Augustine Kiawu, better known as Lyrico Godchild, was born and raised in Liberia, a country on the west coast of Africa. Lyrico came to the United States in 2002. He lived in Silver Spring, Maryland for a year then moved to Philadelphia in 2003 were he met a couple of African and Black American rappers. After a freestyle session, Augustine was given the name Lyrico. Ever since then, Lyrico has become one of the best African artists in the African and American community.
Lyrico was the founder and CEO of Lyrico/LIB Record, a hip pop record and productions company. Lyrico was arrested and jailed for a crime carrying a sentence of 40 years of jail time if he was found guilty. This is when Lyrico’s life took a turn.
While serving jail time in Doylestown, Pennsylvania at the Buck County correctional facility, Lyrico had a powerful vision of the Lord God Almighty, according to Lyrico Godchild. He heard a very powerful and steady lil voice, yet loud enough and calm. In the vision, he was instructed to accept Christ Jesus, the Son of God as his personal Lord and Savior, and give his life to God, because he was created to serve God and do his works.
Moreover, God told him, “If you do this and Harken to my voice and obey me and do all that I tell you. I, God, will bless you and fight your battle and take you from jail and transform your life in so many ways that those who knew you before will be surprised and won’t believe that you are the same person they once knew.
On March 17, 2009, Lyrico was released on bail and all charges were dropped against Lyrico as God promised him. Since then, Lyrico has changed his life and decided to use his gifts to do God’s works. Currently, Lyrico is a faithful and true minister of the Gospel of Christ and also part of the deliverance ministry in Church Of The Divine Covenant, which is located in Bristol, Pennsylvania. Bro Augustine, also called Lyrico Godchild, is currently married to Mrs Julie M. Kiawu with 3 beautiful kids.
Lyrico decided to get rid of the hip pop label, and turn it into a gospel label to preach God’s Word for God’s Glory through Christ. Lyrico is the owner of K-N-G Gospel Kingdom LLC, a gospel company that consists of a gospel label (Divine Record), a production label (Lyrico Ent), music publishing, artist development, etc.
In 2016, Lyrico recorded his first EP titled “(I.S.M) I AM SENT ME,” which was released off his own indie label KNG Music Group/Divine Records. “The EP was to test the water, and create some type of path for me,” said Lyrico Godchild. In February 2017, Lyrico re-released the EP through Sugo Music Group, one of the music industry’s powerhouse independent distribution company.