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TEACHER/GOSPEL SINGER ANEISHA WALKER ENTERS COMPETITION WITH “UNCHANGING LOVE!”

 

By Cecelia Campbell-Livingston–

WALKER… Jamaica needs Jesus through music—

HANOVER-BORN Aneisha Walker is hoping her entry Unchanging Love will be the top pick in this year’s Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s Gospel Song Competition.

A teacher at Merlene Ottey High in Hanover, Walker said she penned the lyrics out of personal experiences.

“I was at a point where the approval of others mattered too much, and when I really needed those who cared, they were nowhere to be found. God allowed this to happen, so that I’d have nobody else to turn to but Him. As a result, I was able to experience His amazing and unchanging love, and that made me realise that he is the one I should always work to please, and regardless of what I’ve done, his love remains the same yesterday, today, and forever,” she told the Jamaica Observer.

Walker — a former student of Herbert Morrison Technical High and Sam Sharpe Teachers’ College — said the melody came to her one day while doing her household chores.

“I sat down and then the lyrics of the chorus came. I always tried to pen a verse, but it just never felt right until two days before the deadline to enter in this competition. The words just came and that’s how I knew it was inspired by God for such a time as this,” she said.

For her, to be in the top 10 is a great feeling.

“The publicity and exposure is overwhelming and exciting. It’s truly a blessing to be given the opportunity to use this gift, in this fashion, to witness to the world,” she said.

After the competition, Walker said she would be pursuing a a career in gospel music.

“My ultimate goal is to not just be another gospel artist, but to be a world changer. Jamaica and the world doesn’t need another great singer to perform at concerts. Jamaica needs Jesus through music; music that will touch lives and effect change,” she said.

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