Music + Video: Padre [Father] - Yemi Alafifuni

About Yemi Alafifuni

Yemi Alafifuni is a talented artist with a passion for genres including gospel, pop, and R&B. Hailing from Nigeria, this charismatic British singer and songwriter managed to combine stunning melodies with infectious grooves and great beats, in order to create a catchy, yet direct and edgy sound. Yemi’s recent album release, “Father”, is a great example of his sonic vision, marking a unique step forward for this artist. His sound is becoming increasingly more personal and defined, one release at a time. With his music, Yemi can truly connect with the audience, as well as share a powerful message of hope through his lyrics. He has often been compared to artists including BebeWinansDonnie McClurkinAlvin Slaughter, and Luther Vandross.

This song in itself is my story and tells of how knowing Padre (meaning Father) changed my life. Up to the age of 5, I had an enviable loving relationship with my biological dad, but our relationship took a turn for worse and suddenly, I could no longer depend on his love & protection.

The Father (God) isn’t like that. He is good and although we can be unfaithful, He remains constantly in love with us.

The inspiration for this song is drawn from a relationship with God as Father & the apparent epidemic of the “fatherless generation” which lead to the release of the ‘Father’ album. 

The video: Padre

This video tells the story of the society at large showcasing the difficult decisions that a lot of people are having to make on a day to day basis. The video sets a scene within a fine restaurant in London but amongst the lavish feel, there are a few who are struggling to meet the demands that life places on all of us. If we look around carefully, we would notice people in need and our keen response isn’t to just overlook them but to help and most of all, introduce our Father to them. There’s a great commission for the church to see all as equal and lead them to the effect of knowing Padre (meaning Father). 

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I wanna introduce you - To my Padre
I love to introduce you - To my Father (A mi padre)

Verse 1
He's the One - The Father of all of flesh - The One called Love
Good Good Dad - The One who thought of me - And broke my chains

Pre Chorus 1
He's the One - The One who saved my soul and made me whole
Sent His Son - The Lover of my soul, He set me free

Verse 2
He's the One - He sent His Comforter - The Promised One
He's our shield, our standard, our defence - Now we are free

Pre Chorus 2
He's the One - The one who works in me to will & to do…
He’s the One - If you'll give Him all your soul, He'll make you new

Baba mi o | He’s my Padre | Te Amo

Do you know Him | Really know Him, The One

Social Media handle:

Instagram: @yemialafifuni


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