Music + Video: Nigeria – Tosin SOG

 

In a bid to celebrate the diamond jubilee independence of our beloved nation Nigeria, Tosin SOG a multi-talented musician with great vocal dexterity and a strong desire to influence the world via his talent releases this edifying tune and its official visuals to the world – “Nigeria

In these trying times, this song will inspire you and make you reach out for the greatness that lies within. Peace is never achieved just by praying – but by acting right in our different capacities to ensure our actions reflect good morals.

According to the artistes, the song titled “Nigeria” is aimed at promoting the message of Peace, love and harmony in our great country.

Sincerely, there’s much more to being a patriot and a citizen by singing the National Anthem and reciting the pledge, it’s about acting in love to the next person beside you regardless of their pedigree, religion or tribe and also making effort to do the right thing even at the present state of instabilities in our country.

We pray that the Unborn would build a better Nigeria than we are.

God bless You! God bless Nigeria!

TOSIN SOG (Son of Grace) is a fast-rising singer of a phenomenal, creative and innovative style of music which has enabled him to enjoy tremendous success in his musical career for over 15 years.

He has being privileged to perform alongside top gospel artiste like the multiple grammy award winner Tye Tribbett, Tim Godfrey, Yinka Davies, The Gratitude (COZA) and has directed choirs of top Nigerian churches like Living Faith, RCCG choirs, Gospel Pillars, Potters Porch, Influx, Talent Motivator etc and presently directing the choir of RCCG God of Wonders Youth Mega Church, In Abuja.

Tosin won the “Grab The Mic” music competition in Nigeria in 2013 and he is widely known for his hit single “BROKEN”.

 

 

 

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Sinach set to host International Music Mentorship platform (GosGem) in Nigeria

 

April 1st 2019, International Music Mentorship platform GosGem visits Nigeria for a symposium targeting the development of Gospel Music in the World, tagged, ‘The Effulgence’.

The symposium hosted by SINACH JOSEPH will feature a star-studded line up with speakers like Don Moen (US), TY Bello (Nigeria),  Danny Duncan (USA), Linus Idahosa (Nigeria), Lynda St. Nwafor (MTN), Adlan Cruz (USA), Lovelace Lovelace (USA), Evang. Kathy Woghiren ( Director, Loveworld Music), Frank Edwards, Dee Jones, PeeYuu, JoePraize and others. The event is set to redefine and upgrade the Gospel Music space in Africa.

The Head of PR for Gosgem Concepts, Mr. Eric, explained that with the undeniable rise in the curation of Gospel Music content across global platforms from Africa, Gosgem seeks to consolidate and expand this growth by bridging the gap between the content creators (Artists) and stakeholders in the industry, and creating a network of resourceful mentors across the globe.

Organizing this Symposium on the backdrop of Sinach’s Live in Concert March 30th, Eric Anthony highlights Sinach’s achievements as phenomenal and worthy of study, as she is the first Nigerian Gospel singer to cross the 100 Million views mark on a single track on YouTube, 3rd Artist in Nigeria, and just recently overtook Yemi Alade’s Johnny to clinch the title of most watched female artist video on YouTube.

Holding at The Wheatbaker Hotel, the Symposium is for all aspiring and established artists, labels, Artist managers, brand managers, and interested members of the public.

For more information and registration, please visit https://gosgem.com/courses/register/7

CREFLO DOLLAR PRAISES BIODUN FATOYINBO AND SHARES HIS EXPERIENCE AT COZA, NIGERIA. 


Founder and senior Pastor of World Changers Church International (WCCI), Creflo Dollar lauded Nigerian Pastor, Biodun Fatoyinbo and the entire Commonwealth Of Zion Assembly (COZA, Nigeria) as he preached about the grace of God a few days ago. Pastor Creflo needed to sight an example and the case study that popped up in his mind was of COZA and so he shared:




“I went to Nigeria and I’ve never, never ever in my life been treated with such excellence everywhere in the world. Never have I seen this. Never experienced it. And I thought I would never experience it. I think it’s in Ibadan now, no not Ibadan (where, where’s it?). It was the capital of Nigeria … Huh, huh, Abuja! I was in Abuja and I went to this church, I think the name of the church was COZA. You ever heard of that? In Abuja Nigeria, COZA…”



“…I have never experienced, the level of excellence blew my mind! I’m talking about ‘BLEW MY MIND!’. So when I got there I’m thinking mehn, this guy, I don’t know who he’s been listening to to preach the Gospel of Christ but they have done a fine job teaching him”


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Biodun Fatoyinbo could not hold back tears when he found this video where Creflo Dollar lauded his zeal and dexterity in preaching the word of God and so he let them roll down his eyes as he shared:



“I just shed tears and I am totally humbled. Guys, keep doing things right, there is always a reward for it. Honour is my secret. I have been so blessed and lifted just by honouring people. I have been rewarded with honour too. I have seen a crazy dimension of honour in my life. I’m just so grateful! Thank you Jesus! Stand by your values, you may be criticized or mocked at first, but in the end you’d be copied! Blessings!”

Frank Edwards however, shared the same video an hour after Pastor B did and made a pretty good comment about the man of God saying:

“This made me very happy sir. Now people can hear what I’ve been saying from a higher authority!!!”

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The “Most Talented Gospel Artiste In Nigeria” (MTGAN) Returns With Season 2

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As Gospel music becomes  more popular with its emotive power to win the hearts of the general public from all ages and  backgrounds. An initiative to bring gospel artistes into the mainstream by bringing their music out of churches to the world stage, laying a platform of employment, where anyone who truly desires, can compete into relevance tagged “Most Talented Gospel Artiste In Nigeria”

MTGAN is an initiative of Bennie Media Concept Organization  geared towards creating a positive society through the much needed information, education and socio-mobilization.

This talent hunt affords every talented gospel artiste the opportunity to showcase his or her God-given musical talent and launch himself or herself into limelight, to the glory of God.

Season 1 saw Auditions taking  place at the following venues; Abuja for all the northern states, Lagos for all the Southerns states, Uyo for the Eastern states and Edo for all the Western States while the grand finale took place in Lagos.

 

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After a keenly competitive contest Hassan Olakunle from Lagos emerged the Winner,going home with a new branded Nissan Altima, N250,000 and a recording contract .

Florence Ogbuka
from Abuja  was 1st runner up winning  N150,000, a trip to Dubai and a recording contract.

 

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Oluwafummilayo Raji from Oyo state clinched the 2nd runner up spot and went home with a cash prize of N100,000 ,a trip to Ghana and a recording contract.

The Most Talented Gospel Artiste in Nigeria (MTGAN) is endorsed by the  Federal Ministry of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation and  the Federal Ministry of Youth and Development.

Intending participants are expected to register with the sum of N2,500.00 only and  send their  payment details, location and name to our telephone number: 09093662663 and thereafter receive their identification numbers and other relevant information.

Registration is open from July 1st to September, 2015. Auditions will take place in five major cities in Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja, Uyo, Benin).

All participants that made it through auditions are expected to report at the MTGAN Camp House in Lagos for two weeks during which they will be trained as the talents hunt progresses, to help them develop their best talents.

The grand finale is scheduled for 21st January, 2016:

Audition Schedule

Lagos-14th – 19th November, 2015

Benin-21st – 24th November, 2015

Uyo-26th – 30th November, 2015

Abuja-4th – 8th December, 2015

Prizes to be won are:

Winner

-A branded car

-N250,000.00

-Recording Contract

-Opportunity to represent Nigeria in an International Gospel Music Competition

1st Runner up

-A paid trip to Dakar

-N150,000.00

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2nd Runner up

-A paid trip to Accra

-N100,000.00

-Recording Contract

MTGAN has on this race, personalities like Dr. Ndidi Oguejiofor, Bishop James Adekoya, Arch. Bishop Emeka Samuel, Evang. Dr. H. E. Odemubingie (JP), Col. & Mrs. Victor Ogbomo (Rtd), Prof. Abubakar Momoh, Mr. Austin Erotor, Praise Machine, Rev. Bassey Ekpeyong, Wole Oni, Mr. Isaac Uhunwmangho, Pst. & Mrs. Lanre Saba, to mention but few.

You can follow the competition on various social media platforms
Facebook- www.facebook.com/mtgans1
Twitter- www.twitter.com/mtganlive
YouTube- www.youTube.com/mtgantv
Website- www.mtgan.org
Email- info@Mtgan.org

For Media Information: lij_a_joke@yahoo.com

WHO Reports Nigeria Cleared of Ebola as Dozens of Americans Released from Isolation

The World Health Organization announced today (Oct. 20) that Ebola is no longer a threat in Nigeria.
According to the AP, health officials were able to monitor every person that came in contact with infected individuals. Isolation wards were constructed quickly and it has now been 42 days (twice the Ebola incubation period) since anyone in Nigeria has tested positive for the deadly virus.
At the same time, almost all of the people who have been quarantined after coming in contacted with Dallas Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan have been released from isolation. The 43 people who were released completed the 21-day incubation watch period and did not show any symptoms during that time.
The AP reports that one more person will be released later today, bringing the total of people declared in the clear of the virus to 44. Four more health care workers who cared for Duncan while he was a patient at the Dallas hospital will be released in few days.
Duncan’s family and fiancee Louise Troh were among those cleared of the disease.
Dallas City Administrator Clay Jenkins confirmed, “After 21 days of being on this watch list, there is zero chance that any of those young men or Louise carry the Ebola virus.”

Twelve Christians Brutally Murdered by Boko Haram Militants in Northern Nigeria

International Christian Concern (ICC) has learned that twelve Christians were brutally murdered by suspected Boko Haram militants in northern Nigeria over the weekend. According to reports, these Christians were killed in two attacks on separate Christian villages in Nigeria’s Muslim majority state of Borno.

The first attack took place on Saturday, December 28, in the Christian village of Tashan-Alede where eight people attending a wedding celebration were killed when militants connected with Boko Haram opened fire on the Christians gathered. According to the Christian Broadcasting Network“One attack took place at a pre-wedding bachelor party. Suspected fighters from Boko Haram opened fire on the group, killing eight people.”

On December 29, the day after the attack on Tashan-Alede, suspected militants killed four more Christians when they attacked the neighboring village of Kwajffa. Security officials have confirmed the attacks took place but have yet to confirm casualty figures.

In an interview with The Associated Press, schoolteacher Yohana Jafa noted that the attacks on minority Christian villages in the predominantly Muslim region came hours after the leader of the Boko Haram terrorist network, Abubakar Shekau, “clearly stated that his war is against Christians.”

Boko Haram is an Islamic terrorist network group currently fighting the Nigerian government for control of northern Nigeria. Boko Haram desires to establish a separate Islamic state in Nigeria’s northern states where it can enact an ultra conservative interpretation of Sharia law. Since beginning its armed insurgency in 2009, Boko Haram has killed over thousands of people in Nigeria often targeting Christians for some of the most brutal acts of violence. In early 2012, Boko Haram leaders demanded all Christians to leave northern Nigeria so that the group could begin establishing its purely Islamic society. Since then, Boko Haram has perpetrated church bombings, drive-by shootings and Christian pogroms across northern Nigeria.

ICC’s Regional Manager for Africa, William Stark, said, “Christians living in Nigeria’s northern regions continue to be the target of some of Boko Haram’s most brutal attacks. These attacks are meant to terrorize the Christian community that continues to live in northern Nigeria. The United States has designated Boko Haram a Foreign Terrorist Organization, which allows the U.S. to seize Boko Haram’s assets under U.S. jurisdiction and to take more direct action against the terrorist network. Unfortunately, actions like this have yet to be taken. This would help stem the flow of arms and funds the group receives from sources outside Nigeria’s borders. The consistency of Boko Haram’s attacks on Christians and government institutions has shown that Nigeria’s government is struggling to deal with the violence that has dominated its northern states since 2009. The international community must take decisive action.” 

Courtesy International Christian Concern (www.persecution.org).

Dozens of Christians Murdered in Nigeria in November

About 70 Christians were murdered in Nigeria in November, according to Release International.

The organization says the attacks stem from Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, a group the U.S. government has labeled a “Foreign Terrorist Organization.” The name of the group, Boko Haram, means “Western education is forbidden.”

This weekend, Boko Haram also launched a raid on a Nigerian air force base.

“It is a big deal, it shows the capability of Boko Haram is growing,” Murtala Touray, senior Africa analyst at IHS Country Risk in London, said today by phone. “For Boko Haram to plan this attack, it shows they are a force to be reckoned with, they can take on the Nigerian army.”

In light of the attacks, Release International is campaigning for more protection for Nigerian citizens. The group is also asking for donations for emergency medical treatment and trauma workshops. They are also asking for prayer for Christians in Nigera that “will stand firm, know God’s presence and his peace, and forgive those who are trying to kill them.”

The Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom estimates that Boko Haram has killed about 900 Christians in the past year.

“We are appealing, we are pleading with you people, please help us…We are appealing to you come to our aid,” a Nigerian woman, Florence, told Christian Today. “Pray for us. All we need is prayer.”

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Nigeria To Witness Partial Solar Eclipse Tomorrow Sunday 3rd Nov. 2013 – NASRDA

 

Nigeria’s National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has predicted that a partial solar eclipse will occur in different parts of the country on Sunday.

The Director-General of NASDRA, Seidu Mohammed, a professor, made this known when he briefed news-men in Abuja on Tuesday.
An eclipse is an astronomical event that occurs when an astronomical object is temporarily obscured. This occurs either by passing into the shadow of another body or by having another body pass between it and the viewer, as seen from the earth.

Mohammed advised Nigerians not to panic as nothing untoward would happen on that day.
“These things are natural phenomena; Nigerians should not be afraid; the agency has a responsibility to the nation, hence the reason for the early warning signal,” he said.

Mohammed said that the partial eclipse would not affect the airspace but advised Nigerians not to think that the world would come to an end because of the occurrence. Opara Fidelis, another professor, who is Director, Centre for Basic Space Science, said different parts of the country would witness the eclipse at different times of the day.

He said that for instance, Abuja would witness it at 1p.m.Lagos, 12:30 pm.Kano, 1.07 p m. and Enugu, 1.04 p.m.

Fidelis advised Nigerians to wear sunglasses to view the occurrence, adding that the sunglasses measure would protect their eyes.

Meanwhile, the NASDRA director-general said that the agency would provide such glasses for some Nigerians, especially children and select Nigerians. He said that the entire African continent would be affected by the partial eclipse, while some other parts of the world would witness total eclipse.

Mohammed urged Nigerians to go about their normal businesses as such occurrences happened occasionally.
He said that partial eclipse would occur again in April 2014March 2015 and September, 2016. (NAN)

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Pope Plea For Peace And Mentions Nigeria During His Easter Sunday Message.

Pope Francis has delivered a passionate plea for peace in his first Easter Sunday message since being elected.

Francis used his “Urbi et Orbi” address to call for peace in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, where he singled out “above all dear Syria”.

“Christ is our peace, and through him we implore peace for all the world,” the Pope told thousands in the square.

Easter is the most important festival in the Christian calendar and pilgrims have attended church across the world, reports the BBC.

Pope Francis, formerly Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was elected on 13 March, becoming the first non-European pope for almost 1,300 years.

He replaced Benedict XVI, who held the office for eight years and became the first pontiff in more than 700 years to resign, saying he no longer had the physical strength to continue.

In his Urbi et Orbi (To the city and the world) speech, Pope Francis began with a simple “Happy Easter!”

The Pope, who has begun his tenure by emphasising humility, went on: “Christ has risen! What a joy it is for me to announce this message… I would like it to go out to every house and every family, especially where the suffering is greatest, in hospitals, in prisons.”

Later in his speech, Pope Francis said: “We ask the risen Jesus, who turns death into life, to change hatred into love, vengeance into forgiveness, war into peace.”

The Pope then mentioned troubled regions of the world in turn.

“Peace for the Middle East, and particularly between Israelis and Palestinians, who struggle to find the road of agreement, that they may willingly and courageously resume negotiations to end a conflict that has lasted all too long.

“Peace in Iraq, that every act of violence may end, and above all for dear Syria, for its people torn by conflict and for the many refugees who await help and comfort.”

For Africa, the Pope referred to Mali, Nigeria – “where attacks sadly continue” – the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Central African Republic.

He added: “Peace in Asia, above all on the Korean peninsula: may disagreements be overcome and a renewed spirit of reconciliation grow.”

Pope Francis concluded by saying: “Peace in the whole world, still divided by greed looking for easy gain, wounded by the selfishness which threatens human life and the family, selfishness that continues in human trafficking, the most extensive form of slavery in this 21st Century.”

The BBC’s David Willey reports from Rome that the 76-year-old Pope Francis has already set a new style at the Vatican, reaching out easily to ordinary people and expressing his thoughts in a conversational way that is easy to understand.

He has surprised many of the clerics who work at the Vatican, eating in a communal dining room with other priests and clearly finding much traditional Vatican ceremonial tedious, our correspondent says.

Rather than moving into grand papal apartments, Pope Francis has remained in a Vatican guesthouse, where he has been inviting ordinary people to morning Mass.

One pilgrim in Rome on Sunday, Briton Tina Hughes, said that Francis represented a “new beginning”.

“I think he brings something special. He connects with people. I feel good about him,” she told Reuters.

In the days before Easter, the Pope had reached out to women and Muslims.

During a Holy Thursday Mass at a youth detention centre he washed and kissed the feet of 12 people, including two girls and two Muslims, and in a Good Friday procession referred to the “friendship of our Muslim brothers and sisters” in the Middle East.

After Easter, the Pope will have to begin tackling the key issues facing the Catholic Church, such as the Vatican bureaucracy, the future of the Vatican bank and the clerical sexual abuse scandal.

Vatican watchers will be keeping a keen eye on new appointments to key positions.