Keep My Life

In recent times as the voice of the pandemic roars nigh, we are witnessing sanctuaries become increasingly unsecure, the moth of inflation greedily erroding necessities and valuables in store houses, the onslaught of the wickedness of fear being perfected on its victims.

Truth be told, all known defenses are compromised. Question is: Where else can we find rest for our souls? Who will be there when all fails?

We have seen loved ones depart in their prime, with promises unkept. We are living with the reality of crumbling economies, dashing financial hopes against the rocks. Solace sought in the arms of allies, a crack in the wall.

Out of the ruins of despair, a voice emerges. It is the call to faith. To us who dwell in the secret place of the Most High, we are assured of safety.

Yet again the song of deliverance is heard in Zion. The dance of victory. The pomp of salvation. Our banner reads: Elohim Machase Lanu, Elohei Ma’uzzi

Keep My Life” was written with this in mind, that there is no refuge like our God. Amen

And we declare;

Keep my soul, and deliver me; Let me not be ashamed, for I put my trust in You.

Psalms 25:20 NKJV

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, But the Lord delivers him out of them all. He guards all his bones; Not one of them is broken.

Psalms 34:19‭-‬20 NKJV

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, For in YAH, the Lord , is everlasting strength.

Isaiah 26:3‭-‬4 NKJV

Who keeps our soul among the living, And does not allow our feet to be moved

Psalms 66:9 NKJV

The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.

Psalms 41:2 NKJV

The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him.

Nahum 1:7 NKJV

For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy.

Psalms 61:3 NKJV

I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

John 17:14‭-‬15 NKJV

For this cause everyone who is godly shall pray to You In a time when You may be found; Surely in a flood of great waters They shall not come near him. You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah

Psalms 32:6‭-‬7 NKJV


Lyrics


“Keep My Life”
Tosin Koyi

Verse
When the enemy rages, coming to devour me
Your blood is all that I can run to

When the enemy rages, like a storm
Your name is the anchor that I hold on to

Cos’ Your blood is strong enough
To deliver my soul from death
In Your name I put my trust
I know You will calm the raging storm

Chorus
Keep my life safe
As I keep my mind stayed on You

Verse
Mountains high, valleys low
Days yet numbered as life unfolds

You have promised, You’d be here
So there’s no reason I need to fear

You are God alone and none compares to You
No power on earth is strong enough to take me from Your love

Chorus
Keep my life safe
As I keep my mind stayed on You

Bridge
Oh oh oh oh
(Oh oh oh)

You will keep me safe from evil
(Oh oh oh)

Even though I walk through the valley of shadow of death
(Oh oh oh)

In the day and the night You will keep me
(Oh oh oh)

Preserve my soul in Your love
(Oh oh oh)

You’re my strong tower in the day of trouble
(Oh oh oh)

I put my trust in You, yes I do
(Oh oh oh)

You will keep me in perfect peace if I keep my mind
(Stayed on You)

In You lies my strength and my security
(Stayed on You)

Whenever, wherever, I know that I’m safe

Cos’ I got your mind stayed on You [Repeat]
(Stayed on You)


•Credits•


Track produced by Silky

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Sync Studios Nigeria

Background vocals include Toluwalope Amisu, Oluwabukola Oki, Silky & Tosin Koyi

Song written by Tosin Koyi, courtesy Tosin Koyi Music ©2018


Afini M’ọnà

Aren’t we all on a journey? Don’t we all get to the point where yes or otherwise are the only available options?

Ever wonder if rather than when, why over how, give or take, to sit or to walk, it all requires a decision. Some will love to prove to others while some else just have scores to settle with themselves.

Bottom line is, don’t we all need some direction, the next step to take, the next word to say. Life could be filled with moments like this that a decision could alter everything we term going-concern.

Sometimes, we freeze in indecision and just wish time will choose, maybe lay the burden on someone else and let chance rule.

I recognise this feeling, this path, this mountain and yes, I am grateful for the opportunity to encounter and experience Wisdom at the crossroads of life. I have found Him and I’d love for you to meet Him; the Afini M’ọnà.

Isaiah 30:21
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying,
“This is the way, walk in it,”
Whenever you turn to the right hand
Or whenever you turn to the left.

Psalms 32:8
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.

Afini M’ọna
(Lyrics)

Intro
Dear God
You promise to show me the way
And I call You Afini M’ọna

Verse
You’ve got the master plan
You know the paths that I will thread
Right from the start till the end
You order my steps

Though I’ve got the liberty
To make a choice on what I want
Yet I will choose to trust You LORD
In all of my ways

Chorus
Afini M’ọna
Afini M’ọna
Afini M’ọna
L’Olúwa

Afini M’ọna Oh
Afini M’ọna
Afini M’ọna
L’Olúwa

Verse
You’ve got the master plan
(You’ve got the master plan)
You know the paths that I will thread
(And Oh Oh Oh)
Right from the start until the end
You order my steps
(Yes You order my steps)

Though I’ve got the liberty
(I know that my life is safe in Your hands)
To make a choice on what I want
Yet I will choose to trust You LORD
(Oh Oh Oh)
In all of my ways

Chorus
Afini M’ọna
(That’s who You are)
Afini M’ọna
Afini M’ọna
(Every step of the way)
L’Olúwa

Afini M’ọna Oh
(Oh I depend on You)
Afini M’ọna
Afini M’ọna
(Yeah)
L’Olúwa

(Can you raise your voice and say)
Afini M’ọna
(Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah)
Afini M’ọna
(If I depend on You)
Afini M’ọna
(I’d never be lost)
L’Olúwa

(In the day)
Afini M’ọna Oh
(And through the night)
Afini M’ọna
(Your hand will always be)
Afini M’ọna
(My guide)
L’Olúwa

Riff
(Every step I take)
(Every move I make)
Oh Oh, Oh Oh Oh
(You lead me all the way)

Oh Oh, Oh Oh Oh

(Cos’ You’re my Waymaker)
Waymaker!
Oh Oh, Oh Oh Oh
(That’s who You are to me, that’s who You are to me)

(And I’ll say Yeah!)
Yeah, Waymaker!
(And I will say Yes)
Yeah
(Where You lead me)
Yeah
(Yeah)
Yeah
(Yeah!)
Yeah

Bridge
You are my Father
(When You said trust in the LORD with all of your heart)
That’s who You are
(And lean not on your own understanding)
Show me the way

(In all of my ways then)
You are my Father
(I’ll acknowledge You)
That’s who You are
(And You will direct my paths)
Show me the way
(Yeah uh)
Show me the way
(Anybody in here, join me, common)

(Afini M’ọna)
Afini M’ọna
(That’s who You are to me)
Afini M’ọna
(That’s who You are to me)
Afini M’ọna
(Eh Eh Eh)
L’Olúwa

(Cos’ You lead me all the way)
Afini M’ọna Oh
Afini M’ọna
(Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah)
Afini M’ọna
L’Olúwa
(Oh Oh uh uh)

(Cos’ You’re my Waymaker)
Waymaker!
Oh Oh, Oh Oh Oh
(When You lead me)

(Oh Oh uh uh)
Waymaker!
(And I will say Yes)
Yeah
(Where You lead me)
Yeah
(Yeah)
Yeah
(Yeah!)
Yeah

Credits

Produced, mixed and mastered by Silky @bhitzbysilky
Recorded at Sync Studios, Lagos, Nigeria

Background Vocals
Siji “Shield” Olakunle
Silky
Esther “Olufumike” Ladipo
Jennifer Ibekwe
Tolulope Amisu

Tosin Koyi Music
All rights reserved
© 2019

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Take My Hand

There are three things which are too wonderful for me,
Yes, four which I do not understand:
The way of an eagle in the air,
The way of a serpent on a rock,
The way of a ship in the midst of the sea,
And the way of a man with a virgin.

Proverbs 30:18 – 19

Let’s talk about love for 3 minutes and 28 seconds.

Roses and rings
A serenade by calm waters
A longing shared over a view of a bright moon-lit night

A tear of excitement
A gaze into the future filed with hope and promise
A plea on his knees and then an affirmation

Cheers of excitement
The gathering of witnesses
The journey of forever begins..

Before and beyond this beautiful moment hinges on the words “I do”. In thought, in word and in action forever starts with you and I, a day at a time.

“Take My Hand” rides on the soulful sounds of Tosin Koyi, offering a dynamic perspective on love; purpose, trust and growth.

Do enjoy this release.

“Take My Hand”
Tosin Koyi
Produced & Mixed by Silky
Recorded at Sync Studios, Lagos, Nigeria
© 2019

Verse
We were made for each other
There’s power in our unity
God has brought us together
It’s a pleasure to be one with you

Chorus
So, take my hand
Let’s grow in love together
You and me forever

With you, girl
I no dey ever shiver
Make we take am one day
At a time, yeah yeah

Take my hand, babe
I no go let you go
My love for you will grow
Till the very end

Verse
Look me in the eye and tell me that you love me
(Omoge)
Make you no dey shy, my love is for real
(My Baby)

Chorus
So, take my hand
Let’s grow in love together
You and me forever

With you, girl
I no dey ever shiver
Make we take am one day
At a time, yeah yeah

Take my hand babe
I no go let you go
My love for you will grow
Till the very end

Bridge
Loving you is the best thing
I, have ever done
And I’ll ever do

Chorus
So, take my hand
Let’s grow in love together
You and me forever

Take my hand
Let’s grow in love together
You and me forever

[With you girl]
[No shiver]
[Oh Ah Oh!]
[My hand babe]
[I no go let you go]
[Oh Ah Oh!]

Credits
Word & music by Tosin Koyi & Silky.
Female vocals rendered by Jennifer Ibekwe.

Track recorded and mastered at Sync Studios, Lagos Nigeria.
Song produced and mixed by Silky (@bhitzbysilky)

Copyright Tosin Koyi Music 2019
All Rights Reserved.

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Jesu Oba

Luke 2:13-14 (KJV)
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

So I thought, if the angels heralding the arrival of Christ were “Nigerian”, what groove could they possibly be grinding to? LOL. Well, I’d wait till you listen to the song and judge for yourself.

Truth be told, you can’t keep calm at the flood of emotions that rip through the heart; the unbridled joy laced with the unending stillness of peace, the invigorating surge of life ensuing from the inscrutable goodness lavished on men. Be rest assured, this outstrips all talent and capabilities of human ideation.

The darkness of death in all its forms is swallowed up in the radiance of the unveiling of the King. The cosmos and the angelic proclaim; He is Here! Praise has to be and undoubtedly is the response. Ó dé!!

The song Jesu Oba (King Jesus) is a celebratory narrative of the coming of Jesus and what the Father has used the event to accomplish in our lives.


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Lyrics

Jésù Ọba (King Jesus)
Tosin Koyi

() Response
. [] Translation

Intro:
OK, I mean
I’ve got Silky on the beat
Actually, I’ve got this nice song
I want you all to listen
Yeah, alright

Prelude
Ará ẹ wá gbọ́ . [Everyone, listen up]
Ìròyìn rere ni mo múwá . [We bring glad tidings]
Ará ẹ wá gbọ́ . [Everyone, listen up]
Ìròyìn rere . [Glad tidings]

Everybody say Yeah, Yeah | (Yeah, Yeah)
Yeah, Yeah | (Yeah, Yeah)
Say Yeah | (Yeah)
Yeah | (Yeah)
Yeah Uh…

Verse 1
Ibanuje d’ òpin . [Sorrow is abolished] | (L’aiye wa) . [In our lives]
Ikú d’ òpin [Death is abolished] | (L’aiye wa) . [In our lives]
Ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ d’ òpin . [Sin is abolished] | (L’aiye wa) . [In our lives]
Àìsàn d’ òpin . [Sickness is abolished] | (L’aiye wa) . [In our lives]

Pre-Chorus
Nitori, Ẹni tí a’ reti ti dé . [Because, the expected One has arrived] | (Ọ dé, o dé) . [He is here, He is here]
Olùgbàlà aráyé . [The Saviour of the world has come] | (Ọ dé, o dé) . [He is here, He is here]

Ẹni tí a’ reti ti dé . [The expected One has arrived] | (Ọ dé, o dé) . [He is here, He is here]
Olùgbàlà aráyé . [The Saviour of the world has come] | (Ọ dé, o dé) . [He is here, He is here]

Chorus
Jésù Ọba! . [King Jesus]
(Ọba, Ọba awọn ọba) . [The King, King of all kings]

Verse 2
Imagine a virgin giving birth to a child
Imagine the Son of God here on Earth

For Bethlehem | (Beth-le-he-mu)
Mary born pickin o | (Born pickin o)
Three wise men dem | (Three wise men dem)
Dem dey find the King o | (Dem dey find the King)

Pre-Chorus
Ẹni tí a’ reti ti dé . [The expected One has arrived] | (Ọ dé, o dé) . [He is here, He is here]
Olùgbàlà aráyé . [The Saviour of the world has come] | (Ọ dé, o dé) . [He is here, He is here]

Chorus
Jésù Ọba! . [King Jesus]
(Ọba, Ọba awọn ọba) . [The King, King of all kings]

Refrain
(Ọba, Ọba Ah) . [The King, The King]
(Ọba, Ọba) . [The King, The King]
(Ọ dé) . [He is here]

(Ọ dé) . [He is here]
(Ọ dé) . [He is here]
(Ọ dé) . [He is here]
(Ọba, Ọba Ah) . [The King, The King]

(Yeah, Yeah)
(Yeah, Yeah)
(Yeah, Yeah)


Credits

Background Vocals
Tolulope Amisu & Jennifer Ibekwe

Extra Ad-libs
Tolulope Amisu

Produced and Mixed by Silky (@bhitzbysilky). Recorded at Sync Studios, Lagos Nigeria.

Written and arranged by Tosin Koyi (c) 2018.


Notes:
Primary language: Yoruba (South West, Nigeria)
Other Languages: English, Pidgin English

Everlasting Arms

 

And the Lord said to Moses, “Has the Lord ’s arm been shortened? Now you shall see whether what I say will happen to you or not.”
Numbers 11:23 NKJV

Have you considered the inexhaustible strength of the Maker of heaven and earth?
Do you in child-like trust, rely on the magnificent arms that did frame our days and seasons?

His hands carved waves on the waters, stretched forth the skies and arranged the stars in the milky way. Girded in strength yet His gentle touch heals the broken, steadfastly sustaining the failing heart.

Through life’s challenges, like Peter walking on stormy waters, we have a tendency to loose our gaze, cast off restraint and veer off into unbelief. Yet in the midst of it all, He cuddles us gently with His goodness and mercy, steering us back into perspective.
Alas, I see my name engraved on His palm, that’s how much He is aware and cares.

Everlasting Arms highlights the comfort in the strength of God’s ageless arms through every storm.


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“Everlasting Arms”
Tosin Koyi

Verse
I’ve made a choice, to follow You for the rest of my life
I’ve made a move, to walk with You with faith in my heart
Trusting You, is the only reason I’ve made it this far
And I’m still standing

Pre-Chorus
Hold me still
When I am surrounded by waves and tempest storms
Oh , You count me dear
Not to let my feet be moved out of place
My soul is safe

Chorus
In Your everlasting arms
In Your everlasting arms
In Your everlasting arms
In Your everlasting arms

Pre-Chorus
Hold me still
When I am surrounded by waves and tempest storms
Oh , You count me dear
Not to let my feet be moved out of place
Cos’ my soul is safe

Chorus
In Your everlasting arms
Everlasting arms
Everlasting arms

In Your everlasting arms
Jesus, in Your, everlasting arms
In Your everlasting arms
Jesus, in Your, everlasting arms

Bridge
You rock me steady steady
When my heart is heavy
I call You Daddy Daddy
Your love is all that I need

Chorus
In Your everlasting arms
Jesus, in Your, everlasting arms
You rock me steady steady
Jesus, in Your, everlasting arms
Your love is all that I need
Jesus, in Your, everlasting arms


Credits

Background Vocals
Tolulope Amisu, Oluwabukola Oki & Tosin Koyi

Extra Ad-libs
Tolulope Amisu

Produced and Mixed by Silky (@bhitzbysilky). Recorded at Sync Studios, Lagos Nigeria.

Written and arranged by Tosin Koyi © 2018.