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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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Nigerian Gospel Artiste Dunsin Oyekan Survives a Fatal Car Accident

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Gospel singer, Dunsin Oyekan was on Saturday involved in a ghastly auto crash on his way to Oyo State.The accident occurred on his way from Lagos to a church ministration at Ibadan, Oyo State. It was gathered that a crew member suffered slight injuries, but everyone survived.

Speaking on the incident while ministering at a church on Saturday night, Dunsin said he took a nap and woke up to realize that the jeep was under a trailer. “The devil tried everything not to make me come here today. If you saw the accident scene that I came out of you can never believe that I walked out alive.

“To think we were coming here, and I said let me sleep a bit so that I can be refreshed for the meeting and the next thing. I just knew we were somewhere, and the jeep had gone under the trailer. “Though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, If you are looking for a miracle, this is a miracle standing here,” he added.

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Shadrack ‘Shaddy’ Oppong: The boy who drummed his way through Obuasi to Boston

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Just in case you find yourself strolling down 1140 Boylston Street in Boston, Massachusetts you might just bump into Berklee College of Music’s very own Shadrack “Shaddy” Oppong.

From humble beginnings in Obuasi, Shaddy rose through the ranks as a formidable drummer with a unique sound playing for high-profile artistes across Ghana.

His passion and determination saw him make a name for himself throughout his days at the University of Ghana, Legon where he graduated with a B.A in Psychology with Philosophy.

 

In an earlier publication, we unveiled the musical journey of this power drumming enigma and his struggles to make it into the highly esteemed Berklee College of Music in the USA.

Well, we present to you an update of what he’s accomplished so far after gaining admission into the world’s largest independent private music college of contemporary music known for the study of Jazz and modern American music.

As one of the few Ghanaians to have ever bagged a degree in Music Business and Music Production from the renowned college, Shaddy has been shortlisted as one of four drummers accepted into Berklee College of Music’s exclusive Masters program known as the “Berklee Global Jazz Institute” for the 2022-2023 academic year.

This Masters program accepts only 20 students (musicians) from all over the world after a
rigorous interview and audition process.

Since his acceptance into the college, he has improved on his craft to such an extent that he has amassed a wealth of experience working with both fast-rising and established names globally, across multiple genres.

Listed below is a catalogue of artistes he has worked with over the years as a student of Berklee College of Music:

 

 

  • Edoardo Santini (Italy) – recorded
  • Lizje (Colombia) – recorded
  • Akesse Brempong (Ghana) – performed and recorded
  • Sagarika Music (India) – one of the most outstanding record labels in Mumbai, India. He recorded drums for their “Saranga” single.
  • Edoardo Omondi – performed, recorded drums on his originals & performed with him at “Disco Diablito”, one of the biggest festivals in Mexico.
  • Royal Chris (Ghana) – recorded & performed drums on his album, “Alpha”.
  • Rocket House (Los Angeles, USA) – performed and recorded on their first album, “Rocket House”.
  • Alicia (Spain) – recorded on her EP
  • Tomi (Nigeria) – recorded and performed
  • Taylor Deneen (USA) – performed
  • Esperanza Camacho (USA) – performed for her at one of biggest festivals she headlined called “AMIGA” in Cordoba, Spain (2021).
  • Valeria (Ukraine) – recorded
  • David Timothy (Sweden) – performed and recorded
  • Bastn (USA) – recorded and performed
  • Madiac (USA) – renowned Atlanta based producer that he recorded for
  • Chenshuo Zhang (China) – recorded drums for lyricist, composer & signee of Universal Music Publishing Group China

 

  • Dakota Cohen (USA) – performed
  • Varun Nayyar (India) – recorded drums for renowned USA-based Indian producer
  • James Goldman (USA) – recorded
  • Hrushabh (India) – recorded
  • Bade (Turkey) – performed and recorded
  • Daniel Monte (Canada) – performed and recorded
  • Shared stage and Performed with the legendary Lalah Hathaway and Divinity Rox (bassist for Beyoncé’s very first female band) at the Agganis Arena on May 9, 2022.
  • Official Drummer for the Berklee hip-hop ensemble who opened Chaka Khan’s show in Boston in October, 2019.

He is currently working on his first EP titled, “SHADDYCITY”. He keeps on blazing the trail and making the motherland proud as a sought after world-class drummer.

Shadrack “Shaddy” Oppong has grown to be a huge inspiration to many young Ghanaian musical talents.

He is the evidence that all one needs is a keen belief in one’s abilities, a hunger to expand knowledge and explore the full possibilities of a gift and a relentless passion to see a vision manifest in its full glory.

 

 

 

And guess what? He’s just getting started! Get interactive with Shaddy across his socials and do well to subscribe to his YouTube channel while you anticipate the birth of his debut Jazz EP!

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Prince Yawson’s [Waakye] one week celebration to be held on August 26

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The family of late Ghanaian actor Prince Yawson, also known as Waakye, has announced the one-week funeral observance.

They noted that one-week celebration will be held on 26th August 2022 at the Accra Tourism Information Centre.

Waakye died on Tuesday, August 9 after he was rushed to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.

Reports say he battled for his life as efforts to secure a bed for him in some health facilities in the capital proved futile.

Grace Omaboe, also known as Maame Dokono, disclosed that Waakye was taken to Ridge Hospital but due to the lack of hospital beds, he was moved to the 37 Military Hospital.

The actor, popularly known as ‘Waakye’, has featured in many prominent movies in the Ghanaian space.

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Gospel musician, Rev. Prince Nyarko dead

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Ghanaian gospel musician and pastor, Rev. Prince Nyarko of “Hena ne woa danfo Pa” fame has passed on.

The detail of his death is yet to be known but sources say he was recently not well.

Rev Prince Nyarko was a graduate of Maximillian International University and had three albums to his credit.

He was married with two children. Aside music, he was a missionary, a revivalist and a psalmist.

 

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Joe Mettle’s “The KADOSH” Album Seeks To “Uplift And Encourage”

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Gospel singer, Joe Mettle has released his new album ‘THE KADOSH’, a follow-up of his just-ended regional tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of Praise Reloaded.

The worship project, inspired by the holy spirit, seeks to uplift and encourage Christians all over the world to recognize the Holiness of God, one who can be trusted and ultimately the solution to today’s hurting world. It also declares God’s Holiness and lordship over all situations and life’s circumstances.

 

The 11-track album span from songs of meditation like “No other God” to the ambient, “I trust In You”. Joe Mettle’s fresh and season-specific sound is released with the accompaniment of a rich and rejuvenating video that reiterates the very power of worship. While each song varies in tone, rhythm and tempo, they all circle back to one universal theme, “The Holiness of God”. A collective reminder of the value of the secret place, the pursuit of purity, and a life of gratitude.

The new album includes “Woye Mame”, an Akan lullaby written by Joe mettle as he recounts and acknowledges the good ness of God in his life, family, and ministry. “I Can’t Stop Praising” which features the Incredible Eben from Nigeria, “Great Jehovah” the first single released from the album and many other spirit-filled songs.

 

 

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[Watch Video]”I lost Six Children in one day in A Car Accident” – Rev Eastwood Anaba Shares His Story

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In April 2009, the head pastor of the Fountain Gate Chapel Rev Eastwood Anaba lost his children in an accident on the Tamale – Bolgatanga highway. The accident involving a green Toyota SRS four runner on the Eve of Easter claimed the lives of 6 members of the Fountain Gate Chapel who were on their way to the Church’s Easter convention.

 

 

The Unfortunate incident is one that the Christian family in Ghana will foreover recount and sympathise with Rev Eastwood Anaba. In a recent preaching message by Rev Eastwood Anaba, He encouraged His church members to face life, fight and stop cowardice. Narrating the tragic story to His congregation, He said ” One day you just wake up and you have lost 6 children, 2 biological, 4 spiritual and all of them were close to me. The Police stood with me in the office and they said unfortunately we couldn’t get any of them, chairman Clement and pastor Eric looked at me and all I said is It is well. Then they asked me how do we tell Mummy, and I told them to leave it to me because she is my wife”

Rev Eastwood Anaba is an example of ”Faith Tested” and he always admonishes believers to remain steadfast, face life, and keep on trusting God.

[Watch Full video here]

 

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Tragedy on United from Accra to Washington as man dies in flight

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Tragedy struck onboard United 997 while in the middle of the Atlantic when a young man of almost 27 died in what is suspected to be a case of pulmonary embolism.

What’s worse, Daniel Junior dies as his father Daniel Toffey Sr. looked on helplessly – in flight.

“He kept saying ‘Daddy I can’t breathe, Daddy I can’t breathe,’” the senior Toffey narrated to DNT in an interview moments ago.

After having sat for a while, the victim was said to have attempted to stand up to go and use the restroom when his movement became shaky, and was soon gasping for air.

One young lady shouted, “we need a doctor, we need a doctor.” At that moment, what appeared to be a sixth sense got the senior father to jump from his business class area and rushed to the scene although the flight crew instructed everyone to remain in their seats.

 

               

 

Unfortunately, with as many as seven doctors on board, and with tools with which those doctors were “impressed” for United Airlines to have on board, Daniel Toffey Junior still suffocated too death in flight.

The flight took off from the Kotoka International Airport around 11pm on Sunday and was scheduled to arrive at Washington Dulles early on Monday.

Bur as a result of the tragic incident, the flight was diverted to Bermuda where all 178 passengers were lodging at Grotto Bay Resort pending their continued travel to Washington.

Jesse Lasuer, a neighbor at business class told DNT how the deceased father was holding up in spite of the monumental loss. “Although he is holding up just fine, you can just see the pain in his eyes,” Lasuer recalled.

Daniel Toffey had come to Ghana with his wife and Gospel Artist son to attend the funeral of an in-law. The wife stayed behind while father and son took the lead home to Pataskala, Ohio – a suburb of Columbus.

The Junior Toffey was scheduled to launch his album on June 4 with Joe Mettle scheduled to attend in Columbus. But now, the mother, at the time of posting this story, was in flight heading home to prepare for the arrival of her husband and the body of their son.

The Toffeys hail from the Jomoro area of Ghana.

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ALEXANDRAH, Pastor Emmit and Siisi Baido to Headline Ruach 2022

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ALEXANDRAH, is an anointed, dynamic, and extremely versatile contemporary gospel vocalist and a minister. Having started music at a very tender age, she made her first public appearance at age four (4) at the National Theatre of Ghana on the KIDAFEST SHOW.
From then till now, ALEXANDRAH is known to always leave her audience undoubtedly BLESSED.

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On Saturday 21st May 2022. ALEXANDRAH outdoor her maiden event dubbed, ”RUACH” during her engagement with the press. A worship gathering slated for Sunday 24th July 2022, 4 pm at restoration Revival Assemblies of God Roman ridge is set to headline ALEXANDRAH, Ps Emmit Jim Konadu and Siisi Baido for the much-anticipated worship gathering Ruach 2022.

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RUACH is a Hebrew word that means THE SPIRIT, THE BREATH, and THE WIND of GOD.

Explaining Ruach during the meet the press ALEXANDRAH said “As children of God, we cannot downplay the essence of these three dimensions of God in our lives. We exist by His breath. By His wind, He aligns us with purpose and provisions. And by His Spirit, we can access the SUPERNATURAL. I therefore strongly believe that “RUACH” maybe a day’s gathering but the effects of this REVIVAL will surely outlive just that day.”

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Ruach is expected to be one of the most powerful events to hit Ghana in July 2022.

 

by: Jeff Jnr.

 

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Ohemaa Mercy wins Best Gospel Song of the Year at VGMA 23

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Ghana’s evergreen gospel artiste Ohemaa Mercy has once again bagged the award for best gospel song of the year at the 2022 edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards with her hit song ”Ote Me Mu”. Undoubtedly, the song has carved a house hold name for itself and it’s not surprising to see it win an award for the second time after winning the best gospel song at the 2022 edition of 3 Music Awards this year.

 

With over 800k views on YouTube, the song has impacted lives and circumstances and still counting beyond measure. It has also on other digital spaces received a greater number of streams after it’s release.Not to forget her stunning “Ote Me Mu” Performance with MOG Music which wowed patrons across the globe.

The ”Ote Me Mu”  hitmaker expressed her in-depth gratitude to God for blessing her with this song and it’s impact.

Some pictures from VGMA 23

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