From the onset, it’s pretty clear that Miracle Banks does it all. On top of being a highly regarded gospel singer and worship leader, she is also a producer, writer, arranger, MC, music director, art personnel, CEO, and speaker, among many things. But at the core of what the gospel star does is her ministrations in music and songwriting.
Miracle Banks was born on March 13, 1995, in a small town in Abeokuta, Nigeria. She was first named Iyanuoluwa Olawale, and later picked up the nickname Miracle Banks. Miracle first fell in love with music when her father taught her how to play the guitar. That moment was the starting point of her pursuit of gospel music. She started joining choirs and musicals. Often, she would join adult choirs at such an early age. Most times, she was the youngest among the whole group. She dived into songwriting and started to perform her compositions at church services and events.
Later on, she followed her dream and moved to Baltimore to study music production. During that time, the artist took the time to polish and develop her craft. When writing songs, Miracle Banks finds inspiration from all around her. She mostly looks to the places where people overlook most and try to make songs that send a unique twist to a message of hope for all. She hopes that her songs will be representative of her and a new generation of praise and worship artists.
The range of genres that Miracle Banks is is as diverse as her activities. She performs and writes music in genres such as gospel funk, gospel hip hop, reggae, R & B, and afrobeats. She is well-known in gospel circles for her creativity in music.
Miracle is the recipient of the Arise Gospel Musical Artists (AGMA) 2019 awards by Blackphem Entertainment in Baltimore. Also, she is currently up for nomination for another Maranatha USA Award for this year, 2020.
On March 13, 2019, the artist took to digital channels to announce that she would be pursuing professional music. The day also happened to be Miracle’s birthday.
The artist recently released her first song, “PEACE,” which is now streaming on YouTube. Released in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide “Black Lives Matter” protests, Miracle Banks hopes that the song would be an anthem that would join people from all nations together to fight for peace. “One thing that I am sure of is everything can shut down but not your destiny”—this is the declaration made at the beginning of the song’s music video.
The reggae icon Bob Marley strongly influences Miracle Banks’ songs. The young female artist hopes to be a gospel reggae music version of the singer-songwriter.
Miracle describes her music as soulful. She aspires to create songs that would speak life and encourage people to pray and seek God, most notably in their times of greatest need. She devotes most of her time to writing songs that would speak of the love of God to people who need it most.
Miracle Banks continues to write songs and perform during the COVID-19 crisis and hopes to do more shows as soon as events are allowed.