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.

A Fresh New Season of Strings Unleashed

Strings Unleashed, the supreme gospel program on Loveworld TV is back with a bang. The hottest gospel reality show features an array of the LoveWorld musical maestros competing for the title of Strings Unleashed winner.

The show that now will take on a more interactive feel in its second season is guaranteed to move, inspire and above all entertain you with their praiseworthy worship tunes. A slew of performers is set to appear. Just some of which include Ur Flames, Melo F.T Cliff M, Testimony Jaga, Samsong, CSO, Daniel Myles, Winter Amadin, KingDareal, T. B. 1, Sam Jamz, Martin PK and many more.

The show will introduce a very exciting voting process that allows fans to choose their favorite artists. The audience can simply state the name of their favorite contestant! Here are some of the artists that are in the running. You can start voting now!

Eben

The widely popular LIMA Artist of the Year has produced several hit tracks including “Imaranma”, “Good Day,” and “Justified”- songs that have ministered to thousands of global Loveworld citizens. The gospel sensation also has a music show with fellow ‘LMAMer’ Martin PK. The two discuss a list of hot topics that involve music and entertainment.

Joe Praize

The Christ Embassy musician has won multiple awards including Love World Award with the song, “Mighty God”, Best African Gospel by SABC Crown Gospel Awards of 2010, Best West Africa at the Africa Gospel Music Awards UK 2011, and the Love World Awards 2011, for Worship Song of the Year. The soulful singer has certainly made his mark in the scene, wowing crowds in shows around the world

Jahdiel

In 2008 Jahdiel exploded onto the gospel scene in 2008 with her debut album Heritage, also earning her the prize in the category ‘Most Promising Artist or Group’. The Nigerian native has actually been singing and playing the piano since she was 13 years old. Jahdiel is also behind the mega-hits “Ebube Dike”, “Oh God” and “Ayaya”, form the 2010 album Under Oath. Her successful career recently landed her in the YNaija‘s list of “100 Most Influential People in Christian Ministry in Nigeria.

Of course, there will be hordes of other massive Loveworld artists who will be featured on the new season of Strings Unleased such as Ur Flames, Melo F.T Cliff M, Testimony Jaga, Samsong, CSO, Daniel Myles, Winter Amadin, KingDareal, T. B. 1, Sam Jamz, Martin PK. Get ready for the new Strings Unleashed!

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

The Top 5 Gospel Christmas Songs of All Time

It’s Christmas time, the most festive and holy time of the year! It’s a time to rejoice, to love and appreciate our family, and of course get into that merry groove. The best way of course to do that is to play some good old Christmas tunes. These 5 delightful jingles will warm up your heart, uplift your soul and sprinkle you with some much needed Christmas spirit.

Whitney Houston- Joy to the World

Whitney Houston has been blowing us away for decades. The legendary superstar’s beautiful rendition of the Christmas carol ‘Joy to the World’ is deeply moving and guaranteed to bring in that magical Christmas feeling. Houston recorded the song for the 1996 film, The Preacher’s Wife, a film in which she also acted. The carol is so popular in fact, that it has been recorded by many other world-famous artists, such as Boney M, Mariah Carey, and even the Jonas Brothers. 

Mariah Carey- O Holy Night

Every Christmas this songbird delights us with her legendary holiday hits. This song is of course from her classic Christmas album of 1994, Merry Christman. This album is full of beautiful covers of our favorite carols such as ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’, ‘Silent Night, Christmas’ (Baby Please Come Home) and much more. While Carey gives her own special twist, this song is actually centuries years old and was originally written in French! The song was also, according to the Canadian inventor, Reginald Fessenden a pioneer in radio broadcasting, the live broadcast of a song in history.

Brenda Lee- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Johnny Marks, the prolific Christmas songwriter is famous for his many Christmas hits such as “Holly Jolly Christmas ” and ” Rudolph The Red – Nosed Reindeer. ” This song was first released in 1958. Brenda Lee’s rendition, however, is one has been cemented in history. In a 2006 interview with the Chicago Tribune, Lee explained that she recorded this in July with Nashville producer Owen Bradley, saying “Owen had the studio all freezing cold with the air conditioning, and he had a Christmas tree all set up to kind of get in the mood just a little bit. We had a lot of fun.”

Holy Holy Holy – Kurt Carr

The American gospel music composer and performer actually served as a Minister of Music at The First Baptist Church of Hartford in Connecticut. The artist certainly has Jesus’s love running through his veins. The singer, however, did not grow up in a spiritual family at all, yet at 13, felt drawn to the church, and of course church music. There, together with the help of his acting chops, he developed in his school theatre class, and his passion for the Gospel, Carr turned into one of the most inspiring gospel performers of all time. His song Holy Holy Holy is perfect on a Christmas Eve.

Reason for The Season, Patti LaBelle

The famed Patti LaBelle, once considered by some to be Aretha Franklin’s rival, belts out her heartfelt take on the song ‘The Reason for the Season’. LaBelle’s Christmas album is filled with smooth and uplifting tunes that are guaranteed to light up your hearts and usher in the festive holiday spirit. It is the perfect mix between soulful praise and joyous holiday melody that only Patti LaBelle can pull off.

Little Drummer Boy – Pentatonix

This award-winning a capella group gives a fresh new take on one of the oldest Christmas carols of our time. The five-member group aptly named the Pentanonix specializes mostly in covering Christmas songs by harmonizing beautifully orchestrated vocal arrangements and beatboxing. The band was formed only in 2011 and has already snatched up a bunch of Grammies, and various other internet-based awards, such as the YouTube Awards and the Streamy Awards, an award  that recognizes in online video production

Merry Christmas!

 

The LIMA 2018 Playlist

If you missed the unforgettable LIMA awards of 2018, and need your access to the biggest stars on the scene then here you have it. We, at Good Gospel Playlist have compiled a list of the top 4 LIMA winners.

CSO- Worship Song and Song of the Year  

The song ‘Holy Spirit’ won Worship Song and Song of the year. CSO, also known as Sharon Oyakhilome is a minister of the Gospel, singer, songwriter, bandleader, as well as the leader of Christ Embassy London.  As the daughter of Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the artist grew up in the LoveWorld Nation. According to the artist, the song was written about the “most important person here on earth, the Holy Spirit.” The gospel starlet said that when she wrote the song she was “praying and fellowshipping with Him, He gave me the lyrics and the melody.” The beautiful music video was shot in breathtaking Switzerland.

UR Flames’ – Theme Song of The Year

Boyband UR Flames blew audiences away with their hit song and certainly did give everyone ‘something to shout about’. The song set the theme for the entire IPPC, making everyone get up and move, including the Loveworld president himself, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome.  The duo is no strangers to success. UR Flames have also won awards for the best music video and have performed around the world to their millions of fans.

Testimony Jaga – Song of the Year

The Afro-pop dance track Jehovah is both a local and international hit. The artist, who was recently dubbed the gospel ‘King of the Streets‘ is famous for making music for the street youth of Lagos as well as at the world at large. Testimony was last year’s newcomer and has since received worldwide fame with his dance hits. The gospel star recently said in an interview in the Nigerian Tribune, how grateful he is for the platform he has received from his church leader, Pastor Chris.

Sinach- Best Female Vocalist 

Loveworld crooner and crowd favorite, Sinach won best female singer once again. The vocalist has been dubbed the queen of gospel, filling stadiums all over the world.  Sinach started in small prayer groups in her church choir and eventually went on to be on the biggest gospel singers alive today. Her song ‘I know who I am’ beautifully celebrates identity and belief in God.

There were certainly many more hit songs that evening that celebrated LMAM’s year of music. Just some of them include the first ever quintuple tie in Best Male Vocalist Category; Isaiah Samson, Martin PK, Eben, Obi Shine and Chris Shalom celebrated for exceptional vocals, Lewis, Singer of Hit Track and Best New Act winner, with the song Bulletproof and the UK Mass Choir who won Host Choir of the Year for UK Leaders’ & Partners’. For more songs from the LIMA playlist, click here

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.

 

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.