs lots of funds and support.
What is your advice for the beginners?
They should be humble. They should not despise the days of little beginning.
They should work on their relationship with God, stay focused and have a good character. They should strive to live a holy life.
What is your advice on parenting?
After God, the well being of your family should be your priority.
Children should be given lots of attention. Try to be there for your spouse and children. Parenting is a lot of hard work so you must rise to the task. Raise them up in the way of the Lord so that when you are old, you can have peace.