ISSA AWARDS 2020
International Nominees In Six Categories
So excited to announce that we are now finalists in the International category of the International Singer Songwriters Association. We are now up for six possible awards at ISSA 2020. Thank you all for voting for us.
FOLARIN & KEZIAH
Transcending Colors, Cultures and Creeds
A true contemporary christian/gospel duo. There are many ways to describe Folarin & Keziah, but unique, talented, and down to earth just seem to scratch the surface. However, there is one word that ties them both together and is true to their character: Folarin & Keziah have a heart for God and people. They sing so honestly from their heart and soul. Folarin & Keziah does so in just the right way, combining art, story, and song in perfect unison. Take a look around the site, and explore what the gift of music truly is. Folarin & Keziah hope you enjoy this collection of songs, so please feel free to listen, share, and send them your comments.
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IN THE NEWS
A day in the life of Folarin & Keziah is a busy one, and it can be hard to keep up with their hectic schedule. Now, you need never miss a moment with all the latest Folarin & Keziah news compiled in one place. From tour dates and album releases, to reviews, interviews, and more – stay in the know with this regularly updated news section.
James 4:6-7 God opposes everyone who is proud, but he is kind to everyone who is humble, surrender to God. Folarin & Keziah are back with a new single; Surrendering All. In this track, Folarin raises a cry of surrender saying...God, I’m want your plans for my life, not my own. I have plans, dreams, goals, and ambitions, but I know that you put me on this earth for a purpose. I intentionally choose your plan for my life instead of my own. Listen and enjoy the superior sound quality that this album has to offer.
Luke 23: 5-6 But the men said, “Why are you looking in the place of the dead for someone who is alive? Jesus isn’t here! He has been raised from death. This track has become a favorite among fans, as it has a catchy chorus paired with amazing instrumental melodies. Folarin & Keziah worked incredibly hard on their first single, Jesus Is Alive to celebrate the risen savior. Have a listen and discover the power of high energy praise by Folarin & Keziah.
Psalm 145: 3 "You are wonderful, Lord,
and you deserve all praise, because you are much greater than anyone can understand." When mind and music come together, a masterful song like You Deserve is the end result. Digging deep into her musical soul, Keziah raises a call to worship using powerful lyrics and harmonious melodies. Folarin & Keziah hope you stop focusing on the things you think you deserve and give all the praise and worship to the God who truly deserves it all.
King David said in Psalm 31:14 says "But as for me, I trust in You, O LORD, I say, "you are my God". You are My God is the latest single from Folarin & Keziah. Desperate souls do desperate things. In this new track, Folarin & Keziah sing out from the depths of their heart with desperation for God. This song was composed with simple and unforgettable lyrics so that everyone can sing along. People will fail and plans may change but we can place our days in God's hands hour by hour.
ABOUT FOLARIN & KEZIAH
Hamilton Ontario based contemporary Christian/Gospel duo; Folarin & Keziah, defy traditional norms with their eclectic style of high energy, exuberant praise, heart-felt and passionate worship. This Covenant Award 2019 nominated brought much needed fresh air to the gospel and Christian genre with the release of their debut album ‘Relentless’ on December 6, 2019. The album is laced with songs of praise, worship, adoration and devotion to God, all written and performed in a way that resonates universally with everyone.
Upon relocating to Canada in 2012, Folarin & Keziah started sensing a call to take their music beyond the traditional setting of the local church in a bid to reach not only the churched but the unchurched as well. “We started meeting and making friends with lots of people that were into mainstream music. They showed interest and so much support for our music but quite reluctant to come to church”. They soon went to work creating a fresh sound with broad appeal working with the likes of Amy King White of Grant Avenue Studios, Hamilton and Samuel Williams of Samsound Productions, Toronto.
Building a reputation for themselves in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton area of Ontario, Canada, Folarin & Keziah were soon acknowledged as singers/songwriters that are sensitive to the multicultural needs of the modern church and able to speak to the diversity pervasive and celebrated in the Canadian society. The music produced by the duo was born out of the need to write, produce and perform original music content that cuts across multiple genres of music from contemporary gospel, to praise and worship, to Christian pop and soft rock.
2019 was the big breakthrough year for Folarin & Keziah, with the release of their first single and acclaimed praise and worship anthem “Jesus Is Alive”. This release was followed by three more singles “You Deserve”, “You Are My God” and “Surrendering All”. “You are my God” recently earned a nomination in the “Gospel Song of the Year” category for the 41st Annual Covenant Awards Nominations for the Gospel Music Association (GMA) Canada. Folarin & Keziah also started their own independent music label God Colors Media Inc. to produce, publish and promote their music. The album ‘Relentless’ recently garnered 6 nominations in the 2020 International Singer Songwriters Association Award.
Folarin & Keziah have a passion to write songs that invites heaven to earth while also evoking a response to God’s relentless love, grace and mercy. Based on their experience of living and leading praise and worship in Nigeria, England and Canada, Folarin & Keziah are intentional about transcending the boundaries of color, culture and creed so that everyone can experience the love and forgiveness of God.
Folarin & Keziah have a heart for God and people and express their music genuinely in a way that combines art, scripture, and song in perfect unison. Folarin & Keziah’s unique style includes melodic hooks, deft arrangements, and lush harmonies that provide the right foundation to support the core of each song.
Want to learn more about Folarin & Keziah, their music, and upcoming projects? Don’t hesitate to get in touch.