History of Sensational Gospel Singer, the late Swaray
Sensational gospel singer, songwriter, and motivational speaker, Moses Swaray was born on October 24th, 1985 to his Liberian parents. Moses was raised singing at the age of seven in the church choir where he discovered his talent. As a person with albinism growing up in a post-war country like Liberia, where talents are never supported by family members, friends or government, Moses faced numerous challenges from peers and others in achieving his dream to be a musician but these challenges didn’t distract him from pursuing his career.
He spent his life teaching and singing Christ’s gospel.
He rose to prominence in 2007 by winning what was then Liberia’s largest “A Star is Born” singing contest organized by the United Nations and the Liberian government.
Since the release of his debut Album keep on trying launched by then President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, he has gone on to win several awards, becoming a climate change ambassador to West Africa for Dutch-based organization ICCO, Ambassador Extraordinary of the Liberia Albinism Society, citation of honor by the House of Representatives of the state of Pennsylvania in the United States for his major contribution to the peace and rebuilding process of the Republic of Liberia, especially through arts and culture, etc.
This led him to many opportunities and Swaray became one of Liberia’s fastest-growing musical artists. A few years later, he went to London where he recorded the second MV for the song Keep on trying. Moses did a couple of songs before giving it up completely becoming a gospel singer. We could remember songs like Aisha, and Iron Lady amongst others. Subsequently, in the ensuing years, Moses gave his life entirely in the service of God and humanity. He devoted his time to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ around the world with his music.
Giving back to society, Moses remembered several misfortune children in his Country have lost their parents and some were abandoned because of conditions and decided to establish the Moses Swaray Foundation where he catered to over a hundred orphans mixed albinos and black skin children. Amb. Swaray didn’t forget his way out of standard, he also organized the Spotlight Singing Competition featuring young, talented upcoming Gospel artists where the winner was given a cash prize and an opportunity to travel to Nigeria and record a song.
His songs had received many nominations and he was a recipient of several music awards, but it was until 2021 that he won the Best Gospel Artiste of the year from the Liberia Music Entertainment Awards. Before this award, in 2020 he released his third album featuring a few of Africa’s best gospel singers from Nigeria and Ghana and rocked stages with other westerners in the Americas. One of his most popular 2020 songs is JEHOVAH OVERDO featuring Emmanuel Ben (Eben), followed by YOU REIGN featuring Ghanaian MOG and this song came up as number one on XG TOP FIVE songs of the week. Later, he did another one with Nigeria Moses Bliss call YAHWEH.
Swaray was not only a gospel musician, but he was a philanthropist, educator, and motivational speaker who also had a live band. Our research indicates that the music icon had two beautiful daughters who currently reside in America with their mother. The USA-based Liberian international Gospel recording artist had a tragic accident in America on July 12, 2022, and gave up his ghost on July 15, 2022.
His sudden death saddened the people of Liberia around the world as they expressed their most sincere condolences to the family.
Peace be upon his soul.
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