Nathaniel Bassey

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Nathaniel Bassey was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He is from Ikot Ofon Ikono, Uyo local government area in Akwa-Ibom state, South-South Nigeria. His father, Mr E Joshua Bassey, was a minister in The Apostolic Church Bashua Assembly and from an early age he developed a love for both music and the gospel.

He was inspired when He saw Dr Panam Percy Paul, a prominent Nigerian gospel music icon in concert over twenty years ago and since then, His passion for music has grown and translated into various musical experiences.

In his early years, he developed a rather uncommon interest for jazz music and began listening, imitating and playing to the music of Louis Armstrong, Miles Davies, Clifford Brown, Charlie Parker, Stan Getz and Kirk Whalum, Phil Driscoll, Hugh Masakela and other Jazz luminaries. His zeal for the Jazz form would later stir him to seek out bands and groups along the Jazz lines. He then joined a top jazz quartet in Lagos, Spectrum 4, where he played alongside his childhood friends.

About that time Nat, as he is fondly called, was approached by one of the most respectable figures in the Nigerian jazz and music circle, Elder Steve Rhodes to lead, arguably, the first Jazz Orchestra in the country – THE STEVE RHODES OCHESTRA. He served as band leader and lead trumpet player for a period of two years and later moved on with his music career. His peculiar and particularly soulful trumpet playing style caught the ears of top Artistes and composers within and outside the country. Teemac, Ayo Bankole Jr, Cobhams Asuquo, Wole Oni, Yinka Davies, Adlan Cruise, Funsho Ogundipe, Peter King, Sotiris Papadopoulus, Paul Petersen, The French Cultural centre, American International School, are but a few individuals and organisations that have sought his musical ingenuity.

As time passed, Nathaniel began sensing a deep yearning within. There was more to his music than he thought. He later took time off his numerous mainstream commitments to seek the Lord under the Mentorship and guidance of Late Pastor Eskor Mfon, the former Pastor of The Redeemed Christian Church Of God, City Of David Parish. This decision attracted fierce criticisms from friends, Artistes and colleagues who thought it unthinkable abandoning what was becoming a thriving mainstream music career to serve exclusively at a local church.

As he developed an intimate fellowship with the Holy Spirit, He then realised that music was more than an item to fill a space in time but was a fundamental tool in the praise and worship of the Lord. Soon after, a music ministry was born and for Nathaniel, the main thrust was WORSHIP – Music of heaven – one that ministered exclusively to the Lord and an avenue through which HE related with His people. His trumpet playing coupled with a calm singing style has since ushered many in concerts, crusades and churches into the presence of the LORD.

Nathaniel, a graduate of Politics and International Relations at the University of London, also serves as the director of music at the RCCG; The King’s Court. He has attended music courses in and out of the country including the Middlesex University Summer School UK, where he studied popular music and music business. He writes, sings and produces his own music and records with diverse groups of musicians.

Nathaniel Bassey’s first contact with the Glorious Fountain Ministries was at the Youth Ablaze Conference in the august 2010 and since then He has been amongst our unique guest list helping thousands who attend our event access the throne room of God in most of our events

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Pastor Ose Imiemohon

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Ose Imiemohon

Ose Imiemohon is the founder and Senior Pastor of The Brook Church. He is a dynamic teacher of the word of grace, with strong prophetic thrust and the miraculous. He is the author of the best-seller, Exceptional Life daily Devotional. Through his ministry, many have experienced victory in life and have discovered God’s purpose for their lives.

He is the convener of the Young Ministers’ Conference (YMC); a mentorship platform for raising a new generation of ministers across the higher institutions of learning in Nigeria.

With a burning desire to promote the truth of God’s word in churches, Pastor Ose Imiemohon established the Cutting Edge Ministers’ Conference, exclusively for training and equipping ministers of the gospel of Christ. It is aimed at sharpening the cutting edges of their ministries and building a balance in the ministry and family life of Ministers.

A much sought-after conference speaker, Pastor Ose is known for his practical and simplistic approach to the Bible. And with zero tolerance to mediocrity, he encourages everyone to pursue a personal relationship with God with an excellent mindset. He is married to Pastor Naomi. They have been blessed with four children, and they currently reside in Calabar.

BIOGRAPHY: Elijah Oyelade

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Elijah Oyelade, a man driven with a strong passion to see the reality of the manifestation of God in our days like it was in the bible days. He believes in the release of the transforming power of God through the preaching and singing of the word of God.

Elijah Oyelade is a deep worshipper, a pastor, a teacher and a song writer. His worship lifestyle and songs is impacting and inspiring many around the world.

In 2010 God spoke to him about a revival that is to be stirred which will fly on the wings of worship. Being inspired by the Holy Spirit to record and package deep worship songs as a revival and evangelistic tool in the hands of God for the enforcement of His kingdom in the heart of men in all places, the project titled “Show Us Your Glory”
was released. The project is more than songs and music, it is the enforcement of the Kingdom; it is revival.
He has been in practical ministry since 1990 involved in rural, city and house to house evangelism and leading people in various meetings in worship.
His ministry is characterized with an unusual release of the presence of God bringing deep revival in the spirit of men, healing the sick and setting the oppressed free.

Elijah is a graduate of civil engineering; he is married to Olamide and blessed with two children, Flourish and Joyous.

Asu Ekiye

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Asu Ekiye is a Bayelsa born Gospel music luminary who had a very humble beginning. His primary education was at different parts of eastern Nigeria because of his father’s itinerant military career. His secondary education was at the prestigious Hussey College Warri.

After two years of preparation and vocational studies in administration, he headed to the University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt, where he obtained a BSC degree in accountancy. He enlisted as an auditor in a firm of chartered accountants and latter as an finance executive in EPIC a company in the oil service sector. It was there he gave heed to the call to music ministry.

For ten years Asu Ekiye worked as a music director in various churches in Port Harcourt even while working as an accountant. He became the musical engine room for most growing ministries in Port Harcout.  But in December 2001, he gave heed to the call to Music ministry and He released his popular hit, Woekilemo, regarded as the music that opened the Niger Delta or the south south people to the world. From then so much has happened.

He has had several international performances and has performed alongsides such world greats like, Kirk Franklin, Donie Mcclurkin, Cece Winans, Kurt Carr, Don Moen, Israel Houghton, Lionel Peterson etc.

Asu Ekiye has three musical albums to his credit. Back to Base 1, Back to base 2,  Back to Base 3 and Na God.

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He is married to kunemofa and together they have three sons and a daughter. Marvelous, Akpofeowei,Embeleakpor and Princess Fagha.

AWARDS

Asu Ekiye was  nominated and won Channel O best Gospel Artist in South Africa. Asu Ekiye is the first and only artist  to win a Channel O Music Award twice in the gospel category.

As a renowned and talented African gospel artist, Asu Ekiye has received numerous awards all over the world.

Niger Delta Arts Award – Most Popular Culture Friendly Artist 2007.

Toma Awards Today’s Music Awards – Most Popular Gospel Album 2005.

Vigoma Awards – Most Popular Male Album 2005.

Channel O Awards – Best African Gospel Artist 2003.

Decross Awards- Best Selling Artist 2004.

Channel O Awards- Best African Gospel Artist 2004.

NTA Awards- Best African Gospel Artist 2003.

Amen Awards- (Awards For Musical Excellence in Nigeria) – Gospel Artist of the Year 2003

Etc

Samsong Takes Over African Gospel Music

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Samsong is a Nigerian gospel artist, based in Abuja, Nigeria. He has had a successful recording career with radio hits like Count
your blessings, Bianule, Odogwu, Kele Ya and Higher High as well as a handful of accolades such as The Psalmist Award in 2000, nominee “best Gospel Artist” by Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA) in
New York in 2008. He has graced the stage with Gospel greats like Marvin Winans, Donnie McClurkin and Panam Percy Paul, as well as successful mainstream artists like
Donell Jones, Kenny Latimore, 112, TuFace, D’Banj, Faze, and Styl Plus.
NDAA 2011 best gospel NGMA 2011 award. He was born Samson Uche Mogekwu in Delta State, Nigeria. He discovered his talent for singing while in high school. It bes also in high school he was popularly calbes Samsong.
He attended college, and majored in
Accounting. In 1991, he formebes quarbes knownbes Praise Creation. They were signed to Ivbes Music Label, and released their debes album in 1996 titled “Best of Life”.
The group however broke up, and
Samsong became a solo artist, releasing
his debut cd in 2002, titled “Count Your
Blessings”. His album was a success,
garnering airplay, and resulting in winnbes The Psalmist Award that same year. (1) bes sophomore cd was released in 2004, titbes “Still Counting”. He continued his awbes winning streak, snagging The Best Mbes Vocalist of the Year Award at Today’s Mubes Award in 2004, and Best Male Vocalistbes The Year Award in 2005 at The Amen
Awards. Samsong had become a bona fbes celebrity and gospel star at this poibes having songs and video in rotation rabes and TV, and receiving top billingbes concerts. At The Vigoma Awards in 2005,
he received The Best Video of The Year
Award. His third release titled “The World
of My Dreams” was issued in 2007, and
was his most ambitious release at that
point. It featured a remake of the mega hit
“One Love” by music icon Onyeka Onwenu,
in which he performed a duet with her.
The cd also featured a duet with
international superstars Styl-Plus titled Live
Right. His ambitious output was
recognized with and he was awarded with
The Grace Honorary Award for Excellence,
that same year. In 2008, he was
nominated for The Best Gospel Artist at
The Nigerian Entertainment Awards (NEA)
held in New York city. He embarked on an
international tour to promote his cd, with
stops at South Africa, the United Kingdom
and Germany. In Germany, he had
recorded and performed with Chris Lass,
the famous German gospel producer and
artist. His most recent headlining tour was
in August 2009. He toured the island of
Seychelles, and was privileged to have
dinner with the Vice President, Joseph
Belmont.
Since then, he has been a collector of
multiple awards…too numerous to
mention.
Churchboy album had hit tracks like
‘Bianule’ which heralded his beautiful
blend of RnB and hip-hop afresh. The song
had the airwaves busy…both radio and TV.
Just as it seemed people were gradually
recovering from the rave of the song,
Churchboy Reloaded album unveiled an
even bigger song ‘Odogwu’ featuring
Chioma Jesus. The song currently has a
world standard video streaming on
youtube. Presently the wonderful singer,
faithful husband and loving father of two-
Samsong-is set to release a new album by
2013. He promises his fans bigger, richer
and better songs that still retain his
message of the gospel and the RnB flavour
he steadily delivers.
Best of Life (with Praise Creation) (1996)
Count Your Blessings (2002)
Still Counting (2004)
The World of My Dreams (2007)
Church Boy (2010)
Churchboy Reloaded (2011/2012)

Source: Snipe Magazine

Taiwo Oladoye

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Taiwo Oladoye is an award-winning, Nigerian female contemporary gospel singer and composer. 

In 2013, she won 3 awards within the space of 8 weeks on account of her debut album ‘Shake Up The Heaven’, featuring the hit single ‘No Be Me, Na God’, whilst her second single ‘My Mother’ won her the ‘Outstanding Mother of the year’ award.

Since the release of her multi-award winning debut album, She has performed at numerous Corporate and high net-worth Individuals’ events. 

Her determination to continually be a channel of inspiration and joy to her Fans all over the world has led to the recent release of 3 Singles from her upcoming album.

Do check out her works here: http://bit.ly/Msw5h9

For more info, pls check out her:
Web: www.taiwooladoye.com
Itunes: http://bit.ly/1iW7mzF
Wiki: http://bit.ly/1lCgoli
Vevo: http://bit.ly/1mJoqYr