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2019 African Gospel Music & Media Awards [AGMMA] set for June 1

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The 2019 African Gospel Music & Media Awards [AGMMA] has been launched.

At the colourful launch of the award scheme on March 16, organizers announced the official opening of nominations.

The main event has been slated for June 1, 2019 at the Discovery Centre, Jenkins Lane, Barking IG11 0AD.

The awards night is a culmination of its yearlong activities which includes seminars, resource and networking events, regional concerts and career guidance.

Diana Hamilton, other notable gospel artistes were present at the launch.

African Gospel music and Media Awards AGMMA has dedicated itself to celebrate the ministers and industry players who work tirelessly to keep the flame burning.

The African Gospel Music and Media Awards (AGMMA), a premier gospel event that recognises the immense gospel talent that exists within the African gospel music and Christian media fraternity and beyond, and honours and rewards them accordingly at its annual awards event.

Nomination forms can be downloaded on www.africangospelmusicawards.com

The AGMMA is produced by 1615 Media, a UK based Christian Media and Events Company with international affiliations in the media and music industry.

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Eugene Zuta to release ‘Faithful God’ on March 22

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Gospel Music Minister, Eugene Zuta set to release his first single in 2019 titled “Faithful God” on Friday, 22nd March. The song which comes as first of his last released in 2018 was recorded by KODA at Koded Studios.

Having released a number of hits songs, the gospel singer has more than 200 thousand views with few videos released on his Youtube Channel.

According to Eugene Zuta, he had an inspiration for “Faithful God” on stage in Kumasi a year ago, he decided to link up with his Producer “KODA” and decided to put the song into production.

He also said, “It is his prayer this song will come out and be a blessing to the sons of God and receives testimonies in their Lives”.

Just to mention a few, Eugene Zuta has many hit songs including Nkunim (Victory) Ye bo Som wo, Yesu Kristo, Oga, Fa Me Ye, It is Well, I give It all to You, Akpe, Sewo and Adoration.

Watch “Faithful God” Music Trailer below.

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ELDER FRANCIS AGYEI TO STORM DALLAS TEXAS

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Media Excel productions in collaboration  with Praise Jam Incoboration  is set to turn Dallas Texas down as it presents  celebrated gospel musician  Elder Francis Agyei live in worship.

The event scheduled  to occur on the 30th of March this year between the hours of 7pm – 10pm will be held  at the Divine Grace Church 677E  INTERSTATE HWHY. 20 DRLINTON, TX 76018.

The night  will be grace with sensational gospel artists including our very own, SP Kofi Sarpong, Helena Rhables, Stella Aba Seal and supported by DIWC choir, Divine Grace Choir, Echoes of Pentecost and the Methodist Church Choir.

For sponsorship or event details, you could contact Praise Jam on; 832-668-9739, Tony: 817-800-321, Wiafe: 972-977-9476.

 

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VGMA 2019: Mettle, Hamilton, Blessing, KODA, others battle for Gospel Artist of the Year

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Charterhouse, the organisers of the 20th Edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards 2019 has begun releasing the nominees’ list of the upcoming awards scheme.

Charterhouse Productions Ghana, the organizers of the coveted awards scheme had a constituted Academy Board which shortlisted the various nominations for the year.

The Ghana Music Awards is an award scheme designed to recognize, celebrate the hard work and dedication of various stakeholders and players in the entertainment industry.

Gospel Song of the Year

  1. Hosanna – Koda
  2. Bobolebobo – Isaac KwabenaAning
  3. W’asua Me – Obaapa Christy
  4. Agbadza Medley – Bethel Revival Choir
  5. Mo Ne Yo – Diana Hamilton
  6. My Everything –Joe Mettle
  7. I Swerve – Joyce Blessing

Gospel Artist of the Year

  1. Joyce Blessing
  2. Diana Hamilton
  3. AkesseBrempong
  4. Obaapa Christy
  5. Joe Mettle
  6. KODA
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We2 band wins maiden edition of Kronkron big band reality show

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We2 band emerged winners of the maiden edition of Atinka TV’s big band reality show, Kronkron.

Kronkron which brought together bands to contest in a live worship competition was designed to bring together the very best bands together to network, share ideas and worship God in a conducive environment.

24 bands were selected after a rigorous three-week audition process involving 51 bands drawn across the country.

The bands were presented with themes which they deciphered and performed to their best ability.

After eleven weeks of spectacular performances from the selected 24 bands, Joyful Singers (JS), Favel Music band (FM), Heavenly Flames (HF), Adam Nana, Divine Voices (DV) Nkwa, the Faith Voices (FV), We2 Praise (We2), Catholic Adehyemma (ADM) and 4G Crew (4G) qualified for the finals.

The We2 band, which emerged winner of Atinka TV’s Big band reality show, took home a set of musical instruments plus a GHS10,000 cash prize.

The ADM band and 4G crew who placed second and third took home cash prizes of GHS10,000 and GHS5,000 respectively.

The fourth to seventh-placed bands received GHS2,000 cedis cash prize each. Eighth and ninth-placed bands received cash prizes of GHS1000 each.

Other awards presented were the Most Promising Band which went to We2 band, the Best Drummer Bernard Mensah of Adam Nana band , Best Bassist Sylvanus Teiman of We2 Praise, Best lead Guitarist Samuel Tawiah of 4G crew, Best Pianist Elvis Awuku Chartey of Fm band , Best backing vocal ADM and Best vocalist Emmanuel Paul Nimfah-Wilkinson of ADM band.

SP Kofi Sarpong, Hannah Marfo, Ernest Opoku, Apostle Oko Hackman, Francis Agyei, Prof. Kofi Abraham, and Abena Serwaa Ophelia thrilled audience to good music and performances.

 

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Obaapa Christy to donate album launch gate proceeds to an orphanage

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Gospel artiste, Rev. Obaapa Christy is set to release her 11th career album on March 17, at the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Holy Ghost Temple, Adenta – Frafraha.

The award-winning gospel artiste has six songs on the album titled ”W’agye Me”.

During the launch of ‘Aseda Nwom’, Obaapa donated the proceeds to Osu Childrens’ Home in Accra. Similarly in 2014, after the launch of ‘Hyebre Sesafor’, the proceeds were also donated to an orphanage in Bawjiase, a suburb in the Central region.

This year is no exception as she will donate all proceeds from the ticket sales from her album launch to an orphanage.

In an interview with Obaapa, she reiterated that it was a covenant between her and God.

Ever since I started doing this, God has been more than faithful to me. His blessings are endless. My dream is to build an orphanage but until then I won’t stop giving back to the needy especially orphans.

“My team and I are also organizing a Medical and Mental Health screening as well as registering attendants unto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). It is my little quota in giving back to society.

“Giving is one of the greatest commissions the Bible encourages every Christian to undertake. Luke 6: 38 encourages Christians to always give so as to be given in return.” Obaapa Christy on why she wants to donate proceeds accrued from the sale of tickets at her album launch to orphanage homes.

The album which comprises of both praises and worship contains six tracks which includes ”Amen”, ”W’agye Me”, ”I Am Coming Out”, ”W’ asue Me”, ”Aseda Nwom” and ”Ma Enye Yie”.

Artiste performing that night include C/Sup Kofi Sarpong, Joe Mettle, Abena Ophelia, Joyce Blessing, Brother Sammy, and many others.

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Tim Godfrey, Diana Hamilton headline Harvest Praise Concert

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This year’s edition of the ever-popular ‘Harvest Praise Concert’ will take place on Friday, April 19 at the Fantasy Dome at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra.

The concert, which is being organised by Harvest International Ministries, will bring together Christians, gospel music lovers, as well as gospel artistes on one platform to celebrate Jesus Christ.

This year’s event has Nigerian gospel singer Tim Godfrey and UK-based Ghanaian gospel singer and songwriter Diana Hamilton as the headline artistes.

The two international artistes will also be sharing the stage with a number of home-based gospel icons.

The programme, dubbed ‘Extreme Edition’, will also witness drama performance form the Harvest Theatre Group.

The Chairperson of the Harvest Praise Planning Committee, Dr. Gloria Folson, said what makes Harvest Praise an exceptional and enduring brand is its classic signature of a truly authentic worship experience.

She is confident that this year’s concert will truly be a life-changing experience.

Dr. Folson, however, encouraged patrons to throng to the Fantasy Dome because the night holds unlimited blessings for them.

Over the years, the gospel concert has witnessed performances from renowned international and local artistes such as Moses OK, Tagoe Sisters, Diana Hamilton, Kurt Carr, Bob Fitts, Vinesong, Darwin Hobbs, Todd Dulaney, Joe Mettle, Anthony Brown, KODA and a host of others.

 

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2019 Ghana Urban Gospel Music Awards slated for March 24

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The 2019 edition of the Annual Ghana Urban Gospel Music Awards is scheduled to take place on the 24th of March 2019.

The headline artistes for this year’s event include Lil Zig, Scott Evans, KingsKid, John Winner, The Kings’Crew Miss Walters and Preachers. Also Nigeria’s Afro Pop Gospel sensation *GIL JOE* will be in Ghana to perform.

The event will be held at the National Theatre of Ghana. Red carpet starts at 5pm prompt and ends at 6pm.

The main event starts at exactly 6pm. The event promises to be one that can not be forgotten and the lineup for the night tells it all.

Keep voting for your best urban act to enable them win in their respective category.

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Rev Mensah Bonsu to commemorate 30 years in Music with a new Album

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Known for songs like “Yehowah Ne M’abankese, Nhyira and Abandenden” and many others, legendary Ghanaian gospel singer and man of God Reverend Mensah Bonsu is set to celebrate his 30th year in music with a new album.

The new album titled “Awurade Asɛm Nti” is slated to be launched at the Assemblies Of God Church at Bantama in Kumasi will also be a thanksgiving service in honour of the gospel minister who over the past three decades have produced great songs with his iconic “accordion” instrument.

Happening on Sunday, 17th March, 2019, from 2pm to 6pm, the four hours event will feature his daughter Efe Grace,  Prophet Dr Adarkwah Yiadom( Opambour ), Rev. Emmanuel Asante, Ernest Opoku Jr., Prophet Seth Frimpong and many others.

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Joyce Blessing Grabs 4 Nominations at 2019 MGWMA’s in Kenya

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Incontestably, celebrated Ghanaian based international gospel musician Joyce Blessing is giving Ghanaian gospel a leg up internationally with the enormous efforts paraded by the singer, the few years she came into the limelight in the gospel ministry and industry.

Last year saw an incredible performance from Joyce Blessing with the release of hit songs, coping 3 indigenous and 2 international awards to headlining several international events in the United States of America and Canada.

Her 2018 prophetic ‘I Swerve You’ song has become one of the popular songs not only in Ghana but in Africa and other continents and as a result, is earning her award nominations from other African countries in 2019.

January this year, the gospel minister grabbed nomination at the 8th edition of the Hipipo Music Awards based in Uganda for Africa’s Fans Favorite category among other African Artistes. Hipipo Music awards will be held in Kampala, Uganda hopefully next month. click here to vote AXCkdoRjfoTqK8

The gospel minister yesterday received 4 nominations at the 2019 Maranatha Global Worship Music Awards based in Kenya among a host of international gospel music greats.

Joyce Blessing’s Boot 4 Boot song got nominated for Outstanding Invocation/Surrender song of the year as she competes with the likes of; Desola from USA, Alex Levi Lya from Cameroon, Elevation Music from USA, Eunice Njeri from Kenya, DR Tumi from South Africa and others.

Watch Video for Boot 4 Boot https://youtu.be/hrrURVMatvM

Also, her I Swerve You song was nominated for Outstanding Prophetic/declaration/Encouragement song as she competes with the likes of; Mali Music from USA, Paul Clement from Tanzania, Monty G from Jamaica, Trina Fiaku from DR.Congo, Joe Praiz from Nigeria and more.

Watch Video for I Swerve You https://youtu.be/30CLXJf-Xj8

Again, Joyce Blessing’s one-month-old Repent single also grabbed nomination for the Outstanding evangelistic Song of the year competing with the likes of; Ally Arrieta from USA, Levixone from Uganda, Afrodess from Germany, Travis Greene from USA and a host of gospel music greats.

Watch Video for Repent https://youtu.be/CHCevrhEm5A

The multi award-winning singer bagged nomination for the most Outstanding Kingdom  Media Personality of the year for her radio ( ‘Joyce Blessing Gospel Hour,) show she hosts on Sunday mornings.

The 4th edition of Maranatha Global Worship Music Awards with the theme; Celebrating Excellence in Worship Music Ministry seeks to acknowledge authentic biblical worship music and to honour exceptional individuals from around the globe. The awards ceremony according to organizers will take place in Nairobi Kenya on 12th May 2019.

 

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