My Interview with BBC – God Works In Mysterious Ways

Hello world,

Going back to the year 2011, but this time I want to share a testimony with you. I had recently launched my album and was frantically making every effort to publicize on every possible network.  I had contacted BBC, CNN, gone through my address book and so many other options, with sleepless nights like this just thinking and wondering how to make an impact? How to make a break through, as a stranger in another man’s land how do I make these blessed encounters?…….Then I gave up, thinking “it’s never gonna happen”, and went back to life as usual, believing it was never meant to be. My childhood dream was over even before it started.!!. 

On November 20, 2011 after the fundraising gospel concert organized by Ms. Frederica Williams with Dr. Bobby Jones as the host, I had been hoping to be one of the people selected to appear on his show, but the judges who were invited to select chose 3 other groups. with a feeling of failure, and rejection I went back to my hotel room. Then I noticed the voice mail light blinking on my room phone, only to check and find out that Dr Jones had specifically requested to have me appear on his show. PRAISE THE LORD – I screamed, I jumped, I thanked the Lord my God, and I made phone calls.

My marketing team was over the moon and in an effort to surprise me, they sent out a press release, not knowing that Giileh the micro-manager had turned a couple of botton’s off and not turned them back on. The press release went out and one person requested to be unsubcribed. This went out to the entire database of over 4,000 people and about 10 or more people responded (now you do the maths on how many people received unsubscribed messages, and some of the mean comments that were being made). Some were using this as an opportunity to make Giileh look bad while others were trying to understand what had gone wrong.  By the time I received the first call I had already checked out of the hotel and was on my way to the airport. My technical engineer was no where near a computer at that time.

I said a little prayer, and logged into the hosting account from my cell phone, in order to contain the situation, at which time a lot of people had received close to 200 emails already. I cried when I saw some of the comments other Sierra Leonean’s made, people who were in the media industry just like me and working hard to succeed. After the situation was put under control we sent out an email apologizing and to God be the Glory the total number of unsubscribe requests received as a result of this mishap was only one hundred emails. We were still in the high 4000 range.

But the good lord was not through with me yet, by the end of the day my marketing team received an email from BBC requesting an interview with me. Now can I get a witness about the greatness of my God and how he moves in mysterious ways? his wonders to perform!!!! When you are down to nothing God is up to something !!!!!

That’s me at BBC Sudio’s – Bush House, London.


Planning The Launch of The Debut Album – Bringing The News

WOW, the day finally arrived, after months of hard work, marketing, research, praying, and trusting God for the release of my album to be successful. Yessss it was, and that made everything worthwhile. I didn’t do it alone, I had a a unique group of people sent to me by God himself. we started six months before with a review of the entire album. Based on the review we went back to the studio with the entire album,  changing some songs completely, decisions about the name of the album and order of songs was chosen at this meeting. The graphics to be used were decided upon and we all agreed that we only use professional shots. Moving forward I was under the hospice of my team, going by their rules, and I did the best I could. The best part of it was that I wasn’t allowed to pick up the phone and call anyone if I was mad, I was authorized to call certain people in my team. They were angels sent from up above I told you before didn’t I?

Here are some pics from the review session – July 25, 2010

                             Helen Koker thinking hard about the decisions that need to be made

                                                   Desmond Bishop, deliberating


                                                       Angels in many different colors.

Well with such guidance, we could only get better and the team grew in wisdom, and size.By March 25, 2011 our project looked like this: