News: Gospel Music Singer, Minister Sam Weds His Sweetheart, Grace

 

Gospel music minister, Iboro Samuel popularly known as Minister Sam got married to his heartthrob former Miss Grace Udoh last Saturday amidst pomp and pageantry.

According to WC Radio reporter, the wedding ceremony took place at RCCG Cornerstone Parish, which Minister Sam serves as the Music Director and was later proceeded to the reception venue.

Minister Sam is known for his hit songs such as “I Dey Hall O”, ”Do Am The Right Way” and many others.

We say a big congratulations to the couple and we pray for a fruitful and peaceful marriage.

MARX OKEREKE LIVE [#InspiritConcert] – ABUJA, FEB 21

Following the new release of his debut album Singer, Songwriter & Recording Artiste Marx Okereke will be live in concert come Feb 21st at Christ Embassy Sheraton, Sheraton Hotel & Towers Abuja. 
 
Shortly after the release of his debut album titled “Inspirit” the singing sensation who’s also a media personality embarks on a promotional activity for the album beginning with a radio tour across the country majorly in Lagos and Abuja. The concert which is hash-tagged #InspiritConcert named after his debut album will witness beautiful performances from the album as well.
 
The concert will also enjoy special guest appearances by Multiple Award-Winning International Recording Artiste and Worship Leader Sinach, our very own Award-Winning Singer Samsong, “You are the reason” hit song crooner Chris Shalom and the delectable Christian pop artiste Ada. Also featuring are RoofTop MC’s Sokleva Hughes, Casey ED, MTRILL, Gil Joe, 565, Phil Roberts, Cyude, the host church’s CE Engraced Choir and more.

News: Off The Alter And Into Studio Booth!! Fada Sheyin Says “It Is Possible” – Anticipate New Singles (With Samsong & Solomon Lange)

Off the alter and into the booth Fada Sheyin takes the Gospel as he is about to offer 2 astounding singles off his album “It Is Possible”. The Abuja based Gospel artiste and Priest is not your every day clergy man, he confronts with an unusual funkiness in his demeanor and style,  this has transcended into his fashion and music as well.

“It Is Possible” featuring Gospel sensation Samsong is a song of hope and also the title of Fada Sheyin’s album. He said:

“The song “It is Possible” is a very special song. The song tells my story which could also be the story of any one. The central message is that; amidst the vicissitudes of life, God always has an ultimate purpose for us and He is always able to make this possible. With God all things are possible.”

Fada Sheyin has a knack of working with the best hands who contributed to warping the varieties of sub-genres noticeable on his album such as Wole Oni, TKlex, Samsong, Henrisoul, Ify Benson, Reigny Franklin, Niyi P, DonSam, amongst others, little wonder he brought in the prowess of another Gospel heavyweight – Solomon Lange – on the 2nd single he will be releasing off the album titled “Yabo”.

“Yabo” is a song of praise and haven listened to the rendition, one will agree that the composition is a befitting praise to the Most High. Both Fada Sheyin and Solomon Lange put their creative and spiritual genes to an effective work.

“Solomon Lange is very important to my album project”, Fada Sheyin said. “You know he has a critically acclaimed single with the same title so it was only right I bring him in on mine and I’m stunned by what we have achieved.”

From  the Southern part of Kaduna State, Fada Sheyin was ordained on 5th of February 2014 at the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Abuja and presently works in Holy Cross Catholic Church, Gwarinpa, Abuja. He became active in music in 2009 and I dropped his first album titled “It is Possible” on the 14th of April, 2015. The album features artistes including Samsong, Solomon Lange, Henrisoul, Temple, Ify Benson, Donsam amongst others and he also worked with renowned producers such as Wole Oni, Niyi P, T-Klex and Donsam.

“It is Possible” featuring Samsong and “Yabo” featuring Solomon Lange will be released on the  27th of October. “It is Possible” was produced by Wole Oni alongside other tracks in the album while T-Klex produced “Yabo”. Fada Sheyin has also rounded off works on the video of the album-title single with music video director Unlimited LA, the video will be released next month.

About the “It is Possible” project, Fada Sheyin concluded;

“Of course, nothing good comes easy and indeed the entire project was not easy but with God all things are possible and feasible.”

NEWS: Psalmos Releases New Album, Unveils Album Art & Tracklist

It’s no news to us all that Psalmos is set to drop her new album but what we are getting to know now is that Psalmos has unveiled the album art and tracklist to her new album Emmanuel which drops today. The album which features the likes of Eben, Ko’re, BJ Sax, Oniyo, Pelumi songs, Kelechi, Label and Mide.

Earlier released tracks from the album include Mogbabgo, Feeling You, Come Holy Spirit, Agame, Big God and Chairman.

The Album would be available on stand at the RCCG Redemption Camp from the 3rd of August and also would be available for online purchase from the 2nd week of August.

 

See tracklist below.

1) Emmanuel Ft. Eben

2) Agame

3) E gbe ga ft. Oniyo

4) Chairman

5) Come Holy Spirit

6) Big God ft. Oniyo

7) The name Jesus

8) Feeling U ft. K’ore

9) Only You, Psalmos & Kelechi (Uk)

10) Omo

11) Mogbagbo ft. BJ Sax, Pelumi songs & Label

12) Orin Tuntun ft. Mide

13) Halleluyah ft. Oniyo

14) High Praise

15) Titi lai

16) Keep Believing

 17) Open Up

18) Triumph ft. Eben

 

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Twitter: @Psalmosbeejay
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NEWS: ZION MUSIC RECORDZ APPOINTS “SEUN CALIBRE” AS NEW MANAGER | @Champions4God

Fast growing faith based Gospel Record Label Zion Music Recordz who house Sensational Gospel Singer “Dabo Williams” has once again expand the arms of the company by appointing a New Manager for the label who will from now onward be handling the affairs of the company after the former Manager “Mic Praiz” left in good faith to pursue other career of his.

Zion Music Recordz is fast becoming an household name, who has produced and promote young act like Bhussie Halulah, who under the label was the youngest Nigeria Female Talking Drummer, also OLUWATOMI S.U Drapman whose gospel rap song cut almost across the globe while under the label and Dabo Williams who is part of the board of Directors, etc.

Yesterday in Lagos, ZMR appoints a veteran youngman whose work and managerial skills caught the attention of the board when he manages Dabo Williams Last Recent Concert “DAWLIC” and this has made the board to beckon on his service for the company.

PROFILE:

Seun Calibre Akin-Crown professionally known as Calibre is a Music Executive, Talent Manager, Entertainment Strategist and Administrator. He is also a Performing/Recording Artist as well as a Poet and a Writer.

Calibre has well over a decade of a professional career in studio recordings, on-stage performances and music administration. He has a resolve of building (and in partnership with other artists, show businessmen and other personalities) a vibrant music industry that will provide his generation with godly, wholesome and edifying entertainment. He has worked with various artists, producers and personalities.

We say Welcome on board.

Signed by:
Emma DeChampions
Zion Music Recordz PRO.

NEWS : GospelNaija Launches G-Naija Online Radio this Easter Monday {@GospelNaija}

What better season is there to signal the beginning of greater things in the Nigerian Gospel industry than Easter, a season set aside to remember the greatest sacrifice of Love our God made to mankind. Next Monday which happens to be Easter Monday, 6th of April 2015; GospelNaija, Nigeria’s household name for Christian Entertainment & Lifestyle will be launching her Internet Radio – G-Naija Radio.

There are quite a number of online radios in Nigeria or of Nigerian orientation at the most, a fair amount of Gospel based ones, so what will be different or unique about G-Naija Radio. Speaking on this, Oyez, a prolific entertainer, promoter of the Nigerian heritage and the team leader of GospelNaija simply says; ‘Other brands seem to go too mainstream or “Urban” as they like to call it so their platform is kind of designed for a particular class of audience. G-Naija Radio and especially GospelNaija has always been the cut-across brand. We seek to incorporate everybody, every social class, from the urban to the grassroots…we believe the internet or perhaps exposure is for everyone…so everyone especially the up-and-coming- not-so-urban is welcomed.’

Another angle which G-Naija Radio seeks to stand out is through the thorough participation of the audience (listeners). One of the flagship
programmes on the radio would be a programme tagged ‘#RadioActive’ which is more about the opinions of listeners. Other programmes include Uninterrupted wholesome Music, Comedy, Interviews, Reviews, Discussions, Vox Pop, Chart Shows, Motivational, Devotional, Sermons, Lifestyle, Educational and lots more. It promises to never be a dull moment.

Suggestions, enquiries and information are welcomed and they can be sent via email to info@GospelNaija.com or on any of the following social media accounts:

Facebook: http://www.fb.com/GospelNaija
Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/GospelNaija
Instgram: @GospelNaija
BBM: 7C150C9B
BBM Channel: C003AAB55
Google+: +GospelNaija
Whatsapp: +2347037264476
 
GospelNaija! 100% Gospel 100% Nigerian

News: President Sisi sets a historic milestone

Hours before Egypt’s Coptic Christian communities gathered for their traditional Christmas Eve services on Jan. 6, masked gunmen killed two policemen guarding a church in Upper Egypt’s Minya city.

The attack came amid the government’s tightened security precautions, initiated to protect all Christian churches during the Coptic Christmas holidays, celebrated according to the old Julian calendar on January 6 and 7.

Shot down in front of St. Mark’s Catholic Coptic Church, near Al-Habashy square in central Minya, the policemen were identified as Eid Faheem Sadek, 59, a Coptic Christian; and Sergeant Mohamed Abu Zeid, 35.

Minya’s local police force abandoned their guard duties after the early morning killings, to hold a protest at Minya University Hospital, where their colleagues’ bodies were taken. But according to Anba Makarious, the Orthodox Archbishop of Minya quoted on the Coptic Watani newspaper website, the police returned to their protective duties that afternoon, to provide security for the large crowds attending the Christmas Eve celebrations in the city.

In a joint statement issued by Minya’s Orthodox, Catholic and evangelical churches, local Christians announced that their Christmas celebrations would be restricted to religious services only, in respect to the families of both the two policemen and 20 Coptic Christians recently kidnapped in Libya. Although 13 were wrongly reportted as freed, their fate remains unknown.

President attends Cathedral mass

Significantly, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi chose the evening of the Minya attack to become the first Egyptian President to attend a Christmas Eve mass in the Coptic Orthodox Cathedral of St. Mark in Cairo. During his surprise visit, he extended holiday greetings to Coptic Orthodox Pope Tawadros II and all of Egypt’s Coptic citizens.

“It was necessary to attend and wish you well,” he said in a short speech, greeted by rousing applause from the worshippers. “We are Egyptians, and we have to be only Egyptians. We will build our country together. We will truly accept and love each other.”

Televised on state television, President al-Sisi’s symbolic visit, standing alongside the spiritual leader of Egypt’s 10 million or more Coptic citizens, contrasted with the reluctance of previous presidents to associate publicly with their Christian minorities.

Many of Egypt’s outspoken Muslim clerics have for decades fostered sectarian mistrust, urging their followers to avoid extending Christmas or Easter greetings to their Christian neighbors and forbidding them to enter a church.

Despite President Sisi’s supportive stance toward the Coptic minority, his government has yet to address the judicial prejudices and restrictions that make them second-class citizens among Egypt’s 90 percent Muslim population. Christians continue to be subjected to criminal prosecution for alleged blasphemy against Islam, and legal procedures to build churches remain convoluted and often blocked by Muslim street protests.

Sectarian tensions require constant protection

“All our churches in Egypt are under heavy police protection,” Fr. Rafic Greiche, spokesman for Egypt’s Coptic Catholic Church, told World Watch Monitor from Cairo the day after the Minya attack.

According to Al-Ahram newspaper, Interior Ministry spokesman Hany Abdel Latif declared that the Minya attacks were not religiously motivated. “It has nothing to do with any of the holidays of our Coptic brothers,” Latif said. “It is instead aimed at the security forces, to try to undermine their resolve.”

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, although Minya police official Hisham Nasr blamed the killings on the Muslim Brotherhood, designated a “terrorist organization” by the Egyptian government in late 2013. “Initial investigations showed that members of the terrorist Brotherhood group are involved,” Nasr told the Anadolu Agency.

Over the past 18 months, jihadist groups in Egypt have launched frequent, deadly attacks against Egyptian security forces, killing hundreds of police and soldiers in retaliation for the overthrow of former President Mohammed Morsi. Coptic Christians and their churches have also faced multiple attacks, and the Christians have been blamed by Islamists for their mass support of the anti-Morsi movement.

A majority of the heavy reprisal attacks against Coptic Christians in August 2013, torching and destroying dozens of churches and Coptic properties, took place in Minya province, where sectarian violence has been endemic for several decades.

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Music News: JEREMIAH GYANG TEAMS UP WITH NEW COMPANY,BOOMBOX MUSIC FOR NEW MUSIC RELEASE “DANGATA”

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Jeremiah Gyang is the greatest when it comes to vocal dexterity and music artistry.  He teams up with BoomBOX Music to release a brand new song
#DanGata. The song was recorded live with traditional instrumentation. He
features the popular Matan Zumuntan, ECWA Jos.

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#DanGata means royalty. We are all children of Royalty. Song drops 14th
November 2014

See below a link to a video of Jeremiah Gyang talking about the song #DanGata

Why You Don’t Need to Fear the News – John Stonestreet

 

On a recent broadcast, Shepard Smith of Fox News took to task what he called the “hysterical voices” that are spreading fear and panic over Ebola in the United States.
After telling viewers that “You should have no concerns about Ebola at all. None. I promise,” he added, “Fear not. Do not listen to the hysterical voices on the radio and the television or read the fear-provoking words online. The people who say and write hysterical things are being very irresponsible.”
“Fear not.” Now whether he was aware that he was quoting scripture or not, that’s what he was doing. God and His messengers uttered those words to God’s people at least eighty times in the Bible. In fact, by some estimates, “fear not” and variations such as “be not afraid” are the most often-repeated commands in all of Scripture.
That’s fitting because it also might be the most transgressed-against command, especially in modern life.
We all know the expression “sex sells.” But it’s also true that fear sells, especially among the middle-aged and the elderly. If you can stand it, try watching an afternoon worth of commercials and take note of how many of them appeal to fear and anxiety that we have over, well, everything: our health, our family’s future, our finances, and, especially in the run-up to the November elections, our national security, special interest groups and our very way of life.
And it isn’t only the ads: The reason for what Smith called the “hysterical voices” is that television networks and other media outlets know that fear and panic are good for business.
Now I’m not saying that there aren’t things in the world today to be concerned about—of course there are. Besides Ebola, we’ve got ISIS and the collapse of order in the Middle East, home-grown terrorism, the decay of decency, growing restrictions on religious liberty—and for some, simply putting food on the table.
But make no mistake, the media know that a frightened audience is one that will stay tuned-in for every scrap or morsel of news, no matter how fragmentary or out-of-context it might be.
I wish I could say that Christians are immune to this kind of fear and are innocent of the sin of fear-mongering. But we’re not. In fact, let me be honest with you: While we would never intentionally stoke fear among our listeners, one of the hardest things we do at BreakPoint is attempt to strike a balance between telling folks the unvarnished truth about the challenges that Christians face and avoiding giving them a reason to be fearful and to despair.
And on behalf of Eric and all of our team, at any of those times that we’ve failed to strike that balance, we apologize to you and we repent before God.
As Christians, we ought to know better than to fear, because we know how the story of the world—and our story—ends. It’s an ending beautifully summed up by Thomas Howard in his book, “Christ the Tiger.” In which he reminds us that our Lord announces that he “[makes] all things new” and does “what cannot be done.”
Here’s a passage from Howard’s book:
God “[restores] the years that the locusts and worms have eaten . . . the years you have drooped away upon your crutches and in your wheel-chair . . .  the symphonies and operas which your deaf ears have never heard, and the snowy massif your blind eyes have never seen, and the freedom lost to you through plunder and the identity lost to you because of calumny and the failure of justice. . .”
And, in an awe-inspiring act of grace, God restores “the good which [our] own foolish mistakes have cheated [us] of.”
How do we know this is true? Because He raised his only-begotten Son from the dead. He destroyed sin and death, and in so doing, demonstrated, to quote Howard again, “the Love of which all other loves speak, the Love which is joy and beauty, and which you have sought in a thousand streets and for which you have wept and clawed your pillow.”
This is the Good News that not only overcomes fear, but for those who have heard it, it renders fear absurd.
One of the greatest gifts we can offer an increasingly-fearful world is to be hopeful, to proclaim the good news, and more importantly, to live as if it were true.
So, brothers and sisters, fear not. He has risen. Indeed.

News Update: Dove Winner Antonio Neal Releases New EP, Welcome Home, On Madison Line Records

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Multiple Dove Award recipient, as well as Grammy and Stellar Award- nominated recording artist, Antonio Neal releases his new  project, Welcome Home, today on Madison Line Records, the label where he serves as chief operating officer. Madison Line Records is the affiliated label of Visible Music College, a music and worship college in Memphis, Tenn. The project is available at all digital retailers.

Neal, formerly an EMI Gospel recording artist (now Motown Gospel), has recorded three albums during his career as a singer and songwriter. As an artist, writer and producer, he has sold more than five million albums and has worked with Stacie Orrico, Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, and Tyler Perry on his Diary of a Mad Black Woman soundtrack. Neal won two Dove Awards as a songwriter on “There Is Nothing Greater Than Grace” by Point of Grace and a Dove Award as the producer on This Is Me by Kierra “Kiki”Sheard. Welcome Home will be Neal’s first release since taking the helm in 2013 to oversee the marketing, publishing and day-to-day operations at Madison Line Records.

“How can I say ‘This is a place that is on the rise,’ if I don’t put my own music here?” Neal says. “It would be like a chef who won’t eat in his own restaurant. I believe in this label and the direction it’s headed, so I wanted to become a part of it.” Neal co-produced the seven-song EP with Kirk Kienzle of Kienzle Music, and utilized the talents of Visible Music College staff and students, among others, on many of the tracks. The music encompasses a variety of genres, from pop to calypso to gospel to what Neal calls “café Caribbean cool.”

“I have been exposed to and impacted by so many cultures,” Neal says. “It all became art to me.” Throughout the multi-genre format, the EP contains one theme at the core: reconciliation. “It’s the Prodigal Son–that’s the idea of Welcome Home, but it’s not just the parent-child relationship,” Neal says. “It encompasses many different kinds of relationships–with God, the Church, family
relationships, friendships, even romantic relationships, such as husband and wife.”

Neal says in each song– from the inspiring piano pop of “Things Will Get Better” to the jazz-infused pop of the EP’s title track–he tried to focus on telling his own story rather than projecting a heavy-handed message. “I’d rather take the same medicine and put it in something sweet,” he says. “But really, this is about my life, my experience. That’s what I’m sharing. It’s looking inward rather than pointing a finger out and saying, ‘this is about you, this is what you need to do.’”

Welcome Home will be available at all digital retailers, including Amazon, iTunes, and at madisonlinerecords.com