“A Teen’s Take” column for Feb. 21, 2013

“Gospel music is more than music to me. It’s my way of teaching and preaching the good news that saves, while having lots of fun doing it as well. I love music so I use it to show God that I would give him what I love the most and use it for his glory.”

Age: 17

School: Mentorship Academy, junior

Parents: Felix and Celestine Muyaka

FAVORITES:

Book: Bible

TV show: “No time for (TV).”

Movie: “Coming to America”

Music: Da Truth, Mali Music, Andy Mineo, KB, Trip lee

Hangout: Studio, events, soccer field, church

Role models: Musicians Da Truth, B. Wright and Yung Honore

Extra: Muyaka, who performs with the gospel rap group Reach Nations, participated in activities during the recent Stellar Awards, an event that honors gospel music performers, and had the opportunity to spend time with legends in the genre. “I must say that being a part of Stellar Award weekend was a dream come true so early for me being a kid from Congo, Africa. But there’s so much more to do, so many more of my peers that I must reach.”

William Taylor

Assistant People editor