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EXCLUSIVE + PREMIERE ::: Toyebi - I Have Seen (Baba God) [ + Lyrics ]

Finally, here is one of the most anticipated singles of the first quarter of 2014. Ever since we put out word on its release,  gospel music aficionados, DJs, artistes etc have been asking for its download link.

The song is titled "I Have Seen (Baba God)" and is from Toyebi, an amiable  Nigerian born gospel music minister. Toyebi is based in the United States of America and has worked with the likes of Darnell Davis & the Remnant, Sonnie Badu,Tosinger, Kenny K'ore, Lanre Olagbaju, Joy Ike, Mike Dreams, Mike Aremu and Midnight Crew. Obviously, he is not a green horn.

 On this track, he manages to give us a home-drenched sound even though he worked with some international instrumentalists on it. Some of the said instrumentals are known to work with top international gospel artistes like Israel Houghton.

Our versatile 'home boy', Toyebi, gives us a homegrown sound on this one but also told us that he would release some western grown sound in due time. He also hinted that the radio edit version of the song will be released within weeks as well. 

In the meantime, we have more than the song right here for you. We've got the lyrics too. Go ahead, download and soak yourself in this tune.


Debut Single "I Have Seen (Baba God)" by Toyebi
Part of EP project scheduled for release in Spring 2014

The Lyrics

I have seen your goodness
Seen your favor
Seen your mercy
Baba God, you too much
Seen your goodness
Seen your favor
Seen your mercy
Baba God, you too much eh!

Verse 1:
I have seen your goodness in times of adversity
I have seen your favor
When I didn’t deserve it coming to me
I’ve experienced your mercy
Showers of blessings rain over me
I’ll sing your praise for all eternity

Pre-Chorus 1:
I don’t have to beg
I don’t have to borrow
I don’t have to beg or plead
You supply my every need
You have always been right there
So I praise you right now
I know you are for me, so who can be against me


Verse 2:
Times without number
You listen to me when I call
I can always count on you
With Baba I can never fall
You hold me securely
In the palm of your mighty hand
Through trials and testing
Your love has never failed

Pre-Chorus 2:
Once I was younger
And now I am older
I’ve never seen the righteous forsaken
Nor his seed begging for bread
I will live and not die
This is the plan that you have for me
You said it in your word, I believed in my heart
Now I have seen,


Bridge :
You will never leave me
You will never forsake me
Even when I don’t deserve it
Your mercy still upholds me
You will never leave me
(Never leave me, never leave me, never leave me, oh no)
You will never forsake me
(Won’t forsake me, won’t forsake me, won’t forsake me, no no!)
Even when I don’t deserve your favor and your grace
(Even when I don’t deserve your mercy)
Your mercy still upholds me



released 29 January 2014
Produced by The Internationals

Drums: Ronald "Junior" Dorsey
Bass Guitar: Rhon Matthison
Horns: Arranged by Omar Martinez & performed by Oasis Horns
Electric Guitar: Laja Gbadegesin
Percussion: Javier Solis
Organ, Piano, Strings: DJ Surj

Horns Recorded at: 226 Recordings Houston, TX
Guitar & Vocals Recorded at: T & S Studios, Sugar Land TX
Mixed by: BOlupona at T&S Studios, Sugar Land TX
Mastered by: Andy Wilson

Based in the USA, Toyebi is a singer/song writer, musician, worship consultant, and worship leader from Nigeria who has spent the last 14 years honing his craft in preparation for the right time and opportunity. Born in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, he was introduced to music at an early age through primary school plays and singing in children's church in his pre-teen years. This sparked a keen curiosity for music, which led him to become the front man for the jazz ensemble at the American British Academy (A.B.A) in Muscat, Oman where he lived with his family as a young teenager. 

Upon his return to Nigeria, Toyebi continued developing his musical skills in secondary school, Jephthah Comprehensive Secondary School, Port Harcourt (J.C.S.S.), beinga member of the choir, playing keyboards and leading praise/worship. This was where Toyebi became born again and God began leaning his heart towards preparation for a greater purpose through music and ministry. Following graduation from secondary school, he moved to the United States to pursue a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering at Louisiana State University. 

As a college student, Toyebi was a leader in the youth ministry and praise and worship ministry of Bethany World Prayer Center for 5 years. He was privileged to lead worship for the youth ministry, "220" under the leadership of Pastor Joel Stockstill reaching an average of 3000 students in weekly meetings and a leadership core of about 250 student leaders. He was also a member of the Praise and Worship Ministry at Bethany under the leadership of Jonathan Stockstill (Deluge Band). In this season, he was privileged to share the stage with artists such as Israel and New Breed, Micah Stampley, Kent Henry and Martha Munizzi to name a few. 

Following graduation from college 2008, he moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota where he currently resides and works as an electrical engineer. In his time in Minneapolis, he has grown as a musician ministering/collaborating with artists such as Darnell Davis & the Remnant, Sonnie Badu,Tosinger, Kenny K'ore, LanreOlagbaju, Joy Ike, Mike Dreams, Mike Aremu and Midnight Crew. He has also been an integral part of his local church, Christ Church International under the leadership of Pastor Darrell & Dr. Edna Geddes, while traveling the country leading worship, teaching worship seminars and speaking at conferences as God opens the door.

His Debut Single titled "I have Seen (Baba God)" is a track that expresses his overflowing gratitude for a life full of God's goodness, favor and mercy. It is set for release on January 29 and is part of his debut EP project scheduled for released late spring of 2014. "I Have Seen (Baba God)" was recorded at T & S Studios, Sugar Land Texas and produced by "The Internationals”.

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