Tonee Jendu, one of Nigeria’s fast-growing gospel artist recently released the blood of Jesus music video. We decided to chat to him about the video as well as his career.

Who is Tonee Jendu?

Tonee Jendu ” is a gospel music singer, songwriter, keyboardist, Worship Leader, and Event Manager. Tonee was born on January 1st in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. He toured with De shalom in 2002; Also a member of the Healing streams Choir Daystar Christian Centre 2002 -2010, Presently a Worship Leader in Dominion City Church. He has recently released his new single, “The Blood of Jesus (Miracle Working God)” on iTunes.

What drew you to the music industry?

The love, passion, and zest for good music. I’ve been in the Church choir from my teenage age; from Deeper life, Bible Church-Church of God Mission-Foursquare-Daystar Christain Centre-Dominion city Church…growing up i was always around instrumentalist and Gospel artist. Music is a fundamental tool in the praise and worship of the Lord

Who are you inspired by?

I love Jazz music, great guys like Kenny G, Jonathan Butler, Mike Aremu inspires me greatly …Am also Inspired by Great Gospel Artist like Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Pastor Nathaniel Bassey and recently a Music Artist Called Avery Wilson

Please explain the creative process of your songwriting?

I consciously listen to Keyboard background of various style of music:Jazz ,R&B and worship songs.. The bible is the school of wisdom and mind-blowing inspiration for a song written, read books and pen down quality contents ..record it on my phone and keep developing it till it becomes a complete song.

What’s an average day like for you?

Am the Head of Marketing where I work, Obviously my Monday –Friday is often occupied with office activities..Friday evening – Sunday is strictly for my Musical career…sometimes am at Studio rehearsing/Recording or at a Concert Ministering.

Tell us more about the recent single ‘ The blood of Jesus’?

The Song’’ The Blood Of Jesus’’ was gotten from the scripture ‘REV 12 V 11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony’ Before God created Man He knew he would fall. Before God formed man He foreordained his redemption with Christ Precious Blood, so The Cross is a Glad announcement of our redemption through the anointing death of Jesus Christ. The Father of Glory sent the Lord of Glory to lift up the man who had been crowned with Glory. but had fallen from Glory, back into the Glory of His Presence through the BLOOD of JESUS. And this is the key message in the Song ‘The Blood of Jesus’

What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?

Advice to anyone aspiring to go into the Gospel Music Industry, first have the fear of God, allow God’s word to sink in our heart. Have good mentors who will counsel and guide you aright. The place of studying and reading should not be neglected because we are now in the information technology age where the world is now a global village. Let’s read about the music Indusrty, environment and be current.


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