Music & Video : Arugbo Ojo – John Olumayowa
If there’s one word to describe Ibadan-based Gospel Singer-songwriter and recording artiste John Olumayowa formerly known as John Mayor it would be prolific. The singer who also doubles as a Pastor has been frequently releasing music since 2019 after a brief hiatus and while his last single “River Of Babylon” is still making the rounds in the playlists of Gospel music listeners he returns with another anointed tune; Arugbo Ojo.
John Olumawoya speaking on the song says “I got the inspiration about Arugbo Ojo while preaching in a Church last year from Dan7:9
The presence of God as described in the passage is similar to the presence in Revelations chapter one and chapter four; worshipping Him for Who He is Opens the Door to Revelations”.
Arugbo Ojo which means Ancient of Days in Yoruba is a Christian Gospel ballad that pays reverence to the Almighty and features John Olumayowa with his soaring tenor and beautiful harmonies in the Falkin-produced cut which comes in an unusual arrangement but delivers as a solid Gospel ballad.
The single is accompanied by its video shot at Soundtech Studios by ace video director Emmanuel Iyiola. The simplistic but crisp video features John Olumayowa singing his heart out and giving us a visual narrative of the beautiful piece.