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#TraimiMusic: Donsam | Atewo | Feat. Henrisoul [@donsamonline]

Donsam,  an Abuja-based producer and artiste releases His long anticipated song “Atewo” featuring Henrisoul.

Donsam’s previous released albums and songs have been accepted generally around the country and this is a major blast as it is afro-centric, it’s vibe reaching the core of one’s being.  A hard core danceable tune,  with the bassy voice swiftly floating over the body-moving beats.

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Prisoners Were Surrendering Their Lives To Jesus – Ex-Convict Iranian Pastor Says

An Iranian pastor, Mojtaba Hosseini who was arrested as a “threat against national security,” and released in 2015 has confirmed that while he was in prison a lot of prison inmates gave their lives to Jesus.

Mojtaba Hosseini was one of the leaders of a secret growing house church movement in Iran.

Hosseini who is 30, told Open Doors USA recently that he is determined to continue working to ensure that the church grows in Iran, in spite of the persecution from the Islamic government.

When asked about why he has not given up during an interview, Mojtaba said with a smile:

Why didn’t I stop my work for the church after I was first arrested? I don’t really know. There was no logical explanation, but we felt that the Lord wanted us to continue. We knew this would mean we could get arrested at any moment.

Mojtaba Hosseini also noted that while he was in the Iranian prison, he was not alone as God was always with him. He turned to God in prayer for help.

I prayed; that was all I could do,” he said. “At first, they were prayers of repentance. I thought God was punishing me for my mistakes by putting me in prison.” That was the moment, he says, he realized he was “nothing.

Then the Lord spoke to me. He said: ‘Stop being selfish Mojtaba, it’s not about you; it’s about Me. Look around you.

It was after that encounter that he began to look at fellow inmates around him tried to see them the way that God sees them.

God spoke again to me, saying, ‘It is time that you share Me with them. They need Me,” Hosseini explained.

He told Open Doors that in hindsight he realized what God had done.

It’s funny how God works sometimes. It would have been absolutely impossible for us to pass the big gates of prison to bring the gospel to those who needed him so badly inside,” Hosseini noted. “But God just placed me and other Christians inside the prison, among them to shine His light.

He began to share the gospel of Jesus Christ among his fellow prisoners.  Some responded to the gospel’s call.  Some didn’t but were comforted in prayer.  He also prayed for a Bible and repeatedly asked the guards for one.

And to answer his prayers God used the prison Imam, who prayed with the Muslim inmates, offered to help him.

He was impressed by our commitment to our God,” Hosseini recalled. “I think it was God who filled his heart with kindness for us.

The Imam realized smuggling a Bible into the prison would be impossible.  But he had an idea.  He would bring in printouts of the Bible disguised as an English lesson.  One of Hosseini’s friends in the same prison ward would translate the scriptures into Farsi.

Hosseini then copied the pages and gave them out to prisoners who had asked for them.  It wasn’t long until all of the prisoners knew that Bible verses were circulating.

We even got requests from other wards,” he remembers. “People were asking us for more. And the best thing was that prisoners were giving their lives to the Jesus of the Bible.

Looking back to his days in the prison, Hosseini said: “I never prayed for God to release me from prison. I can serve God anywhere, inside or outside of prison. It doesn’t matter what situation I’m in. I can work in God’s Kingdom wherever He places me.”

And at that time God placed me among the prisoners,” he added.

Culled From CBNNEWS.COM

Tim Godfrey Shares Testimony Behind “Nara” As Song Hits 1m Views In 10 Days!

Since the release of the new single “Nara” by Gospel music sensation Tim Godfrey featuring American Gospel artiste Travis Greene, the song has been trending on many platforms. It was the number one trending song on Youtube, earlier in the week, ahead of Falz and Olamide very popular new releases. It was also the number one song on iTunes in Nigeria and Ghana.

Now “Nara” has crossed the threshold of a million views on Youtube in just 10 days!

Sharing the testimony behind the song, Tim Godfrey talked about how as a little child, he had to hawk many items to survive. His parents couldn’t even afford to put him and his 6 other siblings in school.

“You know why I wrote and sing this song is… this Tim Godfrey you see here, back in the days, I hawked all kinds of things. My mum is here… bananas, groundnuts, everything… we couldn’t even afford to go to secondary school or university. It was so bad that… at some point… we lived in this particular room, 7 children, both parents… and the moment you open the door, the first thing you will see is pee…” Tim Godfrey shared.

“Nara” was released on Thursday the 13th of September, featuring “Made a Way” singer Travis Greene. The song has been trending, even amongst other Gospel music ministers since its release.

Who Knew?! Pastor Adeboye Plays The Piano – Nathaniel Bassey Reacts

Many don’t know this but General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor EA Adeboye plays the piano!

The beloved Daddy G.O recently showed off his piano playing skills online as he plays along to the hymnal “Stand Up for Jesus”.

The clip shared which shows him playing the popular hymn was captioned: “If you stand up for Jesus here on earth, when you need and get to heaven, JESUS will stand for you! @thehgservice.”

Reacting to the video Gospel minstrel Nathaniel Bassey said:

“Is this beautiful or what? Amazing… I have said it time without number, that preachers with a musical inclination always have something more special ….”

While praising the revered man of God, Nathaniel Bassey also sends a message to fellow artistes:

“And by the way if you are a singer and you can’t play any music instrument, receive Mercy in Jesus’ name.”

 

Marvel Joks Ft. Rosemary Njage – Asante Sana

Anointed gospel music minister Marvel Joks Music teams up with the Phenomenal Kenyan Gospel Music Artist ‘Rosemary Njage’ in this song titled ‘Asante Sana’  meaning “I Thank You So Much”.

DO YOU KNOW?

That Swahili is a Bantu language spoken in Tanzania, Burundi, Congo (Kinshasa) Kenya, Mayotte, Mozambique, Oman, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, Uganda, UAE and the USA ?

That around 5 million people speak Swahili as a native language, and a further 135 million speak it as a second language.?

That Swahili is the most widely spoken language in AFRICA? 

Yet this great Language is yet to take a notable imprint in the Global Gospel music scene.

BUT THIS IS ABOUT TO CHANGE as a GLOBAL SOUND IS EMERGING ALREADY.

One of Nigeria’s finest Gospel Music Minister, the music evangelist, the Author of popularly known Oghene-doh, and Marvellous God‘Marvel Joks’ who believes music is not just a talent, skill or profession but a CALL and an ASSIGNMENT from God to save souls.

This Revelation has pushed him to Travel round cities and Nations on a free gospel music evangelistic campaign called FILL THE EARTH WITH WORSHIP. As the vision bearer, he has sponsored lots of this events himself as he is happy to see souls won and young music ministers being mentored and given platform.

Marvel Joks Music teams up with the Phenomenal Kenyan Gospel Music Artist ‘Rosemary Njage’ in this song titled ‘Asante Sana’  meaning “I Thank You So Much”.

The song is characterized by the Power Of The Holy ghost and also easy for anyone to sing along. And some refer to it as Song Of The Angels.

It’s a song that will transport the Swahili language to global light and also refresh the spirit of all who will listen.

It’s a song expressed with passion and the power of the Holy Ghost.

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MUSIC Video: Sinach – Matchless Love

Sinach Releases Brand New Music Video titled “Matchless Love” this song speaks more about the blood of Jesus Christ.

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LYRICS BY SINACH
(Osinachi Joseph Egbu)
copyright SLIC 2018

You went to Calvary
Gave your very best
You died and rose agin
All for me
You said it is finished
Oh oh oh
Now I sing
Now I sing

Oh what a matchless love displayed
Oh what a glorious sacrifice
I am grateful for Your body
Grateful for the blood
Jesus I love You

 

Dangote’s encounter with Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa

Benson Idahosa (Arch Bishop) is Africa’s patriarch of modern day Pentecostalism. The story is told about the encounter between Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa and Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote was born into a wealthy home in Kano. He got his first degree in Cairo, Egypt. He had always loved trading , and reports say he hawked sweets even as a primary school child , even though his family was wealthy. Dangote is really a very humble person even by the confessions of people who have interacted with him.

But Dangote is not the only hardworking Nigerian. He is not the only humble person around . He is probably not the most business savvy in Africa. But he is certainly the richest Blackman in the world . His companies employ over 11 , 000 people directly – not to mention , distributors, contractors and other vendors who depend on his businesses to thrive . Dangote is a blessing to humanity.

There is no family in Nigeria today that does not have a Dangote product in their home. If it is not sugar, then it is salt or the house you are living in was built with a Dangote Cement . Everyone has something to do with his business , so like Job he earns a little off everyone and that is the way to get wealthy.

Dangote is the 23rd richest person in the world and is said to be the second most powerful African alive . The question is how did Dangote attain such a height ? Yes, you can’ t take away his hard work and business acumen, but that is only the starting point. The answer will not be found in the Forbes Magazine or on Wikipedia. The answer is in the verse of scripture quoted above : If you are willing and obedient you will eat the good of the land .

The Encounter with Idahosa

Sometime in the early 90s Dangote had an encounter that set his foot on the path of destiny. Archbishop BensonIdahosa had some guests TL Osborn, an American pentecostal Evangelist, and his wife, Daisy in Benin who needed to travel back urgently from Benin to Lagos to catch up their flight to the US . Unfortunately by the time the Archbishop took his guests to the airport they were told that the last flight for the day was overbooked and not a single seat was available. As a matter of fact , the passengers have boarded and were about to take off. Idahosa asked for the plane to be delayed a few minutes and walked to the tarmac where he was allowed to address the passengers. He pleaded with them about the desperate situation of his guests and asked that two persons should donate their seats for his guests to get to Lagos .

Everyone in that plane was a Christian . Not one of them batted an eyelid. Some pretended to be asleep, some pretended to be praying and the man of God stood waiting . From the back of the plane , a young man asked the person sitting next to him to get up and together they vacated their seat for the American visitors. Idahosa stopped him in the aisle of the plane and asked , “ Youngman , what is your name and what do you do ?” “ My name is Dangote , Aliko Dangote and this is my assistant . I am a trader, a businessman .”

It was there and then, that Papa Idahosa prophesied to him that “ the World will get up for you”. He prayed that God should take his business beyond Africa and bless him beyond measure . Today we see that prophesy manifesting . God destined that blessing for someone seated in that plane that evening. But there was a condition attached to it – Isa 1 :19 If you will only let me help you, if you will only obey , then I will make you rich! Dangote ’ s wealth today was not meant for a Christian businessman who was too proud, too fixated in his mind to offer the “ flamboyant man of God” , the “ prosperity preacher” his seat .

My question is, if you were there on that plane , would you have taken the blessing? Read another version of this story on Rev Sunday Adelaja blogs

Written by Psalmist Israel

Hurray!!! It’s Noah’s Birthday @6

Your birthday should be a national holiday. I need a day off. Happy Birthday. My Copy, Pride, Prof and Inventor…

I Love you, Nu Nu

God has made you preferred, so shall it be till the end. Amen

May your heart naturally beat with the happiness and laughter that you give others.

Thinking of you on your birthday, and wishing you all the best! I hope it is as fantastic as you are, you deserve the best and nothing less.

You are the best. My Nu Nu

#TraimiMusic: Nosa | We Will Arise | Feat. LCGC [@NosaAlways]

At a challenging time in the nation, Nosa uses his voice to inspire as he releases his latest single “We Will Arise” featuring Lagos Community Gospel Choir (LCGC).

“Time to be the new hero! Time for the change we so desperately seek. But that change is YOU.

“A new mindset. A new mentality. A new approach to doing things. And it’s up (not down) to the individual for these things to happen. It’s up to YOU to decide whether to break a cracked system further, or to make a difference! Any leadership is usually a reflection of its societal values. You can’t produce beyond your nature!

“I wrote “WE WILL ARISE,” a very simple song, to speak to this understanding.” – Nosa

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Kirk Franklin Flies To Houston & Forgives Ailing Father He Never Knew

Kirk Franklin Forgives Father

Gospel singer Kirk Franklin has said that he has freed his father in his mind after 47 years of harbouring ill feelings towards him.

On Sunday, September 16, 2018, the 12-time Grammy awards winner shared the reason for letting go of the ill feeling via his Facebook.

Kirk Franklin narrated how he spent his life hating his father for giving him up for adoption. Franklin’s mother was only 15 when she had him. While considering abortion, her aunt intervened and ended up raising the talented artist as her own.

As a result, Franklin, who says he “never knew” his father, spent his entire life hating his dad. This changed when he heard about his dad’s ill health.

He writes:

“So…..Two days ago, I received an anonymous call that my biological father, who I never knew, has 3–6 months to live. I’ve lived my entire life hating this man. He and my biological mother gave me up for adoption, and it left me never feeling good enough….to this very day. I took my hate for him and used it as fuel to be the best father I could be for my own.”

The 48-year-old musician goes on to say that his faith helped him fly out to Houston to forgive his father in person.

But what I did wrong, is I never took that fuel, and turn it into forgiveness… and that is wrong. Wrong for him, me, and the God I proclaim to represent. How can I preach what I don’t practice. So I flew to Houston yesterday to do that. It’s painful, it’s a process, but how disappointed I would be in myself for this man to leave this earth without being forgiven. He deserves to receive what God gives me every day.”

He acknowledges how difficult forgiveness can be writing, “Pray for him, and for me. God this is hard…I weep as I write.”

45 Anglican Churches Affected By Anambra Flood – Bishop, Diocese of Mbamili Says

Anambra flood: Osinbajo visits as pastors relocate

Cathedral Church of St James Umuikwu Anam, Anambra West submerged by flood

Bishop, Diocese of Mbamili, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Rt Rev. Henry Okeke has said that all the 45 Churches in his Diocese were affected by Anambra flood ravaging the West Local Government Area,  Anambra State, Thursday.

Vanguard reports that the Bishop confirmed that most of his pastors have relocated to Onitsha and their home towns for the period of the flood.

He said: “All my 45 Churches are affected by the flood, 3/4 of my pastors have relocated, some to Onitsha while  others have my permission to relocate to their home towns for the time being.

“The sufferings of the people, especially our farmers are better imagined. However, the government has stepped into the situation for rescue operations.”

No fewer than six people have lost their lives in Anambra West Local Government Area, Anambra State, as a result of the devastating flood that has taken over the  communities in the area, including the Diocese of Mbamili Cathedral Church of St Michael Umuikwu Anam belonging to the Church of Nigeria, Anglican communion.

This was disclosed to Vanguard in an interview by the traditional ruler of Mmiata Anam, His Royal Highness, Igwe Sylvester Nnose, who was visibly worried that he would soon be evacuating his palace following the threatening flood.

Already, the Bishop Court where Bishop of Mbamili Diocese, Rt. Rev. Henry Okeke’s family live and  where he also has his office, has long been submerged and repeated calls made by the Bishop for intervention when the flood was gradually taking over the court was allegedly not headed to.

Bishop Okeke told Vanguard that he has relocated his family out of the Bishop Court and incidentally, St. Johns Anglican Church Umueze Anam where he parked his car and other cars belonging to the Diocese has also been submerged with no place to worship in the Diocese.

Yesterday, Thursday, 20th of September, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited some flood- ravaged parts of Anambra State and pledged Federal Government’s assistance to the affected communities.

Osinbajo and Obiano visited flood disaster in Anambra Thursday

According to the Vice President, the federal government would continue to supply food and relief materials to the victims of the flood disaster in the state, explaining that his visit to the state was to assess the level of flooding in the state.

One of the places visited by the Vice President was Umueze Anam in Anambra West local government area. He was accompanied by the Anambra State governor, Chief Willie Obiano, Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige , Delta State governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa and Director General of the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA,Mr. Mustapha Maihaja.

Source: Vanguard

Eben Blasts Nigerian Government On Poor Infrastructure: Says Ghana Airport Is State Of The Art

One of Nigeria’s foremost gospel music ministers, Ebenezer Benjamin professionally known as Eben yesterday blasted the Nigerian government on poor infrastructure and social amenities.

The legendary act yesterday took to his Instagram page where he made a video post praising the government of Ghana on improved infrastructure of the nation’s Terminal 3 at the Kotoka International Airport after using the facility.

It’s a shame [for Nigeria]… Nigeria is this fair? Look at Ghana airport. Shame on the looters,” he added beckoning on Nigerians to “vote spiritually and physically.

eben_rocks Ghana airport is state of the art!!!!
NIGERIA WAKE UP!!!
This is no jokes☹️🙁🙁.. shame on our leaders..
2019 is around d corner .. the only change happening now is party change!.. INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT WILL HELP NIGERIANS PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND BOOST OUR SELF-ESTEEM GLOBALLY .
Our international airport is OLLLLLDDDDD!!!!!😭😭😭😹😹😹

Ladies and gentlemen believe me or not, this is Ghana airport. State-of-the-art airport. This is amazing.

Eben who performed at this year’s Adom Praiz Concert in the video described the airport as incredible, explaining that it is a shame that the Nigerian leaders are more concerned about their own selfish gains as against the overall well-being of the Nigerian people. He also advises Nigeria to emulate Ghana.

The Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport became fully operational on September 15, 2018, following the completion of tests and simulation exercises.

The opening of the ultra-modern terminal saw hundreds of passengers in both arrival and departures departments of the terminal go through what many say is a rather smooth and stress-free procedure.

The $250 million T3 project is expected to be officially commissioned by President Akufo-Addo on October 2, 2018.

The new terminal comprises of five levels spread across an area of 48,268m² and semi closed areas for the Baggage Make-up Areas of 28,260m², Ultra-Modern facilities and capacity to handle 5 million passengers a year; capacity to process 1,250 passengers per hour; six boarding bridges; 7 links (expandable to 8 in the future); Large retail area (7000m²), CIP terminal and 707 Car parking slots and a new Road network.Culled From Joy Online.

 

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Sammie Okposo Covers The September Issue Of Gospel Saints Magazine

Gospel music icon Sammie Okposo is on the cover of the September issue of Gospel Saints Magazine!

Sammie Okposo touched on the hidden message of God’s love and patience of Jesus Christ in the cover feature.

Talking about his music, Sammie Okposo says he pays attention to the trend in the delivery of his message. He is of the opinion that the gift is from God but what you do with the gift is totally up to you.

“Everyone is gifted equally but what you do with the gift is totally in your hands. There are things that are for God to do and there are things that you as human need to do,” Sammie Okposo said.

Sammie Okposo is preparing for the Sammie Okposo Praise Party London, coming up in November, Friday 2nd, 2018 at the Rock Tower 49 Tufnel Park Road N7 OPS London.

The concert will feature Gloreeyah Braimah, Andrew Bello, Jonathan Nelson, Joe Mettle, Onos Ariyo, Elvis E. and Shekinah.

Tickets are available at www.sopplondon.eventbrite.com. For enquiries, email or call, 1615mediaonline@gmail.com | +447906932670

Gospel Saints Magazine is available at www.gospelsaints.com and at vendors for $5 or N2000

Monday Motivation – Be Responsible For Yourself

As one who writes majorly about pressing life issues and self-improvement, I have had the privilege of people confiding in me for advice on many things.

In the cause of talking to them, one thing I find very common with most of these people is that they have a way of believing that a certain evil force or spiritual being is responsible for their predicament even when it is glaring that what they are going through is as a result of their own mistakes and negligence.

If you have followed me closely on this platform, then you would have observed that one of the things I have always advised people to do is to quit blaming witches, people or circumstances for the outcome of their lives and begin to take responsibility for themselves.

And even now, if there is anything that I Ugoma Johnson could do for you reading this post right now, it would be to open your eyes to the power that resides in you to make the most of your life leveraging on who God has made you through the finished work of Christ at Calvary.

Am I saying there are no witches? No! All I’m saying is focus on who Christ has made you through His death.

The work of a witch is to stay woke at night or whatever time he chooses to carry out his evil work, but your job is to REST IN CHRIST! REST ABEG.

Remember the scripture that says….

“He that dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty”. Psalm 91:

Can anyone hold or harm a shadow, talk more of harming that which is under the shadow.

You see, God has given you all that you need and will ever need to live a meaningful life on earth. But I’m afraid you may never get to live life to the fullest if all you do is sit around and play the blame game.

As a believer, you have no business with a spiritual husband, so stop blaming your singlehood on spiritual husband and start working on improving your attitude people.

The challenges you are currently experiencing in business may not be demons coming to attack you, it could just be a result of some wrong business decisions you have made in the past.

That woman your husband is cheating on you with may not have put any love portion in his food, it could be that you have ignorantly nagged your husband into the arm of another woman.

That illness may not be a result of the evil attack, it could just be your body reminding you to pay attention to your diet and hygiene.

Please get that into your head ok.

This post is already getting longer than I thought, but before I finally drop my pen, let me leave you with these words.

No witch is powerful enough to stop you from becoming whom God has made you to be. You can either be your number one with or your number one prophet.

Quit blaming and start being responsible for yourself.

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Christed Records Releases All-Star Playlist Hosted By DJ Drexx

Christed Records has released 21- track playlist of released and unreleased music from the Christed Records family.

Christed Records is home to Otto Vonpablo, Christ Rydaz, Mr YoungGod, Corban, Dj Drex, Cylent andModallas.

The new playlist will definitely be a blessing to everyone playing it.

Christed Records is all set for a tour and bringing the‘Northern Light Tour’ to the family in the north.

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