A blind Liberian recording artist, popularly known as the ‘The Blind Nimbaian Gospel Musician,’ is in dire need of financial assistance to make two gospel albums, amidst these difficult times in the country, to give hope to the hopeless through his songs.
Evangelist Joseph N. Yeanay said he is on the hunt for US$3,000 to record his albums, each of which would have six tracks, mostly sung in his vernacular, Dahn.
Yeanah made the disclosure recently when he visited the offices of the Daily Observer on MacDonald Street, Monrovia.
The 40-year-old blind musician disclosed that the albums would mark his 10th and 11th, respectively.
“The songs have already been written through an inspiration from God, and we have been in practice for over a month, we are just in need of US$3,000,” Yeanah said. “We want to use this medium to appeal to every Liberian and non-Liberian to come to our aid to help us give our people hope.”
Yeanah says he became blind in his hometown, Gbain in Nimba County, few days after his birth on March 25, 1974, after a bath from a midwife.
As a young boy, he gained interest in singing and subsequently became a blind songster in Gbain. When he moved to Monrovia, he joined the ELWA United Liberia Inland Church and then recorded his first album in 2003 entitled, “Ciaa Nuenae” (meaning Hell Fire).
The following year (2004), Yeanah made a six-track album entitled ‘Yes Jesus!’ In 2005 and 2006, he made ‘Victory over Death’ and ‘Let’s Get Closer to God’, respectively.
Due to the lack of support, the Yeanah didn’t record in 2007, but in 2008, he came out with the ‘Satan has created conflict’ album.
The success of the each of his albums contributed to the next.
Yeanah released a recording each year from 2009 to 2012. “Because we don’t have the money, we want to make the 2013 and 2014 albums together. That is why we need US$3,000,” the musical evangelist says. “God’s Divine Favor and Let’s Praise the Lord are the names of the two albums.”
He also said: “Most of the songs will be done in Dahn, and we believe when they are recorded, the songs will give our people hope and encouragement amidst this deadly Ebola outbreak and hardships.”
Mr. Yeanah is married to Mrs. Janet Yeanah who is also his lead back-up vocalist. Other vocalists on production team include Habakkuk M. Henry, Samuel F. Mulbah and Katia Saye. Yeanah and his wife are blessed with five children, namely: Abigail, Salome, Josephine, Victor and Josiah. He can be contacted through the ELWA United Liberia Inland Church or through cell number 0886452392.