Canadian gospel act to release debut album
Toronto-based gospel artiste Highly Favoured Blake will be releasing her debut album, ' Breaking Me to Bless Me', in February.
"I am looking forward to the launch because these gospel songs have a powerful message that the Christian faithful and the unsaved need to hear, it is really food for the soul," said the artiste, whose given name is NeKesha Ann-Marie Blake.
She released three singles, Reborn, Birthday Thanksgiving and the title track from the album earlier this month, to help build momentum for the launch.
"I will be going all out in 2020, I will even be entering the JCDC (Jamaica Cultural Development Commission) Festival Song contest," she said.
Highly Favoured Blake first came to public attention last year with her single , Remember the Yam, that gained traction among radio disc jockeys in Canada, and got spins on Jamaican radio.
Born in Kingston, she attended St Hugh's High School for Girls, but migrated to Canada at age 14 in 1995.
She attended Downsview Secondary in Toronto and then matriculated to George Brown College, where she read for a diploma in nursing.
She now lives in Ontario, Canada, with her two children and her mother, working as a nurse.
Highly Favoured Blake hopes that her music will ignite a change in people's hearts and invite God's presence to stay with His people, eventually sparking a global healing.
"My goal is to use my songs to drive home the message of Christ's love for all, and to bring peace, cheer and encouragement to all," she said.