Unsung, the six-time NAACP Picture award-winning collection, is making a return this Easter Sunday, April 4, that includes adorned Gospel artist Bishop Hezekiah Walker.
Walker is a Grammy Award-winning singer and pastor whose ministry has pushed the boundaries of conventional church and worship. Rising up within the Fort Greene initiatives in Brooklyn, nobody would ever think about the many years of affect his music and ministry would have on the world.
BLACK ENTERPRISE caught up with Brooklyn’s personal Bishop Hez in regards to the ups and downs of his trailblazing profession, his private journey, the inspiration behind his best hits. He additionally talked about his look on Unsung, one in every of TV One’s longest-running collection, which highlights the careers and private lives of a few of the most gifted, versatile, and influential Black artists.
BE: How does it really feel to nonetheless be related, honored, and revered many years later in an trade that’s ever-changing?
Walker: It feels wonderful to nonetheless be capable of put out music that’s related and interesting to the lots. To nonetheless be honored and revered in any case these years to me is a significant accomplishment.
You could have had enormous success within the Gospel area. Plus, you’re a pastor of a number of church buildings and a syndicated radio host. The place else do you go from right here?
I would be the first Gospel artist to construct a 248 unit inexpensive housing advanced in Brooklyn, New York. I’m excited and anticipating the official groundbreaking in September.
What do you hope viewers take away out of your ‘Unsung’ docu-series?
After watching my docu-series I would like everybody to get a very good sense of who (Hezekiah) is. I’m greater than a gospel singer, I’m a world changer with a worldwide project.
Unsung is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is govt produced by Arthur Smith and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland additionally serves as govt producer. For TV One, Jason Ryan is Government in Cost of Manufacturing; Donyell Kennedy-McCullough is Senior Director of Expertise & Casting, and Robyn Arrington Greene is Head of Authentic Programming and Manufacturing.
Right here’s a sneak peek at Hezekiah Walker’s Unsung episode, airing Sunday at 9P/8C on TV one.
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