Biam Martins popularly known as Cupa Stonce, is a lyrical genius who spills out truth in a unique sound that gets you past the threshold of emotions, into deeper truths of his message. He’s the C.E.O of Cupa Music Inc. Also the founder of City of Love Empire/Foundations. Cupa is all about enjoying the perfect sacrifice of love and living a life and singing songs that show just that.
What is your definition of love?
Love is the revelation of God to humanity. It holds the essence to which we live, move and exist.
Have you had a love encounter with God?
Yes, I've been a product of God's love all my life. Where I've been, what I've achieved, what I am and who I am is through the Love of God.
How has that changed your life and your perception of Christianity and what religion has portrayed it to be?
I've learnt that God does not have any set condition for loving us. The bible makes us understand that, even while we were yet sinners, he died for us. Now only love can drive a man to die for another. Not just any man, an innocent man. So religion has really infiltrated the concept of this love by making humans distance themselves from God and His love. Because they try to do something to earn it and when they fail in their strength, they think God doesn't love them anymore hence they shy away from the throne.
How has this love shaped your understanding of who God is?
I now can boldly declare a thing and it'll come to pass because I'm sure of the kind Love I bask in. It's potent and it's the strongest force on earth. It conquers all things. Knowing God is having a consciousness of His Love.
How has this love walk affected your life? i.e Has this love shielded you from trials? If it hasn’t, how have you been able to reconcile the truth of a loving God with the facts of life’s challenges in your face?
Like I said, the consciousness of God's love for you is all you need to face any challenge in life. Because we overcome because we are born of God(love). 1John5:4. I've been through valleys and shadows of deaths. I've only been able to come back because Love upheld me. This voice always says to me; God will not suffer you to die so soon, you are an arrow in the hands of God for this generation and You're God's favorite. So it makes me feel infallible, in gullible and unstoppable.
If you were given a chance to witness this love to someone, what would you say?
I will say, look at your life and check all the times good things came to you, was it out of anything good you did? The answer will surely be no, you see it is not what you do that bothers God, what bothers God is what you believe. There's someone that wants you to succeed against all odds. He has put food on your table when nobody seemed to be there, He has saved you from that sharp object you didn't see on the floor, He has taken you out of a vehicle that ended up in an auto crash even when you didn't suspect it, He has brought you back safely from traveling and so on. He loves you to bits. All He wants is for you to know Him, believe, trust and thank Him. His name is Jesus. He has paid all your bills, you're free. He wants you to know this and believe it. It takes right believing to do right.