At long last, multi-talented singer songwriter Blessing Offor has released his debut EP Brighter Days, available today on all major music streaming platforms. The seven-song passage takes us through the layers of Blessing’s character as he takes his life experiences and turns them into foot stomping revelations. Filled with thought provoking lyrics alongside Blessing’s powerful voice and expert musicianship, Brighter Days is full of infectious optimism that jumps right out of the speaker. Blessing’s ability to bring emotion to life is apparent, and each song acts as a window into his extraordinary story.
“I’m thrilled for these songs to be out in the world,” Blessing says. “I put all of me in the writing and performing of them and I hope anybody who listens can feel that. More importantly I hope they can find themselves in each of these songs.”
In the music video for “Brighter Days,” positivity and hope through adversity is the prevalent theme. Hardship is a language that is unfortunately all too common - however, so is hope. It is through the dark times that we find resolve and a purpose to move forward and live for the brighter days ahead. A testament to its appeal, “Brighter Days” is currently climbing the radio charts, hitting Top 20 on the Billboard Christian Airplay chart. With its lively colors, heartfelt scenarios, and message of optimism, the “Brighter Days” music video can be seen above.
Additionally, Blessing will be making a special appearance tonight on Defying The Odds: A Livestream Art Auction Benefiting Homeless Youth, performing “Brighter Days “and “Little Bird” from his newly released EP. Featuring appearances from Oprah Winfrey, Salma Hayek, Sister Sledge and others, the two-hour livestream starts tonight at 6:30pm ET / 5:30pm CT.
The youngest of six siblings, the Nigerian-born singer/songwriter immigrated to the United States with his uncle at the age of six. Born blind in one eye, Blessing’s parents sent him to the United States in an effort to restore his vision, though unfortunately he lost his complete eyesight by age 10. Gravitating towards the piano before losing his vision, Blessing’s school teachers helped nurture his talent, and he soon found himself at Belmont University honing his craft in Music City. Hints of pop, Motown, and soul flourish across Blessing’s music as he sings of optimism, hope, and finding silver linings in dark clouds. Blessing’s seven song EP Brighter Days is out now via Chris Tomlin’s Bowyer & Bow imprint in partnership with Universal/Capitol Christian Music Group.