Saturday, November 16, 2019

Nigerian Gospel Singer SINACH now has over 1 million subscribers on YouTube

Gospel singer SINACH of "Waymaker" fame has surpassed the 1 million subscriber mark on her YouTube page.

She took to her Instagram page to celebrate this saying,
Thank you for supporting faith filled and inspiring music!! God bless you #sinach #slic2019 #waymaker #gosgem
SINACH, real name Osinachi Joseph (nΓ©e Kalu)is a senior worship leader at Believers' Loveworld International.

She is the first African Gospel artiste to achieve this feat. She also holds the record for being the first Gospel singer to get 100 million views of a single vide with her hit single "Waymaker" on the the 7th of March 2019.

Check out her new video titled "Omemma" released some days ago

Busola Dakolo reacts to court's judgement against her in the alleged rape case against COZA's Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo

Here is Busola Dakolo's response to the court's ruling on her case against COZA's Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.

Note that the Abuja high court dismissed her rape case and even fined her N1 million.

Her statement:

I have just been briefed by my lawyers on the court’s ruling in the matter before it pertaining to my stand against injustice represented by the reprehensible actions of Mr. Biodun Fatoyinbo and, in light of the present and anticipated inquiries from friends, family and well-wishers, it is pertinent to convey my sincere reaction to said ruling.

When I set about confronting one of my biggest fears and a horrible experience from my past, the first hurdle was finding the confidence to. Victims usually do not find a place for their voice, certainly not in our deeply conservative country where might is right and a virtue while innocence is a licence for abuse and disregard. I had no illusions about the herculean task before me in not only openly confronting the man behind the mask but seeking remedy and sanction against him before the court.
I set out to ease the hurt, the sense of shame and abuse, the nightmares and traumas not by securing judicial victory only but by boldly sharing my story and calling out my transgressor robed in the vestiges of clerical power and pretence. I understood and accepted that by voicing out I was silencing the screams in the night.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Court dismisses Busola Dakolo's rape case against COZA's Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo. Fines Busola N1 million

An Abuja court has fined Busola Dakolo N1 million after dismissing her rape case against COZA's Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.

Some months ago, Busola, wife of singer Timi Dakolo, had accused the pastor of rape some years ago before she got married. She had demanded "a personal letter of apology to show remorse for his misdeeds.

She made this allegation in a video with Chude Jideonwu of Red Africa Media.

The judge, Justice Oathman A. Musa, said that the matter amounts to injustice and an abuse of judicial process adding that the case is empty and purely sentimental. He also said that the case was aimed more at cruelty than obtaining justice.

In awarding the cost of N1 million against Busola Dakolo, the court held that the fine should have been 10 times more because the court’s time was wasted.

Fatoyinbo’s team of lawyers, led by Dr. Alex Izinyon (SAN), had however argued that the prayers in the suit were ungrantable by the court, and that the suit was frivolous and an abuse of court process.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Kanye West set to perform at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas this Sunday

Kanye West is set to appear and perform at Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas this Sunday.

According to a representative of the church, David Iloff, in a statement to the Houston Chronicle, West is scheduled to have a 15-to-20-minute conversation with Osteen at the 11 a.m. service and perform with his choir at the 7 p.m. service.

David said that “Joel is still putting his questions together, but he will talk about Kanye’s journey to his faith.”

The idea for West's visit came about over the weekend, while the rapper was in town to perform at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, Iloff said. “Kanye and Joel are friends. He's been wanting to come out for some time and it just worked out for this weekend."

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Renowned Gospel artist, Micah Stampley loses 15 year old daughter

The family of gospel artist Micah Stampley have announced the passing away of their daughter, Mary Stampley, on the 22nd of October from a seizure. She was 15 years old.

According to a spokesman for the family, "Please keep the family in your prayers and respect their privacy as they deal with this traumatic event."

Stampley is a multiple Dove and Stellar Award nominee whose most recent album, To The King: Vertical Worship, was released in 2016.

Micah Stampley is a regular at The Experience", an annual musical event organised by House on the Rock church led by Pastor Paul Adefarasin.

Christian Rapper Toby Mac's 21 year old son, Truett Foster McKeehan, Dies of cardiac arrest

Truett Foster McKeehan and father, Toby Mac

























Truett Foster McKeehan, the son of Christian rapper Toby Mac (real name Toby McKeehan) has died of cardiac arrest. He was reported dead when medics were called to their Nashville home at around 10:50 am to reports of a person in cardiac arrest.

Also an aspiring musician, Truett Foster McKeehan was the eldest of TobyMac's five children. He released music under different names, including Truett Foster, truDog, TRU and Shiloh.

He had collaborated with his dad on some tracks.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Foursquare Gospel Church suspends lecturer/pastor in the aftermath of sex-for-grades scandal

Dr Boniface Igbeneghu
The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria has suspended Dr. Boniface Igbeneghu, a lecturer at the University of Lagos and a pastor of the Foursquare Church in Lagos.

This is as a result of the recent release of a video by BBC African Eye allegedly showing academics propositioning undercover female reporters. This was part of a major operation  detailing sexual harassment on university campuses in Nigeria and Ghana.

The operation was carried out by a BBC African Eye reporter, Kiki Mordi, who posed as a 17 year old admission seeker to the University of Lagos.

She wore a hidden camera and recorded the whole encounter with the lecturer/pastor. The video showed Dr. Igbeneghu making sexual overtures to the reporter.

Upon the airing of the video on social media, the Foursquare Gospel Church issued a statement asking Dr Igbeneghu to step down from all ministerial assignments.

According to a statement by the National Secretary of the church, Rev. Ugbaja; "The general public is hereby informed that as a holiness and Bible-believing church, we do not condone such heinous and unscriptural act among our ministers. We totally dissociate ourselves from the purported conduct of Dr. Igbeneghu and promise to take appropriate measures as soon as the ongoing investigation is concluded."


Catholic Church in Kenya bans cash donations in churches to regulate collections

Archbishop Philip Anyolo
The Catholic Church in Kenya has banned the physical collection of cash donations by politicians, leaders, well wishers.

This was agreed upon at the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) which held on Saturday at the Catholic National Shrine in Subukia Nakuru County.

According to their chairperson, Archbishop Phillip Anyolo, contributions to the church by leaders, politicians and well-wishers will only be made electronically through banks and mobile money transfer technology.

This, the church leaders said, will help regulate the monies that come into the church.

They also agreed that no politician will address worshippers in all the Catholic Churches across the country.

"Our churches will not be used as political platforms or for any other motive other than for the worship of God," said Bishop Anyolo.

Bishop Anyolo also said the bishops have also resolved that it will be mandatory for all Catholic Church branches in Kenya to keep records of all the people who donate monies to the respective churches.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Lecrae shares his water baptism experience in the Jordan river


US Grammy award winning, gospel hip-hop artiste, Lecrae, visited the Holy Land of Israel recently and shared his water baptism experience in the River Jordan on social media. He was baptized at the Yardenit Baptismal Site. He also visited Jerusalem, the Mount of Beatitudes and Capernaum.

According to him, "Today we got baptized in the Jordan River. The one John baptized Jesus in. πŸ™ƒπŸ™πŸ½πŸ™ŒπŸ½ I was joking before I got dipped and I said if a bird lands out here like the dove on Jesus, 🦒 bruh....I’m gonna have a heart attack. Just take me to heaven cause God is speakin too loud! Well look at the pics. 🀯. I love the Jordan because of all the symbolism it holds. It was the border of the promised land. It was the picture of safety and security. Getting baptized in it was an incredible experience for me. πŸ’¦ 🌊Here’s an interesting fact. Baptism didn’t start with John the Baptist. The Jewish ritual immersion in water is called a mikvah, which is a Hebrew word meaning gathering of waters.

New Video: Nosa - Na Your Way ft. Mairo Ese






































Gospel artiste of "Always Pray for you" fame has just released a new song and video - Na Your Way. 

"Na Your Way" is the lead single from the forthcoming worship album, "THE SACRIFICE". The song features Mairo Ese and celebrates the dynamic and awesomeness of God. Mairo Ese is currently one of the leaders in the music department at This Present House under the tutelage of Pastor Tony Rapu.
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