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WAOMM (Women Of African Origin in Music Ministry) officially kicks off with a Mentorship Program for Upcoming Artists.

After the successful inauguration of WAOMM in Nigeria in March 2016 at the NECA Event Place, a mentorship program has kicked off as promised by the WAOMM Founding President, Isabella Ogo-Uzodike, and the WAOMM Coordinator for Nigeria, Onos Ariyo.

After painstaking consideration, WAOMM Nigeria is very proud and excited to unveil our first two exceptionally gifted young music ministers, who have been carefully chosen for mentoring and support. These two beautiful young ladies are already making inroads in the Gospel music arena and WAOMM Nigeria is committed to supporting, empowering, equipping and encouraging them to reach their fullest potentials in their God-given gifts and talents.

The WAOMM Nigeria mentorship programme is tailored to provide our mentees with guidance and support in the following areas:

  1. Music as a spiritual ministry
  2. Stage Presence & Presentation
  3. General conduct as a Gospel Artist
  4. Guidelines on Song writing
  5. Branding /Packaging
  6. Building & sustaining ministry relationships
  7. Ministry etiquettes

WAOMM Nigeria hereby presents to you Blerisa and Rejoice!





Blerisa whose name is Blessing Aderiyike Manafa, is a Christian singer / songwriter.


She began her music career in the year 2014 when she won a song writing contest called ‘Greenhunt’ organized by Greenland Music. The prize of the contest was a free production and promotion of a song which today is her first ever single titled ‘Praise the Lord’. Later that same year, Blerisa released yet another single titled ‘I give my heart’ and in 2015 another titled ‘E go better’.

‘Praise the Lord’ was nominated for the ‘Africa Gospel Music Awards’ in the same year of its release in the category of ‘Discovery of the year 2014’, she being only 18 as at then was the youngest in the category and the only artist with just two singles. Although she didn’t win but received a lot of accolade. ‘I give my heart’ So far has been the most successful of her releases as several testimonials have been received from across the world about its impact on people’s lives. Her most recent song so far, ‘E go better’ has been aired on several radio stations like wazobia FM, Nigeria Info FM, SMA FM, Cool FM Abuja, Praiseworld radio and a whole lot of others.

Blerisa has also participated in other competitions like XFactor 2014 where she finished as part of the Lagos finalists, Destiny Child 2014 where she finished in the top 6, Project Nuwine 2015 where she finished in the top 15, Amstel Malta showtime 2014 where she finished as the top female vocalist, Florocka’s song writing contest tagged ‘Flip 2 Tha beat’ where she finished second and a few others.

Blerisa intends to use her gift to influence lives positively and to educate people, especially youths like herself about the unconditionality of God’s love!

She is affiliated to a number of artists such as Onos Ariyo, Nikki Laoye , Florocka, Sokleva Hughes (Rooftop mcs), Ranti, Ebisan and many others. She is also currently in the studio working on her debut album and will be out with another single soon.

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About Perry Martins

Perry Martins is One of Nigeria's foremost gospel music and Christian Entertainment blogger. Also Radio and TV host. But then I am your regular guy down the street.

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