Lecrae’s songs led Christian rapper Wande to get to know Jesus Christ.
Mutiat “Wande” Isola
Mutiat Yewande Isola, popularly known as “Wande,” was born in Nigeria and was raised in the United States. Her mother was a Christian but her father was a Muslim. Though she grew up attending the church with her mother, she never really understood Christianity. Greatly influenced by his Muslim brothers and family, Wande’s father prohibited her to attend the Christian church.
“It was a very trying time, but I feel like that was the time where I was able to build a firm foundation and really seek out Christ for myself,” she recalled.
By that time, the Lord led her to listen to Christian rap songs and it was Lecrae’s single “Don’t Waste Your Life” that made her seek for her purpose in life. Wande sought God to find her purpose. The Lord then led her to the music industry. She started rapping during her freshman year in High School and later on got hired as an intern at a recording company.
She first started her job at Reach Records as a server of the artists and months later, Lecrae and Reach Records VP saw her video rapping.
“That started my journey to becoming the first female artist on Reach Records. The Lord is using this beyond something that I could even imagine, just starting from biology class. I used to listen to songs with Lecrae, he actually influenced me to go to that summer camp which led me to being saved. And now me, doing songs with him together.”
Today, she has now released a number of singles and has been featured by big artists including Toby Mac, Madela Dunamis, and D-Flow. In her 2021 hit single “Blessed Up,” she featured Lecrae and Mike Todd. Wande has been sharing the message about Jesus through her rapping career.
Reference: YouTube | I Am Second
Header Image: I Am Second [@IAm2nd]. Wande Testimony. YouTube, May 12, 2023, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqzRDQQWRac