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Gospel Artist TORI KELLY Talks New Album and Faith Journey!

The world has their eyes, hearts, and ears set on the incredible talent that is American gospel recording artist, Tori Kelly. Kelly hit the music scene with her debut album titled Unbreakable Smile. Now, four years later she has released her newest creative project Inspired by True Events. While sitting down for an interview with Hugh McIntyre of Forbes magazine, Kelly discusses her journey of moving through pop and gospel music, understanding her fans along the way, and expressing herself fully in everything she produces.

Kelly describes her new album, highlighting the stories and lyrics behind it all, claiming it as her most personal album.

“I think what probably happened naturally was I went to what felt comfortable, which is stripped down, raw, live instrumentation. Keep the music part of it really simple, to where the lyrics and my voice can pop more. I think my first album, Unbreakable Smile, was more like, “Here I am world! Here’s some pop songs and I’m going to sing all big!,” which is so much fun. I love that still. But with this album it felt like it was time to just kind of… They call this my “grown-up album.” I think every artist probably goes through that feeling of, “Hey I need to just say some things, whether or not it makes sense. This is my story. This is what needs to come out.” Hopefully, people connect with the songs and can relate to them. I’m being really honest on this album.”

Tori Kelly has fans from every walk of life. Thousands upon thousands have become exposed to gospel music since she has grabbed the world’s attention. As she dances in and out of different genres, she stays true to herself, her style and her fans.

“I went gospel, I went into that genre, and I have so much respect for that genre and it’s also so much a part of me. And not only the genre, but the message too, and what they’re singing about. My faith is a huge part of my life. To answer your question, it’s awesome to be able to say, “Yeah, I’ve done country songs. I’ve done gospel songs. I’ve kind of gone all over”, but from my perspective, it still feels like it’s me. It’s still my voice. I’m still putting all of myself into it. So if anything it’s fun for me to share and experiment. I don’t have to stick to one lane. I’ve been calling it life music. Life songs. It doesn’t always have to have a title on it.”

Don’t forget to check out Inspired by True Events and follow Tori Kelly for more releases and updates!

Heavenly Melodies Africa, Overflow Africa Worship and Racheal Kabeba!

For the third year in a row, the Overflow Africa Worship conference has taken place, gathering worshippers, musicians and ministers to fellowship together and worship God in one Spirit. The conference was held at Christian Life Assembly (CLA) in Kigali, Rwanda over the weekend of August 25 – 27, 2019. This annual conference was established by Heavenly Melodies Africa, a group made up of worship leaders and pastors from various churches throughout Africa. The idea behind the Overflow Africa Worship conference is to provide a time and place for worshipers to convene from every walk of life and style and sharpen one another’s gifts. Just imagine what the worship services are like at the conferences!

Following the Overflow Africa Worship conference, Glory Iribagiza (The New Times, Rwanda’s Leading Daily) sat down with Zambian gospel artist, Racheal Kabeba to discuss musical inspiration, personal life and future career goals.

When asked about life outside of the music world, Kabeba did not skip a beat. Her passion for gospel music is a clear overflow of her passion for the gospel and serving others as Christ serves the Church. Her response:

“I am an entrepreneur. I run an academy called ‘Vocal House’, so I coach people. I train choirs, artists, both established and upcoming depending on their needs. I also love to mentor people, usually those ones I barely charge.”

In the interview, Kabeba expressed challenges she has faced over the years while working in the gospel music industry:

“I have been offered big contracts by different people, but there are always strings attached. They either want me to change the genre of my music, or they want me to change my writing style. Believe me I am human, I have got needs, but that’s how the enemy plots. I am glad though, that by the grace of God, I have been able to triumph.”

She continued to share about the trials she faces as a woman in the industry specifically and how starting out at the young age of 17, offered challenges she was not always prepared to face. When looking adversity in the face, Kabeba knew the only way about the noise would be to make your own. She pushed herself in order to prove others wrong when they would doubt her talent as a young girl.

With the favor of God that she always remained accountable to, she found her sound and is now leading worship for this powerful convergence of worship leaders from all over. Kabeba is thankful to God and to Heavenly Melodies Africa for putting together the Overflow African Worship conference. We look forward to hearing from her again at next year’s conference!

The One and Only CHIDINMA is Back with NEW WORSHIP!

The ever-so incredible Chidinma is back after a long and much-deserved sabbatical from the music entertainment world. With all the hits we know and love, we have never been so ready for her return to the scene and to take us all away!

Together with the one and only “gospel genius”, Frank Rich boy Edwards, Chidinma has reintroduced herself to the gospel entertainment world with her newest single titled “Holy”. The song is complete with a soulful choir and lyrics that will take you closer to God deep in your spirit.

Photo from Instagram: @frankrichboy

Formally known as Chidinma Ekile, season three winner of Project Fame West Africa gained her stage rights and began going by what we all call her, Chidinma. It did not take long for her to rise to the top at the start of her music career. With the release of her “Emi Ni Baller” music video, Chidinma became nationally recognized for being the first female musician to peak at number one on MTV Naija Top 10 chart. Additionally, Chidinma took the title of Best Female West African Act at the Kora Awards in 2012, where she performed her hit single at the time, Kedike.

With genuine praise and adoration to God, this song was birthed. When the Spirit of God comes to you, there is no other option than to worship His holy name! Chidinma and producer, Frank Edwards, wanted to create something that represented this outspoken reverence to the One most deserving of our worship. According to Chidinma, her talent is meant to bring glory to God while she leads her fans and followers into deeper communion with the Holy Spirit.

In her words,

“I remember when I discussed with @frankrichboy about recording a worship song, we literally didn’t know where to start but all he said to me was ‘relax God will give us a song’, we shared, he started to play the keys and we began to worship! Immediately he said just hold let me record this worship straight up!! And this song was birthed. I love God and this is me just expressing my love to Him.”

We are overjoyed to have new worship music from the lovely and talented Chidinma, as she returns to the stage with a refreshed sound. God is moving in powerful ways through music and as long as we continue giving Him the glory, He promises in His Word to bless us!

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

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Seyi Israel and Eben Release New Single Together “Name Above Everything”!

There is nothing we love more at Good Gospel Playlist than a collaboration between two of our favorite gospel artists. The up and coming star, known mostly for his song “Wetin I Go Give You”, Seyi Israel has blessed us with something new, alas.

Joined by the award-winning artist, Eben, the new song called “Name Above Everything” is sure to fix your focus on the glorious things above. The song relays the complete power and authority that is in the name of Jesus. As believers, we sometimes rely more on the limitations or possibilities that others give us, but this song is a praiseworthy reminder that it is the name of God above everything, and nothing else comes before.

New Single by Seyi Israel and Eben

“Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:9-11

The lyrics are closely derived from the scripture in Philippians 2:9-11 and extremely influential in Seyi Israel’s walk with God. According to the official CeFLix Tunes report of the new song, the idea behind it comes from a revelation that God gave Seyi Israel,

the same way God has made the name of Jesus a symbol of supernatural power and authority, the singer, Seyi Israel explained how he got the inspiration to talk about the invisible name of Jesus, a revelation that came to him like a river flowing from his spirit.

Seyi Israel performing his new single “Name Above Everything” LIVE with One Sound Gospel

With simple yet profound lyrics, Seyi Israel and Eben identify and call forth the authority and power that rests in the name of Jesus. This song is a reminder that all things are under Him and as we are considered sons and daughters, we call all things under the authority of Christ, as well.

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Name Above Everything by Seyi Israel Ft. Eben

Your name is Jesus, is Jesus
Your name is Jesus
Name above everything

At the mention of your name
Every knee must bow
At the mention of your name
Every tongue confess
At the mention of your name
Every knee must bow
At the mention of your name
Every tongue confess

Name above everything
Name above everything
Name above everything
Name above everything

Your name is Jesus, is Jesus
Your name is Jesus
Name above everything

MEGA PROMO – CEFLIX TUNES – “SUBSCRIBE AND WIN”

There are not many things that beat the feeling of winning, and as followers of Jesus, this is the reality we live in every day! Last week, we told you all about the freshest gospel music platform in Nigeria – CeFlix Tunes. We hope you have downloaded it and are rocking out daily to your favorite gospel jams. Winning for Christ is our one and only goal in life, and when you subscribe to CeFlix Tunes you can win BIG!

CeFlix Tunes not only brings you incredible music that stirs your heart and spirit for God but also connects you to a whole community of music lovers! In order to get the MOST of the CeFlix Tunes listening experience, you can subscribe and stay connected to all the newest updates and releases of your favorite gospel artists.

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY – you have the chance to WIN BIG when you subscribe to CeFlix Tunes! If you were going to subscribe anyway, this is the best time! CeFlix Tunes has recently launched a new super mega promo called “Subscribe and Win”. This is an intercontinental experience that is solely for the listeners because we all deserve a chance to win!

Beginning this month (July) and going on through December of this year, this special mega promo promises to deliver tons of amazing prizes and surprises for music lovers across the continent. CeFlix Tunes has grown to and maintained being the number one music streaming platform in Nigeria, as it has made its way into the global music streaming industry.

A huge supporter and celebrator of music and musicians from around the world, CeFlix Tunes is all about connecting with the community and showing love to the passionate music lovers and subscribers. In order to encourage a greater amount of support for the artists and the platform, the “Subscribe and Win” promo was launched.

Participants who will be considered must subscribe to any of the monthly, quarterly or annual plans. The higher the subscription, the better your chances will be for the GRAND PRIZE! Prices range from household appliances such as a washing machine or a microwave and go as big as an exotic boat cruise with a favorite gospel artist, to the highest prize offered – A trip to Dubai!

The announcement of the winners will take place every month on the live draw where the winners for each of the premium plans will be announced live on air.

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Gospel Singer Ada Menakaya Releases New Single! “HE HAS DONE IT”

We are in the month of July and according to Christ Embassy and the man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, this is the month of Thanksgiving! It appears the Lord has pressed upon many hearts the act and desire to give thanks as Nigerian gospel artist Ada Unoma Menakaya releases her newest single, “He Has Done It”. Something we are all at fault of in the Christian life is losing sight of just how much God has done for us. It is common for people to look at their situations and trust in the things around them, without really recognizing that we have God to thank for all things.

In an interview with Guardian Music, Ada Menakaya described her new hit single as a song of declaration and prophecy:

“He Has Done It is a song of declaration and prophesy that God can do all things if we believe in our hearts without a doubt. This song was written from a place of deep thanksgiving to God for what He has done in my life; it’s a song anybody can relate with.”

Menakaya is very pleased with the positive response and attention she has gained with her new releases and shares with fans of her anticipated plans for a new music video that is still to come! Menakaya thanks her faith-filled upbringing and the unrelenting pursuit of her family to raise her and her five other brothers and sisters in a home filled with gospel music from legends like the Clark Sisters, Whitney Houston, Don Moen and more.

 “Those different styles of music, as well as a strong presence in the church, helped to shape me as a singer as well as a person. There was no time I was left with options of the message to carry. From the start, I just knew it was gospel and gospel alone. I represent Jesus Christ and all I want to do is fly the banner of Christ.” She told Guardian.

Photo by: The Guardian

Ada even gives a shout out to one of her all-time faves, and ours too! Inspired by LoveWorld artist, Sinach, Ada mentions the strong women in the gospel music industry that are true worshippers of God. Ada lives a life of deep conviction for the Lord and the great pedestal He has given her to share His glorious name in praise and thanksgiving with the world. While it is often chosen by artists to cater to the more secular side of fame for the sake of being more “relevant”, Ada proclaims:

“It is strictly gospel that speaks to everyone regardless of tribe, race or creed, with the sole aim of bringing them to the knowledge of Jesus Christ. My mission is to authentically touch and impart lives and people of all ethnicities and generations around the globe with my music and see the word of God transform and change their lives, binding up the broken-hearted”

Check out this incredible sister’s new music and be inspired to give THANKS to God for everything He does for you – And stay tuned for the upcoming music video that you don’t want to miss!

When Hollywood Hip-hop and Artistry Encounters God

It is always inspiring to see some of the greatest influencers in the world represent Christ on their platforms. If you have been following Good Gospel Playlist for some time, you may recall the famous Sunday Service Hip Hop Concert that captured the attention of music entertainment in America and hip-hop fans around the world. After spending time with friend and fellow artist Chance the Rapper, Kanye West reconnected with God through his relationship with Jesus. West felt compelled to share his faith on the stage and to offer an experience that would connect everyone to his love for God and gospel music.

Since the acclaimed Easter Sunrise service at world-renown Coachella Music Festival, West has channeled much of his new-found spiritual energy into his love of music and connection with people. Hollywood is talking about the on-going Sunday services that have been taking place for the greater part of 2019. Interviews with wife, Kim Kardashian-West and sisters, reveal what conspires at these services. While there is no element of teaching during these gatherings, it is an experience for all to come and connect with God through soul-stirring gospel music.

In the upcoming issue of Forbes magazine for August 2019, titled “Kanye’s Second Coming: Inside the Billion-Dollar Yeezy Empire”, West is featured on the front cover wearing a black hoodie in front of a black frame. He shares about the difficulties and blessings that God has walked him through in his career, bringing him to a more successful and healthier place in his life. In his in-depth profile, West references his diagnosis of bipolar disorder which placed him in the hospital for the latter part of his world tour in the year 2016.

“I’ll be working on home designs and looking at references from 3,000 years ago and reading the Old Testament at the same time so it’s like a soundtrack to the visuals, the shapes and the ideas we are creating. To a lot of my creative friends, I tell them the Bible is better than Pinterest. We can bring something into space and time we exist in while reflecting thousands of years of truth.” Kanye West, Forbes Interview (August 2019)

Kanye West shares in his Forbes interview of the one thing that has gotten him through the trials and tribulations he has faced, from being millions of dollars in debt to the suffering from mental illness. He admits to his submission to Christ by stating that “being in service to Christ, the radical obedience” has brought him through to experience the true blessings in a Christ-centered and Christ-focused life.

Along with wife and TV reality star, Kim Kardashian West, the two are committed to raising their family with reverence and faith in God and His great blessing through Jesus.

Young Boy Goes Viral in America – Gospel Like You Have Never Hear It Before

While gospel music has made its way around most of the greater world well before its peak in popularity in the mid-nineties, the simultaneous rise in social networking and media has changed the game. Artists are recognized internationally and gain a following of listeners from all over the world at the share of one video.

The story goes the same for 12-year-old American boy, Keedron Bryant (Florida). After his parents, Kendric and Johnnetta Bryant posted a video of him singing gospel song “Brand New Life” he became an internet sensation.

“I sang this song ‘Brand New Life’ and then like two weeks later, we had over one million views,” Keedron said. “I need to do this more because this is getting me places that I never thought I would be.”

While there is no denying the incredible talent that Keedron has, it is only gospel music that he has ever expressed interest in singing. At such a young age, Keedron knew exactly what he wanted and God has continued to bless him in this path.

 “When I was six, that’s when I knew that I really wanted to sing gospel music…If you just heard the message of a song, you can really understand what you’re listening about and know God’s grace kept you,” Keedron said.

Little did anyone know, the video that caught the world’s attention and posted to FaceBook back in October of 2018 was the very push that God always intended to give him. Knowing what his dream was since he was only six years old, he was ready to go after it with the support of the world behind him, and with God on his side.

Just this week, Keedron had the opportunity to attend the Gospel Choice Music Awards in Georgia, USA. By the favor of God, and the people, Keedron (12) was awarded the Youth Male Vocalist of the Year in the Gospel Choice Music Awards. Through receiving this mentionable award, Keedron was recognized by gospel legend, John P. Kee and so many other artists. Not to mention, the thousands of people who began posting and sharing about him instantly upon their discovery.

Keedron continues to pursue his life dream of being a famous gospel singer and sharing the light and truth with the whole world. Parents, Kendric and Johnetta, are very grateful for the passion their son has for gospel music.

 “He wakes up in the morning signing, he goes throughout the day singing, we’ve got to make him stop singing at night, so he can go to sleep,” Kendric said. “He has put in the work, and he’s truly passionate about it,” Johnetta said.

At only 12 years of age, Keedron is ready to keep pushing towards his dream of being a world renown gospel vocalist. You don’t want to forget this name! You will be hearing it for years to come.

Quotes from an Interview with First Coast News Source.

LoveWord: The Best Songs of 2018 – OUT NOW!!!

If you experienced the supernatural presence of God while worshipping with LoveWorld last year, THIS is for you! Don’t miss the new video collection of the most anointed and blessed songs of the year, written and produced by your favorite LoveWorld music ministers.

This music is the outcome and the overflow of wisdom and love that is transferred from Pastor Chris through his teachings. LoveWorld is blessed with music ministers that write about the true love and life in Jesus Christ, bringing people into a deeper experience of God’s tangible love. Through dance and song, you can let go and let GOD minister to you deeply in the presence of His joy and peace.

You can now purchase a compiled video album of all the incredible music performance by our favorite LoveWorld artists. The collection comes complete with uplifting and anointed classics such as Holy Spirit – by CSO, Oh Great God – by Rozey, Blessed be the Lord – by Evang. Kathy, Born & Raised for this – by Ada, Matchless Love – by Sinach, Jehovah – By Testimony Jaga, Joy in the Holy Ghost – by Eben, Render my Service – by Rita Soul, Wonderful King – by The Band Uk and several other songs.”

“Rejoice in the LORD always, and again I say, REJOICE!”

The joy of the Lord is a PROMISE! He has promised to take our mourning and turn it into dancing, He has promised oils of gladness and joy. C.S Lewis once said, “The most valuable thing the Psalms do to me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance.”

“Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, Streaming to the goodness of the Lord– For wheat and new wine and oil, For the young of the flock and the herd; Their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, And they shall sorrow no more at all.

Jeremiah 31:12 (KJV)

“Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp. Praise him with the timbrel 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 150:1-6 (KJV)

Visit Pastor Chris’ Digital Library (PCDL) to download your copy of the most spirit-filled worship and praise LoveWorld has yet to see. The best news is that it is only Part 1! Stay tuned for the coming of Part 2 while you indulge in the great joy of the Lord until then.

ARAMIDE – New Single OUT NOW! “I’m A Winner” (2019)

The naturally talented and passionate gospel vocalist, Aramide, is releasing new songs of truth, hope and soul this year. Aramide is back with a new 12-track album for her fans and has just released a new single called “I’m A Winner”.

“I’m A Winner”, produced by GeeMagik, is a song that exemplifies the conviction that Aramide has to live a victorious life as a Christian, believing and claiming her ability to conquer anything with Christ on her side. The song invites all listeners to join and dance in the joyous reality that we are all winners, not losers, in fellowship and partnership with God.

In an interview, Aramide shared her life inspiration behind writing the song ‘I’m A Winner’: “When things happen to me, it is the mindset I work with, every time I face challenges in life and I was like I am better off putting it in lyrics and song to build others up or be a blessing to other people. I know there are lots of people out there that need the assurance of who they are in Christ. Life may throw things at you, guess what? You are a WINNER”!! No matter what comes your way, you are victorious! It may not look that way but at the end you will WIN”.

Photo by: Instagram @aramidefadilepo

Aramide has been with Christ Embassy since her humble beginnings in the University Fellowship Campus Choir of Believers’ LoveWorld (1995). She has continued to embrace the genre of Gospel music and Afro-Soul, as she hopes her lyrics would be a love service to her fans. By singing in the Spirit and using her inspiration from real life be the driving force behind her relatable and praiseworthy lyrics, her fans are in for something surely incredible with this new album.

We are reminded of the truth that we are all winners with Christ on our side in Romans 8:31-37, which reads:

What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:

‘For your sake we face death all day long;
    we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.’

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

This music will uplift your soul and embrace your godly identity found in Christ. We are proud of Aramide as she represents Christ, as well as the LoveWorld Nation and the Man of God, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.