Check out the long awaited album by Nigerian-born, American Christian pop and gospel singer, songwriter, and composer, Blessing Offor tagged “My Tribe (Extended Edition)” which contains 19 mesmerizing tracks.
Blessing Offor was born blind in one eye and with limited vision in the other due to congenital glaucoma. He and his uncle relocated to Connecticut at 6 years old in order to treat the glaucoma and to preserve his remaining eyesight but when he was 10, he went completely blind due to an accident. He started composing music on piano and learned to play songs from Stevie Wonder and Sam Cook.
Commenting on the album, Blessing Offor said “The album was down to the wire, and I was like, ‘I just feel something’s missing. I need to bring something quintessentially Nigerian and personal into this record.’ I said, ‘There’s this song I used to sing when I was a kid and back home and with my uncle that I need to do because that song says a lot about who I am.’ It captures the philosophy of what it is to be from a Third World country, where things are materially very difficult but spiritually and emotionally very rich; where people are hungry, but they’re happy; where they don’t have a lot, but they have everything”.