Padre by Yemi Alafifuni ..“This song in itself is my story and tells of how knowing Padre (meaning Father) changed my life. Up to the age of 5, I had an enviable loving relationship with my biological dad, but our relationship took a turn for worse and suddenly, I could no longer depend on his love and protection.
“The Father (God) isn’t like that. He is good and although we can be unfaithful, He remains constantly in love with us.
“The inspiration for this song is drawn from a relationship with God as Father and the apparent epidemic of the “fatherless generation” which lead to the release of the ‘Father’ album.”
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THE VIDEO: Padre
This video tells the story of the society at large showcasing the difficult decisions that a lot of people are having to make on a day to day basis. The video sets a scene within a fine restaurant in London but amongst the lavish feel, there are a few who are struggling to meet the demands that life places on all of us. If we look around carefully, we would notice people in need and our keen response isn’t to just overlook them but to help and most of all, introduce our Father to them. There’s a great commission for the church to see all as equal and lead them to the effect of knowing Padre (meaning Father).
In a recent interview, Yemi said; “Life can throw challenges your way and for some, rough patches are almost a daily occurrence, but I present Padre, who is able to get you through every situation.”
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