As the whole world awaits the June 3rd Paradigm shift that will be initiated by Pat Uwaje-King – one of Africa’s leading Gospel music icons and midnight crew leader – as she gets set for the release of her debut solo album, she has taken her time to give us insight into the collection that makes up the finest contemporary work of art and ministry yet.
“He’s Done Me Well”, Pat Uwaje-King’s latest offering, is a collection of original pieces that is reminiscent of the era of Gospel legends such as Funmi Aragbaye, Good Women choir, Panam Percy Paul and more but employs elements of contemporary music as put together by some of the finest hands in music production such as Wole Oni, Willz, El Jamin, Mr Daz, JTreash, Sammy Young and Joe Pee laced with the rich & anointed vocals of Uwaje-King and other featured artistes bringing on nostalgia for the old time religion without losing the essence of the present days.
Speaking on the forthcoming album, Pat Uwaje-King said;
“Yes, this is my first solo album and the release has been slated for the 3rd of June. I have great expectations from the album due to the virtue that has gone into its production phase – both spiritual and human. ”
During Midnight crew’s 12th Anniversary in 2013, the group announced a need for the amazing four to find expressions and extend tentacles while Midnight crew serves as the springboard from where all other projects will be birthed, hence, the exploration of Pat Uwaje-King and Mike Abdul on solo album projects. It will not come as a surprise if more members of the group follow in the same footsteps.
“There is just too much enveloped in each member and it will be an anomaly to just sit on it and not let all these gifts find expressions.” Pat Uwaje-King said. “I, for instance, have been involved in breeding new talents, coordinating events and as you know, will be releasing my solo album in a few days. Mike Abdul has also released an album under his own label which houses 2 other artistes who are already breaking major grounds. G-Minor has been deeply involved in the coordination of the Zera mass choir and all of us have had to depend on Odunayo Ojo-Onasanya for our projects, as far as quality and wisdom is concerned. We are still very much involved in the group and I am sure you have seen our recent video for the song ‘Mo Dibo’. We are just leveraging on the platform we already have for individual expression.”
Pat Uwaje-King who has been on the album project for about 10 months emphasized on the massive support she has received from every member of the Midnight crew who also rendered their effort on the track “Mbene”. The album cuts across various genres including African Praise Medley, Pop, Soul, Reggae, amongst others and while it includes some of her released singles such as “Eze”, “All Power” and “He’s Done Me Well”, such tracks as “Iyu Kayin Nene”, “Winner”, “Hear my Call”, “Hossana” and more, will also make phenomenal impact when the work is released.
“I am very excited about this album!” She blurted. “It will be very hard to skip any track (laughs). I believe it will not only bless Africa but will also define the future of Gospel music.”
Apart from being the Leader of the Midnight Crew, Pat Uwaje-King is a music consultant, Event Coordinator and Facilitator. She is the CEO of GPK Records, the platform releasing the “He’s Done Me Well” album.