Art, love and
spirituality are some of the several fierce and unique themes that Africa bears
both as a continent of several states and as a place of so many beautiful,
gifted and magical souls. One of those souls being Kase Greatness, a Nigerian
born and bred gospel artist, domicile in Delta State, whose love and passion
for God, life and impact has struck him the gold of several light years, the
gold of music. And like the elixir of life, he wields his art and gift to teach,
heal and make whole by bring God and heaven so many lyrics and verses closer.
Opportune to have him met a few years ago, I have been drinking from his well
ever since. Dear world I give you this African jewel, Kase Greatness!
What is Kase’s story?
from the city of Warri in Delta State Nigera, and
was born into the family of five- four
beautiful girls and one boy. He is the last child and only boy. He has a lovely
, Queen Kase. His father, Mr. Johnson Kase died in his early 40s while he
was just some months old in the womb. He attended Ighobadu Primary School Warri,
Hussey College Warri but rounded off
Secondary education at St. Augustine's College, Ibusa. He Graduated from
Madonna University Nigeria Okija Campus in 2014.
What is your educational qualification?
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy.
What led to your studying Philosophy?
The love of the
abstract! Wanting to know more about the universe- especially the secret behind
the Gulf of Alaska where two oceans meet but never mix. And so many other
reasons too numerous to mention.
You have been weaving so many beautiful
sounds with fierce lyrics for years now. How did that start?
I started in the
church while in the children’s choir. Since then it has developed to a more mature
me. How time flies.
Having heard few of your tracks and seen
you perform live on several occasions, I know that your art is not just a show
of talent. Honestly, what is the secret behind the heat of your performance?
The secret is quite simply prayer and seeing
lives blessed by my ministrations. I do not do songs that after singing people
just clap. No I like doing songs that will drop a strong lasting message inside
someone that needs a Word to move to the next level.
In 2010, when I watched your ‘Roll the
Stone Away’ ministration alongside Caleb and Tari of the Glory and Virtue Mass
Choir of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Madonna, I cried. That one ministration
has never left my heart. What inspired that particular song?
(Deep sigh) So
touching, It's well. So many lives where touched that day. It was that song
that made me discovere my music ministry. I just recall Eddie, Alumona, Rume,
Anthony, Princess and others who also participated in that ministration. The
song was inspired by the Bible story of how Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead
after four Days. All thanks to Papa Josh, the Evangelism Leader who asked me to
write a song after giving me the theme and text for the programme, John 11. After studying the scripture on my bed, I
picked up my guitar and I started playing along and that was how the song came.
What inspires your creativity?
The study and the
deep understanding of God's word also situations around us.
How has your music career been since the release of your debut album ‘Roll the
Stone Away’ in 2013?
It has been
moving from Glory to Glory.
What privileges come with being a Nigerian gospel artiste?
Not much, just
that I’m opportune to be a blessing to people's life and God blesses you as
What challenges follow this status?
Finance is one of
the greatest challenges- especially in Nigeria where people love free things.
How many songs have you written from
inception till date?
I have written
about 20 songs for now.
What other things outside music take
What are your plans for your music in
the future, life-long full time career, or part time?
Music first. Any other thing I do will be
consider as part time
Being a gospel artiste are you
considering other genres of music?
Yeah! Like doing a slow rock love songs.
I understand that 2015 has been a really
busy year for you as regards your music. What’s up with that?
I’m just trying to make a mark in the industry
Who do work with on presently on your music?
I work with the Greatness Music All Stars:Ccj, Jubby, Pearl, Mcdee, Angel, Kielz, Kachi,and Kayceeh Grace.
We are a team of musical
friends who graduated from Madonna University Nigeria, Okija Campus.
This is the fruit of a vision to create a gospel music label in order to
encourage young upcoming gospel artistes from deciating to secular
music because of fame and cash.
I have been opportune to be under
your leadership for a while, and I know that there is a lot more than just your
music on your table at any given time. What other project(s) is on your table
No other project
other than music for this year.
What do you read?
What do you listen to?
songs and messages,
Who are your mentors and role models?
Pst Paul Eneche,
Pst Sam Adeyemi.
What’s the very next step for you as
regards your career generally?
Shooting of my
In 2013, during your interview with the
Organised Press Crew of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Madonna, you said that
you need to get balanced before you can get into a relationship. Are you
anywhere near that now?
(Laughs) Very funny! I’m still not in a
What’s your most empowering personal
Make impact before you depart
Please kindly share a word of advice for
the youths of Africa.
Be strong. Hold on to your dreams more than
your Job. Someone may need them to explore their world and affect their
Below are some links to Kase Greatness's mind blowing tracks.