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Lawyer & RCCG Pastor Declares Presidential Aspiration For 2019

One of the pastors at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, Emmanuel Ikechukwu, who is also a lawyer has declared to contest Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential election with mission to rescue the nation from ‘economic doldrums”

Imo state born Ikechukwu, Pastor at Rivers state Province 10 of the RCCG, declared for the 2019 Presidency yesterday in Port Harcourt under formerPresident Olusegun Obasanjo’s inspired African Democratic Congress, ADC. He said,

“When this (Buhari’s) government came up with this anti corruption corruption issue and made it a focal point, it scared a lot of investors away. You don’t scare people away. You try to see how you can tackle the economy.

“Though corruption needs to be taken care of, you cannot eradicate it from any human environment. What you need to do is to focus on basic challenges that intensify corruption. If you fix the economy, insecurity, corruption would be taken care of.

“We need to tackle unemployment and insecurity. And the assured way to achieve that is to create industries through conscious technological advancement” improving the economy is not rocket science.

“What a government needs to do is effective partnership with the private sector to develop education, infrastructures, build industries to create jobs, reduce employment, and partner financial institutions to support sustenance of small and medium scale enterprises for the masses through cooperatives financing. Asked to define his clear blueprint for achieving all his thoughts for changing the fortunes of the nation, Ikechukwu who was been in law practice for 11 years said it a matter of having the will to make change that matters.

“At 40 and given my background and experience, I have all it takes to steer the ship of the nation from prolong economic doldrums. People say it is easier said than done, that when you get there, a lot of things will overwhelm you.

“I say to them nothing can overwhelm me. It is not rocket science. To fix the economy and create jobs is not something we will get from outer space. The opportunities, human or natural resources, are around us, all a genuine change agent needs is the will and I have it”, he declared.

 

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Music: Ayo_Double_Joy | 1000 Tongues (Egberun Ahon) | @AyoDoublejoy

Gospel music minister AyoDoublejoy releases her latest single titled ‘A 1000 Tongues (Egberun Ahon)’ for free download.

Ayodeji Onofe (Nee Ifemade), popularly known asAyoDoublejoy is a seasoned praise and worship leader, a contemporary Gospel artist and a song writer with an exceptionally unique voice who seeks to bring down God’s presence everytime she holds the microphone.

AyoDoublejoy started her music career early at the age of 10 when she started attending choir rehearsals with her mum and teaching the choir members songs with a very meticulous ear for good music. She later went on to train vocally and professionally with the now MD/CEO of the renowned TenStrings MusicInstitute. And has been privileged to train many other choir groups.

Despite being a certified information Sscurity professional, she lives her life with the policy of God first, family second and all other things come third. That was why when it was time to heed the calling of the Holy spirit to spread the gospel all over the world, it was a seemingly easy assignment to take on.

Her first solo work “Faithful God (Yes You Are)”, was released in the fall of 2017, according to the inspiration of the Holy spirit, after winning the battle over bareness, this track has been a blessing to so many and has continued to bless lives on a daily. Her second Solo work called Egberun Ahon [A 1000 Tongues] is now available for free download.

Haven’t been through many tough times that seemed unending at the time, A 1000 Tongues is a song of praises and appreciation to God for all the wonderful things He has done and continue to do daily.

Ayodoublejoy is based in the San Francisco Bay Area of California where she lives a quiet life with her husband and two amazing children.

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Chris Morgan Presents “The Closet” With Steve Crown, Samsong & More To Minister Live | 10th June 2018

The city of Abuja and it’s environs are all set for the highly anticipated concert THE The Closet hosted by Nigeria’s very own indisputable worshiper Chris Morgan.

Despite all happenings recently, preparation for the program has been stable and we are glad to announce it still holds effectively. The Closet  (Timeless worship) is an encounter you shouldn’t miss for anything in the world as anointed ministers Like Prospa Ochimana, Mercy Chinwo, Steve Crown, Samsong, Donsam, Queen Eunice, Naomee, Solomon Lange, Owie Abutu, Elijah Oyelede, Noella and many more in and outside Abuja would be joining us for this program with Special Appearance of Apostle Johnson Sulieman and Dr. Paul Enenche.

Also Chris would be launching his “The Closet” album from which he released “Tobe” Ft. Naomee

Date: Sunday the 10th of June 2018

Time: 4pm

Venue: Chida hotels Jabi Abuja.

 

Bishop Oyedepo Dedicates Music Studio For One Of His Choir Leaders (Photos)

Recently, Bishop David Oyedepo was at the Dedication of the Music Studio (TobStudio) one of his long serving pastors and choir leader, Pastor Tolu-Bolaji Dan.

Pastor Tolu has been with the Winners’ Voices (Faith Tabernacle Choir) since the days of the Church at 28, Raji Oba Street, Iyana Ipaja, Lagos.

Clarence Fountain Of Blind Boys Of Alabama Dies At 88

Clarence Fountain, who led the award-winning Blind Boys of Alabama for more than 60 years, died on Sunday at a hospital near his home in Baton Rouge, La. He was 88.

The Blind Boys’ manager, Charles Driebe, said the cause was complications of diabetes.

The Blind Boys of Alabama sang a raucous, exuberant style of gospel that mixed harmony vocals with impassioned call-and-response shouting intended to rouse an audience into a religious fervor.

Explaining the group’s sound to The New York Times in 1987, Ray Allen, a folklorist and music historian, said it had evolved from the more staid style known as jubilee gospel into one that is distinguished by “a prominent lead singer shouting and preaching and backed by a rhythm-and-blues band.”

“Vocally, it made use of stronger rhythms and vocal techniques, such as moaning, melisma, falsetto and trance-induced kinds of behavior that had obvious antecedents in Caribbean or West African worship,” Mr. Allen continued. “The jubilee groups, by contrast, stood up straight and didn’t move around much.” The Blind Boys, he said, “were at the forefront of the transition.”

Mr. Fountain, who had a deep, versatile voice that became weathered over the decades, often sang lead. When he did, he could sound as explosive as James Brown. (Mr. Driebe said it might be more accurate to say that Mr. Brown sounded like Mr. Fountain.)

The Blind Boys had their roots in the mid-1940s at a segregated school for the blind in Talladega, Ala., where Mr. Fountain and five friends formed a group they originally called the Happy Land Jubilee Singers.

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Renamed the Blind Boys, the group was well established on the gospel circuit by the time many other performers, including Otis Redding, Little Richard, Sam Cooke and Mr. Brown, became famous for moving from gospel to secular music.

The Happy Land Jubilee Singers shortly before the group was renamed the Blind Boys of Alabama in 1948. From left were Johnnie Fields, Mr. Fountain, J.T. Hutton, Ollie Thomas, George L. Scott and Velma Traylor.

Mr. Fountain said that over the years some producers had tried to persuade him and the group to make pop records, but he refused.

“I didn’t turn my back on the Lord,” he said on the NPR program “Morning Edition” in 2001. “I said I wanted to sing gospel music and I wanted to sing it for the Lord.”

Still, the Blind Boys’ foot-stomping sound appealed to secular audiences — and to secular artists. They worked with Lou Reed, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson, Neil Diamond, Tom Waits, Aaron Neville and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.

Beginning in the 1990s, the Blind Boys became more open to covering songs by artists like Mr. Reed, the Rolling Stones, Jimmy Cliff, Bob Dylan, Prince andCurtis Mayfield, as long as the lyrics did not betray their spirituality.

The results could be striking. In one instance the group sang the lyrics to “Amazing Grace” over the Animals’ arrangement of the traditional song “The House of the Rising Sun.”

In 1994 the Blind Boys received a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Their “Spirit of the Century” won the 2001 Grammy for best traditional gospel album, and they went on to win four more Grammys before receiving a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy in 2009.

The Blind Boys lineup has changed over the years. The last surviving original member is Jimmy Carter, who is still touring with the group.

Mr. Fountain married Barbara Robertson in 1999. She survives him. His survivors also include several children.

Source: NY Times

 

President Buhari Honours MKO Abiola – Declares June 12 Democracy Day!

President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,Muhammadu Buhari has directed that, henceforth, the nation’s Democracy Day will be holding on June 12 of every year, as against the current arrangement where the ceremony holds on May 29.

Buhari has also resolved to honour the winner of the annulled June 12, 1993 presidential election, Chief Moshood Kashimawo Abiola, with the highest national honour, Grand Commander of the Federal Republic.

The President disclosed this in a statement he signed and made available to journalists on Wednesday.

He said he reached the decisions after due consultations.

Apart from Abiola, Buhari said he would also honour his running mate, Alhaji Babagana Kingibe; and the late human rights activist, Chief Gani Fawehinmi, with the second highest National honour, the Grand Commander of the Niger.

He said their investiture would take place on June 12.

The statement read, “For the past 18 years, Nigerians have been celebrating May 29, as Democracy Day. That was the date when, for the second time in our history, an elected civilian administration took over from a military government. The first time this happened was on October 21, 1979.

“But in the view of Nigerians, as shared by this administration, June 12, 1993 was far more symbolic of democracy in the Nigerian context than May 29 or even the October 1.

“June 12, 1993 was the day when Nigerians in millions expressed their democratic will in what was undisputedly the freest, fairest and most peaceful elections since our Independence.

“The fact that the outcome of that election was not upheld by the then military Government does not distract from the democratic credentials of that process.

“Accordingly, after due consultations, the Federal Government has decided that henceforth, June 12 will be celebrated as Democracy Day.

“Therefore, government has decided to award posthumously the highest honour of the land, GCFR, to late Chief MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 cancelled elections.

“His running mate as Vice President, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, is also to be invested with a GCON.

“Furthermore, the tireless fighter for human rights and the actualisation of the June 12 elections and indeed for democracy in general, the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAN is to be awarded the GCON.

“The investiture will take place on Tuesday June 12, 2018, a date which in future years will replace May 29 as a National Public Holiday in celebration of Nigeria Democracy Day.”

The late Abiola died in detention while struggling to actualise his mandate as contained in the annulled election.

A former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has reacted to the change of the Democracy Day date from May 29 to June 12. Ezekwesili hailed the decision by Buhari to declare June 12 as the new Democracy Day in honour of the late presumed winner of the June 12 1993 Presidential Election, Abiola. She, however, urged Buhari to also honour Mrs Kudirat Abiola.

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for officially announcing June 12 as the new Democracy Day in the country. Mr Williams Akporeha, NUPENG President, gave the commendation while speaking with newsmen at the 107th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva on Thursday.

 

Video: Bobby Friga | Ameyaiya ( You are Beautiful ) | @Bobbyfriga

Akwa Ibom based internationally known Gospel music minister “Bobby Friga” premiers the official video of his Life changing special number “Ameyaiya”.

Ameyaiya (You are Beautiful) is a beautifully rendered worship song that speaks of the beauty of Jesus and his sweet appraisal for God.

The song which was produced by Joseph Akoh, mixed and mastered by Double Dee is a single off theAmeyaiya album scheduled to be released before the first half of the year runs out. but before then enjoy this classic gospel video.

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“You Should Have Kept Quiet, I Would Stand Up For What I Believe” – TB1 Tells Timi Dakolo

Music artiste, timi dakolo took his official account to make mockery of gospel music but Award Winning Artiste TB1 disagreed with the post, Thereby, Using his Instagram account to stand for what he believed. He said

Please why are all this CIRCULAR ARTISTS, Their Beats, Their Songs..why are all of them sounding alike. Zero creativity…Bum Bum, Weed, and Woman finish. That’s all they say..Bunch Of unintelligent folks. I AM A GOSPEL ARTIST AND I MAKE AMAZING MUSIC WITH GREAT CONTENTS..I WOULD NOT BE RUBBISHED. I Would stand up for what I believe.
With all due respect @timidakolo you should have just kept quiet!. We are doing a lot here with so much odds against us!

 

Chris Morgan Survives Stab Wounds After Attack By Armed Robbers

Awarding winning Gospel artist and song writer, Chris Morgan was attacked and stabbed by armed robber on his way to the airport from while headed for a ministration.

Chris Morgan who was scheduled to be at a vigil in Kuje to minister was on his way to the airport when he was attacked and stabbed by some armed men on airport road Abuja and was immediately rushed to the hospital in Gwarinpa, Abuja by passerby.

It was gathered that the robbers, heavily armed, emerged from the bush and robbed him and others off their valuables, including some cash. The musician and his band were said to have alighted to ascertain the real cause of the sudden breakdown in their car when they were attacked.

The Gospel artist was stabbed closed to his spine, recounting the incident he said

“As if that was not enough, the man took his knife and wanted to slit my throat and I began to shout Jesus and hit the sword and it injured my hand.

“I summoned courage and I took off and they went after my boys, they chased one of them for close to 30 minutes in the bush but he escaped.

“I was in the middle of the road shouting for help in the pool of my blood when a woman saw me and recognized me. She quickly opened her back door and helped me to enter.

“It was God who saved me and my team. I thank God no life was lost. It was just another distraction by the enemy,” 

Solomon Lange & wife Flora pays Chris Morgan a visit at the Hospital in Abuja

He also insist  that his concert “Closet” will still hold on Sunday the 10th of June and he sees it has a chance to testify to God’s goodness and faithfulness.

 

Chris Morgan Is Not Dead, He’s Alive

chrismorgan Narrowly escapes death at Kuje Junction, Abuja – Nigeria

Information verified by a close family member indicates; the gospel act known for hit songs #DailyAsIBreathe #Aragbarigbiti was on Saturday June 2, 2018 attacked by Armed robbers and seriously stabbed.

The singer who is planning his concert #TheCloset June 10, 2018 to mark his #40thBirthday, as on his way to honour an event around the area when the incident happened.

He is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in Abuja. Family members prefer to keep it low. But we must rise And pray for the singer.
#GetWellSoon #ChrisMorgan

 

MusicVid: Dengiyefa Akene | Yahweh [@Dengiefa]

Yahweh is a song written to stir up every believer and non believer to worship their creator (God). Yahweh means I Am. This captures God in the present, past and future. The song writer Dengiyefa Akene is a gospel artist born in Nigeria but currently living in Canada.

Through trials and tribulations the sound of Gospel music has kept Dengiyefa connected to God and thus birthing songs of praise, worship and inspiration. He seeks to reach out to the world through Gospel music in his own unique sound and fashion. From not being able to write any song to writing over 80 songs Yahweh is one of the anointed songs that draws a worshipper to the feet of Jesus.

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Sammie Okposo, Onos, Joe Mettle & More Win Big At AGMMA 2018! See Winners List

The African Gospel Music & Media Awards celebration held on the 2nd of June at the Main Auditorium of the East London Arts & Music. It had in attendance Gospel music and media personality such as Muyiwa Olarewaju, Sammie Okposo, Nikki Laoye, Joe Mettle, Diana Hamilton, amongst others.

Nilkki Laoye got a special recognition awards for going beyond music to influence her community with her humanitarian services. Sammie Okposo walked away with Song of the Year award for “A Marvelous Thing”, he also clinched the award for Trail Blazer.

Below is a list of other awards from the night:

 

Female Artiste of Excellence – Onos Ariyo

Male Artiste of Excellence – Joe Mettle

Breakthrough Artiste of Excellence – Emmanuel Smith

– Called Out Music

Discovery Artiste of Excellence – Hannah Ola

Video of Excellence – Jesus is Alpha & Omega – Idowu Eyin

– Light – Snatcha

Instrumental Musician – Mike Aremu

Europe – Evans Ogboi

West Africa – Preye Odede

Southern Africa – Dr. Tumi

USA/Canada – Jesse Morgan

– Priscilla Sings

Event of Excellence – Experience Lagos

– Alabanza 5

TV Programme of Excellence – Crossover 101

–  Destiny: One Gospel

Blog of Excellence – 7Gospel Tracks

– Gospogroove

Afro Hip Hop – Limoblaze

Afro Hip Hop – Pompi

Group of Excellence – Tim Godfrey & Xtreme Crew

Group of Excellence – Joyous Celebration

Radio Programme of Excellence – Gospel Sunday – Milele FM

Online Radio Station of Excellence – Praiseworld Radio

 

“God Is Not Flying That Plane” – Kirk Franklin Speaks On Jessie Duplantis’ Request For 4th Private Jet

Award winning American gospel singer and songwriter, Kirk Franklin has input his 2 cent in the issue of  Televangelist, Jessie Duplantis who requested for donations to buy his fourth private Jet at the cost of $54m

Jesse Duplantis  who is the the founder of Evangelical Charismatic Christian minister based in New Orleans claimed during one of his teachings that God told him to tell his congregation to buy him his fourth private jet.

Following the message, Kirk Franklin spoke out on social media speaking on men of God who tries to exploit believers.

“This is Jessie Duplantis, a televangelist who has four planes, and is now telling us that “Jesus’’ wants us to buy him another one,” Kirk Franklin captioned.

 “I’m posting this because now that we see popular culture stand up to the injustices in mainstream society, I believe the church should do the same for its own as well.

“WE should take the lead when there is an abuse of power that affects our message to the masses; our silence can be as loud as the bigotry and racism we see in the public square.

“Many of these “ministries’’ built their wealth on the backs of poor rural minorities that put their trust in the hands of “God’s shepherds’’ only to see the prosperity benefit those doing the preaching.

“Again, there are GREAT Christian leaders, and there is NOTHING wrong with having a plane… but if the burden falls on the less fortunate and GREED is the check written by those drowning in socio-economic rivers of systemic disparities, GOD is not flying that plane.’’

New Music: Naphtali Ayuba-Mai Cetona’ (My Saviour)

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