Artist: Lanre Atorise Teriba
One day, Lanre Teriba thought to himself about his talent and what the pastor and his parents always tell him which was “pray because prayer is the only way that you can let God know that you want the impossible to become possible.” Teriba began to pray about being useful to God and it came to him that he had to reach all children of God.
He began composing songs to praise God and to tell the stories of how he has overcome obstacles and how big his faith in God is. Once he finished composing, he and his family struggled and to get the money he needed to record a demo. They did that because they knew prayer can do it and prayer will let his demo be heard in the right ears. After recording the demo, Teriba tried passing it to several record companies and promoters who all rejected it. But Teriba always knew that if he was meant to be a singer, then he would be. Thus, he continued praying and got a job as a bus conductor. However, one day God was ready for Teriba.
Teriba’s older brother ran into a childhood friend, Tunde Olokodana who was now a promoter and he passed his younger brother’s demo to him. Today, Teriba’s music is heard worldwide. His unique way of spreading the word of God has reached believers and has also touched the hearts of non-believers. When Teriba is asked, did you ever think you would get this far? He smiles and simply says, “Adura lo le se. Prayer can do it.