Blessed with a soulful, multi – octave voice and a flair for leading God’s people in praise and worship, Anietie Bature, fondly called Annie is a contemporary Gospirational Artist, Song Writer, Insightful Blogger and Keynote Speaker, dedicated to extending the frontiers of the Gospel of Christ to the ends of the earth through music, blog posts, keynote speeches, inspirational products and resources.
She holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna, a Masters Degree in Environmental Technology and Management from De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom, and is currently serving as Music Director in the City of David, Eket (of the Redeemed Christian Church of God) and pursuing a career in the energy industry.
Anietie was born to Deaconess Dorcas and Late Mr. Patrick Umoffia, on November 2, 1980 in Calabar, Cross River State, and grew up as the youngest of seven. Typical of most great musical acts, she started off singing with a Church choir and a rapidly emerging children’s group named Shallom Kids, performing her first solo ”Jesus Wants Me For A Sun Beam” at about age seven at the Lutheran Church of Nigeria, Efut Parish, Calabar.
Anietie’s performances continued on various platforms and choirs such as PinseKirken in Esbjerg, Denmark, Christian Unity Chapel Choir of FGGC Calabar, Family Worship Center Abuja, Lagos Community Gospel Choir (LCGC) and The Living Vessels (TLV) of FUT Minna, where she learnt how to write songs and experienced the most growth musically. She is also a pioneer member of the Prophetic Praise Summit (PPS), Abuja and has served as backup singer and worship leader in a number of these groups.
Anietie went on to develop a contemporary, Christian Pop, Hip Hop, R & B and Worship style that has won her critical acclamation and an expanding fan base both locally and internationally.
As one who stayed plugged in to music at different stages of her life, Anietie heard everything from Gospel legends Bob Fitts and the Maranatha Singers, Ron Kenoly, Shirley Caesar, Yolanda Adams, Panam Percy Paul, Andre Crouch, Ray Boltz to Karen Clark Sheard, Cece Winans, Darlene Zschech, Hillsong, Israel Houghton, Martha Munizi, The Tommies, amongst others. The influence of these gospel greats combined with family upbringing and a consistent participation in musical endeavors helped to shape her as a singer.
After many years of drawing inspiration from those that have gone before her as well as her own life experiences, she started composing her own songs. In 2004 she recorded her first single, and announced herself as professional with the release of her 12-track album titled ‘Revealed’ in August, 2013.
Anietie’s evolution saw her progression in music coupled with her talent as an Ardent Blogger and her emergence as a Keynote Speaker. After several years of keeping the world waiting, the wife and mother of three kids has released a high – spirited smash hit single entitled ‘My Whole Life’, produced by iChek, as well as shot the music video, so is a potential album dropping soon? Only time will tell.
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