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Lima Winners 2018 in Pictures

 Check out all the winners of the 2018 LIMA awards and enjoy these memorable moments.

The LIMA awards brought this year’s IPPC to a close, and according to Pastor Chris, was the most successful one to date. Pastor Chris expressed that Christ Embassy has reached new heights. The ‘man of God’, as he is known to his millions of devotees, spoke of this record breaking achievement.  Pastor Chris celebrated the many talented gospel musicians that graced the stage. The event, that was held at the Loveworld Convocation Arena, in Lagos Nigeria, performed their amazing hits and were praised for the beautiful melodies and dedication to the word of God.

Here is the full list of winners.

Jeannine Zoe Wojacek and Frank Edwards: Music Collaboration of the Year;

Kelly Lyon for Producer of the Year

CSO for Worship Song of the Year

Pastor Ester Miracle for Spoken Word Artiste

Supernatural for Music Video of the Year

Rita for Songwriter of the Year

T-Sharp for Theme song of the Year

Eben for Artiste of the Year

CSO for Song of the Year, and in the same category- Testimony for the song Jehova.

Kids Can Dance for Best Dance Act/Drama

Hip Hop Ladies (Holy Hands) for Most Outstanding Group

UK Band for Band of the Year

UK Mass Choir for Host Choir of the Year

Isaiah Samson, Martin PK, Eben, Obi Shine & Chris Shalom for Best Male Vocalists

Lewis for Best New Act of the Year.

There were many crowd favorites and also newcomers. This year was larger and more majestic than previous years. Christ Embassy has achieved the unthinkable. In the year 2018, the year as Pastor Chris has called it, the year of the Supernatural.

Take a look at the memorable moments

LIMA awards ceremony
LIMA awards ceremony
Sinach gets Best Female Vocalist of the year 2018
Sinach gets Best Female Vocalist of the year 2018
CSO winning the Song of the Year
CSO winning the Song of the Year
Hit Song of the Year 2018 : UR Flames "Something To Shout About".
Hit Song of the Year 2018 : UR Flames “Something To Shout About”.
Rita for Songwriter of the Year
Rita for Songwriter of the Year
Pastor Ester Miracle for Spoken Word Artiste
Pastor Ester Miracle for Spoken Word Artiste
Jeannine Zoe Wojacek and Frank Edwards
Jeannine Zoe Wojacek and Frank Edwards
The Best Dance Act or Drama Performance, (Kids Category)
The Best Dance Act or Drama Performance, (Kids Category)

 

Watch the full live event right here. 

 

 

Get ready for LIMA 2018!

The 2018 International Pastors’ and Partners’ Conference proudly presents the  LoveWorld International Music & Arts awards (LIMA). The event is happening this evening!

Preparations are well underway, and have been since last night. The spectacular award ceremony will take place at the Loveworld Convocation Arena, in Lagos Nigeria tonight! Last year was a spectacle of glorious performances, completely inspired by the word of God. Its time to get ready for another unforgettable show. The LIMA awards are a Christ centered musical extravaganza which features the world’s top Christ Embassy gospel musicians. The event was designed to showcase these creative talents, recognize and celebrate these talented musicians that inspire millions with the word of God.

Last year’s LIMA awards were simply breathtaking with memorable performances by artists who blew audiences away. The four winners last year were Martin PK for song of the year, Ada for artist of the year, Sinach for songwriter of the year and Testimony for best new artist. These four artists dazzled the thousands before them on stage, making it one of the most unforgettable nights of the International Pastors’ and Partners Conference of 2018.

This year is expected to be even larger and more majestic than the previous year. Christ Embassy has achieved the unthinkable.  In the year 2018, the year as Pastor Chris has called it, the year of the Supernatural. There are hopefuls tonight. LMAM gospel scene has been blowing up. Millions are looking forward to hearing their old favourites and of course the many newcomers. A lot of buzz has been happening around UR Flame’s November hit, “Something to shout about“. I guess we will have to wait and see, in any case, millions of fan will certainly have much to shout about this coming evening.

Along with all the talented artists was Rev. Chris will be cheering them on and affirming the importance of Gospel music in our world today. His mere presence is inspirational and pivotal moment in all lives. These types of events affirm the importance of the Christ Embassy and the Healing School. It’s hard these days to find places that support young and experienced singers that take upon themselves to spread the Gospel of Jesus. But at LIMA preaching for Christ is the norm making the whole experience a spiritual lifting event in the lives of attendees.

Stay tuned for more updates about tonight. Check out the LIMA awards promo right here on Ceflix. 

Watch the LIMA awards live here.

 

LMAM Artistes T-Sharp, Chris Shalom and Many More Heal Spirits with Soulful Melodies at Derizo Concert

The Derizo concert just concluded a few days ago. The Christ Embassy organized event was attended by a whopping 22, 000 people in collaboration with LoveWorld Music and Arts Ministry, and was held in the beautiful city of Benin, Nigeria.

Drone view of the massive crowd present at Derizo Concert.
Drone view of the massive crowd present at Derizo Concert.

It was reportedly a “rendezvous of heavenly worship and rapturous praise in company of LMAM All-Stars, led by the esteemed Director, Evangelist Kathy Woghiren.
The evening kicked off with a moving opening address by CE Midwest Zone, Pastor Mary Owase, who addressed the congregation and told them to “release themselves lavishly to the Lord in worship, thanksgiving and praises.”
The concert welcomed the thousands of people to the musical extravaganza, where musicians like T-Sharp, Chris Shalom, Obi Shine, UR Flames, Jerry K, Ayo Vincent, Testimony Jaga, Rozey, Agent Snypa, Sister Wisdom and a selection of anointed and talented artistes from the zone inspired, moved and enchanted the crowds with their holy music.

LMAM artiste, Testimony Jaga, ministering in music.
LMAM artiste, Testimony Jaga, ministering in music.

The songs and melodies brought “salvation, healing and deliverance.” Pastor Mary commented on the songs and melodies that have the power to change and transform the crowds, saying that they from the “realms of God that brings to your and uplift you to a higher level of faith… Wherever the Spirit of God is present, anything good can happen, so expect the miraculous to happen in your life this night.”
Deacon Buchi, LoveWorld’s favorite reggae singer expressed his salvation story to the audience. He chronicled his life journey, sharing with his thousands of fans how went from the depths of darkness and despair, suffering from a crime-filled life, to total and utter redemption. Buchi inspired 15,000 people to receive Jesus as Lord. The scene was reportedly mesmerizing, according to LoveWorld News “It was a sea of heads around the stage, such a beauty to behold their tears of joy as they began a new journey of life.”

he esteemed Zonal Pastor addressing the congregation in the company of the LMAM Director.
The esteemed Zonal Pastor addressing the congregation in the company of the LMAM Director.

Among the spectacular performances, there were also multiple amazing testimonies made. A particular one that stood out was the testimony of a lady who was suffering breast cancer. The woman had a lump in her breast but in the middle of worship, it miraculously disappeared.
Notable was the testimony of a lady who had suffered from breast cancer and had a lump in her breast, but as the worship continued, she noticed the lump had suddenly disappeared.
Like always, the Derizo concert is always a memorable event. As the show drew to a close, the artistes expressed their deep gratitude to their fans. It was an opportunity for fans to meet and interact with so many Gospel Artistes whom they only see from their TV Screen.
Due the immensely positive response, organizers have already eagerly expressed their upcoming plans for the next Derizo concert, stay tuned!

LoveWorld Ministry Mega Stars

Since the birth of the Pastor Chris‘s incredible Christ Embassy church, many prominent church figures have emerged from the holy sanctuary. Some of them have gone on to be highly successful spiritual leaders, while some have been busy in other ventures, such as music. These mega musicians are a force the church gospel world, inspiring their millions of followers with their praise, they are also the major players of the LoveWorld Music Ministry. While there is a huge amount of talent out there, we have picked out our top 5!

Chris Shalom.
Chris Shalom from his My Beautifier
Chris Shalom from his My Beautifier

Chris Shalom, the man behind the songs, My Beautifier, You Are Worthy and ‘In the Name of Jesus’ was dubbed by Pastor Chris as ‘the man with a golden voice’. As a Christ Embassy leader, ‘Shalom’ has ministered to millions with his uplifting soulful jams. A man who evokes tranquility and love for the Lord, he certainly does live up to his as Shalom is peace in Hebrew

Buchi Atuonwu.
Buchi - Judah music video
Buchi – Judah music video

Before Buchi rose to stardom as a Nigeria’s top reggae artist, the young man in fact was an English literature lecturer in the university of Lagos. Academic by day, Buchi started getting into the music scene after hours in some of Lagos’s hottest nightclubs as a DJ. In early 1990’s Atuonwu made his way into Christ Embassy church, the transition into reggae gospel, propelled him to becoming a multi award winning artiste.

Ikiri Lawrence.
Ikiri Lawrence - Your Love music video
Ikiri Lawrence – Your Love music video

The South African based Nigerian gospel singer comes from a family of musicians which steered him in the direction of music. Lawrence ultimately found his way into the gospel by having an unfortunate accident, leaving him badly injured. Thankful for surviving, he strengthened his connection to God and began singing in the church choir. This inspired him to write music and create the hit song ‘Hands in the Air’. The talented musician also produces and even started his own record label.

4. Joe Praize.
Joe Praize -Unchangeable music video
Joe Praize -Unchangeable music video

Joseph Omo Ebhodaghe, the man behind the song ‘Mighty God’. This hit song blew gospel fans away making him the star he is today. Today he serves as the praise and worship leader in Christ Embassy and has even collaborated with Sinach. In 2010 he won song of the year at the Love World Awards. Praize has also won awards such as the song of the year in 2010 and is also a Christ Embassy worship leader.

 Ayo Vincent.

You Are Great feat. Joe Praise

Ayo started singing in her church choir at just seven years old! The talented starlet has also been ministering In Christ Embassy for several years. Ayo has been honing her skills as promising songwriter. Her soulful voice has won her many collaborations with an array of artists, such as Samsong, Sinach, Femi Jacobs and Hope Davies, and more. Vincent has taken won Best Music Video from the prestigious Crystal Awards in 2014, as well as African Gospel Music Awards 2014.

Sharon Oyakhilome and Phillip Frimpong’s Magical Honeymoon

Earlier this month Sharon Carissa Oyakhilome, aka CSO and her Ghanaian beau, Phillip Frimpong celebrated their glorious wedding. Now, on their beautiful honeymoon holiday, the couple is soaking up some delicious summer sun.

Sharon Carissa took to Instagram last week to post some sneak peeks of her gorgeous honeymoon. The couple can be pictured living it up on mystery tropical beach surrounded by palm trees and crystal blue waters.

The newlyweds are looking simply sensational tucked away in their little island of love. The stylish Sharon, pictured in a fresh pinstriped summer dress, elegantly stands on a boardwalk with a coconut drink in her hand. The dashingly dreamy Phillip Frimpong who wore a matching shirt, is pictured relaxing playfully in the sun surrounded by breathtakingly blue skies and water.

The couple indeed looked like they’re having an incredibly romantic getaway, and it is certainly well deserved. It’s not every day that two great children of God unite like this. Sharon Carissa is of course the daughter of the one of the world’s most highly respected pastors, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. She is also the wonderfully talented gospel singer, CSO.
Mr. Frimpong is an international entrepreneur in the industry of traditional African designer prints and decorative fabrics. The two were thrilled to tie the knot as they both stated, “I cannot wait to marry my best friend.”

Sharon Carissa and Phillip Frimpong have been overwhelmed by the out-pour of love received from the nation, and even around the world. The wedding ceremony that took place earlier this month created a buzz of epic proportions. Millions of people around the world watched the live-stream of the wedding. Viewers, enamored with the couple were blown away by the dynamite celebrations.
It was a festivity of African culture. The Nigerian and Ghanaian style wedding embraced each other’s traditions. The bride and groom wore their classic ceremonial attire. Sharon, her custom red dress and coral beads, and Phillip in his bright green kente cloth. It was a “bi-national, colorful traditional ceremony”

Sharon Carissa and Phillip Frimpong
Sharon Carissa and Phillip Frimpong

Pastor Chris, who was alongside his daughter, blessed the ceremony, making it a truly spiritual and inspirational occasion filled with God’s love. The couple was officiated by the world-renowned minister Benny Hinn. There were many other special guests that graced the ceremony. Nigeria’s hottest gospel stars like, Testimony; Martin PK; UR Flame; Sniper and Israel Strong. The legendary Sinach also gave an outstanding performance.
The couple are expected to be back soon and are eager to begin the rest of their lives together. The world is eager to see what is in store for them.

Breaking: Stunning Engagement Photos from The Oyakhilome Wedding

Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome

Just yesterday, the gorgeous gospel diva, Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome aka CSO and Phillip Frimpong, the dreamy Ghanaian business man celebrated their engagement party. The event took place at the Publishing Rhapsody Campus in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Carissa Sharon looked absolutely breathtaking in her elegant bright red sparkling dress and magnificent giant matching  beaded necklace.

The party was filled with Nigeria’s hottest celebs, renowned spiritual leaders and of course the beautiful Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome and her man Phillip Frimpong.

Enjoy these beautiful moments from the Oyakhilome engagement party.

Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome
Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome

The beautiful Carissa Sharon in her sparkling red dress and chunky coral beads.

Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome and Phillip Frimpong
Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome and bridesmaids
Proud Pastor Chris
Proud Pastor Chris

Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome wore a beautiful red around dress with traditional  coral bead.

Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome and Phillip Frimpong
Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome and Phillip Frimpong in their traditional Nigerian and Ghanaian outfits

The couple look like king and queen in their magnificent traditional wedding outfits.

Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome with esteemed minsters
Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome with esteemed minsters

The event was reportedly the biggest engagement party Nigeria had ever seen with guests and family that flocked in from around the globe.

Amazing performances by top gospel singers
Amazing performances by top gospel singers

Countless celebs were in attendance at the glorious event

Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome with esteemed guests
Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome with her bridesmaids
Philip Frimpong in traditional Kente wrap
Philip Frimpong in traditional Kente wrap

Phillip Frimpong made an amazing speech at the party and expressed how excited he is to marry his best friend and life partner. His speech brought guests to tears.

Sharon Carissa and Phillip Frimpong
Sharon Carissa and Phillip Frimpong

The gorgeous couple of the hour could not take their eyes off each other for a moment.

Sharon Carissa and Phillip Frimpong
Sharon Carissa and Phillip Frimpong

The couple is set to marry tomorrow at the LoveWorld Convocation area in Lagos. Millions around the world are eagerly waiting in anticipation.

 

Uplifting Music for The Soul

There are countless ways to rediscover the light. Sometimes, during times of sadness, an uplifting push is all you need. Songs with uplifting and inspiring lyrics and melodies can sometimes completely transform your mood.

Hearing the Lord’s soothing voice though music can change the way you see the world. For the times when all you need is a simple lift, listen to our top 5 songs from our uplifting gospel playlist!

Owl city

Owl City
Owl City, Abbey Olmsted (Billboard Magazine)

Adam Randal AKA Owl City creates uplifting and indie synth pop melodies with soothing lyrics that uplift the soul. This sweet voiced and fun synth playing soloist began composing melodies in his parent’s basement. Since then he has become of the world’s most successful pop artists.
The musician owes his inspiration to instrumental post rock genres and of course his devout faith, evident in the uplifting tracks such as in the songs “All Things Bright”, “Beautiful” and “Galaxies”. Explaining why the faith-filled song was added to the mix, he said, “I feel like if I were ever to hide the fact that that’s what’s so important to me, it would be a crime, that I should probably be put in jail for that.

Check it out his amazing song “My Everything”

Sam Jamz

Sam Jamz in the video 'Cream'
Sam Jamz in the video ‘Cream’

 

Spending a large part of his youth skipping church and getting up to ‘no good’, this former bad boy found himself being born again at the Christ Embassy. It was there he completely transformed his life.
The now award-winning Gospel rapper is also a member of the BLW RapNation and host of the LegallyME vlog. Sam Jamz’s music has a hint of Caribbean flavor coupled with catchy Afro-pop and the perfect ingredient to lift your spirits.

His track Holy Holy is guaranteed to light you up.

Eben

Eben
Eben from the video ‘Victory’

 

 

Eben, born Emmanuel Benjamin succeeds in combining a catchy mix of Afro-pop, hip-hop and dance-influenced music. The singer songwriter was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and began his career as a simple rapper before moving onto more complex studio productions.
The uplifting gospel hits “Imaranma,” “Good Day,” and “I Don Hammer’ garnered much attention and even won him a Worship Song of the Year award in 2015.

Joyful Noise will seriously improve your day!

Sinach

Groundbreaking Gospel Starlets
Sinach in the video “Way Maker”

Before this mega-starlet was filling up stadiums, she was choir member in the Christ Embassy. It was there she got her start in singing.
Born Osinachi Joseph, the vocalist spent many years in the church honing her talents as a worship leader and singer. Shortly after however, Sinach shot to stardom with countless hits. Her African Achievers’ Award for Global Excellence instantly put her put her on the map. Sinach’s breathtaking vocals and inspiring lyrics in “Way Maker” will lead you into a path of light.

Listen to Way Maker and be prepared for spiritual change.

Ada

Ada from the video Jesus (You Are Able)
Ada from the video Jesus (You Are Able)

 

At just 10, Ada was selected to be a member of a Nigerian all-girl band. Her music career was put on hold throughout her studies. This achiever got her degree in engineering at the Lagos State University. Like Sinach, it was though Christ Embassy that the artist found her way back into music. Singing in the choir gave her an amazing platform to start her international music career.
Listen to Ada’s “Only You Jesus”, a guaranteed boost.

 

For the full playlist, click here

Groundbreaking Gospel Starlets

Groundbreaking Gospel Starlets

Meet the Women Taking The Nigerian Gospel Industry by Storm.

The soulful and inspiring melodies of Nigerian Gospel are an inseparable part of the nation’s culture. The industry has been blossoming in recent years, producing a countless number of sensational stars and amazing fresh voices. These are some of the women shaking up the industry.

1. Sinach

This singer, songwriter Osinachi Joseph started out as senior worship leader at Believer’s Loveworld International. It was there that she got noticed for her amazing vocal talents. As a result of that, the artist quickly shot to stardom and has gained popularity far beyond the bounds of Nigeria, and has gained millions of fans in South Africa, Uganda, Kenya, Barbados, the US and the UK.

Having over 300 songs to her name and countless hits such as ‘Way Maker’, ‘I Know Who I Am’, among others, Sinach owes her success to her deep faith and love in Jesus.

2. Ada

Ada
Ada in the music video Only You Jesus

Ada’s unique style of Afro-pop, hip hop an alternative rock have become massive hits. Born Ada Ehi, the starlet had quite an unexpected start. Originally a chemical and polymer engineering student at the Lagos State, she found herself connecting to the Pastor Chris Believers’ Loveworld Campus Ministry and its members. It was there that she felt herself connecting to her true passion, music.

Ada has released several inspiring singles about her unbreakable bond with Jesus. Some of her hits include ‘Bobo Me’, ‘Cheta’, ‘Jesus the Same’, ‘Raboni’ and ‘Glory’. She recently released a video called “Only You“.

3. Onos

Onos
Onos in the music video Algabra

This national treasure entered the gospel scene as a choir singer at the tender age of eight! Today, Onos is regarded as Nigeria’s best Gospel artists and is the lead vocalist of the House on the Rock Church in Lagos. In addition to that,  the star has shared a stage with world famous musicians such as Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Chevelle Franklyn, and Don Moen. Some of her hits include ‘Alagbara’, ‘Have Your Way’ and ‘Everything’ and of course countless more. ‘

4. Pat Uwaj King

Pat Uwaj King
Pat Uwaj King

AKA Mama Africa. This brilliant singer songwriter was born in Ibadan, Oyo, and comes from a family of seven children. Before getting into Gospel, Pat was a student in Creative Arts at the University of university of Lagos. After a successful run with the gospel group Midnight Crew, Pat embarked on a successful solo career and has made some great hits such like ‘Eze’, ‘He’s done me well’ and ‘all power’

5. Ayo Vincent

Ayo Vincent
Ayo Vincent in the video You Are Great feat. Joe Praise

Ayo joined the gospel choir at the young age of 7 years. In 1998 she joined Christ Embassy Church, there she established herself as as a key worship leader of the choir. The charming and talented singer has been fortunate to share a stage with some huge artists like Hope Davies, Lagbaja, Sinach, Samsong and Femi Jacobs. The artist has also collaborated with mega producers Cobhams Asuquo and singer songwriter Don Jazzy. Vincent has moved the nation with songs like ‘I am Yours’, ‘Serve the Lord’, and ‘You are great’

 

For the full list of the inspiring women of Nigerian gospel, click the link below.

https://www.naija.ng/1192816-nigerian-female-gospel-singers-stories.html#1192816