MEET THE ICON: Guest – MacNuel Davids

Meet the Icon is an interview series that features one gospel artist every week on http://www.favouriteemusic.com where they get to tell us about their music career and experience and  some insider info about their personal lives. MacNuel Davids premieres the MEET THE ICON series. Find out from the excerpt below some questions you’d want to ask this amazing gospel music minister.

MCNUEL DAVIDS

Name Emmanuel David
Stage Name MacNuel Davids
So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become a gospel artist? I grew up in cross river state, spent the early years of my life with my grand mother so growing up wasn’t so juicy because she was so protective and I wasn’t like every other kid. Moved to Lagos when I was 10, move to Kano when I was 14.

I growing up, I discovered I had something that needed an expression. I tried to express it in the best possible ways but acting, dancing, comedy, Comperé, but all these couldn’t really express what i wanted and what I had to say, then I found the expression in music. I discovered I could sing when I use to attend Winners Student Fellowship. Although before then I did commercial music with a couple of friends and it wasn’t just my thing so immediately I tried gospel, all what I had been looking for was just waiting at the balcony waiting for me to reach it.

Do you ever make mistakes during music ministration/performances? How do you handle that? Oh yea! I do! A couple of times I get carried away with the rhythm of the music and Ministration  I forget my lines, even the lines to my song. I also remember I forgot the song   arrangement while ministering and just then I needed something to keep the Ministration going so just then an idea or a song would just come and the ride just goes on smoothly
Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about? Yes! I have that on my To-Do List but in still have a lot on my table to clear up before that comes up! A lot of things are cooking already and when they all materialize, you’ll get the information ASAP
How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you? Imitation will always be the spring board to originality. I often times look at what’s trending and then tweak it a bit to suit my target audience. I haven’t gone commercial yet so I just stick to blogging and having the songs trend on media platforms and social media as well.
If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why? Tasha Cobbs at Hillsong Church, Micah Stampley at Potters House , Frank Edwards at The Experience, Lagos, Dare Art Alade at Music Feast , ASA Live in Concert, Johnny Drille, M.I, Djinee.
Do you have a manager or your prefer to manage your music yourself? How can one reach you if they would like to have you perform/minister at their program/event? I presently don’t have a manager. You can put me on a call; I check my schedules; get permission from my home church; and make some enquiries about your ministry and objective of the meeting; and, that’s it!
So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about? Yea… working on an Afro pop songs. It’s different from what I have on platforms. I know you’ll like it.
If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing? I would be doing marketing and Publicity for corporate firms and brand development also.
What should fans look forward to in the next couple of months, year or so? Just wait for the Banger!😀
I’m making a lot of changes and add-ons to my as a brand. And it’s getting public very soon.
Would you like your Fans to know the next place you would be ministering? Venue, Date and Time Yea!
Join me at Night Of Glory with Pastor Olumese on the 4th Of May, 2018!
Amazing Grace Church, The Palace, Ibo Road/Abeokuta Road, Kano, Nigeria
Any Shout-outs? Hmmmm… None😀

 

HERE ARE SOME AMAZING SONGS BY MACNUEL DAVIDS

God no dey Fail – DOWNLOAD

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EVENT: ELIC3 COMES ALIVE ON MAY 1ST 2018 | @Emmykokz @Grandmince

1st of May rings a bell; not because it is Workers’ Day, but because it is another time with ELIC [EmmyKokz Live In Concert]! The gospel Afro-beats master, EmmyKokz and a host of other gospel artists will be hitting you like never before in this Third Season of the annual event tagged “WE ARE ONE”!

Its last year’s edition was explicitly awesome with the likes of E-Daniels, Timi Toba, Vicky Tee, Chosen Generation Dancers and others who kept the congregants drenched through an unending praise. Nevertheless, ELIC 3 promises to be ‘back-to-back’ in one accord. ELIC 3 is slated for 1st of May at GoodLife Christian Centre, Kubwa in Abuja. Its Red carpet session will be at 3:00 pm and the main event by 4:00 pm. Ministering at ELIC 3 will be Pastor Damian Ogar, Su Town All Starz, Simnyz, Seed of David, Omo Rose, Debby Great, One Good Family, Mawziz, and others. The concert will also mark the official release of his new single titled ‘We are one’. Wait for it.

It’s going to be massive; it’s going to be non-stop; it is going to be awesome. All for God. All to God. All with God.

Grand Finale And Announcement Of Winners For Sound check Africa By Tim Godfrey Holds On 28th, April 2018 (See Details Here) | @timgodfreyworld

The Grand Finale Concert and Announcement of Winners for the Event(Sound check Africa By Tim Godfrey) holds on the 28th (this Saturday), Red Carpet starts by 4pm, door opens at 5pm

Details:
Date: 28th, April 2018 Time: Red Carpet (4pm)
Door Opens (5pm)
Venue: Glitz Event Centre, Plot 2, Block 2, Off Remi Olowude street, Opposite Vantage Beach Hotel, Lekki. 2nd Roundabout, Lekki.

Ministering:

Frank Edwards
Segun Obe
Onos
Sammie Okposo
Mike Abdul
Ise Oluwa
Nikki Laoye
Okey Sokay
Ibk
Blessyn
Mike Aremu
Wilson Joel

And Many More!!

#SoundCheckAfrica
#Timinators
#TimGodfrey

Brief Info About Sound Check Africa
Sound Check Africa is an Initiative coined to empower & mentor youths; improving their self-efficacy, enhancing & equipping them with world-class musical skills.

Considering the happenings and menace in the society, we serve as a medium where gifts are harnessed, the youths are given A VOICE in the society and are launched into the world as Super Stars!

AFRICAN GOSPEL MUSIC & MEDIA AWARDS 2018 Announces Nominees And Opens Voting For All Categories | @Agmma2018

Nominees for the African Gospel Music And Media Awards were revealed this morning by AGMMA lead executive Charles Koranteng.

Starting today, voting is open to determine the winners in all 22 categories, including “Discovery Artiste of Excellence” “Male and Female Artiste of Excellence” “Song of Excellence” and “Blog and Online Promo of Excellence” Fans can vote by visiting http://www.africangospelmusicawards.com/vote.html Voting ends Monday, May 21 at 11:59 PM GMT Winners will be revealed during the awards ceremony and concert at the East London Arts And Music (ELAM) Main Auditorium on Saturday, June 2 from 6-10 pm PM.

Notable names like Joe Mettle, Isabella, Diana Hamilton Judith Sephuma, CalledOut Music, Angel Bernard, Blessing Ali and Dena Mwana are all scheduled to perform on the night This year, fans and the AGMMA nominations panel of industry experts nominated artistes and organisation from across Africa and the diaspora and some of the most notable names in the African gospel music fraternity have all appeared on the list, with some names appearing in multiple nominations.

Media outlets can apply for credentials to cover the African Gospel Music & Media Awards by sending an email to Lydia@africangospelmusicawards. The deadline to apply for credentials is Friday, May 18 2018.

Tickets to the awards show are currently available to purchase through http://www.africangospelmusicawards.com/tickets.html AGMMA would visit http://www.africangospelmusicawards.com/categories.html See below for the complete list of nominees:

AFRICAN GOSPEL MUSIC AND MEDIA AWARDS 2018 CATEGORIES AND NOMINEES

1. Breakthrough Artist Of Excellence

Emmanuel Smith (UK)
Calledout Music (UK)
Niiella (Ghana)
Folabi Nuel (Nigeria)
Kobby Mantey (UK)
Jacy Mai (UK)
Dube Brothers (South Africa)
Ayanda Ntanzi (South Africa)
Calvis Hammond (Ghana)
Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria

2. Central African Artiste of Excellence

Dena Mwana (DRC)
Cassi Kalala (DRC)
Deborah Lukalu (DRC)
Mike Kalambay (DRC)
Gaby Kimanzi (Rwanda)

3. Discovery Artiste of Excellence

John Angoh (Holland)
Kings Crew (Ghana)
Jeph Levi (UK)
Deborah Darling (UK)
Shekinah (UK)
Desola (UK)
Hannah Ola (UK)
Nikki Seriki (UK)
Hanson Asiedu. (UK)
Ben C (Kenya)
Ccippo (UK)

4. Female Artiste of Excellence

Onos Ariyo (Nigeria)
Mercy Masika (Kenya)
Isabella (UK)
Nikki Laoye (Nigeria)
Diana Hamilton (UK)
Lebo Segkobela (South Africa)
Chioma Jesus (Nigeria)
Ohemaa Mercy (Ghana)
Christina Shusho (Tanzania)
Ntokozo Mbambo (South Africa)
Constance Aman (Cote D’ivoire)

5. Artiste of Excellence West Africa

Akesse Brempong (Ghana)
Mercy Chinwo (Nigeria)
Ceccy Twum (Ghana)
Steve Crown (Nigeria)
Nosa Omorogie (Nigeria)
Enkay Ogboruche (Nigeria)
Monique (Nigeria)
Okey Sokay (Nigeria)
Preye Odede (Nigeria)

6. Artiste of Excellence USA and Canada

Blessing Ali
Dee Jones
Ayo Oni
Maame Afon
Jumbo Ane
Annisstar
Mokambe
Jesse Morgan
Gabriel Eziashi
Uche Agu
Comfort Manyame
Priscilla OlubunmiAwoseyi (PriscillaSings)

7. Artiste of Excellence East Africa

Levixone – (Uganda)
Baby Gloria – (Uganda)
Emmy Kosgei (Kenya)
Coopy Bly – (Uganda)
Dawit Getachew ( Ethiopia)
Mercy Masika (Kenya)
Christina Shusho (Tanzania)
Rose Muhando (Tanzania)
Angel Bernard (Tanzania)
Size 8 (Kenya)
Evelyn Wanjiru (Kenya)

8. Artiste of Excellence Europe

Sarah Teibo (UK)
Afriy David (UK)
Grace Ukatung (Italy)
Elvis E ( Holland)
Shola Victor-Sajowa (UK)
Melina O (France)
Jerry Bonsu (France)
Allen Caiquo (UK)
Evans Ogboi ( UK)
Uniek Grace (Belgium)
Mona Abel ( France)
Jane Bossia (UK)
Fiona Yorke ( UK)

9. Artiste of Excellence Southern Africa

Nqubeko Mbatha (South Africa)
Abel Chungu Musuka (Zambia)
Tembalami Praise (Zimbabwe)
Pompi (Zambia)
Dr. Tumi (South Africa)
Rev Benjamin Dube (South Africa)
Lebo Sekgobela (South Africa)
Ntokozo Mbambo (South Africa)
Neyi Zimu (South Africa)
Zaza (South Africa)
Judith Sephuma (South Africa)

10. Male Artiste of Excellence

Joe Mettle (Ghana)
Sammie Okposo (Nigeria)
Sonnie Badu (UK)

Nathaniel Bassey (Nigeria)
Mike Abdul (Nigeria)
Dr. Tumi (South Africa)
Benjamin Dube (South Africa)
Abel Chungu Musuka (Zambia)
Evans Ogboi (UK)

11. Radio Program of Excellence

Praise Jam – Inspiration FM 92.3 (Nigeria)
Light on live with Jeshurun Okyere – Live FM (Ghana)
Be Inspired with Shoggy Tosh – Salt FM (UK)
Sunday Best with Sabina- Naija FM (Nigeria)
Gospel Sunday- Milele FM (Kenya)
Sunset Drive – Sunny FM
Ultimate Inspiration – Ultimate FM (Ghana)
Shangilia – Hope FM (Kenya)

12. TV Program of Excellence

Turning point -Muyiwa (USA)
Footprint TV Fifi Folson (Ghana)
NTV Crossover 101 (Kenya)
Jamming Jesus (Ghana)
Gospel Classics -SABC2 (South Africa)
Destiny -One Gospel (South Africa)
Le Chemin des Artistes (UK)

13. Afro Rap Artiste of Excellence

Suffix (Malawi)
TB1 (Nigeria)
Limoblaze (Nigeria)
Courtney Antipas (Zimbabwe)
Kingzkid (Ghana)
Coopy Bly (Uganda)
Levixone (Uganda)
Charlz Dogo (Nigeria)
Gaise (Nigeria)
Pompi (Zambia)
Andrew Bello (UK)
Preachers (Ghana)
Eko Dydda (Kenya)

14. Instrumental Musician of Excellence

Beejay Sax (Nigeria)
Mike Aremu (Nigeria)
Jloopz (Ghana)
Agboola Shadare (USA)
Kunle Ayo (South Africa)
Femi Temowo (UK)
Jumbo Ane (USA)
Kevin Najite ikpeni (USA)

15. Musical Group of Excellence

The Gratitude-COZA (Nigeria)
Reapers Choir (UK)
Tim Godfrey and Xtreme Crew (Nigeria)
New Rivers (UK)
Tshwane Gospel Choir (South Africa)
Harmonious Chorale (Ghana)
Overflow Inc (Ghana)
Zimpraise (Zimbabwe)
Joyous Celebration (South Africa)
Adawnage Band (Kenya)
Kihayile Group (Tanzania)

16. Video of Excellence

The One – Pita (Nigeria)
Testify – Deborah Lukalu (DRC)
Light –Snatcha (UK)
Open Heavens – Glowreeyah Braimah (Nigeria)
Ayebi Ngai (He Knows My Name)- Dena Mwana (DRC)
I overcame – Ada (Nigeria)
Korede -Mike Abdul (Nigeria)
Idiri Mu Ma- Purist Ogboi (UK)
Jesus is Alpha and Omega- Idowu Eyin ft Purist Ogboi (UK) Baba Dey Remix – Hannah Ola ft Faithchild (UK)

17. Event of Excellence

Rhythms of Africa (Holland )
Halal Africa (USA)
Evelyn Amo Live In Amsterdam (Holland)
August Worship With Jeshurun Okyere (Ghana)
Experience with Diana Hamilton, (Ghana)
Alabanza Concert 5. SA meets Nigeria (South Africa)

PART 2:
Victorious in His Presence Live – Benjamin Dube (South Africa)
The Experience in Lagos (Nigeria)
Dr Tumi Live at the Ticket Dome (South Africa)
Joyous Celebration 21 (USA)

18. Music Producer of Excellence

Wilson Joel (Nigeria)
Okey Sokay (Nigeria)
Neville D (South Africa)
Nathan Akinremi (Nigeria)
Timothy ‘Still Alive’ Boikwa (Kenya)
Phat E (Nigeria)
Kofi Dua-Anto (Ghana)
Wole Oni (Nigeria)
David Kyei (Kaywa) (Ghana)
Evans Ogboi (UK)
Goz Iam (UK)

19. Song of Excellence

Only You- Ada (Nigeria)
Alagbada Ina -Nathaniel Bassey ft Victoria Orenze (Nigeria)
Ekwueme-Prosper Ochimana ft Osinachi N. (Nigeria) Bonooni – JoeMettle ft Luigi Maclean (Ghana)
Ngangingazi – Benjamin Dube ft Siyakha Kithaza (SA)
You’re mine – Calledout Music (UK)
Yesu Hi – Nii Okai (Ghana)
Marvellous Thing – Sammie Okposo (Nigeria)
Next In Line – Cwesi Oteng (Ghana)
Loud Loud – Mike Abdul (Nigeria)

20. Album of Excellence

My Worship -Judith Sephuma (South Africa)
Revival Flames – Nathaniel Bassey (Nigeria)
Hello World – The Gratitude (Nigeria)
God of Miracles – Joe Mettle (Ghana)
Heaven’s Ways – Nqubeko Mbatha (South Africa)
SWAG – Sammie Okposo (Nigeria)
Love & Grace – Dr. Tumi (South Africa)
Cross Over- Mike Abdul (Nigeria)
Victorious in His Presence- Benjamin Dube (South Africa) New Beginning -Isabella (UK)
Songs from the Place of Prayer- Onos Ariyo (Nigeria) Fearless- Tim Godfrey (Nigeria)

21 . Gospel Blog of Excellence

Gmusicplus (Nigeria)
GospoGroove (Nigeria)
Gospelgh (Ghana)
Ulizalinks (Kenya)U
ggospelifee (Uganad)
Preech Media (Ghana)
Gospelboiz (Nigeria)
Gospotainment (Nigeria)
Gospel Buzz (South Africa)
SelahAfrik (Nigeria)
7gospeltracks (UK)
ItsRetunes.com (Zambia)

22. Online Gospel Station of Excellence

Liveway Radio ( Nigeria)
Praiseworld Radio (Nigeria)
Gospel GH (Ghana)
Amen Radio (Nigeria)
Worship Culture Radio ( Nigeria)
Salt FM (UK)
Gospel Hotspot (Nigeria)
Avec Jesus (Cote D’Ivoire)
African Gospel Media Radio (Ireland)
African Praise Radio (USA)

Fans can vote by visiting http://www.africangospelmusicawards.com/vote.html Voting ends Monday, May 21 at 11:59 PM GMT

Tickets to the awards show are currently available to purchase through http://www.africangospelmusicawards.com/tickets.html

DOWNLOAD Music: Dr Pst Paul Enenche – Nara Ekele (ft. Dunamis Voice Int’l & Osinachi Nwachukwu) | @drpaulenenche

Founder and senior pastor of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre, Dr Paul Enenche Presents present to you his new song Nara Ekele (Accept My Praise) Featuring Dunamis Voice Int’l & Osinachi Nwachukwu.

A song of praise that describes the Almightiness of God in multi dimensional ways in the Ibo language. As you listen may you experience His Almightiness in every direction.

DOWNLOAD NOW

Ghanaian Gospel Singer, Celestine Donkor Releases New Single Featuring Steve Crown, Titled “Bigger” | @gospelsoja @SteveCrownmusic

Ghanaian Gospel singer, Celestine Donkor is out with a new single titled “Bigger” featuring one of Nigeria’s finest Gospel Minister, Steve Crown.
God is BIGGER than anything you are facing. My prayer is that this SONG helps you realize that nothing is too hard for the God of the universe.

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27/

Get Song Here