Idols SA Yanga Sobetwa Takes Fans to the ‘Promised Land’ – NEW ALBUM!

Six months have passed since the exciting win for Idols SA Yanga Sobetwa. From graduating high school to becoming a millionaire in a matter of months, Yanga soon realized that God has a plan for her life, and it’s much more than she ever could have imagined for herself.

Yanga was the youngest contestant in season 14 of Idols SA but that never caused anyone to doubt her incredible vocals and presence throughout the competition. This historical win took all of South Africa by surprise as Yanga announced only after winning that she will be doing something different with her fame and success.

With an increasing amount of pressure and status, Yanga chose to glorify God with everything. She not only announced that she will continue her music career in Gospel music, but also that she plans to use her platform for so much more than just music.

Check Out the New Music Video “Promised Land” Here!

The long-awaited, newest single and first complete album, “Promised Land” was released earlier this month on May 10th. In just two weeks, “Promised Land” has made its way to the top of the iTunes Gospel charts and it hasn’t budged! However, Yanga is no stranger to being at the top. At the very release of her first debut, her single “Scars (All Over Me)” was at the top of the charts and the music video gained quite a lot of attention, as well.

“Promised Land” was a project that involved many amazing and inspiring talent from both the world of Gospel music and the Idols SA community. Grammy award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir and fan favorite Idols SA contestant Amanda Black joined Yanga for an incredible and collaborative production.

As Yanga continues to bless the world with her music, she looks forward to further finding her individuality and her sound. It is important to her that she inspires the world to find hope for a better world and future, as she has found in God.

Sitting in an interview with TshisaLIVE, South African Times, Yanga shared these words in response to her style and what she wants her fans to take away from her music, success, and fame:

“The song is inspired by harmony, peace and nation building. The song makes me feel like I am spreading a message of hope and I hope it touches someone’s life”

“I have definitely received great feedback from all over, people say my music brings them hope and peace and they are amazed at what the album does to their souls. That feels good, it gives me a tap on the back and encourages me to go forward.”

ANNOUNCING THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL MUSIC CONCERT FEATURED ARTISTS

It’s almost that time of year again when the very best of everyone’s favorite LoveWorld stars take the stage for an enchanted evening filled with so much more than just song and enthralling performances. The International Music Concert is guaranteed to be an event you will never forget, and anxiously anticipate attending again.

The attending artists this year at the International Music Concert with Pastor Chris are the ever so loved and admired Sinach, UR Flames, and Israel Strong. You can expect much more than just a concert, or even a worship experience. Join the International Music Concert with Pastor Chris for a night full of incredible ministry, anointed performances, and supernatural joy! Continue reading more about your favorite LoveWorld artists and be sure to join us on the 23rd of June, 2019 at the LoveWorld Convention Arena.

SINACH

Sinach, known around the world for her best gospel hits such as “this Is your season” and “I know who I am” will be returning to the main stage for the annual event and we couldn’t be more thrilled. For those of you not keeping up, Sinach is a long time LoveWorld favorite!  As the first recipient of the LIMA Songwriter of the Decade Award, her contribution and talent in songwriting for the gospel music community was recognized very early on in the LoveWorld Music realm. Her songs are sung all over the world as Lord continues to use her.

UR FLAMES

Another LoveWorld favorite, and no stranger to the International Music Concert with Pastor Chris, is the beloved UR Flames. UR Flames, starring two of LoveWorld’s hottest icons, has been on our top playlists since their first single came out, Somersault. UR Flames, individually known as Razzy and Ussi know how to make you get up and dance. If you were around for IMC with Pastor Chris in 2017, you should remember the boys well for this! Well, it’s 2019 and the party has not stopped – Join UR Flames and Pastor Chris for an incredible and joy-filled night worshipping the Lord.

IMC 2017 UR Flames join Pastor Chris in dancing on the stage

ISRAEL STRONG

In order to make any LoveWorld International Music Concert with Pastor Chris truly complete, Israel Strong will add the final layer of reverent worship and praise to the evening’s event. Whether it’s his hit singles Born Victorious or Beautiful Year, this night is guaranteed to be full of unashamed and undignified worship to God. Israel is one of LoveWorld’s most loved and listened to artists.

Don’t miss out on this year’s worship and praise experience! For more information, please go to PastorChrisOnline.org

 

LoveWorld Worship on Good Gospel Playlist!

Good Gospel Playlist is here to bring you the latest and greatest news of all things relating to music, soul, and lifting the name of Jesus!

With hundreds of new songs coming out every week, this generation will never have a hard time finding great artists to listen to.

It’s not only secular music that has made a way for all genres and styles to be readily available for people to listen, subscribe, download, etc. Any good gospel playlist is sure to include artists like Sinach, Tori Kelly, Jeannine Zoe and so many more. With endless ways to stream and share music now, Gospel artists are popular both within and outside of the Church.

If you love Gospel music and worshipping the name of Jesus, you cannot miss out on the newest LoveWorld Worship Album Volume 1! All of your favorite LoveWorld musicians, praising the Lord in one place, under one name! There has been incredible Gospel music straight from the LoveWorld Music and ARTS Ministry (LMAM) but never anything like this! Be sure to download your LoveWorld Worship Album Volume 1 from the Pastor Chris Digital Library. The link to download is below!

Gospel music has become the sound of revival! Since the origin, Gospel Music has held popularity in the African and American cultures. The structure of Gospel music is intended to draw people into an experience in which they can worship freely. With lyrics that are simple, powerful, and repeated – we worship this way to usher in the presence of God, more than anything else, and we pray the Holy Spirit would inhabit our praises.

6 verses about praise and worship

1 Chronicles 16:25

“For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: he also is to be feared above all gods.”

2 Samuel 22:4

“I will call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so, shall I be saved from my enemies.”

Psalm 66:1-4

“Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands: sing forth the honor of his name: make his praise glorious. Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works! Through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee. All the earth shall worship thee and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah”

Psalm 35:27-28

“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant. And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all day long.”

Psalm 150:3-6

“Praise Him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with psaltery and harp. Praise Him with the timbral and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals. Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord, Praise ye the Lord.”

Psalm 146:1-2

“Praise ye Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.”

When the powerful Word of the Lord has all the authority in Heaven and on Earth, how can we help but sing of His praises all the time?

God is in the business of changing lives and winning souls by His Word and the testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Let’s join in the glory and bring our praises to Him, the one who is most worthy!

DON’T FORGET to download your recording of the LoveWorld Worship Album Vol 1 — here! 

NEW SINGLE OUT NOW! (KPANSA KPANSA by Testimony Mr Jaga)

It has been five inspiring months since the great announcement made by the man of God Reverend Chris Oyakhilome of the year 2019 to be the Year of Lights. Many powerful things have happened since the new year began and we have so much to thank God for already!

One man is ready to tell the whole world just how good God is – the highly admired and talented Fuji-pop artist and Gospel minister, Testimony Mr Jaga. You may recall his first single that came out earlier this year, called Not Enough. Well, he is back with more and this one is all about living in the glory of God!

“KPANSA KPANSA”, which translates to mean “More testimonies” is a song that will keep you praising the Lord for all He has given you while looking forward with expectation for greater and greater glory to come. After all, His Word promises in Haggai 2:9 that “The glory of the latter shall be greater than the former”.

Make sure to check out the new single by the one and only, Testimony Mr Jaga, Produced by JMOSES, and inspired by LoveWorld President, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s powerful word for this Year of Lights!

 

(KPANSA KPANSA LYRICS)

(Intro)
Oshe
Testi Jaga
Testimony
Kpansa
Kpansa kpansa
Kpansa (2x)
Kpansa kpansa kpansa
Kpansa (2x)
Kpansa kpansa kpansa
Wangba

You think God is done with you
Or this is the best you can be or have
Give God more chance oshe

You think you’ve seen Blessings before oh
Wait for God oh
You’ll see more more more blessings
You think you’ve seen favour before oh
Wait for God oh
You’ll see more more more  favour oh
You think you’ve seen money before
Oya wait for God oh
You’ll see more more  more money
You think this is the best you can be
Oya wait for God oh
You’re making history

(Chorus)
God is taking me (to where)
From glory to glory
Jehovah is taking me (to where)
From glory to glory
God is taking us (to where)
From glory to glory (we love you Jesus)
Jehovah is taking us (to where)
From glory to glory

Part 1 leshiri
Part 2 mgbole yin
Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9
My blessings can never end

Them go hear more  more testimonies 
Ala
Kpansa kpansa
Them go hear kpansa kpansa
Testimony Kpansa
This is the morning of my life
Kpansa (2x)
I’m just starting God never finish it
Testimony Kpansa (2x)
I’m favoured in everywhere
Kpansa (2x)
My light is shining in every nation
Testimony Kpansa (2x)
My testimonies is everywhere
Kpansa (2x)

Them go hear 
Kpansa
Kpansa kpansa
Kpansa (2x)
Kpansa kpansa kpansa
Kpansa (2x)
Kpansa kpansa kpansa
Wangba

You think you have good job
Wait for God oh
Till you become job giver
You think you live in good house
Oya wait for God oh
Till you become estate owner
You think God is done with you
Oya wait for God oh
This is just the rehearsal
Oh people laughing at you
Oya wait for God oh
Very soon they’ll celebrate you
Your miracles has come
Your blessings have come
Your marriage has come
Your baby is on the way

Miracle has come
Your blessings have come
Your marriage has come
Your baby is on the way

(Chorus)
God is taking me (to where)
From glory to glory
Jehovah is taking me
From glory to glory
God is taking us
From glory to glory (from glory to glory)
Jehovah is taking us
From glory to glory

Part 1 leshiri
Part 2 mgbole yin
Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9
My blessings can never end

Them go hear more  more testimonies 
Ala
Kpansa kpansa
Them go hear kpansa kpansa
Testimony Kpansa
This is the morning of my life
Kpansa (2x)
I’m just starting God never finish it
Testimony Kpansa (2x)
I’m favoured in everywhere
Kpansa (2x)
My light is shining in every nation
Testimony Kpansa (2x)
My testimonies is everywhere
Kpansa (2x)
I’m making history I’m breaking history
Testimony Kpansa

Kpan sa Kpan sa kpan sa 
Kpansa (2x)

SPEAKING IN TONGUES
Testimony Kpansa
Kpansa (2x)
Testimony Kpansa
Kpansa (2x)

00:00


Testimony kpansa (2x)
Testimony
Them go hear
Kpansa
Kpansa (2x)
Thank you everybody

Lyrics from: https://xclusivegospel.com/2019/05/10/testimony-kpansa-kpansa/

Aretha Franklin’s Live Gospel Album Finally to Reach the Cinema – “Amazing Grace”

On August 16th we will remember one year since Aretha Franklin left our world and imprinted our hearts forever. A day that will remain in history as a day we all lost a bit of soul. Imagining a world of music without such an incredible talent has in no way become any easier with time. She was not only an astounding vocalist, but a lover of many with an infectious spirit, and a timeless icon in gospel music.

Whether you are a believer in Christ or not, some performers carry a sense of godliness in them that comes from their spirit when they sing. Franklin was one of those vocalists that causes you to look to God because of the richness of the soul in everything she did and in each performance.

In 1972, at the age of thirty years old, Aretha Franklin was hosted by the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church of Los Angeles, California for a two-night special performance. However, no one could have believed this would become the biggest selling live gospel album in history. Altogether, the production was set to be a powerful and moving expression of art and media but was left untouched (for the most part) and unseen by most of the world, until now.

The art of Reconstruction

The new film titled Amazing Grace is one of its kind. The phenomenon of mixing media and arts to produce something wonderful that has never been done before is not simply creating something that is new but rather an entire experience that has never been had. Oscar winner Sydney Pollack was brought on to direct multicamera footage of the entire two-day performance, all taking place in the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church.

Due to the quality and abilities of filmography from the early 1970s being much less advanced than what we consider to be ‘workable’ now, the footage sat unedited for decades. It was not until very recently that the correct digital editing technology was even created to reconstruct the footage. Producer Alan Elliot became interested in the project that was becoming more relevant as film production became more advanced.

The Worship Experience

The Guardian describes Elliot’s work on the film by Pollack to capture both the hive of musical activity and fervor or religious ecstasy that thronged through that church all those years ago. There is always a greater sense of intimacy between the artists and listeners when there is a raw visual performance, much like the experience of going to a concert versus listening in your headphones. Amazing Grace brings us directly into the intimacy of that worship experience that took place almost 50 years ago.

Overall, the project is one of its kind that has never been done before. The art of bringing an audience into such an intimate and spirit-filled experience that was had so long ago and giving it new power and strength constitutes an utter masterpiece. The film has had a gradual release, as it has been featured throughout 2018 in various film festivals across the US. It officially released in the UK last week, with additional scheduled releases in other countries throughout the summer. Check out the official trailer for Aretha Franklin’s new tribute film “Amazing Grace”

#BETSundayBest is back!

You have probably heard the names Kierra Sheard, Mary Mary, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Bebe and Cece Winans, and Kirk Franklin. But what do all these incredible talents have in common? Black Entertainment Television (BET) Gospel music singing competition called Sunday Best is hosted and judged by each one of these brilliant artists and personalities. BET released the first episode of the inspiring reality series in October of 2007.

http://myhoustongospel.com/2019/01/bet-sunday-best-to-return-spring-2019/

Since the original release date, the series has produced and aired eight consecutive seasons. Sunday Best was on the air, and doing well, through the summer of 2015. Finale winner, Dathan Thigpen, was a familiar face to all who were following the competition from the 3rd season. Though Thigpen was voted off at the time, he returned to give the competition his all in the final season – he took the stage and all of our hearts! The series rounded out with an overwhelming response from fans and such a strong presence of God, as all glory and praise throughout the competition was given to Him.

After taking what was thought to be their final bow, judges and host, Kirk Franklin never would have imagined the competition to start up again for a ninth season. Yet, here we are. It is 2019 and BET recently announced the show’s return to the network, coming June 2019. You can expect some familiarity but look out for a total revamp of the complete design and production. Judges will include, again, the one and only Erica Campbell from Mary Mary, along with Kelly Price and Jon McReynolds.

While each season has started out with ten contestants in the past, the new season will gather a group of twenty aspiring Gospel singers from all over the world. The audition locations include Dallas, Atlanta, Johannesburg, and London. You can expect to see amazing talent come out, from both near and far. With so many other reality television programs clouding the networks today, it is encouraging to see the Lord’s name lifted high in the media, across so many varying audiences. These upcoming stars will be recognized and known for their praise, and while the competition will be strong between the contestants, God is the One to receive all the glory.

Make sure to get caught up if you have not yet seen the older seasons and tune in on June 30th for the premiere of season 9! Watch Sunday Best on BET every Sunday night and vote for your favorite Gospel singers. In previous seasons, the winner received a national recording contract, a cash prize and the esteemed title of “Sunday Best”. It has not yet been confirmed if the rewards will be the same for the winners this time around, but we are sure it will be something you do not want to miss!

If you want to follow the performances and updates on Instagram and Twitter, check out #BETSundayBest and don’t forget to vote!