Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart: Fast Rising Singer Yadah Takes The Spotlight With “Onye Inaputara”

 

 

Fast-rising Gospel music minister Yadah has topped the June edition of the Official Nigerian Gospel Music Top 10 Chart, compiled by The International Association of Christian Media Practitioners [IACMP], with her wave-making recent single titled “Onye Inaputara.”

With +18K views on the music video released on the 12th of June and an overwhelming number of votes from 54 Nigerian Gospel music blogs all across the nation, add to the nods from IACMP Top 10 Chart Panelists, the Abuja based Gospel artiste has whisked the spot off Dunsin Oyekan’s “At All Cost,” which dropped 6 steps to the Number 7 spot, for the month of June.

“Obinasom,” by Mercy Chinwo, Ada Ehi’s “Fix My Eyes On You” featuring Sinach and GUC‘s “All That Matters,” all made their way back to the chart in order of mention due to recent demands and the vacuole created by lack of stronger contenders for the month. “‘All That Matters” by GUC pushed “On God” by Eben a step down from the number 4 spot which the single held last month.

 

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1. Yadah – Onye Inaputara
 
2. Mercy Chinwo – Obinasom
 
3. Ada Ehi – Fix My Eyes on You
 
4. GUC – All that Matters 
 
5. Eben – On God
 
6. Frank Edwards – Believers Anthem
 
7. Dunsin Oyekan – At All Cost
 
8. Sammie Okposo – Nobody Can
 
9. Samsong – My Life Belongs to You
 
10. Jimmy D Psalmist – I Need You
 

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.

 

 

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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.

11 YEAR-OLD DUBLIN BASED SINGER YOMA DEBUTS WITH “DON’T DOUBT THE LORD”

“And [Jesus] called a child to Himself and set him before them – and said ‘unless you become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven’” (Mathew 18:3), so it does not come as much surprise if He chooses to send us a message of hope through a child as well.

Dublin based singer/songwriter Yoma is 11 years old but God has used her to bring us an apt message of hope saying “Don’t Doubt the Lord”. The uptempo Techno-pop fusion follows the theme of the song both in the tone and mood as well with Yoma’s tender voice asking:

“Why do you still doubt the Lord?

Has he not said it, will he not do it?

He just needs your faith.”

Born in Galway City in the Republic of Ireland, Ogheneyoma Azania Dodo was born into a musical family, her maternal grandfather was a singer, her mum is a choir member at CACC Dublin and Yoma’s brothers Tevin and Troy also sing.

She developed a passion for music at a young age with singers such as Chrisette Michelle, Sinach, Frank Edwards, Tasha Cobbs, Kirk Franklin, Sonnie Badu, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Sammie Okposo, Bob Marley and Sia shaping her style and prowess.

Yoma’s aim is to use her music to inspire and encourage people to trust in God, to worship and appreciate him. Yoma is presently a member of the CACC youth choir and the St Teresa primary school choir – the Superstars

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Christian Singer Natalie Grant Responds to Criticism for Leaving Grammy Awards Early

Contemporary Christian music artist Natalie Grant has issued a response to critics who are blasting her for walking out of the Grammy Awards show last Sunday, or as she characterized it—she left early.

“We left the Grammy’s early,” Grant, who was nominated for two awards, posted on Facebook Sunday evening. “I’ve many thoughts about the show tonight, most of which are probably better left inside my head. But I’ll say this: I’ve never been more honored to sing about Jesus and for Jesus. And I’ve never been more sure of the path I’ve chosen.”

While the Dove award-winning singer did not cite her reasons for leaving, many are noting that several of the performances that night were concerning.

The sexually-charged duet featuring Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z was characterized by some as “raunchy,” a witch-themed performance by Katy Perry was dubbed as being “Satanic” in nature, and many expressed disgust at the mass same-sex (and heterosexual) “wedding” that was officiated by Queen Latifah on stage following a performance of the homosexual advocacy song “One Love,” sung by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Following Grant’s status update, a number of those who learned about her early departure took to Grant’s Facebook page to lambaste her and her stand—many of whom assumed she left because of the same-sex “wedding” that was to be officiated.

“It’s unfortunate that you follow a God who has conditional love,” one commenter wrote. “I follow a God who loves and embraces all kinds.”

“Jesus would be saddened and ashamed of homophobia,” another asserted.

Seeing that her post resulted in a firestorm of controversy, Grant wrote a lengthy follow-up status to further explain.

“I never said I left during any particular performance. I only said I left early,” she stated. “I never pointed out any one particular performance; I only said I had many thoughts about the entire show, which were best left inside my head and that is where they will stay. So those who say I condemned one performance but then condoned others clearly did not read the post.”

“I’ve judged no one. I hate no one. And I believe that every person has been created in the image of God,” Grant continued. “What I did say is this: I am honored to be a part of the Christian music community. I’ve had many people throughout my career ask why I never tried to go in to mainstream music, and last night was a beautiful reminder that I love singing about Jesus and for Jesus.”

Grammy award nominee Mandisa said that she sat out the awards show completely this year as she did not wish to subject herself to temptation.

“I have been struggling with being in the world, not of it lately. I have fallen prey to the alluring pull of flesh, pride, and selfish desires quite a bit recently,” she wrote on Facebook regarding her decision to skip the event. “I knew that submerging myself into an environment that celebrates those things was risky for me at this time.”

Natalie Grant is known for her songs “Held,” “I Will Not Be Moved” and “Alive.”

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Singer, Obiora Obiwon announces new album title (Gold Water)

 

The official countdown has begun to the launch and release of a new album from urban gospel recording artiste and music minister, Obiora Obiwon, his first full set in four years. Obiora Obiwon reflects,  “This particular body work has really taken four years and more to make. Apart from the physical recording, the melodies and lyrics were authored through the joyful but painstaking processes of my life and faith encounters within the period”.
Obiwon marked a season of new beginnings and greater heights earlier this year as he was honoured by the National Gospel Awards as Best Crossover Artist, his first ever award in the genre. He has also graced the cover of the latest edition of Vine Magazine, an entertainment and lifestyle magazine for young positive minds. In his cover interview, Obiwon speaks about his conversion and salvation experience, his humble musical beginnings dating back almost two decades and the challenges of switching over from secular to gospel music. In the midst of an active ministerial schedule, Obiwon also played guest judge at the Owerri Auditions of Destiny Child Gospel Talent Hunt and had his catalogue released this week on Spinlet, Africa’s premiere mobile music platform.

 

Announcing the album title as “Gold Water”, the passioned singer explained that the admittedly strange title is one that he and listeners would have to unravel over the course of time, as the album hits the stores in November 2013. The 12-track opus features major and exciting collaborations including the HipHop and African Rhythm merger on “F.a.t.h.e.r 2.0 Remix” featuring HipHop artistes Madarocka, Tbos and Recky D. The remix is the B-Side single to the stellar “Testify”, which continues to gain more grounds on all platforms.

 

The rest of the year promises to be much more exciting as Obiwon continues to unveil plans and activity towards the release and establishment of “Gold Water”.