Do you Remember Lara George and her rise to fame?

On this week’s edition of do you remember, our spotlight is on Lara George

Lara George, a Nigerian gospel singer and songwriter, came to the limelight after her debut album, “Forever in My Heart,” was released in 2008, which included her hit single “Ijoba Orun.” This hit single trended globally, especially in Nigeria, which earned her several awards.She also released another hit, Dansaki in 2012 which is one of her best hit songs that trended. Dansaki was included in her album Higher.

She began her career in her early days at the University of Lagos, where she started off as a member of the campus fellowship choir before becoming a member of the disbanded musical group called the KUSH.

In 2008, she won “voice of the year” at the Nigeria Music Awards. She emerged as the winner of the “best African gospel singer” category at the 2011 African Gospel Music Festival held in London.
Such a big hit! Lara has also been named Trailblazer of the Year at the African Gospel Music Awards and was nominated in the 2016 edition of the prestigious Pan-African Kora Awards as the Best Female Artist in West Africa. Lara was indeed a pacesetter for the Nigerian gospel industry.

The gospel artist has performed in different notable events and was the first Nigerian to be aired on Bet International.

She also performed at the Green Belt Festival in the UK as part of Part of the Kush, one of Africa’s largest musical concerts, with an attendance of over 500,000 people.

Lara performed in the experience alongside notable gospel artists all over the world, such as Cece Winans, Don Meon, Mary Mary, and many more. Lara George made a name for herself and her country; she also put the Nigerian gospel industry on the map by taking it internationally.

You may be wondering, “Where is Lara George now?” Why isn’t she topping the gospel music chart? Is she still singing and raising her lamp for Christ? Let’s answer that.

Lara, who was formally part of KUSH (Kinetically Ushering Salvation into Hearts and Homes), became a solo singer after the group members parted ways in 2004.

She is currently married with two kids and based in the United States of America. Lara George, who is 44 years old and married to her manager, seems to have succeeded not only in music but also in her marriage, as she has been married for over 14 years.

The gospel artist is the vice president of soforte Entertainment Distribution Ltd., the first fully structured entertainment distribution company in Nigeria.

In an interview with Dupe Ayinla, she was asked if she would be retiring soon, and she replied, “I don’t think it would be possible if I ever tried to.I hope to, like Marian Makeba, stay on stage and in music till my very last breath. I love music that much”.

Her last album was released in 2021, “Daddy’s Girl,” and she has since been promoting the album. Before that, she released A Slice of Heaven in 2017. It took the artist three years to drop another album.

Lara George may not be topping the charts like she once did years ago, but her passion for music is still very much alive, like she started earlier music till my very last breath.

Lara George is not only a singer and songwriter but also a wife and a mother. She is currently promoting her latest album, Daddy’s Girl released in 2021.

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