Oghenemairo Okechukwu Ese AKA Mairo Ese was born in the early eighties in Lagos State, Nigeria. Mairo accepted Christ in his teenage years and discovered his passion for music and later his calling as a worshipper. He is known for an eclectic blend of R&B and Soul, transforming songs into a true worship experience. His interpretation and expression of music is dynamic and fresh, it has set him apart.
Mairo has served in various capacities in different churches. Starting as a chorister and then progressing to worship leader and music director in different parishes of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), House on the Rock (Jos) and also in different expressions of The House of Freedom. He is currently the Music Director of This Present House under the tutelage of Pastor Tony Rapu.
In 2015, Mairo released his first album titled ‘The Worship of Yahweh’, a collection of songs that has blessed countless people with amazing testimonies. What many don’t know is that the album was a 10 year journey. In those years, it was really tough but God was faithful and took Mairo on a journey of discovery of who he is and gave him the songs He wanted Mairo to sing.
He also released various singles, including, ‘We praise you’ (2005), ‘I need you’, ‘Gbagaun-gbagaun’ written by Precious Adebo , Iye-Iye, ‘You are the reason’ written by Chris Shalom and Victoria Orenze and ‘Ole Halleluyah’ ft Nathaniel Bassey (2014). He also released ‘Only You‘ in 2015 prior to the release of the album ‘The Worship Of Yahweh’.
Mairo has shared with many music greats like Ron Kenoly, Lionel Peterson, Cohbams, PITA, Lara George, Nathaniel Bassey, Paul Irabor and so on. Mairo simply believes he has been called by grace and anointed by God to bring the good news of the gospel across the nations of the world.
Mairo Ese has served in various capacities from Chorister to Worship leader to Music Director in different parishes of The RCCG, House on the Rock (Jos) and presently at This Present House where he worked as the worship leader for about 8 years.
Mairo’s passion is worship and his underlying objective is to ‘lift up the name of Yahweh and bring people closer to their Creator’. He is associated with a number of worship movements including ‘Euphoria Worship Team’ & ‘True Worshipers’ who have ministered in Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana, etc. He is putting his perfectionist touch to his highly anticipated debut album to be launched this year and other videos to be released soon. He is also passionate about football and an ardent Arsenal fan.