Music Awards Don’t Validate Me – Isabella

Who is Isabelle Mélodies? Just give us a little insight into yourself.

A worshipper, songwriter, psalmist, author and mentor with a background in psychology. Married to the love of my life and blessed with four children. Originally from Nigeria and based in the UK.

How did the name Isabella Melodies come to you?

My birth name is Isabella, which means “dedicated to God” and my heart is constantly filled with an endless stream of melodies. So really Isabella Melodies literally means “melodies consecrated to God”.

How long have you been making music?

Has led worship since 1999 (age 23) and has been Minister of Recording Music since 2009 (age 13).

What countries have you ministered to since you started music ministry?

Mainly in the UK (England, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and all over Europe including the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Sweden etc. Outside of the UK I have also ministered across America and Canada, South Africa and of course Nigeria to the glory of God.

Your first answer to this question will be The Holy Spirit, so having established that fact, what else inspires your songwriting?

My passionate love for Jesus, and my encounters with Him and my life experiences in general.

Your recent single “Omeriwo” got a lot of people talking? Share us a brief on the release?

MERIWO which means He prevailed is a victory song and is the first single to be released from my 10th album which as I said before is called Melodies From The Secret Place. It is a strong statement of the victory we have in Jesus Christ, and came about after a season of deep dedication, along with other songs of worship. The Bible reference is Revelation 5:5 Behold, the lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, prevailed

your point of view, how is the release of OMERIWO going?

I am happy and honored to say that OMERIWO has been extremely well received, but we will not let up on our mission to raise awareness about the publication. That said, I fully understand that even though we have to do our best to let people know the song, in the end, it’s God’s breath on a sound that imprints it on people’s hearts.

In the past 13 years of music ministry, have you won any awards? And what do you think of the Christian music awards shows?

My view is that there is nothing wrong with acknowledging, encouraging and celebrating people as a blessing, as long as it is done transparently, with integrity and excellence. Not as a popularity contest or a way to extort ministers.

And yes, by the grace of God, I have a cabinet at home full of award trophies received over the years, however, I don’t dwell on the awards. They don’t validate me. I am already called, approved and chosen for what I do. I sincerely appreciate them when they come, but I don’t base my worth on the rewards. The goal is to impact lives for Jesus and draw them to Him, not to build a name for myself.

A little research on you revealed that you have a ministry centered on women’s empowerment – ​​please open that up for us?

By the grace of God, I serve as the leader of two NGOs.

Ministry of Wifehood (MoW) focuses on mentoring wives and expectant wives on a woman’s role in her marital home based on Titus 2:3-5 older women alike, that they be respectful in their behavior, not slanderous, not given to much wine, teachers of good things – that they exhort young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, housekeepers, good, obedient to their own husbands, so that the word of God is not blasphemed”.

African Descent Women in Music Ministry aims to encourage, equip and empower female music ministers to fulfill their calling in life.

Which came first, marriage or ministry?

Marriage is a ministry, but in answer to your question, I got married before I was born again, so I guess you could say marriage first.

How have you been able to juggle between marriage, motherhood and ministry?

I am very intentional about what I invest my time and energy into. I prioritize family and things of eternal relevance. I’m not afraid to say no. I have a strong support system in my husband and family, and most importantly, I rely heavily and totally on the Holy Spirit for wisdom and discernment. I try to anticipate and be organized.

Do you find it easy to separate ministry from family time?

Not easy but I do it out of necessity. My first ministry is my family, so they will always come first before the public ministry.

How do you relax?

I read a lot, work out and spend quality time with my husband. We are committed to planning vacations in the midst of our sometimes busy schedules.

If your music was a type of food, what would it be?

Hmmm not quite sure which meal but it would definitely be a heavy meal. Certainly not snacks for fun and recreation.

What is one thing you can’t do without on a daily basis?

Pray

Any advice or encouragement to young women in the ministry or in life who generally concern you from near or far?

Be your authentic self. Don’t try to copy what others are doing. Receive inspiration from others but believe in what you wear. It’s precious. It may take time for others to recognize your worth or value, but don’t let that put you off. Learn to hear God for yourself and don’t be afraid to be still in silence or in a place of darkness. Learn to be an inhabitant of a secret place. This is where new life begins and growth spurts occur. By SALOMON NDA ISAIAH

Who is Isabelle Mélodies? Just give us a little insight into yourself.

A worshipper, songwriter, psalmist, author and mentor with a background in psychology. Married to the love of my life and blessed with four children. Originally from Nigeria and based in the UK.

How did the name Isabella Melodies come to you?

My birth name is Isabella, which means “dedicated to God” and my heart is constantly filled with an endless stream of melodies. So really Isabella Melodies literally means “melodies consecrated to God”.

How long have you been making music?

Has led worship since 1999 (age 23) and has been Minister of Recording Music since 2009 (age 13).

What countries have you ministered to since you started music ministry?

Mainly in the UK (England, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and all over Europe including the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Sweden etc. Outside of the UK I have also ministered across America and Canada, South Africa and of course Nigeria to the glory of God.

Your first answer to this question will be The Holy Spirit, so having established that fact, what else inspires your songwriting?

My passionate love for Jesus, and my encounters with Him and my life experiences in general.

Your recent single “Omeriwo” got a lot of people talking? Share us a brief on the release?

MERIWO which means He prevailed is a victory song and is the first single to be released from my 10th album which as I said before is called Melodies From The Secret Place. It is a strong statement of the victory we have in Jesus Christ, and came about after a season of deep dedication, along with other songs of worship. The Bible reference is Revelation 5:5 Behold, the lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, prevailed

your point of view, how is the release of OMERIWO going?

I am happy and honored to say that OMERIWO has been extremely well received, but we are not giving in to our mission to raise awareness about the release. That said, I fully understand that even though we have to do our best to let people know the song, in the end, it’s God’s breath on a sound that imprints it on people’s hearts.

In the past 13 years of music ministry, have you won any awards? And what do you think of the Christian music awards shows?

My view is that there is nothing wrong with acknowledging, encouraging and celebrating people as a blessing, as long as it is done transparently, with integrity and excellence. Not as a popularity contest or a way to extort ministers.

And yes, by the grace of God, I have a cabinet at home full of award trophies received over the years, however, I don’t dwell on the awards. They don’t validate me. I am already called, approved and chosen for what I do. I sincerely appreciate them when they come, but I don’t base my worth on the rewards. The goal is to impact lives for Jesus and draw them to Him, not to build a name for myself.

A little research on you revealed that you have a ministry centered on women’s empowerment – ​​please open that up for us?

By the grace of God, I serve as the leader of two NGOs.

Ministry of Wifehood (MoW) focuses on mentoring wives and expectant wives on a woman’s role in her marital home based on Titus 2:3-5 older women alike, that they be respectful in their behavior, not slanderous, not given to much wine, teachers of good things – that they exhort young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, housekeepers, good, obedient to their own husbands, so that the word of God is not blasphemed”.

African Descent Women in Music Ministry aims to encourage, equip and empower female music ministers to fulfill their calling in life.

Which came first, marriage or ministry?

Marriage is a ministry, but in answer to your question, I got married before I was born again, so I guess you could say marriage first.

How have you been able to juggle between marriage, motherhood and ministry?

I am very intentional about what I invest my time and energy into. I prioritize family and things of eternal relevance. I’m not afraid to say no. I have a strong support system in my husband and family, and most importantly, I rely heavily and totally on the Holy Spirit for wisdom and discernment. I try to anticipate and be organized.

Do you find it easy to separate ministry from family time?

Not easy but I do it out of necessity. My first ministry is my family, so they will always come first before the public ministry.

How do you relax?

I read a lot, work out and spend quality time with my husband. We are committed to planning vacations in the midst of our sometimes busy schedules.

If your music was a type of food, what would it be?

Hmmm not quite sure which meal but it would definitely be a heavy meal. Certainly not snacks for fun and recreation.

What is one thing you can’t do without on a daily basis?

Pray

Any advice or encouragement to young women in the ministry or in life who generally concern you from near or far?

Be your authentic self. Don’t try to copy what others are doing. Receive inspiration from others but believe in what you wear. It’s precious. It may take time for others to recognize your worth or value, but don’t let that put you off. Learn to hear God for yourself and don’t be afraid to be still in silence or in a place of darkness. Learn to be an inhabitant of a secret place. This is where new life begins and growth spurts occur.