Her name is Uduak, and it is a name that means “Resolve.” From Akwa Ibom State in Nigeria, Uduak is a contemporary gospel musician. Call her an enigmatic song writer and a mesmerizing performer. Call her a psalmist. Call her a prophetic singer. Call her many things-in-one. Her extraordinary versatility positions her as an “eclectic” brand in the music world. Her life and music are influenced by her crusading passion for souls.
She deliberately and artfully weaves the word (gospel) into her music. And what you see is a creative blend of the pulsating African rhythm and the classic flavor of soul: a marriage of inter-continental “tangs” of tunes. Uduak believes in the spirituality of music and the liberating power of “new songs”.
Hear her: “The word is my life. Music is my driving passion”. When she sings, what hits you is more than a song. You might want to dance, reflect or just walk away happy with a lingering pleasure of a “Jazzy” encounter. Now there are other sides of Uduak. She is a development practitioner, researcher, public speaker and author.
For over 20 years Uduak and her husband have been co-labourers in the Lord’s vine yard. He preaches the word and she sings the word. These combined ‘giftings’ in these two vessels have been a blessing to them as a couple and many in this generation.
Here’s what a close friend has to say about her: If you want Uduak to get in her elements, put her close to a microphone and if you want your heart to explode, then put her on the stage! Today, Uduak is poised to release her third album: a package that is loaded with melody, inspiration and power.
Uduak Daniel…….is simply hypnotic!
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