SABC Crown Gospel Awards

The LIMA awards are not the only gospel awards to have happened recently. Every year the SABC holds the wonderful Crown Gospel. The event that ended just a few days announced their big winners. The award ceremony took place in Durban, South Africa at the ICC on November 25, 2018.

With over 600 entries of mega gospel stars, judges had a tough time making their selections, yet after much consideration, the winners were chosen!
The ‘Best Collaboration’ category, also received a wave of entries this year, more than it has in the previous years. A large number of entries is tied to the growing local gospel scene which every year nurtures an array of blossoming young artists. The Crown Gospel awards also aim to celebrate the art of lyrics with its award for Best Song Writer.

“There’s a new generation of writers who may not be in the limelight or celebrated but create a grand platform for the singers.” Previous winners in this category included Thina Zungu’s Kwanqaba Umusa and Andile Ka Majola’s Nanoma Niyangibona! Below is a list of the big winners:

 

Best Female Gospel Artist
Swazi Ndlamini – ‘You Are Great’
Mabongi Mabaso – ‘Tintswalo’
Pretty Mhlongo – ‘Gam’elihle’
Verona – ‘Victorious’
Thabelo Metshiunda – ‘U kha Divha u Muzimu Medley ’

Best Male Gospel Artist
Sipho Ngwenya – Intimate Season 3
Tebogo Moloi – Omha Tsohle
Lungi Ndala – Kea Leboha Jesu
Khaya Mthethwa – Umkhulu Umsebenzi

Best of Africa Gospel
Takesure Zama (Zimbabwe) –‘ Ngidinga Wena’
Tshepo Lesole (Botswana) – ‘Use Me’
Godwin Omighale (Nigeria) – ‘Winner Man’
Ayo Solanke (Nigeria) – ‘God of Wonders’

Best Gospel Music Video
Abathandwa Ehhe – ‘Moya Wami’
Fikile Mlomo – ‘Phendula Jehova’
Obrey M – ‘Impumelelo’
Dube Brothers – ‘Blessed’

Best Church Choir
Blessed Jerusalema – ‘Ngijulise’
The Spirit Healer – ‘Ngena Ulindelwe’
Abahlabeleli Uzowapholisa – ‘Amanxeba’

Best Gospel Rock
Buhle Thela – ‘Halleluiah’
DCC – ‘Worship Forward’
Palesa Ngwenya – ‘Awesome God’
Natalie Rungan – ‘Grace is Shouting out’

Best Gospel Jazz Song
Bheka Mthethwa – ‘All By Grace’
Sicelo Moya – ‘Ewe Jesu’
Nzala Mokoena – ‘Konke Ksebenzela Ukulunga’

Best Gospel Maskandi
Amageza Amahle – ‘Ngithandaze’
Indlalifa Kushintsh’ – ‘Isimo’
Mduduzi Nyawose – ‘Ungunguye’
Mude Mude – ‘Wakhulula umoya Wami’

Best Gospel Producer Album
Nqubeko Mbatha for Tshwane Gospel Choir – The Next Revival
Ayanda Ntanzi – Nasempini
Sam Ngonyama – Intimate Worship Season 3
Neyi Zimu – Another Level of Worship

Best Tap and Clap
Sifofane Gospel Choir – ‘Tlohelang ho Bolaya Bomme le Bana’
Thohoyandou God is Love Choir – ‘Mbilu Nyanga’
The Book of Lekgowa – ‘Tsietsi’
Dipaki tsa Morena – ‘Ma Africa’

Best Praise Song
Ayanda Ntanzi – ‘Nasempini’
Tshwane Gospel – ‘Choir Praise Him Alone’
Mlungisi Buthelezi – ‘Ngcwele Ngcwele’
Lungi Ndala – ‘This God That We Serve

Crown Gospel Winner Lebohang Kgapola, Music in Africa
Crown Gospel Winner Lebohang Kgapola, Music in Africa

Best Traditional Gospel
Teboho Moloi – ‘It Is Well’
Babo Ngcobo – ‘Thixo Mkhululi’
The Living Rock – ‘Bombo ra va Kreste’
Bulelani Koyo – ‘Zonke Izono/lizalis’idinga Lakho’

Best Gospel Contemporary Song
Phindi Phewa – ‘Raising Jesus Flag’
Tshwane Gospel Choir – ‘Sweeter’
Neyi Zimu – ‘Victorious’
Gugulethu Nkutha – ‘Risen King’

Best Gospel Group
Tshwane Gospel Group – The Next Revival
Anointed Worship – Live at Breytenbad Season 2
The Living Rock – Bombo ra va Kreste
Abathandwa – Amagatsha

Best Songwriter
Sbu Banda – ‘Kuyokusiza Ngani’
Babo Ngcobo – ‘Thixo Mkhululi’
Mxolisi Mbethe – ‘Sikufanele’
Thula ga Ndlela – ‘Dabula amaZulu Wehle’

Best Gospel Worship Song
Phuluso Thenga – ‘You Are In This Place’
Zonke Makhoba – ‘Before your Throne’
Sicelo Moya – ‘My Everything’
Lebohang Kgapola – ‘We Bless Your Name/We Serve a Great God’

Best Newcomer
Lebohang Kgapola – ‘Freedom Song’
Gugulethu Nkutha – ‘After Creation’
Phummy Shalvah – ‘Strong Redeemer’
Phuluso Thenga – ‘Glory/Uyavhusa’

Best Gospel Album
Sicelo Moya – Solid Rock
DCC – Worship Forward
Tshwane Gospel Choir – The Next Revival
Khaya Mthethwa – Mukhulu Umsebenzi

Best Gospel Song
Dumi Mkokstad – ‘Ulwandle’
Hlengiwe Mhlaba – ‘Sthandwa Sami’
Lungi Ndala – ‘Kea Leboha Jeso’
Khaya Mthethwa – ‘Mkhulu Umsebenzi’

Best Gospel Artist
Baboa Ngcobo – Thixo Mkhululi
Teboho Moloi – Ompha Tsohle
Sipho Ngwenya – Intimate Worship Season 3
Hlengiwe Mhlaba – Sthandwa Sami
Best Gospel Community Radio Show

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!

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

New Track By Melo

Up and coming gospel artist Melo, is out with a new a hot new track entitled ‘Shakara’.

The new single ‘Shakara’ ft Cliff M is the first one off the brand-new album entitled ‘Light’. The album’s Afro-pop infused inspirational tunes celebrate the gift of life. These vibrant and energetic melodies are guaranteed to get you moving, dancing and praying!

Born and raised in Johannesburg South Africa, this sugary pop sensation combines a unique blend of Afro-pop beats and gospel melodies, giving her catchy tunes a soulful and spiritual touch.
In her latest track, Melo praises Jesus, claiming that “everywhere I go, I go with you power Jesus”. The song acknowledges his presence everywhere.

The word Shakara is a Pidgin word for ‘having swag’.

The beat filled song talks about feeling good or having ‘swag’ for the Lord. It’s about loving Jesus, loving yourself and loving life.
“The idea of the video is to show exactly that, incorporating style, feeling good and a vibrant colorful vibe.”

Melo, got her big break with her debut music video ‘‘Dance for You’. Produced by Kwame Nkrumah and Peter Tobe, the young arist blew us away for the very first time in the very colorful video. The words “He is my all” echoes throughout the song and her signature style of inspirational jam meets club hit can be felt from the first moment.

The hit drew heaps of attention, immediately putting Melo on the map. The South African gospel pop scene is bursting with new talent, and this can surely be seen with the rise this fresh new voice. Melo sure does stand out.

The artist has since amassed an increasing fan-base and is quickly becoming one of the leading young artists in this ever-growing genre. You can catch her at a bunch of upcoming performances on both locally and internationally such as South Africa (her hometown), Nigeria and Botswana. She has performed in festivals, churches and awards shows around Africa.
Find her on online such at iTunes, Google Play Music, and Sound cloud.

Check out her latest video “Shakara’ ft Cliff M in the link below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4lqZr3XYVM