#AlbumReview: ‘The Cross My Gaze’ by Mercy Chinwo|| Streams of Mercy on the Highlife Beat

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Mercy starts raspy against the piano playing softly on this Ballad fit for a musical. She then becomes soft, along with the backups and slightly soft digital trumpet. Her voice becomes slightly animated as the digital instrumentation does a pizzicato number. It’s almost like a whole orchestra comes in at ‘Oh, what a father I have in you’, immediately giving me the imagery of the whole of Heaven’s Armies coming to your rescue when you choose God over anyone else. I love how she spontaneously recites God’s lovely names in Igbo, as the proud badges He owns, especially ‘Onyekwaranta’ and ‘Ekueme’. This is the most classical piece on this album, and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the juxtaposition of igbo and classical music.

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#Prophetiquette The Series, Episode 6: Dear Mrs WOK, Learn not to say Too Much.

Prophecy or etiquette

I guess you could say it was prophecy as well because it was telling what was about to come. But the quintessential WOK could also be like that. Bt-dubs, in my mind, WOK and prophecy are like species of the same thing. Just like a website and a blog-they are sort of the same thing or similar.

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