Lyrics / Biography

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.

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.

Watch & Be Blessed

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

“I Had Just ₦63K Before I Bought My House” – Comedian Seyi Law Testifies!

Comedian Seyi Law has shared the testimony of how God helped him purchased a new house even as he shared the pictures of the new property on social media.

Seyi Law took to his Instagram page on Tuesday, August 28, 2018, where he shared photos of his new house. He went on to reveal how he had just N63K in his account just before he bought his house because he had lost a lot of money during his last show.

“God is my rock and my refuge whom shall I fear. Our testimony is huge and no man can share in the glory of what God did, is doing and is going to do. Tears of Joy filled my eyes and my mouth is in awe of God’s faithfulness. All the people and brand that I have worked for seem to have abandoned me this year. I traveled out of Nigeria for my shows, had a great show but lost a lot of money.

“My heart raced, my home was shaky, but I kept faith. I contemplated stopping my shows and selling some of our lands, but you know God reminded me of the word He gave me in November 2017. In May, just about a month to buying this house, I had just N63k in my account, having invested in my shows and by my 35th Birthday on the 22nd June 2018, God did what only him could have done.

“If your heart is in a troubled place, there is a God who is Jehovah Shalom. He knows and if you can trust him, he will do exceedingly and abundantly more than you can ever imagine. Your help is in God and not man, for Him alone can and will speak to the hearts of the men that he has chosen for you. Trust in Him alone. Praise God for me. SEYILAW testifies,” he wrote.

“There’s Nothing God Cannot Do” – Adesua Etomi Celebrated By Same University She Barely Afforded

Adesua Etomi, Nollywood actor and wife of singer Banky W, has shared her testimony while reminiscing on the time she could barely afford her university fees and now being celebrated by the same institution.

Adesua made this known on her Instagram page Wednesday, sharing a photo of her portrait being celebrated at her alma mater, University of Wolverhampton.

“Today, I’m grateful for my university education,” she said. “I remember how my mum and I would sit and wonder how we’d pay my university fees every single year. It’s amazing how God took me from that to being celebrated and painted on the wall by the same university that we could barely afford.”

“It may look hard right now but hang in there, there’s nothing God cannot do. It will end in praise but remember to put in the work. #31DaysOfGrateful #Day29 #talkaboutthejourney,” she captioned the photo.

It is not the first time Adesua Etomi will be sharing some of the difficult moments of her life she had to overcome. On the 11th of June, 2018, she shared a mind-blowing story on her Instagram page where she wrote a long post about how God used the hard times when nothing seem to be working in her life to build her faith.

Nikki Laoye | Mighty God [@NikkiLaoye]

Nigerian soul singer, Nikki Laoye has officially released the visuals to her popular worship single, “Mighty God”.

Opening with a rising thumping beat that pulses, as the camera moves through the blue London skies, flashing across the grey stones of Abbey, ruins and gently descending to reveal Nikki Laoye in a yellow flowing Grecian dress, the new video for “Mighty God” is a beautiful depiction of love, awe and deep Worship to the great King of all. the One Mighty to save, the One Mighty in battle – The one true Mighty God.

The Video was shot and directed in London by Nikki Laoye and UK recording artist, Karl Nova who creatively captured the essence of the song and the creative editing expertise of renowned video production powerhouse, Frizzle n Bizzle Films brought the enchanting video to life.

With its beautiful locations across the city of London including a ship harbor and the stony picturesque plains of Abbey Ruins, Nikki Laoye delivers another soulful ballad set to soothe your heart as she gleefully expresses the joy and wonder that can be found in the stillness and tranquility of God’s Unconditional Love.

Speaking about the song and its video, the singer shares  “Mighty God is the simplest song I have ever written. Three sentences that simply help to convey a heart of gratitude to our Heavenly Father who never lets go of your hand and would literally tear down walls to come rescue you.
I am forever in Love with Him, He is my Strength, The Lover of my Soul and I do pray that this song would be on the lips of many, a constant revelation of His power in your life and home”

Mighty God is single off her second album, The 123 Project and the song was produced by UK based producer, Mr. Shabz

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Twitter | Instagram:  @NikkiLaoye

 

Ola Samuel | Shout Hallelujah | Feat. John Stunt

Ola Samuel, A fast-rising Gospel Minister releases brand new praise song after much anticipation titled “Shout Hallelujah”.

This song is set to spur Joy in the hearts of Men, Heal the broken hearted and set the captives free. He is presently the National Youth Choir director of Winners Chapel, Nigeria and also the National Music Director since 2014

Produced by Jont Owonibi

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10 Reasons Not To Be A Gospel Artist | By Jonathan McReynolds

Grammy-nominated Gospel singer Jonathan McReynolds pens down 10 reasons why one should not pursue a career in Gospel music. Jonathan has successfully topped the Billboard chart. He is also a part-time college professor at Columbia College in Chicago, Illinois. On his blog, LifeRoomTalk, Jonathan highlights his 10 reasons. Read below:

10 Reasons Not To Be A Gospel Artist – Jonathan McReynolds

Uh oh. Sounds pretty bad, huh? Well, I want you to listen. The quality, integrity, and potency of gospel music are not affected by the top pop artist or the state of hip-hop. It is entirely based on the people that make up the gospel music industry itself. We aren’t tainted by things external, only by things internal–not by what comes in, but what is put back out (Matthew 15). There are 6 billion reasons to be a gospel artist and I am certainly not complaining about this amazing life and career God gave me, but I write this because these ten things will discourage you, expose you, waste your energy and money if you are not called to this! I don’t want to dissuade anyone from the Church. We need God! We need each other! There is a purpose for your life that has God and His Kingdom in mind. However, everyone does not need to gather producers, studio time and a booking manager to embark on a journey to gospel stardom and influence. Chances are if that’s what you seek, you’re not off on a good foot. Here we go! Ten reasons not to quit your day job nor continue those guitar lessons…

It is small. Yes, maybe gospel music is number one to you. Maybe it has been your life’s soundtrack. It might be hard for everyone to truly imagine how small this genre is in the grand scheme of things but it is. The amount of embraced, going-to-be-on-TV-soon artists is probably something like 30 and since a gospel artist’s success can last 30+ years, that number stays low, with only 1 or 2 new artists introduced (in a big way) every year. The audience is also incredibly small. We are talking like 5% of the country that truly consumes this music even though most music is influenced by it. If you are looking for incredibly large audiences, the gospel is not the surest way to do it.

It is not unified. Sure, everyone has their own tastes but America, the engine of gospel music, has an extra reason to divide. Sunday morning is known as the most segregated time in America because stylistic preferences and racial tensions filter everyone to churches that look and sound like them. The music industry reflects that. There are two distinct sides–at least two. And to be played on one type of radio station almost immediately disqualifies you from being played on the other. It may hurt you to find that there are very few opportunities (and very few plans to make more opportunities) to bring the Church and it’s artists together. And this is coming from someone who has been embraced, to an extent, by both sides, several races, and cultures! It is rare! I just want you to know that.

You will be copied. Like any genre, people pay attention to what seems to “work” and what seems to sell. So if you are successful, prepare to have many copy elements of your artistry and approach. This is not specific to the gospel at all, though the phenomenon of imitation is often Christianized. “This is the sound that God wants to hear!” Heartwise? That is correct. Instrumentation, style, and artistic approach? No. He never detailed that. And if he has, we are far off. Either way, it’s an excuse to copy, so prepare for that. Your sound may become “THE sound.”

You’ll be pressured to copy. So that means, upcoming artists will be expected to replicate that “sound” too! I was not interested in (just) that “sound,” God made a way and the crowds’ responses spoke up for me, but trust, I was pressured to copy. And you will be too. God’s hand has to be on your life for this to work and you MUST BE GOOD! If neither heaven nor earth is responding to your sound, the pressure will come for you to copy someone else’s.

You now really, really represent the Kingdom. Everything is a stage! You’re not just a singer, you represent something that people look up to and some people look down on. There have been a few singers I’ve befriended in the gospel world that hoped to be strictly singers and wow the world with their incredible gift only. They were shooting stars. There are several others that have turned out to be guiding lights. They have lasted longer, they have become more useful by God on this stage because they took up the responsibility of representing Him. Everything from fashion, to the on-stage presentation, to social media, to walking around airports is subject to the fact that people expect and, honestly, NEED you to represent Christ. Don’t get confused by society’s pressure to “be real” which tends to mean to flaunt every dirty streak on your underwear to avoid being known as a hypocrite. YOUR PUBLIC GOAL is to lead others to Christ honestly, not to express yourself for expression’s sake. And I believe there are soooo many untapped ways to point folks to God while using every weird, lame, cool, cute, smart part of you. You just have to want that. Jesus did not plead with God to “take this cup from [Him]” among the disciples He was leading. He took his personal time. He had his private struggle. I believe that part of the story is included to show us the personal sacrifice and wisdom in knowing what you mean to the people you influence. I thought to write this because I have an amazing friend that loves to sing and singing gospel music is especially fulfilling for her. She, however, has an entire “R&B” persona and hundreds of thousands of fans, and she gets to operate by different rules when it comes to fashion, language, and content. I know she knows, that there would have to be some wholesale alterations to her image to be effective as a gospel artist. I know that it’s against millennial nature to ever concede that you may have to change your presentation for the sake of the gospel but it’s the truth! Sorry! Even if God has given you peace on the way you live your life, the game changes when your actions will be magnified, duplicated and misunderstood. Gospel artists MUST rehearse and SHOULD operate with 1 Corinthians 8 in mind.

“Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. For if someone with a weak conscience sees you, with all your knowledge, eating in an idol’s temple, won’t that person be emboldened to eat what is sacrificed to idols? So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge. When you sin against them in this way and wound their weak conscience, you sin against Christ. Therefore, if what I eat causes my brother or sister to fall into sin, I will never eat meat again, so that I will not cause them to fall.”

Too much right? Yeah, we are living for everyone else (1 Corinthians 10:31-33)! We don’t always want to accept that. The good news is you don’t have to lose authenticity to glorify God if your authentic self-glorifies God (and not like ten other things at the same time). In my opinion, it is better to edit yourself rather than simply edit your image.

Not a lot of money in it. Simple as that. It is a small market. Very few are wealthy and most smart artists supplement their income with regular jobs, church gigs (or churches they found and pastor) and other investments.

Traveling is not fun. OMG! You have no idea. If you could teleport to Oslo or take a magic carpet ride to Los Angeles, travel would be a complete perk. We all love seeing new places, new people and watching our passports get stamped to death. Unfortunately, there are often two miles of walking, irritable TSA agents, guitar carrying and defending, lost bags, connecting flights and ridiculously early lobby calls in between. As I write this, I’m heading home from a beautiful trip to Norway. I’m also excited about the destination: home. But first, we must endure…well, all that I just mentioned. Be prepared to have your body go crazy about your bird-like lifestyle too. I never knew how hard to come by and all-consuming sleep can be until I started traveling like this.

It is slow to change and embrace new things. 
As much as I love the gospel industry, it is not full of creative risk takers. While the original apostles were quite rugged and adventurous, our understanding of the faith compels us to be resistant to change, risk-averse and doubtful of most things new. Even further, our grim business outlook has labels even more concerned about prudence and frugality. The best way, to many executives, is to give a slightly new spin, face or voice to something already done. And church folk feel the same way. When I was first signed, my weird music, led by “No Gray” was not understood and valued by many people in high places. They just wanted a younger spin on worship music, not this “live music.” Ask Kirk, Deitrick, Mary Mary, and Richard Smallwood. Yes, even Richard Smallwood. They all felt some resistance to the now legendary music they have made. If that will discourage you to the point of quitting, I have saved you. If you are willing to take your time and learn to PRESENT your music in a way that can ease the stubborn expectations of a gospel music fan, stick to it. It is all about presentation. You can’t pull a person toward you without first reaching for them. Blessed is the artist that can shift a room without people noticing. Let me also warn you, people who are NOT gospel music lovers, not believers, or not avid churchgoers ALSO have particular, often antiquated expectations of Jesus music.

Many people you encounter will show little sign of the Faith. Yeah, you know it. God has a lot of children and some of them are…well…slow learners. Some are weirdos. Some are downright rebellious. And more precisely, some of the adults you meet in this Christian journey are…children. I have made it my mission to make room for artists, particularly ones who don’t see much of their style and approach represented in the genre. But I wrote this article to help ensure we don’t keep filling our stages and pulpits with people who were not ready for it. This job will shine the light and magnify all that is right with you and all that is wrong with you. The best way to be a mature, strong Christian artist, is to be a mature, strong Christian. Unfortunately, you will get a bad taste in your mouth upon meeting some of us. You cannot be discouraged. You cannot take it personally. At best, it’s a dope person having a bad or stressful day. Travel, pressure, nerves, demands, musicians, and managers can certainly seize our smiles and willingness to be social. But at worst, some of us just really don’t walk with the love of Christ. Gospel music is just as much a culture club as it is an expression of faith. You can certainly be impressively gifted with the culture and not have much faith or fruit! But we now know the lasting effects of bad models, so don’t be one. You must take on the mantle of representing Christ, knowing what the Bible ACTUALLY says, dodging rumors, gossip, and the land mines of self-interested people and be the change you want to see. It’s quite tough though.

The world won’t be a fan.
 Lastly, what you carry is huge. It’s beautiful, respectable, inclusive and divine. Its also convicting, EXclusive, and increasingly contrary to the modern zeitgeist. The mention of who you are and further expression of your beliefs will alienate you from many. I have been unfriended by several high school classmates and, while I hope they’d be proud of me, there are several that hate my guts now. “God” is kind of endearing, but “Jesus” will start a fight. Please know some media opportunities will not come to you and some press outlets will not let you in. They may not hate you but will simply be uninterested in your existence. One of the worst things a gospel artist can do is expect to be known–in different churches, but especially by the world at large. Both humble yourself and brace yourself for arrows of both hate and indifference.

See, I’m not trying to keep you from following your dreams. I’m just trying to answer all my DMs at once. I’m proud that so many pursue the call to public ministry and I’m honored that I might be inspiring some of that. This will be a great generation for the Kingdom and its artists. But you must know that it’s not easy, it’s not always fun, and no greatness comes without a great cost. New levels, new devils. Regardless of what you do, get really acquainted with your “why.” You’re going to need it.

 

28 Year-old McReynolds began his music career in 2012 with the release of Life Music via Entertainment One Music and Light Records. The album charted on three Billboard charts: the Billboard200, Gospel Albums, and Independent Albums. His second album, Life Music: Stage Two, peaked higher on all three charts in 2015. His latest full-length album Make Room debuted #1 on Billboard Gospel and garnered a historic 1.3 million streams in the first week.

 

Joy Mobley talks gifts, talents, passion for music and inspiration behind “Don’t Turn Around”

Exclusive Interview w/ Joy Mobley by Christopher Heron (2018)
Exclusive Interview w/ Joy Mobley by Christopher Heron

 

The riveting, new release entitled, Don’t Turn Around, is the latest EP from Minnesota-native, Atlanta-resident, Joy Mobley. The melodic, tapestry of anointed tunes is part of Joy’s plan to touch people through the power of her jubilant music.

 

Joy Mobley - 2018
Joy Mobley

 

 

 

Joy has always captured crowds with her incredible instrument, highlighted by her victory in the Minnesota Idol. Since then, Mobley has taken her talent to another level, veering towards ministry and making a difference for Jesus. BlackGospel.com spoke with this striking woman about music, family, and faith.

 

Christopher Heron: Joy, I’d love to begin our conversation by discovering the lovely lady behind the music. For instance, we know you’re a talented vocalist…but what’s your secret gift or hidden talent very few people know you possess?

 

Joy Mobley: I’d like to think God has blessed me with the gifts for “insight” and “connectivity”.  I believe I possess an intuitive attribute that enhances my ability to destroy communication barriers regardless of the personality.

 

I thank God for enabling me to befriend those that would just assume turn their backs, and from that breakthrough, develop a nourishing and lasting acquaintance.   In a song, I experience a pristine freedom that transcends woes and sorrows of this world.

 

Christopher Heron: You’re proud alumni of Clark Atlanta University. What are the most important values and lessons in life you attribute to your time at college?

 

 

Joy Mobley 2018
Joy Mobley

Joy Mobley: “I’ll find a way or make one” is one of the mottos for CAU. And I can definitely say that having persistence and not giving up has been key in my success and who I’ve become today. Another lesson that I can attribute to my time there is to make the most of every opportunity given to you.

While I was attending CAU I was exposed to a lot of great opportunities and because of this, I seized everyone that I could! Looking back now I know that many people might not experience in a lifetime what I was able to, at that time.

 

Christopher Heron: You’re also a proud wife and mother. How have these important family roles changed your life and shaped your view of the world?

 

Joy Mobley: If ever the word “unselfish” has been transparent, surely it’s at this time in my life of being a wife and mother.  There’s an old saying in the gospel that says “it’s not all about me” and that old saying is so true.  The reality of it all, to understand this phrase is to gain wisdom beyond the imagination.  I believe a person that is self-centered cannot truly discover their full potential nor true happiness.

 

It is imperative for the soul, mind, and spirit to nurture the body and it is equally important that our individual accountability reaches beyond our person. If I may, I must regress to the words “insight” and “connectivity”.  My having insight towards my husband and child has done so much for the priceless connectivity the three of us enjoy and share in our lives.

 

Christopher Heron: Music has always been an essential part of your identity…but when did your passion for music move to the next level and becomes a tool for ministry and an expression of faith?

 

Joy Mobley - 2018
Joy Mobley

Joy Mobley: During my adolescence, my parents pastored a church and I was afforded the opportunity to express myself in song and in church productions.  I suppose my mom became so confident in my ability to sing, many times there were impromptu performances.  The congregation or those in attendance would often compliment me by making such comments as “you sang that song so well you made me cry or you brought chills all over me.”

 

My Mom enlightened me at an early age as to who was responsible for the anointing I was under, and that I was blessed to be chosen by God to communicate His Word in song.  Even into adulthood, what I get from unbelievers regarding my new music is “I don’t usually listen to Gospel music, but I like your music.”

 

I’ve heard this countless times and knowing that the lyrics in my songs talk about Jesus, and people who are not in the church are still able to receive that message is what ministry is all about, saving souls and making disciples, Mark 16:15 says “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone”.

 

Christopher Heron: Your new EP is entitled, Don’t Turn Around. What’s the inspiration behind the title of your new release?

 

Joy Mobley: I know it’s an old cliché, but we are really living in troubled and disturbing times.  It seems that every time one listens to the news, it’s disheartening.  Hardly ever anything encouraging.  We are always bombarded by negativity whether at work, home, and even church.  My philosophy…this world needs encouragement!

 

Without encouragement to stay the course, people will turn around and escalate their demise into a world of destruction.  People today need the “truth” in their hearts, love in their spirits and confidence in their soul.  So in my lyrics, this is what I’m attempting to convey.  Stay the course, God’s People; and Don’t Turn Around!

 

 

Christopher Heron: The release of your EP is another kind of birth. It’s very intimate and reflective of you. How much is “Joy” it for you? And what is your hope and prayer for this album?

 

Joy Mobley: The “joy” for me is overwhelming because I’m doing something that I love.  My hope and prayer is that I’m able to touch the broken hearts and disturb minds of the many that are about to or perhaps already have “Turned Around”.  I would be so honored to know that my songs that are reaching the masses, relationships were mended, hearts were fixed, and lives were turned around all because of the Power of God!

 

For more information on Joy Mobley and her EP, Don’t Turn Around, visit her official website @ www.joymobley.com.

Travis Greene To Perform At The Tim Godfrey’s ‘Fearless Concert’

After hosting one of the biggest names in the world gospel music in 2017, the energetic and fearless Tim Godfrey is back with the third edition of his annual gospel music concert, with the tag FEARLESS.

The event which made its debut in 2016 had more than 6000 worshippers in attendance, with Marvin Sapp as its headline artiste.

This year’s concert which will feature another amazing songster, Travis Greene promises to be off the hook as the tour will be taking place in five cities, Uyo, Port-Harcourt, Lagos, Abia, and Abuja between 25thand 29th of July 2018.

 

Fearless Concert is a gospel concert borne out of love for worship, and a desire to create an atmosphere that enables participants to appreciate the victory that every believer has through the finished work of Christ on the cross of Calvary.

Album Release: The Best Of Fred Hammond – Verity Records

TheBestOfFredHammond-coverVerity Records is at it again with this new beautifully crated collection titled The Best Of Fred Hammond, featuring three new songs. The 12 song collection was released in celebration of a prolific catalog of the Grammy Winning gospel icon.

The Best of Fred Hammond spotlights his biggest hits and enduring legacy driving the sounds of contemporary gospel and worship, filled with timeless favorites like, No Weapon, We’re Blessed, Jesus Be a Fence Around Me, You Are the Living Word, Glory To Glory To Glory, and the brand-new tracks, I’m Grateful, Saturate Us, and What a Friend We Have in Jesus.

About Fred Hammond:

Fred Hammond has remained a trailblazing force inspiring audiences worldwide and influencing countless artists with his live performances, exceptional voice, instrumental arrangements, songwriting, and producing talents for over three decades.

Honoring gospel’s heritage as a cornerstone of popular music and its valuable impact in connecting and uplifting listeners in the intersection of music and spiritual encouragement, Verity Records continues to highlight venerated gospel icons with its robust catalog of the contemporary and traditional gospel. Since its founding in 1994, Verity’s catalog includes music from artists like Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Richard Smallwood, John P. Kee, Hezekiah Walker, Twinkie Clark, among others.

The Best of Fred Hammond is available at all major music providers.

Amazon:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOAMA

iTunes:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOIT

Apple Music:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOAM 

Google Play:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOGP

Spotify:

http://smarturl.it/FHBOS

The Best of Fred Hammond Track List:

  1. I’m Grateful
  2. We’re Blessed / Shout Unto God (Live)
  3. When the Spirit of the Lord (David’s Song)
  4. No Weapon
  5. Glory To Glory To Glory
  6. You Are the Living Word (Live)
  7. This is the Day
  8. Let the Praise Begin
  9. Jesus Be a Fence Around Me (Live)
  10. Your Steps Are Ordered (Live)
  11. Saturate Us
  12. What a Friend We Have in Jesus

For more information and news about Verity Records, visit:

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“From Crack To Christ” – Former Prostitute Drug Addiction Photo Shakes Internet!

A woman from Detroit Michigan named Cheryl Lenyard shared photos of her time as a drug user and how she looks now that she doesn’t use drugs anymore on her Facebook wall and you won’t believe how much she has changed!

From being a drug addict and prostitute, Lenyard has transformed her life after she received Christ. She hasn’t touched drugs in seven years and she is sharing her story to inspire others.

She was on the Christian and Inspirational radio, Silver-Line Radio where she shared her testimony.

“From crack to Christ he saved my life l will have 7yrs clean Aug 11th l feel so brand new l haven’t touched a rock since God showed me how to stop,” she wrote.

“I know what God can do he took me from the pits of Hell to where Heaven dwells from the lowest of the lows to standing on the Tippy Toe top of my toes somebody know what I’m talking about that crack ain’t no joke leave it alone my dear friends turn it over to Jesus and he will give you a brand new life to live #FreeAtLast #GloryToHisName #FaithOverEverything”

Next month she will be celebrating her 7th year of not using drugs. She has survived drug abuse, cancer, Bell’s palsy disease and 3 Strokes since turning her life around.

“You must know my story to know my glory. I survived the crack monster, cancer, Bell’s palsy disease and 3 Strokes; the devil thought he had me but Jesus came and grabbed me,” she said.

Music: God_All_By_Yourself_by_Eben

Eben is a Nigerian rock artiste well known for his genuine worship to God through music. Here he is with a new song titled God All By Yourself.

The title of the song is apt – Worship to a GOD who is self existent; the all breasted God. This is an anthem for every true worshipper, coming from the stables of Hammer House Records.

Listen and Download

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LYRICS

Mighty God, I Bless Your Name
Holy One, I Worship You
For You Are God All By Yourself
You Are God All By Yourself
Age To Age, You’Re Still The Same,
All Creation
Will Shout Your Name
For You Are God All By Yourself
You Are God All By Yourself

Chorus

For Who You Are, I Bless Your Name
For You Are I Worship You
You Are God All By Yourself (2X)

 

New Music: “That’s_Who_You_Are” Traimi Dave ft. Joshua Daniel+David Ehiabhi

Traimi Dave has officially releases the much anticipated single titled “THAT’S WHO YOU ARE” featuring Joshua Daniel (Revelation Musik) n David Ehiabhi (Dr. Slim)…

Traimi Dave hereby tagged his newest single “My Birthday Gift to my Fans” Listen, share and Download Listen

 

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THAT’S WHO YOU ARE LYRICS By Traimi Dave (feat. Joshua Daniel and David Ehiabhi)

I have seen a man, who took me the way I am lift me up from a miry clay, set me on the rock to stand Now I know the man, who chose me the way I am picked me up from a miry clay, set me on the rock to stand

Chorus: Jesus that’s who you are Wonderful king that’s who you are

I have looked around all over, sicknesses don’t last forever healing has come to stay by His word (come on brother, can i hear you sing something) I have moved around all over, poverty don’t last forever breakthrough has come to stay by His word

Spoken words: Some say you’re Isaiah, Jeremiah John the Baptist or just a catchiest but I know you are Alpha, Jehovah Rapha You’re my Healer, my Redeemer (You are Jesus) our Protector and our Provider, Deliverer (the son of the living God) our God, King and Father (wonderful King that’s who you are)

(Oh Jesus you are, you are) Jesus that’s who you are Wonderful king that’s who you are

Chorus continues…till fade. [The End]

  Your Breakthrough is Now…