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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Pop Sensation JUSTIN BIEBER Leads Worship and a Sermon at LA Church!

It’s not the first time the world is talking about pop singer and heartthrob, Justin Bieber’s fiery and outspoken faith in God. The young artist has made a conscious effort throughout his music career, since being discovered on YouTube at the age of 13, to share his faith in Jesus openly with the world. Through the ups and downs of adolescence, coupled with the insane amount of stardom and attention he was facing, this world got the best of him along the way.

After marrying the American model, Hailey Baldwin, Bieber began to return to the public eye with unapologetic faith and repentance. He saw his own struggles and trials as an opportunity to glorify the power and love of Jesus that he has continuously returned to. Hailey Baldwin-Bieber was raised in a strong Christian household and supports, champions and encourages her husband in his pursuit of Jesus.

Photo by Vogue, March 2019

Most recently, Bieber (25) has been taking to Instagram to update fans on his current spiritual awakening, back to reality and back to his eternal purpose of worshipping Jesus. Last Wednesday, on August 27th, Bieber joined the worship team on stage at Churchome in Beverly Hills. In leading his very first sermon under pastor and friend, Judah Smith, Bieber shared about finding strength in weakness and how powerful that strength is when you allow God to intervene.

Justin Bieber (left) with Pastor Judah Smith (right)

In the video clip he shared on his Instagram, singing the songs “Never Would Have Made it” by Warren Sapp and “To Worship You I Live” by Israel Houghton, he also included an emotional and encouraging message to fans (the 13th most popular Instagram account, with over 118 Million followers).

In an interview with TMZ, Bieber described why he found this message to be so relevant and necessary for him to share:

“My whole message at church the other day was, there’s power in your weakness. So when you feel weak — there are so many people in this world who are struggling — there’s just power in that weakness. So, when you fight through that season you usually get to the other side, and it gets better,” he said.

Nigeria’s Own El’ Grace is Returning Home for Her “Abundant Praise” Concert

God is raising people up and bringing real talent to the light! Gospel singer and violinist, El’ Grace has spent the majority of her musical career in the United States where she is based in Brooklyn, New York. Recently, God has opened new doors and called her back to her first home for a first-ever live recording concert right in Lagos, Nigeria!

Get ready for September 15th for the concert of the year! El’ Grace is excited to return to Nigeria and praise the Lord with a (or several) new songs! This is not only a homecoming celebration but will also include the release of her newest album! The album, titled “Let Your Fire Fall” is sure to amaze fans with sounds and lyrics that bring the presence of God into any atmosphere.

You may recall some of her earlier singles such as “You are Beautiful”, “I Am Free”, and “Writer of My Story” from years 2017 and 2018. This year, she has been working hard and the blessing has followed as a reward. Earlier this year, she released her most recent single “We Thank You” all while working on the new album, set to release THIS MONTH!

This “double blessing” as CeFlix Tunes referred to the upcoming concert event as is going to be a time for the community in Lagos to come together for a joy and spirit-filled evening. The concert will be a time set apart to sing praises, dance, and rejoice together over God’s goodness and grace in each and every life that will be present. The concert will be called “Abundant Praise” and that is exactly what there is to be expected.

She will be performing both old and new hit singles, sure to satisfy the dedicated fans that have followed her throughout the years during her career in gospel music. The live concert “Abundant Praise” will be held at Terra Kulture, located at 1376, Tiamiyu Savage Street, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria on September 15th, 2019 at 4 pm WAT.

This is a concert you do not want to miss so mark your calendars and bring the family out for a night of heart-stirring worship and praise with El’ Grace as she blesses everyone with her latest music. For more information about this event and upcoming concerts by all your favorite gospel singers, you can visit CeFlix Tunes on Facebook and Instagram.

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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.

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.

Award Winning Gospel Collaborative Project – Wilsongs by Dr. Wilson Muwanguzi

Music is a powerful source that can play a huge part in your mood, which can affect your whole day. Music can either be used to energize or to relax. It is also used as self-expression, both in creating as well as in sharing. Our capabilities for making and listening to music are constantly advancing and becoming more and more a part of our everyday life, although it’s been a centralized point throughout history and culture since the beginning of time.

Knowing that music has such a strong effect on our mindset, we can always use it to refocus ourselves and our attention to God and His ways. When we listen to Spirit-filled music, our eyes return to the Lord and we become instantly strengthened, as we claim the promises of God, singing them over ourselves and our situations.

One ministry that has grasped the true power that Spirit-filled music has over our situations and mindset is the ministry of Wilsongs, founded by Dr. Wilson Muwanguzi. After experiencing the overwhelming benefits and blessings that gospel music brings, Dr. Wilson was ready to create this experience for believers all around the world. He recently sat down with Uganda Christian News to share about their ongoing project. With leaders of the industry all around the world, ‘all bound by a common goal of giving a voice for the generation that is passionate about God and addressing society needs’. Dr. Wilson’s dream to see a generation penetrated by the power of God-inspired music began to manifest.

This project reaches beyond all barriers of culture, style, denomination, and genre to satisfy and uplift all believers from every walk of life. Holy Spirit inspired lyrics not only encourage and uplift, but they lead us to be knowers of God’s Word, which produces teachers of God’s Word.

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Wilsongs at Viga Music Awards by: Uganda Christian News

The Wilsongs group has received several awards over the course of their ministry work and most recently on May 31st at the Viga Music Awards ceremony in Kampala, in Uganda where they are based out of. Wilsongs group was the recipient of the Best Duo/Band/Group of the year, and Dr. Wilson received recognition for the Afri-Song Artist of the year 2019 award.

Dr. Wilson took the time to sit down with Uganda Christian News to share his thoughts on all the buzz:

“Winning at the Viga Music Awards 2019, has been a miracle of its kind: it came at a time when we had just released our new songs; “Yuza Eggulu”, ” Saawa Ya Kubotola”, “Waliwo Abisobola”, “Mulimu Ekipya” and “Praising You Jehovah (Tenda)” yet they had not yet received as much acclamation as expected, even though Wilsongs is generally loved within and across borders…. While winning awards is not the major aim, with this victory GOD has literally lifted us miles into the sky. We feel like stars shining high and bright. Surely; in such a time.”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

(KPANSA KPANSA LYRICS)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kpan sa Kpan sa kpan sa 
Kpansa (2x)

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

00:00


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

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

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

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

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

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

The art of Reconstruction

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

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

The Worship Experience

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

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

#BETSundayBest is back!

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

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

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

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

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

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