The new single, accompanied with visuals, by Award-winning international Gospel music minister Sammie Okposo is finally out. The song titled “I Thirst For You” is a heartfelt supplication born out of zeal and hunger for God.
More than just a song, it is a statement that expresses the writer’s stand as he takes a position of surrender, inviting the Supreme One to conquer him. What better time to express this deep longing of the heart than when you are celebrating the day God breathe his life into you.
As Sammie Okposo celebrates his birthday today, the 30th of May, 2020, The award winning Gospel music minister pours out his heart desire, saying what he wants, thirst and hungers for, more than the gains of the world, is Jesus!
A soul stirring rendition that infuses Urban Pop/Rock elements into contemporary worship music, to birth a masterpiece for the place of personal or collective alter. The tone of the song does not in anyway compromise its title. You can literally feel the thirst and hunger for God, in both Sammie Okposo’s voice and the background vocals. The mood of the simple, yet spectacular visual also support the thematic preoccupation.
“I Thirst For You” is Sammie Okposo’s 5th release for the year 2020. Sammie Okposo who have defiled the global pandemic to raise an alter to God through his releases in the season had earlier said that “there is a need to fill the atmosphere with worship.” In this light, we have witnessed amazing critically acclaimed singles such as “I Have Never Seen God Change,” “Skaataa Dance,” “Nigerian Worship Medley” and the recently released praise single “Nobody Can” which immediately shot up to the top of iTunes Nigeria Chart and remained on the chart for 3 days, upon release.
“I Thirst for You” is written and produced by Sammie Okposo. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Zamar Entertainment by Imma Jamz. The video was shot and directed by Akin Alabi.
Samsong [Churchboy] teams up with another renowned recording artiste in ‘My Life Belongs to You’.
The new single that has built so much anticipation following an Instagram competition was won by Jennifer Lewin who is also featured alongside Eben, Ada Ehi-Moses, Prospa Ochimana, Pastor Saki and Pastor Ruthney.
My Life Belongs to You is a simple song with different voices lending and surrendering everything to God.
My Life Belongs to you is a song that resonates the true essence of our being. Living the life that pleases God.
If you have been through some difficult moments and looking out for help elsewhere this is a time to return to God as the solution you are searching for is in Him.
Samsong who just concluded his Europe tour before the lockdown gave out over one hundred thousand nairas to his fans who contested the ‘I Win’ challenge the single he released earlier in the year.
My Life Belongs to You is off the new project Samsong is currently working on.
Nigerian US-based Gospel singer, Helen Meju is here again with her much anticipated single and worship song titled – “You Are The Lord”.
Helen Meju’s latest effort ‘You are Lord’ is a follow up to her recently Afrobeat song, ‘Jehovah Jireh’ which hit massive airplays. This song will be her eleventh addition to the collection of her groovy Gospel sounds.
‘You are the Lord’ is produced by Jaynunny.
Helen Meju, well known for her groovy style of Gospel music is a registered nurse by profession based in the United States with her family. She is also married and a mother of beautiful kids.
Helen Meju has released several songs to her credit including ‘Ekele’, ‘Babankem’, ‘Papa’, ‘Ihe Chim’, ‘Praise You’, ‘My Praise’ amongst others.
International gospel artist and songwriter with a passion for writing songs that leads people to the presence of God with the help of the Holy Spirit, help people fix their eyes on Jesus to experience and be transformed by the Glory of His presence!
With a vision to minister God’s word through music and to reconcile souls back to God.
Blessify is on to blaze the trail again with her debut EP to bless and launch God’s people into a greater realm of God’s glory.
It’s a 6 tracker EP which she titled “GLORY” and it has on it amazing songs such as “Take it” which is there to boost the faith and inspire that God fixes whatever it is that could be a challenge if you Trust In Him!,
“Stand Out” reinforces the awareness of who a Christian is and the ability God has placed in us to step out of the crowd, display the virtues of the one who has called us out of darkness into His light and reach for nothing but the best! Also, she has “He deserves” a quality song of praise and thanksgiving and so much more.
It’s her prayer that you are inspired by these songs as much as she was inspired to write the lyrics.
You can download and stream the EP on the listed platform on her bios on Facebook, Instagram and her other social media handles. She will appreciate your love by following her on @”official_blessify” on Instagram and “blessify” on Facebook and by sharing this info as well. God bless
Nigerian gospel musician, Imara Joyce releases a new song of assurance titled The Healer. The Abuja based musician who is also the host of the online inspirational show tagged Voyage of Reality and a Meteorologist/Climatologists assures listeners of the healing power of God with the new song.
“In a world ravaged by the novel virus, it is absolutely obvious that who we need is Jesus THE HEALER. The good news is He healed us over 2000 years when his body was broken at Calvary without taking a dime from us.
There are two necessary ingredients in Divine Healing: GOD’S HEALING POWER united with OUR FAITH will produce HEALING in our bodies.
Luke 5:17-26 tells the story tells how the friends of a paralytic made a hole in the roof to lower him down to Jesus. There were two things present which worked together to free this man from the disease. v20: “when he saw their FAITH.” v17: “the POWER of the Lord was present TO HEAL them.”
When these two teams up and work together no sickness can stand. If faith was the only thing the man would not have to be let down through the roof. They had faith before this. So faith alone did not heal this man, neither did the power alone. It was the two working together. Our faith joined with His power causes recovery to begin. In this story, their faith needed to join up with God’s Healing Power. But there was something in the way (the roof), which had to be removed. Do we have anything standing between us and His Healing Power? Yes – unbelief -caused by a lack of knowledge. We can remove this by a diligent study of the Word of God.”
Following the release of his recent album titled – ”The Message” and many other singles and videos, music minister – Izzyshows no signs of slowing down as he announces fresh updates to his art and ministry.
The Aribirabata crooner shared the exciting news on his Instagram page –
”Hello saints and beloved friends, I trust that you are doing well and basking in God’s protection. We thought to share this with you all as we have recently made a few changes to our profile.”
”Apart from this being according to God’s leading and direction, we have received so many complaints about the difficulties with searching for our songs with the name – IZZY and how our music online distributors have also placed our songs under the wrong IZZY profile (even on YouTube) that appears to be portraying what we don’t stand for as a ministry.”
”This has made us sit back and redefine our representation, so it is very easy for you all to search for the songs and be blessed by them.”
We will be moving from the name – IZZY to my full name – ISRAEL ODEBODE. All social media handles will be changing as reflected in the above post. We are excited to begin this new journey still holding on to the MANDATE that God has entrusted in our hands. Please know that all old songs under the name IZZY remain valid.”
The change will be taking effect on new songs and the ministry moving forward. By the way, the first song release under this name drops on June 5th!!! Get ready 🏾. Blessings to you all!”
The news comes on the heels of the just-released official music visuals for his single – ”Aribirabata ”, shot/directed live in locations in the USA by Oluyinka Davids for iFocus Pictures, with its audio produced by TBabz and mixed/mastered by STO.Israel Odebode AKA Izzy has also released singles off The Message album such: ”Take The Glory”,”Best”, not to forget other singles like: ”Closer”, ”Jesus” featuring Jumbo Ane, ”For Me” featuring LC Beatz, ”Daddy”, ”Follow” featuring Nosa & Esaias, ”Arise”, ”Winner Man” featuring Kenny Kore and many more.
Check out more beautiful songs from the just-released – The Message Album via major online platforms HERE, also available via Boomplay.
Below are the new social media handles and contact info:
SelahAfrik‘s head honcho, Alex Amos digs into a 10-year-old archive to deliver the Christian Hip Hop song titled “Heaven.” The song featuring the vocals of singer Tamara Ebidi, is a walk into the psyche of the average Nigerian youth, thrust into the socio-economic hardship that demarcates dreams from realities with a huge gap; put up against the backdrop of the Christian Faith.
Alex speaks of a place of escape where there are no guilt, regrets, struggles nor strive and compares such peace with what Heaven must be like. Having justified that Heaven is both a location and a state of mind, he breaks into worship as led by the voice of Tamara Ebidi.
“I wrote ‘Heaven’ at a time when I was trying to understand what true happiness really is. Is it the fulfillment of your dreams and aspirations? Is it the fulfillment of the purpose for which God put you on earth? Is it being able to secure a well paying job or just having enough money to live a good life? Or is happiness a by-product of joy, which is a state that defies the external factors, either good or bad. I tried to address these in the 3 verses of the song but I am leaving you to decide,” Alex Amos said.
The chorus of the song was adapted from the original song released in the early 90s, titled “Mimo” by The Choir, C&S Movement Church, Surulere District HQ (Ayo Ni O) as led by Pro. (Dr) Sunday Funso Korode. It was rearranged by popular producer Young D. The Trap music instrumentation was produced by Teekaywitty of Henrisoul‘s “Bad Man” fame.
It was the first time I asked that question of anyone. It was sometime in May of 2015 at a Rotary Club meeting.
Everybody sings… some answered… it is an involuntary action.
Some responded they only sing on special days and maybe on Sundays at Church.
After some time, a lady, demurring a little, rose up and said …’ I did not want to bring this up earlier but ‘Songs are powerful, more powerful than prayers as they reach straight for heaven’s throne.’
I have since asked many more people and groups the same question, when do you sing? The responses did not vary much from the initial responses, but the ladies stood alone…The lady’s answer would appear strange, but so is my question.
It was a question that has been on my mind ever since I had a dream, vision, or reverie… call it whatever you may in which I was given a song, and that question was asked.
My question that first time was to unburden my mind. Her answer convicted me.
And now I have a song…The song came to me in April of 2015.
I was walking down this road and saw a crowd being addressed by a man from a podium. It was the man I was going to see.
As I neared him, he suddenly and openly started condemning what he was doing and abruptly stepped down from the podium. He walked, as if rushing, across the road, and went into a massive Industrial-like building. Out of the building came the sound of a beautiful song that drew me towards the building.
The May edition of the Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart, as compiled by The International Association of Christian Media Practitioners [IACMP], is out! Surprisingly Gospel music minister Dunsin Oyekan has retained the number 1 spot with his newly released single “At All Cost.”
Dunsin Oyekan’s music has enjoyed outstanding critical reviews from IACMP that has kept him at the top of the chart at different times. The May edition makes it the 2nd time in a row that Dunsin Oyekan has maintained the number 1 spot. It should be recalled that the critically acclaimed “Fragrance to Fire” stole the spot for the month of April.
“At All Cost,” released on the 10th of May, 2020 has garnered over 168,000 views on Youtube
Coming in at Number 2 spot and knocking Steve Crown’s “Angels Bow” off that spot is “If God Be For Me” by Nosa. Released on the 3rd of May, it is already approaching a hundred-thousand milestone on Youtube. Sammie Okposo moves up 2 steps to claim the number 3 spot with “Nobody Can.”
The video version of the May edition of the countdown features the delectable OAP BellaRose Okojie, teaming up with Amachree Superstar.
See the complete chart below:
1. Dunsin Oyekan – At All Cost
2. Nosa – If God be for me
3. Sammie Okposo – Nobody Can
4. Eben – On God
5. Lawrence Oyor – Living bread, Living Water
6. Femi Okunuga – I Received Mercy
7. Theophilus Sunday – Only You
8. Manus Akpanke – Your Name
9. Victoria Orenze – Rejoice in the Lord
10. Tkeyz – I am Free
The IACMP Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart uses popular votes from about 54 Gospel music blogs & online radio stations all over Nigeria, online music statistics such as charts from Gospel music blogs all over Nigeria. Also views, downloads, streams, external Gospel music charts and the decision of 2 panels (a 4-man and a 6-man panel) as criteria to determine the song that makes the monthly chart. The chart is the most credible Gospel music chart in Nigeria.
Watch the video version of the countdown with BellaRose Okojie: