Sharon Carissa Oyakhilome: The Princess of Loveworld

With a new hubby and a double LIMA win, Sharon Carissa Oyakhilome is becoming the face of the Loveworld gospel scene.

Sharon Carissa Oyakhilome, known to her fans as CSO is an extremely lucky lady. The gospel starlet is still basking in the glow of double win from November’s Loveworld Music Ministry Award (LIMA). The annual award ceremony celebrates the many talented artists in the Loveworld Music and Arts Ministry and is apart of the mega global event called the International Pastors’ and Partners’ Conference.

CSO in her YOU church-produced video- 'Holy Spirit'
CSO in her YOU church-produced video- ‘Holy Spirit’

A Dream Come True
Gospel Royalty Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome has been following in the ways of Christ for entire life. Her strong sense of devotion was instrumental in her writing the smash hit and Worship Song of the Year, ‘Holy Spirit’, a dream she had for many years.
The starlet prayed for a song that would inspire and motivate the masses to ascend to higher levels of devotion. I suppose all her praying worked because she succeeded in creating a song that uplifted millions of people. Following the big win, the gospel starlet took to social media to express her immense gratitude and the dream she achieved writing a hit worship song. Here is her incredibly heartfelt post.

“Wow! To have won the award of “Worship Song of the Year” is so huge and undeniably supernatural. Then on top of that, the song of the year (2018) – seriously 10 years in 1!! In 2014, I told myself one day I will write the worship song of the year! And in this year of the supernatural, my first released worship song was deemed worship song of the year! The testimonies that came from this song were unfathomable. I’m grateful to God for every good and perfect gift comes from Him and I’m grateful to my husband for his love, support, and constant encouragement! Thank you all for celebrating me! God bless you.”

Sharon Oyakhilome and Phillip Frimpong at the wedding
Sharon Oyakhilome and Phillip Frimpong at the wedding

A Blessed Union
CSO has certainly proved to be a force to be reckoned with. Her mega success is not only limited to the stage, but also in romance. The starlet bagged the exceedingly successful African arts entrepreneur, Phillip Frimpong. The two wed at the end of last year in Lagos Nigeria, in what was described as “the biggest wedding Nigeria had ever seen.”
Their engagement that took place a little over a year ago rocked the world of Loveworld social media followers. In response to Frimpong’s incredibly romantic proposal, CSO took to Instagram to post her overwhelmingly moving declaration of love.
“YES! I am engaged to my very best friend! The most amazing and my absolute favorite person…I am so, so blessed I would say yes over and over I love you.” Wow, What a lucky woman.
Her post inspired love in her millions of followers, reminding them the magical and pure love does indeed exist.

More to Come
We can certainly expect more from this dynamite woman. As the daughter of Pastor Chris, CSO has a lot more up her sleeve. The singing sensation is also behind numerous Christ Embassy related projects and is rumored to be working on brand new music.

Buchi in Benin

Reggae Gospel maestro, Buchi gave a stellar performance in the recent Inner-City Mission concert in Benin, Nigeria.
The concert that was organized to raise money for indigent children in underprivileged urban areas, primarily in Africa– was a total hit. Buchi’s surprise appearance drew massive crowds, virtually emptying the streets of Benin.

The music reverberated throughout the city walls, uplifting the massive crowds with those awesome signature-Buchi reggae beats, booming bass lines and rhythmic ‘Rasta’ riffs.

Buchi has been crowned as Africa’s voice of gospel reggae. For decades, the reggae gospel artist has been captivating fans with unforgettable performances. His recent Abuja concert emptied streets, making it “one of the most popular gospel crossover concerts in Nigerian history.” Buchi has released five audio albums and two video albums: These Days So Beautiful, What a life, The Sound of Life, and Over the years.

Buchi was born in Kaduna in 1963 and has lived most of his life in the lively city of Lagos.
Buchi, who is also the Inner City Mission Goodwill Ambassador planned this special event with his fellow Christ Embassy members of Benin, Zone 1 in order to raise awareness about “the plight of the indigent”, as well as raise funds to support the InnerCity Mission in reaching vulnerable children around the world.
The concert ended up raising thousands of dollars.

The Buchi concert continued into the night
The Buchi concert continued into the night

Families in the Benin community who attended the show were seen shedding tears from the sheer emotional and inspirational atmosphere that was saturated with Christ’s spirit. The attendants were also incredibly grateful for the initiative that was created to raise money for them and their families.
This is not the first concert of this nature to bring joy on such a massive scale. Pastor Chris, the president of both Christ Embassy and the NGO -Inner City Mission has been responsible for countless efforts to raise money for the neglected and disadvantaged. Pastor Chris also frequently has his hand in the music scene and has single-handedly fostered a global gospel empire filled with the world’s top artists known as the Loveworld Music Ministry.

Kanye West Throws Sunday Service Style Hip Hop Concert

Kanye West decided to turn a recent Sunday prayer session into a full-blown concert. The result- a successful Kanye Hip Hop show infused with gospel church energy.

The prayers service turned Hip Hop show featured some of the biggest names in the rap industry, with collaborators such as Kid Cudi, Tony Williams and 070 Shake. The artists performed some of their best hits as well as gospel renditions including “Reborn,” “I Wonder” and “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1.” According to the crowds, one of the most touching moments of the performance was his song ‘Reborn’, “the best song to come out of G.O.O.D Music’s chaotic summer.

Kid Cudi, Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

Kanye West has said that his spiritual breakthrough is largely due to the artist Chance the Rapper. West has thanked the famed Christian rapper for helping him “reconnect him to his Christian faith, which is greatly impacting his family.”
In a tweet, the mega-star wrote “you have to see and feel how happy I am and how strong my family is,” West tweeted. “We are even stronger because of this through the love and grace of God.”

“I need to speak about how Chance demanding that we record in Chicago reconnected me with my roots and also my faith in Jesus Christ,” he said. Over the summer, the two artists collaborated on a joint album in a Chicago studio. According to xxlmag.com, “Chance and West did not complete the album but apparently, their time together was an opportunity for Chance to share some of his faith with the controversial trailblazer enough to stir his faith back up.”

Chance the Rapper Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock
Chance the Rapper Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock

Chance is not only inspiring others to follow the righteous path but is also on his own spiritual mission. Earlier this month, he announced that he’s leaving the country to “learn the Word of God,” acknowledging that while he was raised in a Christian home, he’s essentially “unfamiliar” with the Bible.
“I’m on a plane headed out the country on my first sabbatical,” the artist wrote in a recent Instagram post. “I’m going away to learn the Word of God which I am admittedly very unfamiliar with. I’ve been brought up by my family to know Christ, but I haven’t taken it upon myself to really just take a couple of days and read my Bible. We all quote scripture and tell each other what God likes and doesn’t like, but how much time do we spend as followers of Jesus to really just read and KNOW His Word. I’m definitely guilty of not devoting time to it.”

It sounds like we can all be expecting some amazing music from both Kanye and Chance very soon.

LMAM stars light up the stage at December 31st Global New Years’ Service and FALA 2018

Stunning LMAM stars dazzled the global audience as they ushered in 2019, the Year of Lights.

Excitement resonated through each and every individual present at Loveworld Convocation Arena, and even in those who viewed the event from home. The annual event that celebrated the exemplary leaders of the Future African Leaders Foundation (FALF), as well as Pastor Chris’s final service of 2018, were moved, inspired and motivated for the new year. While the waves of the Love world’s glorious ministering may have been enough, crowds were further graced with a musical delight by the ministry’s most magnificent gospel artists.

Renowned musical artists stirred the souls of thousands before them and the additional millions who were plugged in on the live stream at home. Artists such as Frank Edwards, CSO & Israel Strong, UR Flames, Testimony Jaga and so much more blew audiences away with gospel hits, evoking the sea of Loveworld citizens to unite in song and sing along. Hearts and souls were elevated to heavenly heights when the global audience, in this beautiful display of harmony and perfect interconnectedness. This indeed signified the beginning of the Year of Lights as the Loveworld Convocation Arena was emanating with a warm and divine glow.

Last year’s event was equally as memorable. The year that welcomed the Year of the Supernatural, a year that brought countless blessings to the ministry. Multiple time LIMA winner, Martin PK sang his gospel mega-hit ‘Beautiful Jesus’, a song that filled hearts of the millions of soul-winners who were fortunate enough to witness. The beloved Sinach was also there, bringing joy to everyone with a tuneful treat.

The LMAM stars that time and time wow crowds with their God-given talents always gave the evening that extra layer of sparkle and glamour. The ceremony celebrated Africa’s fresh new faces of youth leadership with the Future African Leadership Awards. Awards were granted to an array of young individuals who have been leading Africa into a new direction.
It was a truly unforgettable experience. For more information, follow event updates on Kingschat. You can also watch the live stream of the event right here on Loveworld TV

Testimony, The New Uprising Star of Christ Embassy

Testimony is making major waves in the LMAM music scene. This gospel prince has a LIMA best song of the year and has been leading troubled youths from the streets into a righteous path.

Testimony, originally born as Saliu Aliyu Olaiwola had a blossoming career before he found the church. Long before the gospel crossover, the artist was a rising secular star creating music and collaborating with some of the industry’s hottest artists. It took some time for the musician to make it into the world of gospel, but when Testimony stumbled into church music, it changed his life forever.

Testimony from his new music video 'Jehovah'
Testimony from his new music video ‘Jehovah’

Testimony fell into the church from an unfortunate incident. In 2011 the artist was wrongly accused of stealing a car. With no support and no evidence to back him up, the police arrested the rising star and sent him to prison for 4 months. It was in there, that Testimony prayed with all his might to God to see him through. Fortunately for him, his prayers were heard, and the musician was released. It was on that day that Testimony found himself in Christ Embassy, the church of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.

Pastor Chris welcomed the young artist and saw his potential. He believed in him, nurtured him and gave him a platform on which he could create music and reach millions of people. This gave Testimony a new sense of hope and belief, not only in God but also in himself. With all of this support, this led the artist to discover new ways to spread his message, thus the ‘Street Gospel Movement‘ was born.

Testimony performing at the 2018 LIMA awards
Testimony performing at the 2018 LIMA awards

The New Street Gospel Movement is a movement that uses music to spread the word of God to struggling street youths. This is a big part of Testimony’s work. He spends a lot of time finding kids to reach out to. He approaches these kids with his music and just simply talks to them, telling them, with a song, that there is a better path.

“If truly I am a gospel minister, where am I supposed to go back to share the good news? The streets. I am saying, “Hello, people, come and see what God has done for me. You too can join me”. That is my mindset and I promised God that if I can make it, I will go back from where I come from to tell everyone there. My songs are for the people in the streets.”

Testimony live streams about his new Gospel Street Movement
Testimony live streams about his new Gospel Street Movement

Countless Nigerian kids love Testimony’s music, as well as many around the world. They feel that he really speaks to them. This has gained him a massive amount of popularity, with people even dubbing him as the gospel version’ of the famous Nigerian musician, Olamide, ‘The King of the Streets’.
Christ Embassy has propelled these many gospel stars into global fame, with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome himself even stating at the recent LIMA awards, that “no music concert in the world makes sense without talents from here.”

Testimony is without a doubt one of these major talents. His song ‘Jehovah’ won him the LIMA song of the year in the Proto-stars category, yet the ‘boy from the streets’ insists that all of his success is because of one man, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.

 

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.

 

Sharon Oyakhilome’s Breathtakingly Beautiful Bridal Shower

Sharon Oyakhilome's Breathtakingly Beautiful Bridal Shower

The gospel starlet and daughter of Pastor Chris, Carrissa Sharon Oyakhilome recently celebrated her upcoming wedding with a heavenly gorgeous bridal shower.

The two love birds who officially got engaged last year have huge plans for the event. The sensational singer and her Ghanaian heartthrob, Phillip Frimpong have been overwhelmed by the amount of love and blessings received. Much anticipation is felt around the approaching event and the celebrations have already begun!

A Gold and White Themed Paradise.

If the bridal shower looked this good, then just imagine how the wedding will be! The white and gold themed celebration was filled with loving family and friends who poured in with countless wishes, blessings and love. The couple were prayed for by the man of God himself, automatically guaranteeing them a life time of spiritual wealth and happiness.
In an Instagram post, the woman of the hour shared an adorable gif of her bouncing a white balloon, with the comment “Had the loveliest bridal shower“Pastor Chris himself can be pictured smiling with his beautiful daughter. The man of God wore a classy white suit and golden tie.

Sharon Oyakhilome's Breathtakingly Beautiful Bridal Shower
Pastor Chris and his beautiful Sharon at her bridal shower

Beautiful and lavish decorations adorned the joyous celebrations. The crowds and the food were all top class. Everybody looked like royalty. Especially of course, the woman at the center of it all, Sharon herself was a sight to behold.

The 25-year-old, who is currently one of the worlds biggest gospel singers looked like an absolute princess.

Sharon Oyakhilome's and stunning flower decorations
Sharon Oyakhilome’s and stunning flower decorations

Sharon Oyakhilome’s Breathtakingly Beautiful Bridal ShoweThe starlet donned a classically elegant white dress with a high neckline and delicately embroidered floral seam. This princess was clearly the best dressed in all of Nigeria and paired her stunningly elegant dress with a cute pair of pink fluffy heels, adding a subtle playful touch. This super stylish star knows how to put on a show! The lucky lady posted this gorgeous picture on her Instagram.

 

Mr Frimpong himself is no stranger to style.

The UK based, and Dutch born business man has made quite a name for himself in the African wax print industry and also has an amazing sense of fashion. Here he can be seen wearing a super dapper beige knee-length overcoat. The savvy stud has been pictured many times wearing great outfits and looks more like a model than a businessman!

Sharon Oyakhilome's with her fiance
Sharon Oyakhilome with her fiance

The big day is coming!

The soon to be Mrs Frimpong Oyakhilome has been helping her followers out with meaningful relationship advice. In a question posted on twitter, she was asked to advise young brides on how to prepare for the big day. Carissa advises young brides “to trust and obey God” and “pay attention” to your partner.

No doubt we are all paying attention and waiting for this momentous day. The event will take place on the 6th of October 2018. “Save the Date” as Sharon has said

Sinach On Love, Life and Jesus Christ

Sinach interview on Christian Premier Radio

Sinach has had an incredible journey from a local church singer to international gospel superstar. The multi-award winner has over 200 songs to her name and is responsible for such hits such as ‘I know who I am’ and ‘WayMaker’. Her song ‘This Is Your Season’ won the Song of the Year award in 2008. Sinach’s music has been performed in churches all over the world.

With all this success, comes great responsibility. Creating uplifting and moving music for millions of fans around the word can take its toll. As a mega star, striking the perfect balance between stardom and spirituality is challenging to say the least.  In an intimate one on interview, Damilola Okeke, of Premier Christian Radio, sat down with Gospel superstar Sinach, and discussed the nitty gritty issues of love, life and her relationship with Jesus Christ.

Before Sinach rose to be one of Nigeria’s mega gospel stars, she was serving in the church. Her music was mostly shared within community. When asked on how she felt before her rise to fame, Sinach said she was grateful as a servant of the church and simply felt “content” to share her music on the platform of the church.

“When you’re content with where God has placed you, he gives you more”

Sinach went on to express how she has dealt with success by not being anxious and enjoying every point in the journey of her success.
These were some great life lessons that the starlet has learned, and she has her close-knit family to thank for that.

“I have learned to trust God, how to move, not to move ahead of him, because when you move ahead of him you are going to get into trouble”

That’s not all she got to thank her family for. A lot of her musical inspiration came from the home. Her father would often play Anita Baker, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and many others. When Sinach met Pastor Chris however, her musical direction took quite a turn.  Sinach recalled a sermon by Pastor Chris about the holy spirit and salvation and said:

“Not only did I get born again, I got filled with the holy spirit…on the same day”.

Since that life-changing sermon, Sinach turned into the woman we know today, a Gospel superstar.

For the full interview, click on the link below.
https://www.premierchristianradio.com/Shows/Saturday/The-Profile/Episodes/Chick-Yuill-Sinach2