INTERVIEW: The Creative Aspect of My Father I Want To Pattern- Jesuferanmi Agboola

Into the words of Charles Kettering “Every father should remember one day his son will follow his example, not his advice.” Jesuferanmi Agboola the son of legendary gospel filmmaker, Evang. Shola Mike Agboola is obviously following the examples of his father. Over the time, Jesuferanmi and his siblings have been producing films, working as film crew, composing and singing theme songs for EVOM films which include “You Love Me” which is the soundtrack for EVOM latest film, “Loved But Blind.” In this Exclusive Interview with Gospel Film News, Jesuferanmi revealed the creative aspect of his father he want to pattern, his advice to younger generations, how he got inspiration for the song, amongst others. Excerpt:


Talking about sound track of “Blind But Loved” movie by EVOM, were you given the responsibility to compose & sing the sound track or you are the one who requested to compose & sing it?

Actually, the song, ‘You Love Me’, wasn’t originally sung for ‘Blind but loved’. By divine inspiration, I received and produced the demo. However, after listening to the lyrics of the song, it was noticed that the message of the song perfectly fits the message of the movie. Thereafter, my parents encouraged me to do a proper studio production of the song.

What Inspired you to compose the song?

The song just dropped in my heart. God inspired it.


Are you in music line before, if yes how did your journey into music started?


Yes, I have been receiving songs right from when I was much younger. I remember the first song I sang was at the age of 4. Actually, the song was not particularly good but my parents noticed something in it and continued to encourage me. Their encouragement led to my siblings and I now composing and producing theme songs and soundtracks for EVOM movies. As a matter of fact, my Dad went as far as buying a keyboard for us.

Jesuferanmi Agboola

Making reference to the musical video, what role did your parents played?


My parents played a very huge role. They were very supportive. The truth is that they believe so much in me and my siblings and I want to say a very big thank you to them.

 

Shola Mike and Adegbayike Agboola

 


We could see from credit of the video that your brother shot, directed and edited the video while your sister is the make up artist, how were you able to work together only without an external input?


Firstly, I will say it is God’s grace. Also, we all noticed our flair for these things which led us to want to know more and, by God’s grace, these have helped us.

 

What creative aspect of your father do you like most and will like to pattern?

The spirit of excellence. My dad strives for excellence in all he does. He never settles for anything less than excellence. I also admire his script-writing, directing and acting talents. In short, I am learning, and I still have so much to learn from him.

 


Evang. Mike Bamiloye made a comment and great recommendation about the video sound track, what do you have to say about this?


I’m really humbled to have a respected father in the ministry listen to, commend and recommend the single (‘You Love Me’). I know he is not someone who flatters. I seize this opportunity to appreciate him again.

 

Your advise to younger generation.


Well, I also belong to the younger generation. My advice to those of us who have passion for one thing or the other, we must always seek the mind of God in all we do. We must not look down on our elders as we always have a whole lot to learn from their experience. We also need to continually develop ourselves. Above all, we must run away from sin.

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