Having husband who is a music producer makes things easier —Psalmos
Mobolaji Dekunle–Oniyo popularly known as Psalmos is a song writer and gospel artiste. The banker turned musician, in this interview with TAYO GESINDE, speaks about her musical career and the price she had to pay for being a celebrity.
I was born in Ikere Ekiti in Ekiti State but I am an indigene of Oke Imesi, also in Ekiti State. I am the last born of six children. I attended Community High School, Ojodu Abiodu, Berger, Lagos State and proceeded to the University of Ado Ekiti, where I obtained a diploma in Banking and Finance ,then went ahead to study Industrial Relations and Personnel Management and graduated with a B.Sc from the Lagos State University.
Foray into music
I worked as a banker for three years at Reliance Bank(I think they have a new name now). I also worked in an aluminium company and lastly, Avion Travels. I became a music minister after I joined the choir in Christ Livingspring Apostolic Ministry (CLAM) in 2014. I was told by several people at the same time that I’m a vessel for the Master’s (God) use and I also knew that there was more to me than singing in the choir. At the appointed time, the Lord made it happen. I have released three albums and they have all been from one level of glory to another. The first one was Higher Ground, the second was Expression of His Goodness and after that was Emmanuel. Lately, I have been releasing some songs at different intervals in anticipation of the Album tracks – Jesu Joba ft Tope Alabi and Miracle Working God. I am working on releasing another single in a couple of weeks.
My number one role model is Jesus, who gave me the gift and purpose, through the Holy Spirit, the word of God and through the happenings around me and in my life.
It has been challenging a little though but thank God we have been able to push on till this point. Also, having a husband who is a music producer and very understanding makes it lighter.
Coping with advances from male fans
Well, because I am married, I don’t get advances because everyone knows that I am a married woman.
The price of being a celebrity
The price of not being able to express myself in public but it has become a life style so I don’t have to complain.
Music ministers as entertainers
It takes a personal experience and a walk with the Holy Spirit to determine whether you will be a minister of the Gospel or an entertainer. It is your level of understanding and willingness that will determine whether you will be a music minister or an entertainer.
Philosophy of life
Live a life of purpose, create your happiness and love always.