ABOUT THE SONG:
To an Internet Technology IT personnel, password is a secret code consisting of numbers and letters required to assess a device or Information custody.
Now let me tell the story of how the song PASSWORD came to life. It happened some years back that I was to obtain an information on my daughter’s laptop which has been passworded (if grammar permits,) I couldn’t achieve this until I put a call across to her in school and she sent her names in a particular as the needed code to assess the gadget. I inserted this digits and the system opened. .. OMG.
I sat down for a while to ponder over this senerio, I asked myself, how can my daughter’s name become a code I couldn’t decode until she told me. I never knew God wanted to open my eyes to see beyond that level. Just as I was doing this thinking, I heard the Holy Spirit ministering to me saying, man, just like the name of your daughter became a secret code you need to open a gadget, that is how the name JESUS is the essential and the indispensable secret need of this world that many do not know except those He tells or His father in heaven reveals to. Matthew. 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.16:17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.16:19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.16:20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ. Nobody knows that name and remains the same. He is the secret place of the Most High God Ps.91. He is the secret behind everything and anything great. Hunmmm. No wonder the account of John 1:1 In the beginning was the passWORD, and the passWORD was with God, and the passWORD was God.1:2 The same was in the beginning with God.1:3 All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.1:4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men.1:10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. This is where it started and ended. JESUS IS THE PASSWORD. the secret behind all. The only name that is given to a man through which every knee bows and salvation is guaranteed. Anything wey you get na Jesus make you get, anything wey you be na Jesus make you be, Lion of Judah. … He is the WAY the TRUTH and the LIFE.
And this gave birth to some songs on Password but I quickly recorded them on my phone until I recently stumbled at one of them and my son Dare fell in love with the song and his siblings too saw sense in it. I therefore decided to feature him and he actually contributed to the production of this project even up to styling me for the album photo shoot, which he directed.
Born on the 5th of January 1958 in Arigidi Ekiti now Ayegbaju Ekiti, to Chief & Jacob Osukoya of Imesi Ile in Osun State. They were sojourners called “The Osomaalo”. Rotimi attended Saint Louis Primary School Ado Ekiti. 1966 to 1972. He had his secondary education in Corpus Christi College, Ilawe Ekiti, 1973 to 1977.
A graphics artist but music took over his attention from practicing the vocation.
Rotimi Osukoya as he was then called in his school days started his music career as a member of the choir of Methodist Church, Sogunle in Lagos in the year 1978, a year he arrived Lagos from Ado Ekiti where his biological parents resided. He became the leader of the junior choir of the church in 1983 through the inspiration of his 2nd father Chief Samuel Oladodu Osukoya, now late and later became the church Choir master in 1984.
Timi Osukoya Telemi as fondly called in the music industry and ministry now preferred to be called Timi Orokoya Telemi on spiritual ground, is a recipient of over 50 awards from various organizations in Nigeria and overseas. He has recorded 27 albums and 2 singles, including PASSWORD. He is one of the Godfathers and stakeholders of Nigerian Music industry. A band leader of Telemi Gospel Music, founder of Praise Generation Assembly and Oke Eri prayer mountain in Imesi Ile. A pastor and an evangelist with apostolic commission.. Telemi was six years President of Gospel Musicians’ Association of Nigeria and presently the convener of All Nigerian Gospel Music Revival Conference-ANGOMREC. Married to Oluyemisi Abimbola a medical practitioner and blessed with three wonderful grace, two girls one boy.
Timi has worked and produced notable Nigeria artistes like King Sunny Ade on the project Nigeria ti gbogbo wa ni in 1994, which he composed and produced. He wrote the introductory part of Wasiu Alabi Pasuma’s first album titled RECOGNITION. He produced and directed the first Gospel Musicians’ Association of Nigeria joint album in 1996 which featured the likes of Evang. Prof. Ebenezer Obey Fabiyi and Dr. Bola Are.
Message to the parents, please don’t force your children into choosing a career in life but guide them towards what you see them manifesting at early stages in life. I remember my father almost stopped my education because of my passion for music that led to the purchase of Fela Ransome Kuti’s album “IKOYI BLINDNESS” -#7 then when I was in form four. Today God has taken over the spirit to His own glory as you can see.