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Celestine Donkor, MOG, Jayana, Others ready for Ghana National Gospel Music Awards 2020

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Global Expert Recoveries, organizers of the Ghana National Gospel Music Awards have unveiled artistes to perform at this year’s event.

Award-winning artistes, Celestine Donkor, MOG, Jayana and Gifty Adorye are gearing up for the 4th edition of the Ghana National Gospel Music Awards.

Other artistes to also deliver top-notch performances include Akesse Brempong and Kobby Salm.

Set for Saturday, February 20 at the Accra International Conference Centre, the one-night-only experience promises to be an inspirational night with splendid ministrations from all six top artistes.

Excitement is already building for what promises to be an improved fourth edition and first to be hosted in Accra

Global Expert Recoveries, organizers of the Ghana National Gospel Music Awards have also announced Steaman Heights as the headline sponsor for 2020 edition with support from  BTM Afrika, Rockson Ransford Hospital, MUSIGA, Jonab J. Services, UGN and Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards

Winners in various categories for this year’s awards will be determined by 40% public, Board 40%, and 20% Academy votes.

The first event in 2017 was won by Rev. Obaapa Christy. The scheme has so far held 3 years of successful events.

Source: kasapafm

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Worship Revivalist Dunsin Oyekan Releases New Album “The Gospel Of The Kingdom”

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Renowned Nigerian gospel singer and worship revivalist Dunsin Oyekan has released his much anticipated new full project dubbed “The Gospel of The Kingdom”, available now on all platforms for streaming.

The 16-track album consists of some already released songs as singles last year. ‘More Than A Song‘, ‘Fragrance to fire‘,’The Blood and the Name‘, ‘At All Cost‘ and more are spirit-filled songs that are part of the new album released earlier which already creating an atmosphere of worship and revival.

The year 2020 was quite remarkable for the prolific singer with six (6) outstanding single/video with powerful sounds that are still blessing lives and playlists today. 2021 is starting for him on a good note and things are about to get even better as we welcome this new album “The Gospel of The Kingdom” with other possible singles to be released before the year ends.

As a matter of fact, the new album is already resonating with people and other gospel singers who cannot hide their experience so far. One of such persons is Ghanaian gospel singer Denzel Prempeh who writes on Instagram;

“#Yah (Hebrew: יה‎, Yah) is a short form of Hebrew: יהוה‎ (YHWH), the personal name of God: Jehovah. As I listened to this song the expression of the personality of Christ Revealed to Moses on Mountain of the Lord (Horeb) came to life to me and the revelation behind the song of Moses became life.”

Dunsin Oyekan is known for reinventing and revitalizing the gospel music industry in Africa and continues to deliver spirit-filled projects that have helped shaped the worship mindset of millions around the world. Check out his songs here.

 

 

 

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Ebenezer Yirenkyi set to Release “YESU D)“ from his “YESU MO“ Album.

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Ebenezer Yirenkyi is a Ghanaian Gospel singer, songwriter, Praise and Worship leader who has ministered in several Christian events for over 20years.

Ebenezer Yirenkyi grew up in Mallam, a suburb of Accra in Ghana. His musical talents began whiles participating and leading in praise and worship sessions as a Sunday school member. This happened whiles fellowshipping in the Mallam Assembly of the church of Pentecost in Accra in the ‘90s. His style of praise and worship ushers people to offer “spiritual sacrifices” and be nourished in their inner being.

As worship leader, God uses his ministration to release His power to comfort the depressed and sorrowful during various Christian events like crusade, conventions, retreats and revival programmes.

Eben begun nurturing his musical gift as a songwriter and released his first album in 2006. The title of the album was “Mepri mako menim “. To the glory of God his album ministered to the spiritual needs of individuals to “reign in life”.

Ebenezer Yirenkyi has had support and collaborated with other gospel musicians. They include Nhyira Betty, Francis Amo, Wonder Zartey etc. He served as music mommittee member in the Church of Pentecost, McCarthy Hill District. He is Praise and Worship team member at the church of Pentecost Prayer Center (Salvation) in McCarthy Hill, Accra- Ghana.

 

On the 22nd of January 2021 Ebenezer will be releasing his single called “Yesu D)” on YouTube from his New Album title “ Yesu Mo

You can follower him on all is social media handle
Facebook : OfficialEbenYirenkyiGh
Twitter : @Ebenyirenkyigh
Instagram : @ebenyirenkyigh
YouTube : Ebenezer Yirenkyi
Telephone : 0245940209
Email: Ebenyirenkyigh@gmail.com

 

 

 

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It’s an insult to say I don’t pay presenters and DJs – Celestine Donkor

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Gospel musician, Celestine Donkor, has said she finds it insulting that someone would say she does not pay radio presenters and Disc Jockeys (DJs) to promote her music.

She said she has a hardworking team that handles her brand and that the team is good enough to do all that is required to make her music sell.

Her comments were on the back of an encounter she had with radio presenter, Andy Dosty on social media weeks after she released her “Thank You” song.

She had posted on Facebook that some Christian media companies refused to play the song because she collaborated with Efya and Akwaboah Jr, artistes known to be secular musicians. Andy Dostydisagreed with her on the post and suggested her music was not being played because she does not pay.

But reacting to Andy Dosty’s comments on Onua 95.1 FM’s entertainment talk show, Anigye Mmre, Celestine said the comments are not in good taste.

Andy Dosty is not part of my team, Celestine Donkor’s brand is one of the brands in Ghana that has a solid management team,” she said.

“The calibre of people in my management team he Andy Dosty is not even part of them, so for him say I don’t pay it’s an insult,” she added.

Source : 3news

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Sonnie Badu Releases His Latest Album “Rhythms Of Afrika” – Available On All Music Stores

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Accomplished Ghanaian gospel music icon, founder and lead pastor of US-based RockHill Church has released his latest gospel music project he titled “Rhythms of Afrika”.

Known to portray his African identity in his music established even in the title of most of his albums (Colors of Afrika, Soundz of Afrika to now Rhythms of Afrika), Sonnie’s 4th album is nothing short of musical excellence as well as a praise and worship experience.

The 12-track “Rhythms of Afrika” is a great addition to the already vast repertoire of gospel music from the Baba singer who decided to remix some of his already known gospel hits such as African Medley Ese Oluwa, Rejoice, Okokroko, and Angels Cry.

Before the main album release, Sonnie Badu created great anticipation with “My Confidence”single released last month, a soothing and passionate cry of faith in who God is.

The music professor desires to restore the attitude of praise and worship through the difficult last year 2020 and to remind us of the fellowship we shared with God through his music as a medium.

Watch “My Confidence” video below;

Source: worshippersgh

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Celestine Donkor doesn’t pay payola and that’s why her song is not being played – Andy Dosty

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Ace Ghanaian DJ and radio presenter, Andy Dosty has replied to Celestine Donkor’s statement that her new song ‘Thank You’ is not being played because she featured some secular musicians.

In a recent post on Facebook, Celestine Donkor bemoaned some Christian media channels have declined to play the song and a section of industry players have said they do not like the song due to the featuring of secular musicians.

The ‘Agbebolo’ singer described their actions as primitive thinking.

Reacting to this in an interview with Caleb Nii Boye on Star FM, Andy Dosty questioned whether Celestine paid these DJs or presenters to play the song.

He stated that Celestine Donkor didn’t pay them and that’s the reason why the song was not played.

The renowned media personality stressed that the song would have been played if she paid payola.

Andy Dosty added that her utterances will make Efya and Akwaboah feel bad.

Listen to his reaction below:

https://www.instagram.com/tv/CJ5wvC0HDlT/

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Don’t be jealous of your colleagues – Cindy Thompson to young gospel acts

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Veteran Ghanaian gospel musician Cindy Thompson, now Cindy Quainoo has advised young gospel female artistes not to be envious of their colleagues.

She noted that the voice to minister is given by God for gospel artists to glorify Him so no need to be jealous of one another.

Thompson also urged them to put their trust in God and not in their voices since one’s vocal ability can fail at any time.

“I see myself as a vessel of God. I believe in God and I believe in the gift He has given me. I don’t put my trust and faith in my voice. My faith is in God. Let’s keep our faith in God who gave us the gift,” she said.

Sharing her testimony about the 2020 Women In Worship, Cindy Thompson eulogized her colleagues’ veteran musicians who were also featured and described the ministration as a Spirit-filled and impactful night.

She witnessed something unique about female gospel music legends. She said each gospel music legend is special in her own way. They love, understand, and cherish themselves.

“Women In Worship event has been a great thing and I took the invitation seriously.

“Our mothers [Gospel music legends] are unique, they love themselves, they understand themselves, and cherish themselves which I adopted them. All of us are women and we have the voices but God uses each of us in a different way. The day we were performing God used all the legends in a different way.

“I want to take this privilege and opportunity to advise our young artistes not to be jealous of anyone. God didn’t give you the voice just like that.

“The time many would fall in love with your music has not come yet so don’t rush, have patience, and believe in God. Never think that they are leaving you behind. Believe in the Holy Spirit,”  Cindy Thompson told the young female gospel artistes.

According to the award-winning gospel minstrel, young gospel musicians should befriend and be led by the Holy Spirit in their music journey and not lean on their own understanding.

“When you befriend the Holy Spirit, He will give you the desired song. Let’s love God and do His will and not put our faith in our voices but put our faith in the God who gave us that voice,” she added.

Cindy Thompson who shot to fame with her song “Awurade Kasa” as it was used for political gain by the New Patriotic Party in 2000 claimed young gospel artistes should eschew competition with their own colleagues when ministering on the same platforms.

Many have claimed that gospel musicians in the country are not united which is gradually bringing divisions among members of the industry.

This claim by Cindy Thompson could possibly be the current situation of the gospel fraternity.

Most young gospel artistes could possibly be oblivious of how backbiting and disunity are gradually crippling the industry and shifting the focus of spirit-filled gospel ministrations to just showmanship.

Organizers of the all-female minstrels night of worship experience, Women In Worship on January 7, held a Dinner Night for the legends to climax the 2020 edition.

Young gospel female acts such as Jayana, Selassie Brown, Ruth Adjei, others dined and ministered with the gospel female legends on the same stage.

It was a fulfilling night for the young artists as they were advised to allow the Holy Spirit to take center stage of their gospel ministry.

On the night, the female gospel legends laid hands on the young female gospel artists to bless them to also take up the mantle and continue with the task ahead.

The 2020 edition of the Women In Worship event witnessed eleven (11) legends on stage ministering back to back hit songs inspired by the Holy Spirit.

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I’m now a head pastor at one of Obofuor’s churches – Perpetual Didier reveals

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Gospel singer, Perpetual Didier, around May last year, came out to say that per what she has experienced from Reverend Obofuor, she can boldly say that he is a true man of God and not an idol worshipper as some Ghanaians say.

It looks like there has been some development since then, as she has now broadcasted that she is currently a head pastor at one of the Koforidua branches of the popular Reverend’s churches.

Interviewed on Happy FM’s Ayekoo After-Drive show, she explained to host, DJ Advicer how it all came about.

“It all started during lockdown when he started to have his church service on television to keep people going through those hard times. I went to his end one day and he told me about the virtual service he had started. I also have that divine talent which I believed I could use to help the program so when he told me about it, I just had to support with my musical talent and that is where it started”.

Perpetual recalled that she used to sing for Rev. Obofuor during his virtual church services and it was just after lockdown that he told her that God had ordained her to be a pastor and thus, made her head pastor of one of his church branches at Koforidua.

Asked whether she makes good money from her new career, she replied that things are going well, and added, “The Bible says anyone who takes up God’s work has taken up a good job so definitely, I won’t be made to work for nothing”.

Source: etv Ghana

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Tasha Cobbs Named As Billboard’s Top Gospel Artist Of The Decade

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Congratulations to GRAMMY®-winning singer/songwriter Tasha Cobbs Leonard who has been named as Billboard’s Top Gospel Artist of The Decade as the outlet began its end of year and end of decade charts.

Aside from this great and incredible achievement to her credit, Tasha was also named as the Top Female Gospel Artist for the 3rd consecutive year.

She shares this appreciative and inspiring message on Instagram;

“10 years ago we started doing bookings from my one-bedroom apartment. We had several people dropping nuggets and training us along the way, but WE WERE NOT educated in this area whatsoever. We did our own flyers, built a team of people around the world who had the heart to help put flyers on people’s cars in Walmart parking lots! Hahaha! YOU single-handedly responded to 100’s of booking requests a week. We were in a different city literally every night of the week. We heard God! Trusted his plan! And followed HIS instructions! HE TAUGHT US! Throughout the year’s God connected people who felt the tug to help us build. Thank you isn’t enough to express my appreciation for all that many of you have done and still do!!!! You know who you are! Team TCM 4 LIFE!!!”

Tasha Cobbs Leonard is ending the 2020 music year with two additional RIAA® certifications—one Platinum certification for her hit single “Break Every Chain,” and a Gold certification (her third) for the #1 radio single “You Know My Name.” She was also awarded the highest honors as Gospel Artist of the Year at the 51st Annual GMA Dove Awards and Artist of the Year at the 35th Annual Stellar Awards.

On December 4, Tasha Cobbs Leonard was a special guest on the Dolly Parton & Friends Christmas special presented by SiriusXM & Pandora. A huge honor to be invited by the legendary country singer, she performed her rendition of the Christmas classic “O Holy Night.” The audio version of the special is available now exclusively on Pandora from Friday, December 11.

Also, earlier this month, the powerhouse vocalist took to the stage with R&B legend Ne-Yo for a memorable performance of “The Christmas Song” for the Our OWN Christmas Special.  The special aired on Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network on December 1, but can still be viewed on the network website (http://www.oprah.com/own-ourownchristmas/our-own-christmas).

Tasha Cobbs Leonard’s current single, “In Spite Of Me,” has already rocketed to the Top 20 on the BDS Gospel Radio chart, proving to be the fastest-rising single of her career. A special studio version of the song, featuring R&B icon Ciara, is featured on her chart-topping new album, Royalty: Live At The Ryman.

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Uganda Muslim Forces A Christian Wife To Drink Pesticides After Finding Bibles In Her Bag

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A Muslim man in eastern Uganda, who said the Quran allows men to beat their wives if they disobey them, beat his 38-year-old wife, who is a mother of three, and forced her to drink pesticide after he found two Bibles in her suitcase, according to a report.

The man, identified as Umar Kyakulaga from Uganda’s Bugiri District’s Matovu village, asked his wife, Zubeda Nabirye if she had converted to Christianity, and Nabirye replied that she was reading the Bible to compare it with what is written in the Quran, according to Morning Star News, a nonprofit that regularly reports on global Christian persecution.

The woman had two Bibles, one in English and the other in their tribal language.

“I was convicted and decided to embrace Christianity,” Nabirye was quoted as telling her husband. “My husband began reading verses in the Quran that allowed men to beat their wives if they disobey them, and after that he started beating me with slaps and sticks.”

“As if this was not enough, he forced me to take Dithane M-45,” a toxic pesticide.

She tried not to swallow the pesticide but ingested some while he was trying to strangle her and hitting her leg with sticks, she added, describing the Nov. 21 incident.

“It was around 10 p.m. when I regained consciousness and found myself surrounded by neighbors,” she said.

Neighbors said they found her groaning outside near a banana plant, and Nabirye “had just regained her consciousness but with vomit and blood all over her body.”

Nabirye, who put her faith in Christ on Aug. 21, was discharged from the hospital on Dec. 2, and has been staying with a Christian family at an undisclosed location since then.

The woman is worried about her children — ages 16, 13, and 9 — who are under the care of her mother-in-law. “I know it will be very difficult for me to see them and reunite with them,” she said.

At the end of October, a Christian pastor was reportedly killed in northern Uganda after he compared Christianity and Islam during his radio broadcast.

 

source: worshippersgh

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