Uche Agu talks about rise in African Gospel Music by teaming up with American stars
Ever since signing to Dream Gospel and releasing his powerful praise album, The Worship Experience: Live In Houston, Agu has shined a bright light on the continent of Africa, and made universal music more alluring to Americans. Hit songs like Make God Big and My God Is Good have propelled his profile before the American public and opened the door for more World music in the worship experience. BlackGospel.com talked with Uche Agu about the rise of Africa, the reasons behind this growing trend to team up between Americans and Africans and his genuine friendship with Tye Tribbett.
Uche said , the reason he decided to come to Houston to record an album is because he saw the need to bridge both cultures musically. America has the excellence, the standards, the blueprint and it’s more or less like the big brother for us, as Nigerians.
“We look up to you, imitate your styles; and want to be like you guys. You inspire us from far away. And in another way, Africa has something that is very good, which is the freshness of our music, the different sounds and dynamics, the dancing rhythms, all that excitement and celebration”.