Sometimes all it takes is five minutes with someone to know they’re special. With his infectious joy, thought provoking lyrics, and an inviting voice that draws you in, Blessing Offor proves that by simply by being who he is, he is indeed special.
The youngest of six siblings, the Nigerian-born singer/songwriter immigrated to the United States with his uncle at the age of 6. Born with glaucoma in his left eye, Blessing’s parents sent their son to America to receive optimal medical care. Years later, a water gun's powerful spray damaged his retina, removing the sight in his right eye; yet the disability doesn't deter him. Blessing doesn’t believe his blindness is a hindrance; rather, it’s a gift that affords him a heightened sense of attunement to the world around him.
Growing up in Connecticut on pop, Motown and jazz, Blessing found himself behind the piano at the age of 9. As a teenager, the budding musician discovered his talent for writing songs, and in turn, found a calling which took him to Belmont University in Nashville.
His melodies are intricately woven together by his positive outlook on life and his trust in God. And although he hasn’t seen his parents in-person in two decades, the moral barometer they instilled in him remains an integral part of Blessing’s DNA and a cornerstone for his lyrics.
The singer had a hand in writing each of the selections found on his upcoming debut on Bowyer & Bow/Capitol Christian Music Group. The EP is slated to arrive soon.