KENNY KORE’S MESSAGE TO GOSPEL ARTISTES ON COLLABORATING WITH SECULAR ARTISTES

One topic that is still causing a lot of controversy in the Gospel music scene, is the issue of whether Gospel artiste should feature in songs with secular artiste, or whether should Pastors allow secular artiste come perform in church. Although, there have been some interesting comments/views on social media about the issue, and Gospel Minister and former member of Award winning Afro Beat gospel music group Infinity, Kenny Kore shares his thought and warns Gospel artiste against getting into ”The identity crisis they might encounter by colloborating with secular artiste.

In his words ”You see, the problem with secular artist singing moral songs is that they aren’t stable, its just a matter of time before they sing immoral. And that’s how you pollute the waters. I’ve collaborated on works that have secular artists, but I won’t always do it, and I definitely won’t advice others to do it too.

You don’t need the identity crises that comes with collaborating with folks who uses the same plate you use to serve GOD to serve dogs. Jesus may have eaten and drunk with unbelievers, but He didn’t do it so that it can become our excuse to become friends with the world.

Friendship with the world is enmity with GOD. There are gray areas in all of these things, but it’s just a matter of time before you know those fremzing up, and those who’re separated unto winning souls to YAHWEH. Secular is anything that exclude GOD, why would a true Christian want to do that?”

On singing about social issues, he said ”I for example sing about different social issues from a Christian perspective, that’s how a Christian lawyer, doctor, trader etc should do their businesses, from a Christian perspective. Nobody is putting anybody on a tight rope about what you listen to; just know that you reap what you sow.  Garbage in, garbage out. If you understand the investment GOD has made on you, you’ll be careful about the type of stuff you open yourself to. GOD said; today I present before you life and death, choose life that you may live”.

He went ahead to say that ”The error of King Belshazzar of Babylon before the Handwriting on the wall. People need to stop acting like the Bible isn’t explicit about the criteria of a MINISTER OF GOD. Yes, GOD can use anything and anyone, but HE often would not use a donkey if the man of GOD is living in obedience. He won’t turn stone to bread, if there’s still a widow in Zarephath.

He also commented on the issue of whether secular artistes should be allowed to perform in churches, in his words ”See what the scriptures says about who must lead, teach, minister to GOD’s people; “This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of an elder, he desireth a good work. An elder then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach; Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.

Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. AND LET THESE ALSO FIRST BE PROVED; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

It is because a lot of people don’t know what the Bible says about who should minister to them, that’s why any dick and harry can hold the microphone and showcase forms of godliness without power, and we’re supposed to be shouting Halleluyah. What is the church suppose to do, besides being vigilant, aware, awake, alive, alert, wise…?, secularising our devotions”? He conclude.

Music: JheriSixthSense – FeyVor

Contemporary gospel music artist Jheri Sixth Sense is out with an amazing single titled “FeyVor”. Jheri is a versatile artist and this song goes along way to buttress that point. Note worthy is the fact that Dr Sankty of 17 17 Lab Produced this Jam. Feyvor is an exceptional Urban Pop  Sound, talking about God’s Favour.

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NEW MUSIC: OYEOMA – Oma ft Nosa

Onyeoma is a praise song which tells how Good our God is, He’s a king above all kings who lives in the heaven as his throne and the earth his
foot stool. Ashioma (Oma) is from Delta state, Nigeria. She features the prolific Nosa on this and he delivered by adding his sonorous voice to
give the song a splendid feel. Produced by @fiokee. Mixed and Mastered @Oshonthemix.

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Crystal Awards 2015 Nominees Unveiled

The Nominees for CRYSTAL AWARDS 2015 were unveiled last night at a special event held at Ivory Health Club, Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos.

According to the organizers, the winners of each category this year will not be determined by voting. Instead, a committee has been set up to select the winners of all 25 categories strictly on merit based on the agreed criteria.

All works released between January 2014 and January 2015 were eligible for nomination.

Some artistes got multiple nominations including Onos with 7 nominations, Nosa (6), Tim Godfrey (6), Glowreeyah Braimah (5), and Frank Edwards (4).

The Crystal Awards is an annual ceremony honoring excellence in the gospel music industry.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

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See the full list of nominees below:

1. ARTISTE OF THE YEAR
a. Tim Godfrey
b. Onos
c. Nosa
d. TY Bello
e. Nathaniel Bassey
f. Ibitayo Jeje

2. SONG OF THE YEAR
a. “Why You Love Me” ~ Nosa
b. “Alagbara” ~ Onos
c. “Okaka” ~ Frank Edwards ft. Victor Ike
d. “Miracle Worker” ~ Glowreeyah Braimah ft. Nathaniel Bassey
e. “Amen” ~ Tim Godfrey
f. “Oh My Jesu” ~ Mike Abdul

3. BEST MALE VOCALIST
a. Preye Odede
b. Sammie Okposo
c. Solomon Lange
d. Obi Shine
e. Frank Edwards
f. Nosa

4. BEST FEMALE VOCALIST
a. Efe Nathan
b. Lara George
c. Onos
d. TY Bello
e. Glowreeyah Braimah
f. Pat Uwaje-King

5. BEST PRAISE SONG
a. “God Alone” ~ Glowreeyah Braimah
b. “Why You Love Me So” ~ Ibitayo Jeje
c. “Everything Has Changed” ~ Onos
d. “African Medley” ~ Tehila Crew
e. “Oh My Jesu” ~ Mike Abdul
f. “No Wahala, Only Hallelujah” ~ Sammie Okposo

6. BEST WORSHIP SONG
a. “Jesus Jesu” ~ TY Bello
b. “Na You Be God” ~ Tim Godfrey ft. Eben & Ccioma
c. “Nobody Like You” ~ Efe Nathan
d. “Alagbara” ~ Onos
e. “Our God” ~ Cute Sagay
f. “Power Flow” ~ Monique

7. BEST GROUP OR DUO
a. Brand New Generation [BNG]
b. Tehila Crew
c. Tim Godfrey & Xtreme
d. God’s Own Radicals [GOR]
e. Lawrence & De Covenant
f. Threadstone

8. BEST RAP/HIP-HOP
a. TB1
b. Provabs
c. Gamie (Gameman)
d. Sokleva
e. Limoblaze
f. Sam Jamz

9. BEST CHOIR
a. Covenant Christian Choir
b. Salvation Ministries Choir
c. House on the Rock Choir
d. COZA Choir
e. Grace Assembly Choir
f. Daystar Choir

10. ALBUM OF THE YEAR
a. “The Morning Song Book” ~ TY Bello
b. “Son Of God” ~ Nathaniel Bassey
c. “Open Doors” ~ Nosa
d. “No Limits” ~ Onos
e. “iWorship & Audience Of One” ~ Tim Godfrey & Xtreme
f. “Highlife Again” ~ Ibitayo Jeje

11. BEST NEW ARTISTE
a. Eno Michael
b. Chika 100%
c. Gil Joe
d. Prospa Tytman
e. J’ Dess
f. Limoblaze

12. BEST VIDEO
a. “Loving You” ~ IBK Spaceshipboi
b. “Dumimaja” ~ Ogecha
c. “Everything Has Changed” ~ Onos
d. “1,2,3” ~ Nikki Laoye
e. “Good Day” ~ Tim Godfrey
f. “God Alone” ~ Glowreeyah Braimah

13. BEST TRADITIONAL GOSPEL
a. Monique
b. Solomon Lange
c. Ibitayo Jeje
d. Bola Bethany Thani
e. Chioma Jesus
f. Sola Allyson

14. BEST PRODUCER
a. SMJ (“Amen” by Tim Godfrey)
b. Nosa (“Why You Love Me” by Nosa)
c. Wole Oni (“Oh My Jesu” by Mike Abdul)
d. Wilson Joel (“Alagbara” by Onos)
e. Frank Edwards (“Okaka by Frank Edwards)

15. BEST REGGAE
a. Innerman
b. Paul Persol
c. Righteousman
d. Ed Gilbert
e. Buchi

16. BEST VIDEO DIRECTOR
a. Lawrence Omo-Iyare
b. Frizzle N’ Bizzle
c. Tolucci
d. St. Immaculate
e. Akin Alabi
f. Yinka Davids

17. BEST ON-AIR PERSONALITY
a. Kryss Tha Boss ~ Cool FM, Abuja
b. Holy Holla ~ Rhythm FM, Lagos
c. Ira ~ Wazobia FM, Lagos
d. Boye Olawunmi ~ Rainbow FM, Lagos
e. Sabina ~ Naija FM, Lagos
f. Jeff Q ~ Rhythm FM, Porthacourt

18. BEST MALE ARTISTE IN DIASPORA
a. Izzy (U.S.A)
b. Evans Ogboi (United Kingdom)
c. Sam Soft (U.S.A)
d. Lawrence Ikiri (South Africa)
e. Emmy Odunze (U.S.A)
f. Sam Adebanjo & DTWG (United Kingdom)

19. BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN DIASPORA
a. Dara (U.S.A)
b. Eloho Efemuai (United Kingdom)
c. Funke Akinokun (U.A.E)
d. Isabella (United Kingdom)
e. Adaora (U.S.A)
f. Anu (U.S.A)

20. BEST ROCK
a. Threadstone
b. IK Worships
c. Viva
d. Joe Praize
e. T-Sharp
f. Gospel Force Naija

21. BEST USE OF INSTRUMENTS
a. Tobi Sax Mistress
b. Seyi Alesh
c. Ebele The Flutist
d. Bolaji Sax
e. Segun Oluwayomi

22. COMEDIAN OF THE YEAR
a. Open Teeth
b. SACO
c. Holy Mallam
d. Emma Oh My God
e. Grand Komanda
f. Akpororo

23. BEST COLLABORATION
a. “Miracle Worker” ~ Glowreeyah Braimah ft. Nathaniel Bassey
b. “Na You Be God” ~ Tim Godfrey ft. Eben & Ccioma
c. “Aka” ~ Segun Obe ft. Different Stone
d. “No Regrets” ~ Limoblaze ft. Lil’ Kal
e. “When God Speaks” ~ Henrisoul ft. Frank Edwards
f. “Congratulations” ~ E-Daniels ft. Nosa

24. BEST URBAN/INSPIRATIONAL SONG
a. “Love Nwantintin” ~ Lara George
b. “I No Go Fear” ~ Anny
c. “Amen” ~ Tim Godfrey
d. “Time To Celebrate” ~ Ogecha
e. “Butter My Bread” ~ Nene Soul Diva
f. “I No Fit Shout” ~ Frank Edwards

25. BEST ONLINE RADIO STATION
a. Liveway Radio
b. Rhemaworld Radio
c. Praiseworld Radio
d. Amen Radio
e. Gospotainment Radio
f. Worship Culture Radio