Zelijah Tishbite entered the scene in 2014 with his iconic song titled ‘Mad Ting’. This release and more cemented him in the Gospel scene as one of the pioneers of Gospel Drill. He has amassed numerous accolades for his creative work, both as an artist and more recently as the founder of Aligned Vision.
His ground-breaking “Olive Oil and Gloves” project was nominated and awarded EP of the Year – 2020 by MXRCY UK who also listed his track ‘Splash It’ as Track Of The Week. MXRCY currently has ‘Who Wants Smoke’ within the top 5 on their Christian Rap UK playlist. Zelijah was featured in the Top UK Christian Rap Artists To Watch in 2021 by the biggest Gospel platform in the world – Rapzilla. He has television appearances via Trumix TV and has also amassed thousands of radio play and streams.
He has been seen featured with artists such as:
- Konola on his album “Christian Walk” – Track 8 ‘Finnish’ which was later premiered on Pressplay Youtube Channel.
- Cerose on his latest album “Outside the Box” – his feature was commended and the song ‘One Way’ went on to be featured by DITTO MUSIC on their Emerging: The Hot List playlist.
- Reblah on his award-winning album “Joy in the Pain” – the song ‘Ring the Alarm’ went on to accumulate over 100k views on Pressplay Youtube channel and then his latest body of work “Double Edge” EP which featured in Spotify’s playlists ‘New Christian Music Friday’ & ‘The Hot Flow’.
Aside from music, Zelijah Tishbite is a key figure in reshaping the perception and community of our young people by showcasing that the exuberance you carry doesn’t have to change because you’re a Christian. His “Olive Oil and Gloves” EP along with his latest body of work “Double Edge”’ depicts this accurately.
THE VISUAL CREATIVE
This overflowing passion for the community and ministry led to Zelijah creating Aligned Vision – an organisation that prides itself in a ‘for the kingdom by the kingdom’ approach in the form of storytelling, particularly in the niche of music videos. Aligned Vision is determined to bridge the gap in quality between the secular industry and the gospel industry which reflects in their statement ‘the place where culture meets Christianity’.
Zelijah spoke about the inspiration behind Aligned Vision saying, “This was birthed from looking at the industry in pain from an artistic perspective as the overall movement of the scene in regards to visuals was lacking. So we’re working with upcoming and established artists to bring their vision to fruition, often meeting in the middle with artists and developing a personal rapport with them which leads us to be now aligned with the vision.”
Since then they have worked with many artists but to name a few such as Rev J, GS, Konola, K Lewis, Maestro Bravest, DJ Shunz, Minister Taf, Triple O, 678NATH and Reblah whose video ‘Royalty’ went on to achieve over 100k views on the Link Up TV channel.
Aligned Vision also had multiple music videos listed in the first ever Step FWD Awards – the UK’s definitive Christian music awards event. Their work has also been substantial in the digital footprint of many songs featured in the monthly UK Christian Charts.
The Aligned Vision aim is to offer gospel artists a high-quality solution that meets and excels the standard of the world but doesn’t break the bank. To accomplish this they often go above and beyond to meet clients’ budget.
Ultimately, Aligned Vision only works with Gospel artists and is committed to using the means of videography to convey the Gospel message and ensure artists are portrayed in the best possible light.
The future looks exceptionally bright as Zelijah and Aligned Vision continue to blaze a trail for the UK CHH community.
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