The celebrated COZA Senior Pastors, Biodun Fatoyibo and wife – Modele Fatoyibo celebrate mark their wedding anniversary. In a post via his instagram page wrote an open letter to his beloved wife title “An Open Letter to the Wife of My Youth”. Read his letter below; “Eighteen years ago, all I had was a vision and a resolute passion but you had faith in me. You stayed with me through it all, times when we had no food, no clothes we both believed that as we put the kingdom of God first every other thing will be added. I remember how you traveled all the way by road to visit me in my school, times when you write me letters because there no was proper means of communication. You have been a consistent pillar of support in my life and I can never take for granted your incessant love towards me. You deserve a crown for not just being the best there is, but for being a partner, my chief cheerleader, my best friend, my companion, my co-laborer and a fantastic mother to my children. I celebrate today, because many years ago you made the decision to stand by me through it all. I love you Modele and I celebrate you! Happy Wedding Anniversary to us! You complete me! I just gave my wife a gift, guess what it is.” See more pictures below;
The first ever Live event by African gospel music platform and community, XCLUSIVEGOSPEL held last December 28th 2017 in a fresh new exciting event called the NEXT RATED AWARDS.
In its 3rd year coming, the NEXT RATED AWARDS (powered by XclusiveGospel), has come a long way to setting a pace among others for itself as one of the (if not the only) major platform celebrating fresh, newly debuted gospel artists and talents in this part of the world.
NEXT RATED AWARDS celebrates and promotes newly debuted and fresh-out gospel artists and talents every year by allowing people and music fans to vote their favourite new artists for the Next Rated Artists of the year awards in categories such as Praise, Worship, Hip-hop, Indigenous, Group, Collaboration and more.
The event which in its previous 2years had been done only as an online event, had a major upgrade in 2017 and held its first Live Awards Event. The event was strictly by invitation for the winners, nominees, close friends of XclusiveGospel and off-course Guests. Winners were presented with their awards and celebrated. The timed event was filled with excitement, fun and presentations from guest artists, Eli-J and TB1. To present the awards were Guests artists including, Rozey, TB1, Soltune, Kelly Lyon and others.
Hosts Dozie and Ethel D Voice held down the event and red-carpet successfully without a glitch, making it exciting and lit.
Congratulations to the award winners and those who participated in the voting. 2017 was a year of bold beginnings for the team at XclusiveGospel and a sign of more to come.
The year 2018 edition of the Next Rated Awards promises to be even much better and prestigious and the team plans to kick start early this year.
“Finally we have a platform to celebrate and showcase gospel artists as they launch into the industry. Next Rated Awards by XG is filling a gap in the industry, encouraging and inspiring gospel artists to do much more and be the best they can be.” – XG Team
Watch out for this years edition of Next Rated Awards 2018, coming your way soon!!
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Abuja based Gospel music artiste Fada Sheyin, who brought us the amazing video, shot by Unlimited L.A, for the song “It is Possible” featuring Gospel singer Samsong teams up with video director T.Frizzle of Frizzle & Bizzle Films for the video of “Higher”.
“Higher” is one of Fada Sheyin’s most recent recordings, an uptempo dance song that is bound set ablaze the praise alter in churches, homes and otherwise.
Fada Sheyin is known for his giant strides. In 2016, his concert “Abuja Praise Trybe” brought the likes of Frank Edwards, Samsong, Chris Morgan, Wole Oni, Opera Davids, Maurice Morgan and more to the city of Abuja for a night lit with celebration and thanksgiving. An offshoot of the concert saw the winner of his music challenge walk away with N200,000.
He dropped the video for “It is Possible” in the last quarter of 2015 and got the airwaves in a frenzy. The video shot in Lagos by Unlimited L.A still enjoys airplay on top TV stations both free-to-air and cable. His single “Yabo” featuring Solomon Lange is still a favorite for many a fan.
Other wave making singles by Father Sheyin includes “Mighty God”, “Jolly” and more off the “It is Possible” album.
“Higher”, the video drops on the 14th of November, 2017. See more behind the scenes pictures below:
Facebook: Stephen Sheyin
“One Voice Africa” (1VA) act Prince Onyekachi, also known as P’kach is a passionate gospel artiste and a graduate of Theatre Arts, University of Benin, Nigeria.
He started music writing and singing from the age of 4; now a powerful voice to reckon with. P’kach seeks to use his talent to glorify God and turn hearts to God.
Watch out for his debut album titled “Son Of God” which is proposed to drop in September 2017.
He teams up with ace photographer/cinematographer Henry Lodam for the promotion photos.
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It’s been 8 month since Kingsley Orji, also known as Kelar Thrillz put out a new single but there is a wave coming and the indigenous rapper is cooking up a storm!
While Kelar Thrillz may not have put out a single since the last very successful release which initiated the movement for young and radical believers – “YARB” – but he has kept his social media updated with the “Wild & Rocky” motivational series, a collection of daring pictures paired with matching original inspirational quotes posted on his Instagram page, inspired by his visit to the mountains in Suleja, Niger state.
The build up will hit crescendo this June as we await a new material from the indigenous Gospel rapper
Kelar Thrillz hails from the eastern part of Nigeria, namely Imo state. Losing his father at the tender age of 11 opened him up to harsh realities, especially facing rejection due to his career choice. He is of the opinion that every “No” he received was a redirection to a better path.
He started doing music professionally in 2013 but debuted in 2014 with Echoes Of Victory. The critically acclaimed energetic rock-infused Hip Hop song, Akagi and Afro-beat/rap song Egwueji followed in 2015. The former also made it on to the top of major music charts. He collaborated with another indigenous rapper Oba Reengy on “YARB” in 2016. He backed the effort with an EP bearing same title in the same year. The EP which enjoyed rave reviews had 2 singles –“YARB” & “OYO” climbing to the top of Holy Holla Top 5 Countdown for over 6 weeks.
Kelar Thrillz stands out for his power dance moves and energetic performance. The lyrical & spiritual depth reflected in his music also speaks volume beyond the theatrics. His deepest desire is to inspire young people with his music, and encourage them to find themselves in Christ as He is the only guarantee for their success.
Twitter | Instagram: @kelarthrillz
UK based multi-award winning Gospel Recording Artist, Isabella Melodies, added two more trophies to her shelf by bagging two awards at the prestigious African Gospel Music & Media Awards 2017 (AGMMA) held in London on Saturday 03 June 2017.
Her first was a Community Award for the work she does through the charity organisation, Women of African Origin in Music Ministry (WAOMM) and her second award, which was her big win for the night, was for Female Artist Of Excellence overall.
Massive congratulations to Isabella Melodies and her team for consistently representing African Gospel music with the spirit of excellence.