Award winning gospel Musician, Philipa Baafi, has returned from a five-year music hiatus with the release of a soul inspiring song titled, ‘It Is Well’.
The song, which was released on the singer’s birthday, May 15, 2020, was a precursor to the launch of a forthcoming 10th studio album due to be released next year.
Philipa in an interview on Okay FM’s ‘Best Entertainment Show’ indicated that she wrote the song primarily to encourage the downtrodden in society to “turn their negativity into positive confessions and jubilant celebrations.”
According to the artiste, “Life is like an undulating surface with hills, plains and valleys; one can be up today and down tomorrow. But in whatever period of life one is confronted with, the antidote is to maintain a certain posture.
“That posture is a positive attitude and outlook knowing that the God you serve is able to help you no matter the circumstances; and hence the track, ‘It is Well’.”
The single finds Philipa at the peak of her artistry after recording her first ever solo album two decades ago
Her iconic voice is heard rendered beautifully and confidently on the track which she sang in English, French and her native, Akan.
It was first recorded by Akaak, with input from seasoned instrumentalists and final mixing and mastering by engineer, Sammy Helwani.
The inspiration behind this song according to the musician is the posture displayed by the Shunamite woman in II Kings 4.
“Most of us easily give up and start making negative pronouncements about situations confronting us which invariably poison our souls,” she said.
The musician posits that “positive confessions wrapped with faith are able to move God to act in one’s favour,” she said, adding that “this is the kind of attitude we all need to survive and make it in these current circumstances.”
She has several major hits over the years and this includes songs such as ‘Go High’, ‘I Go Dance’, ‘Nkwa’, ‘Last Stop’, ‘Awurade Sore’, ‘Nhyira Ba’, ‘Me Gye Medin’, ‘Ebenezer’, among others.
She has touched millions across the globe with inspirational songs and performances everywhere.
Outside of music, Philipa Baafi, who is an Occupational Therapist, is a third-year Physician Assistant student at Radford University in Accra. Her ambition is to become a specialist gynaecologist.
She is a member of the Church of Pentecost and fellowships with the Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), West Hills Assembly with her husband Kwame, and their two kids, Adom and Sika.