Gospel music quartet Midnight Crew released this song titled IGWE in 2006. Since then, Igwe has become an anthem of some sort around Africa and the world at large.

Igwe means King in Igbo language and this song is a mixture of some Igbo, Yoruba and English languages. In the song, the writer seeks to extol God has the king of the Univers and declared that there is no one like God. 

About Midnight crew  

The group is made up of Patricia, Mike, Olugbenga and Ayo. They were actually eleven in number when they started in 2011 but the quartet of Michael Abdul, Odunayo Ojo Onasanya, Pat Uwaje King and Gbenga Oyebola, known simply as the Midnight Crew have kept their wits about them for nothing else but for the love of what they do and enjoy doing.  In this revealing interview, which they take turns to respond, they open up on their careers, their dreams and why they have stuck together for that long.

Lyrics

Kosi oba bire
Kosi baba bire
Ko ma s’olorun bire igwe
Kosi oba bire
Kosi baba bire
Ko ma s’olorun bire igwe
E ba mi gb’olorun tobi oba nla oba to ga
E ba mi gb’olorun tobi edumare oba to ga
E ba mi gb’olorun tobi oba nla oba to ga hey
E ba mi gb’olorun tobi edumare oba to ga
Igwe igwe
Igwe igwe
You are the great I am igwe
Ooh oh oh igwe
Heaven and earth adore you igwe
Angels bow before him igwe
What a mighty God igwe
We serve igwe hey

Kosobabire
Laiye at’orun
Ko ma s’olorun bire igwe
Kosobabire
Kosi baba bire
Ko ma s’olorun bire igwe
E ba mi gb’olorun tobi oba nla oba to ga
E ba mi gb’olorun tobi edumare oba to ga
E ba mi gb’olorun tobi oba nla oba to ga hey
E ba mi gb’olorun tobi edumare oba to ga
Oh oh oh igwe
Halleluyah igwe
Igwe igwe
Igwe igwe
We thank you igwe
We love you igwe
We praise you igwe
Ooh igwe

Eze ndieze
Idi egwo
Onye nabia ozo
Idi egwo
Onyedikagi
Onyedikachukwu
Omalicha
Agwuanechemba one
Bulie ya elu hey
Bulie Jesus elu
Bia bulie ya elu
Bulie Jesus elu
Bulie Je e sus elu
Bulie Jesus elu
Bia bulie ya elu
Bulie Jesus elu

Igwe igwe
Halleluyah igwe
Igwe igwe
Hey igwe
We thank you igwe
We love you igwe
We praise you igwe
Oh igwe

He brought me out of darkness ha ha haa
And set my feet upon the rock igwe
He put a new song in my mouth to sing
And now I can shout hallelujah hallelujah
Igwe igwe

Igwe hallelujah igwe
We bless you igwe
We thank you igwe
We love you igwe
We praise you igwe
Eh igwe

Igwe my father
Igwe my lord
Igwe my king
Igwe my lord
You are my father
Igwe my lord
Igwe my king
I’ve never seen this kind of love
I’ve never seen this kind of love never before papa mo
I’ve never seen this kind of love
E yeah e e yeah eh eh
Ooh e yeah eh eh
E yeah e yeah eh eh
Ooh e yeah eh eh
You love me sote e yeah eh eh
You die for my sins e yeah eh eh
You love me sote e yeah eh eh
You bless me nyafu nyafu e yeah eh eh
You bless me nyafu nyafu e yeah eh eh
Oh my papa e yeah eh eh
You bless me pass my dreams e yeah eh eh
Take away my sorrows e yeah eh eh
Come bless me ye e yeah eh eh
Come bless me nyafu nyafu e yeah eh eh
Come bless me ye e yeah eh eh
Come bless me nyafu nyafu e yeah eh eh
Sikina e yeah eh eh
We bless you Jesus e yeah eh eh
Lily of the valley e yeah eh eh
We bless you Jesus e yeah eh eh
The light and morning star e yeah eh eh
We bless you Jesus e yeah eh eh
Rose of Sharon e yeah eh eh
We bless you Jesus e yeah eh eh
Come bless me ye e yeah eh eh
Come bless me yanfu yanfu e yeah eh eh
We thank you e yeah eh eh
We praise you e yeah eh eh
We love you e yeah eh eh
We love you e yeah eh eh
Mighty god the great I am e yeah eh eh
King of kings and lord of lords e yeah eh eh
Lord we bow and worship you e yeah eh eh
Lifting up your holy name e yeah eh eh
Igwe e yeah eh eh
Igwe e yeah eh eh
Igwe e yeah eh eh
Igwe e yeah eh eh
Igwe e yeah eh
Igwe e yeah eh eh take glory

Video

Midnight Crew (IGWE)

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