Kim Burrell Drops New Single and Announces Release Date of New CD | @Kimburrell

The dynamic, instantly recognizable and captivating voice of Kim Burrell is undeniably one of the most powerful voices in music today. USA TODAY declares, “Nobody stretches a melody like gospel singer Burrell” and The San Francisco Chronicle says,” Burrell’s improvisational style, studied by vocalists of various genres, is filled with jazz phrasing and limber riffs, subtle pleasures from a woman who has nothing to prove.”

Kim Burrell’s unrivaled instrument, impeccable musicianship and ability to tap into the human experience and emotion, has made her a favorite across genre and within the musician community. The Grammy-Award nominated and Stellar Award winning singer has collaborated with artists as diverse as Harry Connick Jr. and funk-master George Clinton. In the middle, there’s R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder and Gospel’s First Lady, Shirley Caesar.

Her soulful vocal runs have influenced a generation of mainstream recording artists ranging from Jazmine Sullivan to Justin Timberlake. Her burgeoning A-List Hollywood fan club includes Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Omarion, Jessica Simpson and Chaka Khan.

Donnie McClurkin has said “There’s nobody greater” while Whitney Houston once declared Burrell to be “One of the greatest voices of our time.” It is clear why Ms. Burrell is everybody’s favorite mentor on BET’s “Sunday Best.” It is also no wonder why this year’s Essence Festival has chosen to honor the incomparable Pastor Burrell.

August 21, 2015 Kim Burrell will release her highly anticipated Shanachie Entertainment CD From A Different Place).” Listen to her single ‘Thank You Jesus’ below:


ARTICLE: Korede Bello #Ambassadorship – A Win For Gospel Music? | Mark Ogbeni @mogbeni @koredebello

It’s been a long time we had such a buzz hit the gospel music industry about a secular artists turn gospel and to top it all Korede Bello has performed his hit song #GODWIN in church twice now and the gospel industry in Nigeria has had a field day reporting all over social media and the news. LOL. While all the critics actually made the artists more popular by their public reactions and statements, he got a signed ambassadorship deal few days ago to GLO. But, there is a lesson or two to learn from this.

If you took the time to go listen to Korede’s first single and followed up on this new talent, you will come to realize that Korede Bello’s hit song #GODWIN is his defining track, his moment of explosion and he did it with a gospel track, it hurts right and I love that fact. It’s not the first time an artist’s came from Secular mainstream music to steal away a gospel price. It won’t be the last in the Nigerian Entertainment Industry.

The fact is this, gospel music and music in general is progressive and it’s a niche that is strong all over the world, especially in Nigeria. Everyone loves gospel music, everyone loves to thank and appreciate God. Korede Bello only tapped into that strong gospel music presence in the entertainment industry and hit it really good and big. Is he going to cook up another gospel song, honestly I don’t know, but he has blessed so many with #GODWIN and that’s the fact.

The Future is now

2014 and 2015 has actually seen a massive rise in the growth of gospel music in Nigeria, and as a promoter I have heard songs from fresh artists that will topple the gospel music industry and change the game, but these guys aren’t heard and that’s where we have got work to do. It was with a passion to encourage fresh new upcoming artists that the NEXT RATED AWARDS was initiated in May 2015. (Find details here) ( We hope to make it big to encourage the artists who are the future of gospel music. That’s what we all ought to do.

Gospel music industry stakeholders need to wake up and recognize the fresh artists and not play mediocre anymore giving awards that have no bearings. The old gospel artists (legends) need to stop trying to fit in to an industry that has far outpaced them and raise the fresh stars by setting up record companies, recognizing and sponsoring these young acts.

The future of Gospel music isn’t coming, it has begun already. Will we be at the forefront or will we blame secular artists for making stealing our stage.

Mark Ogbeni is a music pioneer and PR with a passion for gospel music. He’s a regular writer for
TWITTER: @mogbeni


‎After years of work, burning the night candle, getting inspired, writing of songs, making good music, Gospel Music Sensation PSALMOS who is known for her famous phrase “Psalmos lomo yen” is getting set to drop her most anticipated album tagged “EMMANUEL” from the stables of Talking Beats Records after over six years of continuous work.

Psalmos who has been able to grace the stage with artiste like Midnight Crew, Nathaniel Bassey, Onos, Tope Alabi, Big B, Frank Edwards, Sola Allyson, Kenny Kore just to mention a few is dishing out something great from God’s own throne of Grace.

The album which contains some of her popular release such as Feeling you feat. Kenny Kore, Agame (I Give), Big God, Mo Gbagbo (I Believe), Come Holy Spirit and Chairman are few of the many great songs from the soon to drop 20 tracks EMMANUEL Album.

Release date, track listing and a little more taste of the album would be revealed soon. Watch Out.


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Event: Christian Entertainment Development Conference

Christian Entertainment Development (CED) Conference is a project organized by the Christian Talents Community,  Headed by a veteran of Christian Comedian; Obus Zalee.

Christian Talents Community is a group saddle with the responsibility to harness and nurture Christian talent and bring them  to lime light with out compromising their core values.
The Conference is designed to X-ray the challenges facing Gospel Entertainment Practitioners and to profer solutions.

Theme : Dare to make a Difference
Date : 18th July 2015
Time : 9am to 2 pm
Venue : Open Arcade, Block P, Plot 3 Ogba Scheme, By GTbank, Ogba, Ikeja. LAGOS.

Facilitators ; Segun Lawal-Olumuyiwa Dada and Femi Ajao and Obus Bezalee BrodOh

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Supported by Hossana Hour, Gospotainment Media, Salem Gbagada, CherryBrooks, BSX

To Participate?
1-access the site,
2-click the Talents Community
3-sign in by filling the form and sign in using facebook. An info will be sent †o your email, click it and you are in.

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Making Excellent Entertainment Practice The Dominant Culture In The Land!

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