#MusicReview: ‘Jireh’ by Limoblaze, Lecrae and Happi

Davido ifeanyi Adeleke Chioma Rowland
This is a catchy song that has soul. When I say ‘soul’, I mean feeling. It is very heartfelt and totally relateable.
Now what surprised me was how short the song was. I sorta didn’t want it to end. Turns out I probably heard the whole of this song on instagram before checking it out on Spotify. Weird eh?

This is an afrobeatsey jam on E major, with amazing heart felt Nigerianness and lyricism. Happi’s depth of feeling in the chorus reminds me of Chandler Moore in Nathaniel Bassey’s ‘Olorun Agbaye’. Limoblaze’s lyrics are filled with lush Nigerian slang, and my favourite line, ‘cuz my Jireh na my padi’ rings soo true to me. The hook sorta reminds me of P-Squared’s ‘I’ve Got a Story’, but with a faster tempo. Lecrae is cool and alright as usual.

The video was okay with snippets of a live performance of Limoblaze and Lecrae with the crowd cheering. There is also a colourful scene with Limoblaze alone. I guess I would have liked more scenes with limoblaze and lecrae outside of the live performance, but then again, the song is really short.
I love the message of this song. It is so clear that it comes from a place of intimate friendship with God, not from a place of jumping on someone else’s faith or of trial and error. I am reminded of this scripture, ‘Friendship with God is reserved for those who reverence him. With them alone he shares the secrets of his promises.’ (Psalm 25:14-16)
It is very possible to go to church and other gatherings and go through the motions of christianity without having a personal encounter, testimonies or fruit developed from actually spending time with God.
It is so important enjoy your relationship with God. It is like having an friend so amazing, you want to tell the world about them.

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