PAPA was a song Adaora wrote whilegoing through “Stuff”. In 2010, she was past midway point of a post baccalaureate program that she was pursuing at University of Michigan. And to move on to graduation, she needed to complete her thesis project which was dependent on the success of her experiments. It was like on matter however she tried to carry out her experiments, they simple would not work. Soon she started to contemplate dropping out of the program. Concurrently, she and her husband were trying for a second child. Adaora leveraged her scientific expertise to study her female cycle determining her ovulation times and the perfectwindowfor fertilization. Even with planning and strategizing for a baby, that too, (pregnancy) was not forth coming. In all these ciaos, in her bathroom, she began to talk to the only personality that can change her situation – her PAPA God. While singing and groaning from her spirit she narrated to God that she was confident that He (God) will do it and asked Him to collect her tears. She reaffirmed her personal relationship to God by calling him PAPA knowing that He does not desire pain and evil for his children as stated in Luke 11: 10-13. After several months, God did it all! Her PAPA blessed her with a beautiful baby girl and soon after she graduated from her program quicker than she expected. As you listen to this song –PAPA, Adaora’s prayer for you is that any hard, immovable, unfruitful, barren situations in your life will turn around for good. In her own words “please profess God to be your PAPA, then do not give up! He did it for me and I know he will do yours. He is not a partial God”.
Bia O Bia O
While waiting for God to do the long list of items you have written up for Him, thank him for all the things he has already done. In this song Bia o Bia O, which means come and see, Adaora taps into her own life experiences to exemplify how to be thankful. A life of thanksgiving reinforces your trust in God while lifting your faith for the other promises you are waiting on God for. Adaora in this Afro-pop song invites everyone to come and see what God has done for her. She thanks God for everything,ranging from Jesus’ love on the cross to her wonderful family (omaricha bobo and pikin).Adaora then tells God that she will continue to thank him all the days of her life for his mercies. I know people say “count your blessings name them one by one” is a cliché but seriously, God appreciates it when you give Him praise for what he has already done. Try it! Lift up your spirit by dancing and praising with Bia O Bia O. God has been good! Will you join Adaora in thanking God for everything in your life even the “little” things?
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ADAORA is an inspirational singer, songwriter and performer based in Maryland, USA. Originally from Nigeria, she likes to describe her style of music as truly inspirational and diverse, resonating across various cultures and ethnicities, particularly African. She believes that the fundamental reason for her existence is to praise and worship God, and lead limitless worshippers into God’s throne room. These convictions and the testimonies in her life experiences are translated into the songs that she writes. Adaora started her music career at the age of seven in Nigeria as a chorister. She later join a popular group (in Enugu, Nigeria) known as “The Psalmist” before relocating to the USA. She recently completed her debut album titled “For His Worship”, a lifelong dream that was engendered as an invitation for true worshippers to engage in a spectacular encounter of God’s presence. With this album, Adaora wanted to present a limitless experience of gospel music that reflects her individuality as well as her African roots. Songs on this album include “Papa”, “Lift him up”, “Bia o Bia o”, “Praise Till the Morning” and “Pillar that Holds My Life”. Her song, Papa, topped the charts in countdowns on real power radio station in Enugu for several weeks after its release and continues to make great impact on internet radios, AIT International, Silver Bird and local TV station in Africa. Adaora is effective in large and small audience mostly because of her ministration style and there continues to be breath-taking testimonies from people that have been blessed by her music. She had the awesome opportunity of ministering in music to over 3000 worshippers at a recent Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) annual convention in Dallas, Texas. The impact of her ministration is equally felt with diverse audiences including women (Blessed Peach Church COGIC women’s conference), multi-racial groups (Peace Makers International), and cooperate bodies (Pink, Breast cancer awareness) just to mention a few. She has appeared on Good News with Bishop Greg Davis on the Impact Network and Conversations Live with Cyrus Webb just to mention a few. Currently, she is serving in the music department at the RCCG Mercy Seat Chapel, Gaithersburg Maryland, USA. Before moving to Maryland, she was the music director at RCCG, Mountain of the Lord Parish, Ypsilanti Michigan, USA for four years. Adaora is happily married and blessed with two beautiful daughters.