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Rhoda Isabella creates Kingdom

Saturday, May 25, 2019

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Kingdom Rhode is the name of the debut album from gospel singer Rhoda Isabella. It is slated to be released at the Swallowfield Chapel in Kingston this evening at 7:00 pm.

The 11-track set is produced on the Barbwiya Music imprint.

The singer shared her expectations for the project.

“I'm hoping that it will bring truth to hearts all over the world and begin to heal them,” she told the Jamaica Observer.

In addition to the title track, Kingdom Rhode includes My Philosophy, Realest Friend, Silent River, and Nataka Kucheza (I Wanna Dance in Swahili).

Rhoda Isabella's given name is Rhoda Faithe-Ann Addiman. A former student of Merl Grove High and the Edna Manley College School of Music, she started out a decade ago as a background vocalist for Jermaine Edwards. She eventually formed a trio with the group iWorship under Edwards' label. The group scored the hit single Keeping Me Alive with Rondell Positive in 2015, but eventually dissolved in 2017.

Last year, she re-emerged on the gospel scene as a solo act with the single Still Breathing and the spirited arrangement of all-time favourite gospel hymns and choruses titled Church Medley.

For her return, she secured accolades from the gospel community. She was named the Female Gospel Artiste of the Year and Break-Out Sensation of the Year for 2018 at the Sterling Gospel Music Awards.

— BB


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