• Welcome

Why Christian Lofi music

I have been musically inclined since I was probably 10 years old. I sang at a choir, released two singles before 2006, and made two albums and led worship at Gospel Culture while I was at college in Texas. I have meddled with different sounds but I never honed-in on something specific as lofi.

When I came across lofi in 2020, I just knew within me that this is the type of music I would love to make. First of all, I don't like traveling and making appearances. I love being behind the scenes. Lofi just fits well with my personality and I love it.

Many have asked me why my music is called "Christian lofi" when it sounds just like secular lofi? How would you describe a beat made by a christian, and that was meant for a christian rapper to rap on? Christian beat or just beat?

What makes music "christian is not limited to words only. There are numerous christian instrumentalists who only make instrumentals. They don't sing or have vocalists in the music. Should we call their music secular just because it doesn't have words?

I am a "Christian" lofi instrumentalist who focuses on making music that facilitates prayer, meditation, and productivity. A vast majority of those who listen to my music said they do so because it doesn't have vocals. Sometimes having words can be distracting.

The following scriptures inspire me to make music.

Psalm 150

1Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.

2Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.

3Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.

4Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.

5Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.

6Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.

1 Samuel 16:23

And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him.

Amos 6:5

5You strum away on your harps like David and improvise on musical instruments.

Psalm 57:7

7My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music.

2 Chronicles 5:13

13The trumpeters and musicians joined in unison to give praise and thanks to the LORD. Accompanied by trumpets, cymbals and other instruments, the singers raised their voices in praise to the LORD and sang: β€œHe is good; his love endures forever.” Then the temple of the LORD was filled with the cloud,

MY STORY

My name is Yoni Charis. I was born in Cameroon, I moved to Texas for college but currently reside in Bermuda with my wife and son. I obtained a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Wichita Falls, Texas, and an MSN in Education from Walden University.

I have always been passionate about music from a very young age. I sang alto at a choir in Cameroon and always desired to play the piano but the opportunity never came through until I moved to Texas.

I started learning how to play musical instruments such as the guitar and the keyboard in 2011 and had my first shot to play at a small church pastored by a friend. The keyboardist could no longer play on Sundays due to work engagements.

I took that as an opportunity to learn chords on the keyboard and eventually started making progress with leading worship. I led worship at our bible study held in our apartment and eventually at a new church my pastor founded called Gospel Culture. We started with about 6 people and eventually grew.

My lofi journey started in 2020 when I was on vacation and paternity leave for about about 6 weeks. I bought audio equipment on amazon and started making beats. My journey with rap music dates back to 2006 when I recorded my first rap song but I did not have any exposure to music production until I moved to Texas. Texas is special to me!!!

A friend of mine showed me a few basic tricks on recording music but I could not keep up due to the busyness of nursing school.

So while in Bermuda during the pandemic, I consumed a lot of videos on music production and came across lofi music. I really loved the sound and began making lofi music. The more I learned, the more I desired to create Christian lofi because there were very few artists who were in this genre.

My vision was to create Christian lofi for everybody. Some of the lofi channels I listened to had very dark, sad tones, and suggestive thumbnails. I wanted to create something that was clean, Spirit-led, and word-based.