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[ Video ] – Dante Bowe speaks about his fall from Maverick City

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Dante Bowe is an American Christian worship singer and songwriter. He is a former member of the Maverick City Music collective and the Bethel Music Collective. His debut single, “Potter and Friend,” featuring Jesse Cline, was released in 2017. Shortly after that, he independently released his debut studio album “Son of a Father.”

Dante’s passion for music was cultivated by his parents. After participating in a seventh-grade talent show, he developed a love for singing. He had his spiritual awakening through the music of Kierra Sheard. He dropped out of school and committed to full time ministry. He was employed at Eddie James Ministry as a worship leader. His second studio album, “Circles,” was released in March 2021. Its lead single was the song “Joyful.” He is a five-time Grammy nominee with much recognition for his music.

 

 

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Maverick City Music ‘Pauses’ Their Relationship With Grammy Award-Winning Singer Dante Bowe Due to His Behavior

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Maverick City Music released a statement on Tuesday (Sept. 27) explaining they are putting a “pause” on their professional relationship with Grammy and Dove Award-winning gospel singer Dante Bowe.

Bowe posted a message on Instagram saying that he was taking a break from social media after receiving counsel from others. “In light of recent events and opinions, I’ve talked to some of the wisest leaders and brothers around me. I’ll be taking time off social media to rest mentally and physically.”

“Years ago, when I dreamt of all I would accomplish one day, I didn’t account for the pressure and opinions that would come with it,” the singer continued. “It’s important for everyone to know when to step back and refocus. Hope y’all understand and support. I’ll hit you up when I’m back.” Bowe concluded by telling his fans, “Love you guys! This is for the best.”

Bowe’s Instagram account has since been made private, so only those who have been following him can see his posts.

The statement from Maverick City Music, which included the caption “With love from @maverickcitymusic,” is as follows:

Due to behavior that is inconsistent with our core values and beliefs, we have decided to put a pause on our professional relationship with Dante Bowe. Decisions like these are not easy because of the level of nuance, both professionally and personally, but we felt it necessary to address.

Maverick City Music Is a collective of various artists from many different backgrounds and life experiences; as such no one artist’s actions or behavior can always be attributed as a reflection of our core beliefs and values.

Dante is a brother in Christ and as such he has our full commitment and unwavering support as he continues to navigate his path forward. Each of us need God’s grace, and our hope is that we all pray and give him the same opportunity to grow in Christ as we give ourselves.

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Bishop TD Jakes Passes Ministry Mantle to Daughter Sarah Jakes Roberts.

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Bishop T. D. Jakes has surprised his daughter by handing over the giant Woman, Thou Art Loosed ministry to her. The prolific preacher passed the baton at the grand finale conference, noting that this was not an ending, but a beginning.

He said that it is not a weakness for a man to empower a woman while instructing his daughter not to drop the mic as she picks up his. Anointing his daughter with oil, Jakes said, “With every drop of oil that falls upon your head, may the strength and power of the Almighty God rest upon your life.”

The Woman, Thou Art Loosed! conference has run for more than 25 years to become a global movement. Jakes symbolically passed the torch to his daughter to carry on his legacy of ministry and conference for women.

Jakes Roberts will assume the role as leader of the next generation of women’s leadership events in addition to her own ministry and conference, Woman Evolve.sh

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Veteran Ghanian Gospel Artiste Martin Larbi Has Passed On.

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The news of the death of the singer widely recognised for many popular gospel songs including Kronkron and Medawase started on social media last night.

Confirming the death of singer Martin Larbi colleague on his Facebook wall today, September 22, Nii Okai wrote “I just ministered your rendition last Sunday and you’re gone to glory… “Ferdinand David Larbi Martinson”.

 

There is scanty information about the cause of the singer’s death who was living in Germany. Already, some gospel artistes are writing tributes in his memory. “In glorious attendance and in the company of Yeshua, the 4 living creatures, the 24 elders, the cherubim’s and seraphim’s and the faith holders.

Rejoice with the angels in YHWHs court. You didn’t compromise and I know you are enjoying the promise of our father.

Fare thee well valiant soldier, big bro, Senior and soul winner Rev. Ferdinand Martinson Larbi”, gospel artiste Denzel Prempeh posted on Facebook.

Born Ferdinand David Larbi-Martinson, the late Martin Larbi described himself as a songwriter, guitarist, singer and director.

As a prolific songwriter, Rev. Martin Larbi has written many inspiring songs for a number of Ghanaian gospel artistes, many of whom have become household names. Martin Larbi demonstrated his versatility and service by singing back-ups for most of the gospel artistes back in the day.

A teacher by profession, Rev Martinson, who hails from Aburi in the Eastern Region of Ghana, had his education at New Juaben Secondary School and Kibi Training College.

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Sonnie Badu Announces “Rhythms Of Afrika” Worship Event, Set To Hit New York’s Time Square

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Renowned Ghanaian gospel artiste, songwriter, preacher and founder of RockHill Church Dr. Sonnie Badu set to hit New York’s Time Square with Rhythms of Afrika, a live worship event to come off on November 26th, 2022.

The ‘Baba’ hitmaker made this official in more than one posts on his personal Instagram handle sighted by WorshippersGh and it reads;

AMERICA, I AM READY ….. LET’S MAKE HISTORY AGAIN !!! #TIMESQUARE HERE WE COME! Africa is Coming to America … dress code is strictly African attire.. #NewYorkTimeSquare,

According to the post, the event is to portray Africanness as he always emphasizes through the dress code.

Dr. Sonnie Badu held a successful worship event recently in Cote D’Ivoire in May 2022 with a massive turnout even though it had rained non-stop on the event night.

 

 

The success of the event has dominated news headlines in Ivory Coast and other continents due to the intensity of the encounter and this will also certainly go down in history as anticipations build up towards November 26th

Sonnie Badu is known to portray his African identity in his music and he loves to remind us of the fellowship we share with God. He shows versatility in various capabilities and he does not fail to exhibit excellence in his music ingenuity.

In 2021, Sonnie Badu released an album titled “Rhythms of Afrika” (live in Atlanta). The body of work boasts twelve tracks including Wellu Wellu and Agidigba amongst others.

Sonnie Badu’s songs are always a point of highlight and we are all happy as we anticipate his upcoming “Rhythms of Afrika” concert in New York.

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Diana Hamilton,Empress Gifty, Others Win At 2022 Ghana National Gospel Music Awards

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Winners for the 2022 Ghana National Gospel Music Awards have been announced.

They were announced at a special awards ceremony held at the Accra International Conference Centre on Saturday, August 27, 2022.

Hosted by James Mensah and Eno Safo, the glamorous night saw Heavenly performances from Amanda (poet), Kwame Gyedu, KobbySalm, Scott Evans, Piesie Esther, Celestine Donkor, Bethel Revival Choir and others.

The 5th edition of the Ghana National Gospel Music Awards (NGMA) was powered by Global Expert Recovery Limited with sponsorship from Pedlo Energy. It was supported by Africa World Airlines.

The organizers also honoured Elder Samuel K. Ampiah with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Below is the full list of nominees and winners.

Gospel Male Vocalist of the Year

Perez Musik – Hewale lala

Gospel Female Vocalist of the Year

Celestine Donkor

Gospel Songwriter of the Year

Quame Gyedu – W’aho)den

Gospel Music Video of the Year

Empress Gifty – Skyweb Eye Woaa

Gospel Music Instrumentalist of the Year

Nana Yaw Safo

Gospel Music Producer of the Year

Dan Bassey – The Glory by Obaapa Christy

Traditional Gospel Song of the Year

Bethel Revival Choir – Agbadza Medley Vol 3

Gospel Collaboration of the Year

Prophet Joseph Atarah Ft Piesie Esther – Woye Odo

Best Worship Song of the Year

Perppy – Ofata Ayeyi

Best Praise Song of the Year

Diana Hamilton – Awurade Ye

Best Gospel Song of the Year

Ohemaa Mercy – Ote Me Mu

Gospel Music Promoter of the Year (Radio/TV)

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Gospel Music Promoter of the Year (Online/Blogging)

Qweku Glover (GloversHub.com)

Adventist Vibrant Artiste of the Year

Alex Acheampong

Gospel Artiste Manager of the Year

David – Bethel Revival Choir

International Artiste(s)of the Year

Benestelle

African Artiste(s) of the Year

Nelkay (South Africa)

Urban Artiste of the Year

Scott Evans

Gospel Male Artiste of the Year

Akesse Brempong

Gospel Female Artiste(s) of The Year

Diana Hamilton

Gospel Artiste(s) of the Year (Diaspora)

Herty Corgie

Gospel Song of the Year (Diaspora)

Alex Acheampong – It won’t Be Long

Church Choir of the Year

Potters City Choir

Choral Group of the Year

The Harmonious Choir

Gospel New artiste(s) of the Year

Adom Kiki

Best Hybrid Gospel Song of the Year

Kofi Kinaata – Thy Grace II

Gospel Uncovered Artiste(s) of the Year

Rosemond Akyeampong

MUSIGHA Gospel Performance of The Year

Empress Gifty

Gospel Artist of The Year

Diana Antwi Hamilton

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Piesie Esther Launches 20 Years In Ministry Celebration

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Piesie Esther is in her 20th year since setting off as a gospel minister and she is ready to celebrate that feat in a grand style as she launches the 20 Years In Ministry Celebration with the press on September 14th at Café Bar Noir in Dzorwulu, Accra.

The energetic and anointed gospel singer known for several hit songs such as, Metease, Empare Me, Odimafo, Ziba, and the latest ‘Waye Me yie’, plus several other songs that has blessed the heart of many around the globe.

The celebration as you would expect has several activities lined up to the main celebration which comes off on November 6, 2022.

As part of the activities, there will be a special executive launch on October 16, where dignitaries from the media, corporate and ministry space will have the opportunity to interact with the gospel artiste and to official outdoor the celebration.

The Press Launch saw a number of friends of Piesie Esther joining her on stage to minister her latest hit song ‘Waye Meyie’. Ministers such as Obaapa Christy, Kofi Sarpong, Francis Amo, Joyce Blessing, Mavis Asante, and others in the spirit of love and support joined to sing to the glory of God as each took turn to minister the new trending song.

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Frimprince Terminates Contract With Evangelist Diana Asamoah After 22 Years

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Frimprince Music Productions is no longer home to Ghanaian Gospel music star Evangelist Diana Asamoah.

This was contained in a press release signed by Mr Emmanuel Anane Frimpong, CEO of Frimprince Music Productions.

According to a release sighted by Ghana’s Hub For Entertainment & Urban Pop Culture – www.nydjlive.com, the termination of the contract between Evangelist Diana Asamoah and Frimprince Music Productions had become necessary due to “several breaches” on the part of the artist.

The termination of the contract barres Evangelist Diana Asamoah from referring to Mr Emmanuel Anane Frimpong as her executive producer.

She also loses access to all the digital pages of the music production company including her own verified Facebook page.

Frimprince Music Productions also dissociated itself from ABBA FATHER, an annual music concert held in honour of the musician.

 

 

The company shall continue to have absolute rights over all the songs that were produced during their working relationship.

The news comes as shocking especially as both parties have worked for the past 20 years.

Stay glued for more.

Below is a copy of the press release.

Source: nydjlive.com

 

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Stop stealing old songs – Bernard Amankwah to upcoming musicians

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Gospel musician Bernard Amankwah has advised young artists to stop plagiarizing people’s songs. According to the media personality, young acts use aged musicians’ intellectual property without asking for consent.

He said this in an exclusive interview with Larry Da Old Man on Onua FM’s Anigye mmere show.

“What I don’t like about today’s musicians is the way they steal people’s songs. They remix older folks’ songs without crediting them. It’s very bad on their side. Music is a spirit, and whoever wrote the song, you don’t how God gave it to him or her,” he said.

He continued, “The song is someone’s intellectual property. So if you want to remake it, do it the right way. Go and seek his or her consent.

“Even if the owner is no more, they have families. Go and see the family and ask them politely. They may give to them for free. Sometimes you just have to credit the owner. That’s all they require.”

Bernard Amankwah’s annual concert ‘Celebration of His Grace’ is slated for the 25th of September at the National Theatre.

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Patience Nyarko To Feature Shatta Wale On New Song

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Celebrated performing female gospel singer and songwriter, Patience Nyarko, says she is hoping for collaboration with award-winning dancehall artiste Shatta Wale.

Though the ‘Obi Nyanime’hitmaker did not state when the collaboration will take place, she believesa collaboration with the ‘dancehall king’ would be a great privilege.

In an interview on TV Africa, the gospel singer said, “I will do collaboration with Shatta Wale for one thing. Because I don’t know his secret why all the youth are following him, I don’t know.”

The gospel singer, who believes that collaborating with Shatta Wale will bring both of them some good fate, said,“The guy is my market. Even the way he writes his songs, I want to challenge him.”

Patience Nyarko,who shot into the music scene in 2013 with an album, ‘Mekasa Ama Ewurade’,is known for her hit songs such as ‘Wafom Kwan’, ‘Atigya’ and ‘Obi Nyanime’.

The singer has been very active in the Ghanaian music
scene and has had collaborations with acts such as Lord Bondzie and Brother Sammy among others.

She has also performed at a number of gospel events in Ghana, Europe and America.

BEATWAVES gathered that Shatta Wale, in a response, accepted the informal but seemingly official invite from Patience Nyarko.

He replied; “Aaaawww Am even shedding tears. Let’s do it for GOD #ONGOD I am ever ready!!!My sister Patience Nyarko,you have said what I want the world to hear. The souls for God are what I am here for not vanity God knows!!!”

With this, both the gospel and secular music lovers should be ready, for the queen of gospel music and the dancehall champion are about to take the music scene by storm again.

By George Clifford Owusu

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