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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

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

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.


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

And Many More!!


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 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 AGMMA would visit See below for the complete list of 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
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)

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) (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 Voting ends Monday, May 21 at 11:59 PM GMT

Tickets to the awards show are currently available to purchase through

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.


Source: Christian Broadcasting Network

Nigerian Gospel Singer, St. Chika Set To Break Guinness World Record For Longest Officially Released Song || @iamstchika

Nigerian gospel singer Chika Nwaogu, also known as St. Chika is set to break the Guinness World Record for ‘longest officially released song’.

The 27-year-old contemporary gospel singer, songwriter and recording artist is attempting to break the world record for the ‘longest officially released song’ by recording and releasing a single gospel song of 3hrs, 30 minutes, 50 seconds on iTunes,, Spotify and Google Play.

The record currently stands at 3 hours, 1 minute, 50 seconds and was achieved by PC III label Pipe Choir (USA), on August 16, 2015.

St. Chika who is set to start his attempt at a recording studio in Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday, April 7, to finish same day. The song titled “Power in the name of the Lord” will be released on digital stores like iTunes,, Spotify and Google Play subsequently.

Chika Nwaogu is a graduate of physics science from the University of Lagos. He started singing, playing the instrument and writing his own songs when she was eight years old. He draws his inspiration from gospel acts such as Travis Greene, Nathaniel Bassey, Eben, Joe Praize and Sinach to mention a few

Tim Godfrey Presents “Sound Check” A Platform To Prepare And Showcase You To The World.

10 Million Naira Worth Of Recording Contract & More For Grab As Tim Godfrey Uneveils Soundcheck! A Reality TV Show.

The Rox Nation, under the able leadership of Multiple award
winning Producer, singer, songwriter, Tim Godfrey, has announced a revolutionary talent discovery and development project called SOUNDCHECK. Rox Nation, an entertainment production company that has produced landmark projects like Fearless, Ewuro, The Journey Begins, etc is poised to change the face of reality shows with the aim of discovering, developing and showcasing singers and rappers out of Nigeria.

Soundcheck, a Tv reality show seeks to give a global platform to talented individuals musically.

It aims to discover raw music talents and provides a sustainable Launchpad for the ones who stand out among them, thus grooming them to relevance.

SoundCheck, which commences in the month of March 2018 and span for a total of 4 weeks will provide opportunities for
contestants to develop their abilities in the area of song writing, vocal dexterity and stage performance management.

The training process in this show will be beneficial not just to the contestants alone but also the viewers at home who will be part of the show throughout its lifecycle.

How to Participate

Intending participants are to do a short 30 seconds video of
them doing their craft, the video is to be posted on Instagram and @timgodfreyworld and @soundcheckafrica tagged. This
video will be reposted on the @timgodfreyworld page and shortlisted contestants will cross to the next stage which will be the live auditioning, the shortlisting process will continue till a 30 man team of successful contestants be selected to come into the house for proper grooming and training by Tim Godfrey and other Music coaches (Faculty Team), at the end of the show, one winner emerges

Prizes up for Grabs

The winner of the first edition of SoundCheck will walk away with a recording contract with Rox Nation worth 10 million naira, the opportunity to perform at Fearless 2018, a cash price, Video shoot, and also be a part of Fearless Tour 2018/2019.

The 1st and 2nd Runners-Up will get a recording contract, a video shoot and promotions. Soundcheck is open to all genres of music (please note that any song with vulgarity or any form of indecent lyrics will be automatically disqualified).

Guest celebrity judges will be coming to the house at every point in time to mentor the contestants as well as share ideas from their wealth of experience.

Auditions, Trainings and Live Shows will be aired on TV stations in Nigeria, (Terrestrial & Cable Networks) and also online. Be a part of a new generation of well-groomed talents, be a part of SOUNDCHECK, a Tim Godfrey Production proudly brought to you by ROX Nation, and supported by Platinum cruise Motors, Azusa Productions and SwiftThink Limited. For more information please visit

Billy Graham exists at 99years

(Photo: Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)Evangelist Billy Graham speaks during his Crusade at Flushing Meadows Park in New York, June 25, 2005. Graham, 86, has preached the Gospel to more people in a live audience format than anyone in history – over 210 million people in more than 185 countries. His followers believe that the New York Crusade which runs from June 24 to 26 will be his last live appearance.

Billy Graham died Wednesday at the age of 99. The world renowned evangelist, who has been listed on Gallup’s most admired list 61 times since 1955 — more than any other person — passed away peacefully at his home in Montreat, North Carolina, after struggling with various health problems linked to his advanced age.

In a statement to The Christian Post, Will Graham, the grandson of Billy Graham (whose full name is William Franklin Graham Jr.) and the son of Franklin Graham, said:

“My grandfather once said, ‘One day you’ll hear that Billy Graham has died. Don’t you believe it. On that day I’ll be more alive than ever before! I’ve just changed addresses.’ My friends, today my grandfather moved from the land of the dead to the land of the living,” Will Graham declared.

“We mourn that he is no longer with us physically here on earth, but we don’t grieve as those who have no hope. My grandfather invested his entire life in sharing the promise of eternity through Jesus Christ, and today he had the opportunity to realize that hope himself, kneeling before his Savior and hearing the words, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’ My family appreciates your prayers now and in the days ahead.”

Last week, Graham’s daughter, Anne Graham Lotz, gave an update on her father’s health during a conference at Moody Bible Institute.

“I’m not sure he knows that I’m here. He doesn’t track like he used to, but his mind is still clear,” she said.

“He can’t see; he has a hard time seeing because of macular degeneration,” she continued. “He’s fairly deaf, I have to use a microphone and he wears a headset for me to speak to him. He’s not mobile.”

Since Billy Graham preached his last sermon on Nov. 7, 2013, for “My Hope America With Billy Graham,” a nationwide movement to expose Americans to the message of salvation in Jesus Christ, he appeared to have let go of life and be more ready than ever to go to Heaven, his family observed.

“On November 7, he (Billy Graham) finished his race and up until that time, God had protected his health and gave him supernatural strength, and now, the only thing left is for him to come home,” said Will Graham to Assist News in December 2013. “God has removed his hand of protection and old age has set in.”

Meanwhile, Franklin Graham told The Christian Post that he had “never seen him (Billy Graham) this weak in all of my life, so I know he’d appreciate your prayers.”

Despite his weakened state, Graham was working on a book up until the time of his death. Graham’s last book was published in October 2013 and titled, The Reason for My Hope: Salvation. In total, Graham had written 32 books, including his autobiography Just As I Am (1997), Nearing Home (2011), and Angels: God’s Secret Agents (1975), which sold 1 million copies within 90 days.

Billy Graham was born Nov. 7, 1918, in Charlotte, N.C., and raised on a dairy farm. He graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. – home of the Billy Graham Center Museum and where he met his wife, Ruth McCue Bell, the daughter of a missionary surgeon to China. They were married for over 60 years until Ruth’s death in 2007.

Graham, a Southern Baptist, has preached the Gospel to more people in live audiences than anyone else in history. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association estimates that he has preached live to nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries and territories, and hundreds of millions of more people through television, video, film and webcasts. He has led hundreds of thousands of individuals to make personal decisions to commit their lives to Jesus Christ, according to BGEA.

He is also known as the “pastor to presidents,” having met every U.S. president since World War II through Barack Obama. For his 95th birthday celebration, President Bill Clinton was among the 700 guests that included Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Rupert Murdoch and Rick Warren. And for the dedication of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, N.C., in 2007, three former U.S. presidents came to share the momentous event with him: George H.W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton.

“Every life Billy Graham ever touched – including people who never became president, never spoke at a crusade – is better because he was a good and faithful servant of the two most important commandments (to love God with all your heart and to love your neighbor as yourself),” said Clinton in his speech during the dedication ceremony on May 31, 2007.

Clinton, who has shared that he attended Graham’s 1959 Little Rock, Ark., crusade, also had said during the 2007 dedication ceremony, “When he (Graham) prays with you in the Oval Office or the upstairs of the White House, you feel that he’s praying for you, not the president.”

For Graham’s 95th birthday in 2013, several megachurch pastors gave tributes to the evangelist during interviews with The Christian Post at the Resurgence conference.

Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in Southern California and author of the bestseller The Purpose Driven Life, had told CP that Billy Graham was among his mentors.

“One of the things that a lot of people don’t know about Billy Graham is that he was also an encouragers to pastors,” Warren shared. “One time in Amsterdam he brought in 12,000 evangelists from all around the world. I had written a Bible study methods and Billy had brought a book for every one of those evangelists and had me come in and teach it.

“He was first and foremost an encourager,” Warren remembers fondly.

Billy Graham is survived by his five children – Virginia, Anne Morrow, Ruth Bell, William Franklin, III, and Nelson Edman – 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.