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Pentatonix’s Kevin Olusola: ‘God Set Up This Miraculous Journey For Me To Be Where I Am Today’

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Pentatonix’s Kevin Olusola: ‘God Set Up This Miraculous Journey For Me To Be Where I Am Today’

By Movieguide® Staff

Kevin Olusola, one of five members in the award-winning acapella group Pentatonix, said that he sings because of his faith in Christ.

Pentatonix, which has sold over 10 million copies of their album, performed on BYUtv’s “Christmas Under the Stars” special this year. Some of the Pentatonix’s most popular songs are renditions of Christmas songs.

For Olusola, his love for Christmas goes beyond the music.

“Christmas is about the story of Jesus. So for me, Christmas, if we’re thinking about who He was, it’s about service,” Olusola told the Christian Post. “Christ was a service-oriented human, and God as well.

“So I think that’s what we always think about, especially when I’m on tour,” he continued. “This is an opportunity to serve so many families who, especially during COVID, have not had an opportunity for live music, and there’s so much joy in that space whenever you perform. So that’s what I think about. It’s just a time of service.”

Although Pentatonix’s members come from different backgrounds and have other belief systems, Olusola said that he joined the group because of his Christian faith.

“Faith is the reason I’m in Pentatonix. Legitimately. I grew up a Christian; my dad’s from Nigeria, my mom’s from Grenada,” he explained. “My mom grew up Seven-Day Adventist, my dad shortly became one as well. So I grew up a Sunday Adventist. I think for me, I became a serious believer in Christ whenever He asked me to go into the music industry.”

Olusola said that music was not always his career goal.

“I was pre-med in college, and I thought I was going to be a doctor,” he revealed. “During my junior year of college, that’s when God called me to go into music. It was very clear. I got on my knees, my junior year of college in my dorm, and I said, ‘God, I know you’re calling me to this, you’re going to have to set the path for me because I have absolutely no idea how to get from medicine into music.'”

“From that prayer on, it was like a can of worms opened. I knew I couldn’t go back on my word and God set up this whole miraculous journey for me to be where I am today,” Olusola continued. “The timing of all of it’s been uncanny. I couldn’t have set it up because I know it could have only been God Almighty.”

“Christmas Under the Stars,” which premiered this past weekend and will continue throughout December, features Christmas classics like “Oh, Come All Ye Faithful” and “The First Noel.”


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