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Sammie Okposo Praise Party Set To Light Up London This November! | #Sopplondonnov2018

Sammie Okposo Praise Party
Multiple award winning Nigerian Gospel artiste Sammie Okposo has released details for his forthcoming praise concert tagged “Sammie Okposo Praise Party Live In London”.


The one of a kind concert promises to be an awesome time as A-list Gospel music ministers such as Jonathan Nelson (USA), Joe mettle (Ghana), Onos Ariyo (Nigeria), Glowreeyah Braimah (Nigeria), Andrew Bello (UK) and Shekinah (UK) are set to light up the atmosphere with soul-lifting and life changing song ministrations. 

The concert is scheduled to hold on Friday November 2nd, 2018, at the Rock Tower 49 Tufnel Park Road N7 OPS. Doors open at 6.00pm, the concert will kick off by 7.00pm.

Date: Friday, 2nd November, 2018

Time: 6pm (Door Opens) | 7pm (Event Kicks off)

Venue: The Rock Tower, 49 Tufnel Park Road, N7 OPS

Tickets: £15 (Silver Ticket) | £25 (Gold Ticket) | £35 (Platinum Ticket)  

Ticket Booking: www.sopplondon2018.eventbrite.com

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News/Interview: Meet Sierra Leone Based Nigerian Gospel Artist “Uche Youngstar” – Biography | @uchennya

Here are some interesting things you need to know about Sierra Leone based Nigerian Gospel artist Uche Youngstar, based on an interview with Naija Gospel World.

Uche Youngstar whose full name (real name) is Uche Ogbonnaya is a Gospel Artiste based in Sierra Leone, He Was born on the 5th may, He hails from Ebonyi State Nigeria, He was born and raised in Onuafo Enuagu Onicha Local Government.

Uche Youngstar is a member of new harvest global ministry church SL, He is a business man outside music.

Uche is the CEO of YOUNGSTAR WORLDWIDE COMPANY S.L*

Below are interesting reponds from Uche about himself!

– How did you start singing?

The first day I sang in a church was in 23rd January 2015

I never knew that I can sing well,

But I was moved by the way people praised my voice and there was alot of testimonies on that great day

And that was the day I decided to be a minister for christ.

What inspired you to take up music as a career?

God plated the gift in me to be a musician

Am sure of that Cuz I found it easy to compose song

And each song I composed always make an impact in people’s life

And I see that as an assignment from God to me

To sing life changing songs.

what are your challenges as a Gospel artiste & how do you cope with them?

It’s not that easy especially when devoting all about me to God, the temptations all over the place,

Even some worldly music companies have requested to sigh me in as their artist with many promises,

just trying to stop my dreams of singing gospel

But am just made for what am made for, the word of God has been planted in me to preach to the whole nationas.

Outside singing, what other talents do you have in music & outside Music?

I play some instruments like keyboard, drums, bass gutter, and still learning more. I am also a song writter and a music director.

What is that one thing you do that makes you feel fulfilled or want to do that will make you feel fulfilled?

Singing always gives me joy Or listening to some songs.

Below are interesting reponds from Uche about himself!

– How did you start singing?

The first day I sang in a church was in 23rd January 2015

I never knew that I can sing well,

But I was moved by the way people praised my voice and there was alot of testimonies on that great day

And that was the day I decided to be a minister for christ.

What inspired you to take up music as a career?

God plated the gift in me to be a musician

Am sure of that Cuz I found it easy to compose song

And each song I composed always make an impact in people’s life

And I see that as an assignment from God to me

To sing life changing songs.

what are your challenges as a Gospel artiste & how do you cope with them?

It’s not that easy especially when devoting all about me to God, the temptations all over the place,

Even some worldly music companies have requested to sigh me in as their artist with many promises,

just trying to stop my dreams of singing gospel

But am just made for what am made for, the word of God has been planted in me to preach to the whole nationas.

Outside singing, what other talents do you have in music & outside Music?

I play some instruments like keyboard, drums, bass gutter, and still learning more. I am also a song writter and a music director.

What is that one thing you do that makes you feel fulfilled or want to do that will make you feel fulfilled?

Singing always gives me joy Or listening to some songs.

TIM Godfrey Announces Fearless 2018 Featuring American Gospel Artist, Travis Greene In This Year’s Edition Tagged “Fearless Victory” | @timgodfreyworld

Award winning Music Maestro, Tim Godfrey and his Multiple Award winning crew – Xtreme, are set to hold the third edition of their annual FEARLESS concert with the theme “VICTORY”.

This year’s edition promises to be of tremendous blessing to the world and the body of Christ as Tim Godfrey would be joined by his friend and brother, the Multiple Award winning Songwriter and Worship Leader, Travis Greene.

The FEARLESS VICTORY tour will see the duo of Tim Godfrey and Travis Greene being hosted in 5 Cities across Nigeria – UYO, PORT HARCOURT, LAGOS, UMUAHIA AND ABUJA.

Having held two editions, in the year 2016 and 2017 respectively, with both concerts having over forty thousand worshippers in attendance, Tim Godfrey is set to bring a new sound of worship and praise as he declares Victory over every scheme of the devil.

Tim Godfrey speaks on this year’s edition: “Victory is significant because the devil deceives us a lot of times by making us believe our sins and shortcomings can and will not allow us amount to anything.
I am using the FEARLESS platform to bring a message of hope to everyone (young and old) to live their lives to the fullest because in Christ, we have been given victory over every lie of the devil”

The first edition of FEARLESS hosted the renowned Bishop Marvin Sapp and the second edition featured Kirk Franklin in Nigeria amongst other Nigerian Artistes in concert.

This year FEARLESS VICTORY holds at the following locations:

UYO – 25th of July | Venue: The Evening Church, Uyo | Time : 5pm

PORTHARCOURT – 26th of July | Venue: House On The Rock, PH | Time: 5pm

LAGOS – 27th of July | Venue: The Rock Cathedral, House On The Rock , Lekki Lagos | Time: 7pm

ABIA – 28th of July | Venue: Streams of Joy, Umuahia | Time: 4pm

ABUJA – 29th of July | Venue: House on the Rock Abuja

Mark your Calendars and brace yourselves as history is about to be made across Nigeria to the Glory of God.

We are FEARLESSLY declaring our Victory in Christ.

NEWS: Warri Church Bans Members Without PVC

The South-South Vice President of the Pentecostal Fellowship
of Nigeria, PFN, and head of Flock of Christ Mission, Warri,
Delta State, Bishop Simeon Okah, has announced that henceforth, any member of his church that has not obtained his Permanent Voters’ Card “would not be allowed to worship.

”He said gone were the days when Christians see politics as
sin. He said, “From Thursday, any member of my church who does not have his or her voter’s card would not enter this house (Church). By the grace of God, I am the one God used in founding the Flock of Christ Mission.”

He also faulted the treatment meted to Senator Dino Melaye
(Kogi West), stressing that Nigeria needs people like the
lawmaker.

He told newsmen on Saturday that, “I have concerns for Dino.

His hands may not be as clean as a saint but a man like him
has a role to play in building this country.

“We need men like Dino. Let everybody of goodwill fight to see that Dino is released; if he has criminal records, he should face it but he should not be kept in detention

“He is intelligent. Let us see how we can save him from the
hands of policemen. For a man like Dino, the police should
show some level of leniency, because we need people like Dino in this country if we want this country to be great.”

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

Justin Bieber Leads 98 Million Instagram Followers in Worship

Singer/songwriter Justin Bieber sang a heartfelt rendition of the worship song “Reckless Love” on his Instagram story
Monday night.

“Oh, the overwhelming, never ending reckless love of God. Oh, it chases me down, fights till I’m found, leaves the 99 …

There’s no shadow you won’t light up, mountain you won’t climb up, running after me,” Bieber sang.

The song was originally written by Corey Asbury , a worship pastor for Bethel Music.

Yet, its message of God’s deep love for his creation was
enough to make Bieber ditch his usual pop tunes for a moment of worship.

This is the latest example of how the singer has turned his large social media platform into a pulpit. A source close to him says his next album, which is expected to be released late this year or in early 2019, is going to focus on his faith.

A source close to the singer told The Sun : “He has always been religious but the last two years have seen him grow closer to the Hillsong Church and it has changed his entire life. He has a totally different outlook now.”

“After he finished his last tour he really wasn’t interested in recording any music for a while,” the source also said.

“But his time with the church has revitalized him and although he is working with a lot of the same people who helped to make his last album, Purpose , he is reshaping his sound so it is more in line with the church’s values and beliefs,” the source was quoted as saying, “There are key themes of love and redemption in the tracks he has created so far. It will certainly surprise some fans.”

In the meantime, Bieber has been using social media to share the gospel with his nearly 100 million Instagram followers.

And on Easter weekend, he told his followers “Jesus has
changed my life.”

“Easter is not about a bunny, it’s a reminder that my Jesus died on the cross for my sins and then rose from the dead defeating death! I believe this happened and it changes everything! I am set free from bondage and shame. I am a child of the most high God and he loves me,” he wrote in an Instagram post.

Bieber has been vocal on social media about reconnecting with his faith over the last two years; the music in his next album is expected to reflect the redemption he’s experienced.

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Source: Christian Broadcasting Network