Dorien propagates the gospel with classical flute
Married to a Yoruba man from Nigeria, Dorien Oluwakemi Jacobs is a Dutch that loves the African culture. And with the way she is going, performing at different events, religious and secular with her husband, she seems to be telling the world that all that matters in a relationship is love for her family, the people and culture.
Born and brought up in The Netherlands, Dorien picked interest in music as early as six, where she enrolled in a music lesson to learn how to play classical flute and also sang in a Dutch church choir up till her late teens.
Mastering the flute, the young lady soon began to learn other musical instruments like the violin and piano. It was the experiences she got while learning these instruments that gave her the courage to play the guitar untaught.
Meeting her husband, Abiodun Jacobs, a Nigerian from the Yoruba tribe; Dorien for the love of learning, set out to study the Yoruba culture and gradually integrated herself into the culture of her husband’s people. Within years of marriage, she begins to speak Yoruba to the extent that she could compose songs with it.
Armed with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from a university in Ede, Netherlands, Dorien has decided to follow her passion, music.
Together with her husband, who is also into music they established the Jacob Cornerstone House of Music to minister to the unreached in songs and exude the grace and glory of God to mankind.
Dorien has taken her superlative stage performance to different parts of the globe; sing before large audiences that cut across different races and religions.
The mother of two released Oluwamodupe, a Yoruba language album in 2012. Registered in the UK and Nigeria, the album has been making waves among gospel music lovers in Nigeria and other West African countries that speak Yoruba.
With this album, Dorien becomes the first white lady to produce a Yoruba album in Nigeria.Aside this, the Nurse-turned-artiste is also trying her hands on the talking drum, performing her gospel songs in big stage across the United Kingdom.
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