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 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 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.
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."
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.
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
Watch the full live event right here.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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!
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, 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
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.
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.
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 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.
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"
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.
The LoveWorld Inc's favorite gospel star, Israel Strong is back with another powerful track 'He Paid It All'. This devoted and soulful artist has won several other awards over the years for his gospel hits.
It is a beautiful tribute to Jesus Christ. The song talks about how Jesus Christ paid for our sins. "I'll never forget what he did on the cross to me, oh what a perfect love." It is a song filled with devotion and gratitude for Jesus.
The song, with the simple line "He paid it all" perfectly describes Jesus' selfless act as well as his love for humanity. The catchy pop song echoes Strong's deep sense of thankfulness. Strong's smooth and high vocals come alive and force you to sing along and shout hallelujah. Israel Strong is certainly a force to be reckoned with in the world of gospel. The vocalist has won multiple awards. In 2015, Strong was the recipient of 'Song Writer of the year' for the junior category. The awards project was created in order to "to reach the world through music and creative arts ministrations.” A strong sense of devotion super evident in all his music.
His other hot tracks include, New Level and the Advantage among many others, all of them channeling the love of God. In an interview with this "great minister of God in songs", Israel Strong told us about the inspiration of his new single. He said; “This song was birthed by the Spirit of God and it came to me during my personal prayer and fasting. I wanted to sing a song that was in line with the message of year and God granted my heart desire.” Indeed a Channeling of Faith.
Check out more of Israel's Strong's inspiring hits that we selected that bets show his glorious gratitude to the Lord.
Strong communicates with the Lord through his music with themes of gratitude and appreciation. In one of his most popular hits of 2016 'Born Victorious' , Strong talks about talks about creation and expresses a "confession of what God's word says about the new creation in Christ" This great song was produced by Kelly Lyon, one of the genres top producers.
The Man of the Mountain Top is another great song that talks about that special presence that is constantly watches over you. We all want to climb that great mountain top, getting there can be scary but once you're on top you "can never fall". This is what Strong talks about in this moving track.
Strong is one of LoveWorld Music and Arts Ministry's greatest artists and has expressed his great sense of appreciation for his church for honoring him before the world to the glory of God. He has stated the he owes his inspiration to Pastor Chris and Christ Embassy. In Israel Strong’s Voice, “am following my man of God, bumper to bumper.”
Other top gospel artists from the church including Sinach, Ada, Eben, Frank Edwards, Testimony Jaga, Rap Nation Jahdiel, Evangelist Kathy Woghiren, Buchi, Wisdom continue to transform gospel.
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.
The beautiful Carissa Sharon in her sparkling red dress and chunky coral beads.
Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome wore a beautiful red around dress with traditional coral bead.
The couple look like king and queen in their magnificent traditional wedding outfits.
The event was reportedly the biggest engagement party Nigeria had ever seen with guests and family that flocked in from around the globe.
Countless celebs were in attendance at the glorious event
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.
The gorgeous couple of the hour could not take their eyes off each other for a moment.
The couple is set to marry tomorrow at the LoveWorld Convocation area in Lagos. Millions around the world are eagerly waiting in anticipation.
There are countless ways to rediscover the light. Sometimes, during times of sadness, an uplifting push is all you need. Songs with uplifting and inspiring lyrics and melodies can sometimes completely transform your mood.
Hearing the Lord's soothing voice though music can change the way you see the world. For the times when all you need is a simple lift, listen to our top 5 songs from our uplifting gospel playlist!
Adam Randal AKA Owl City creates uplifting and indie synth pop melodies with soothing lyrics that uplift the soul. This sweet voiced and fun synth playing soloist began composing melodies in his parent's basement. Since then he has become of the world's most successful pop artists.
The musician owes his inspiration to instrumental post rock genres and of course his devout faith, evident in the uplifting tracks such as in the songs "All Things Bright", "Beautiful" and "Galaxies". Explaining why the faith-filled song was added to the mix, he said, "I feel like if I were ever to hide the fact that that's what's so important to me, it would be a crime, that I should probably be put in jail for that.
Spending a large part of his youth skipping church and getting up to 'no good', this former bad boy found himself being born again at the Christ Embassy. It was there he completely transformed his life.
The now award-winning Gospel rapper is also a member of the BLW RapNation and host of the LegallyME vlog. Sam Jamz's music has a hint of Caribbean flavor coupled with catchy Afro-pop and the perfect ingredient to lift your spirits.
Eben, born Emmanuel Benjamin succeeds in combining a catchy mix of Afro-pop, hip-hop and dance-influenced music. The singer songwriter was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria and began his career as a simple rapper before moving onto more complex studio productions.
The uplifting gospel hits "Imaranma," "Good Day," and "I Don Hammer' garnered much attention and even won him a Worship Song of the Year award in 2015.
Before this mega-starlet was filling up stadiums, she was choir member in the Christ Embassy. It was there she got her start in singing.
Born Osinachi Joseph, the vocalist spent many years in the church honing her talents as a worship leader and singer. Shortly after however, Sinach shot to stardom with countless hits. Her African Achievers' Award for Global Excellence instantly put her put her on the map. Sinach's breathtaking vocals and inspiring lyrics in "Way Maker" will lead you into a path of light.
At just 10, Ada was selected to be a member of a Nigerian all-girl band. Her music career was put on hold throughout her studies. This achiever got her degree in engineering at the Lagos State University. Like Sinach, it was though Christ Embassy that the artist found her way back into music. Singing in the choir gave her an amazing platform to start her international music career.
Listen to Ada's "Only You Jesus", a guaranteed boost.