WALK into a charismatic church in Mzansi on any given Sunday and chances are that congregants young and old will be breaking into the popular strains of My God is Good-o, shaking their bodies and waving their arms as the vibrant
song fills them with joy.
And the way the song resonates so strongly with Christians is a source of great happiness for the man who sings it: Nigerian star Uche Agu.
The 31-year-old never thought it would have the impact it has when he first sang it in his distinctive Nigerian accent (turning the word “good” in the title to the now trademark “good-o”) – nor that he himself would become a star with three Crown Gospel Music Awards nominations to his name.
Uche was introduced to South Africa when he sang the song on Joyous Celebration 13, the hit gospel group’s 13th CD, almost two years ago.
Since then he has become a permanent feature with the group, leading more songs on Joyous Celebration 14 this year.
He has also released a live DVD, showcasing his talents as a singer and a lively stage performer.
God has indeed been good for Uche – and as his star continues to rise, we meet him at the luxurious Regent Apartment suites in Sandton, Jozi.
Read the full article in the Drum of 25 November 2010