Thursday, 31 January 2013

Dottie Peoples set to release ''I Got This Live!''


Award winning and chart topping gospel recording artist Dottie Peoples absolutely thrills on her upcoming release I Got This LIVE!  Recorded at Siloam Church International, in College Park, Georgia I Got This LIVE! is a 13 song journey through a masterful collection of praise & worship, contemporary and traditional gospel music, woven seamlessly together, and is sure to send longtime fans, and new fans alike to stand to their feet.

I Got This LIVE!  features Peoples’ signature powerhouse vocals, and backed by Billy Rivers & The Angelic Voices of Memphis Tennessee choir.  I Got This LIVE!  assembles and showcases some of the most amazing musicians and songwriters on this side of glory, while Dottie ignites the church, with her 5 octave voice which soars to the rafters!  Yes….I Got This LIVE! does not disappoint, and is one of the most highly anticipated projects of her career.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Brand New Song: Gbenga Adenuga - E be like sey

Gospel sensation Gbenga Adenuga is back with a new song "E be like sey". Now if you are one of those who think gospel music ain't got swag, then you might need to listen to this. It's a beautiful and well crafted song. A little bit of what he would normally do. But trust me it's a good song for you to start your weekend with. Enjoy!

Brand New Song: Obi Praise Ft Mike Abdul - Praise You

Listen to this brand new song from a promising up coming gospel star Obi Praise. He calls this song "Praise you". To add colour to it he brought on gospel super star Mike Abdul of the Midnight crew. Its an upbeat song that will lift your spirit and get you dancing.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards Winners

Here is the full list of winners at the just concluded 2013 Stellar awards

Artist of the Year
Marvin Sapp, I Win, Verity Gospel Music Group

Song of the Year
Charles Jenkins, “Awesome,” The Best of Both Worlds, Inspired People

Male Vocalist of the Year
Marvin Sapp, I Win, Verity Gospel Music Group

Monday, 21 January 2013

Brand New Video: Provabs - I Surrender

The Gospel hip-hop maverick and lyricist takes it a notch higher as he reminds us of how to praise God in total SURRENDER. Enjoy this upbeat track featuring a young vocal powerhouse EVE-L directed by Ak-ONE!

Saturday, 19 January 2013

New Release: Kurt Carr - Bless This House


For over two decades, Kurt Carr has been blessing the household of faith with modern day hymns such as “The Presence of the Lord is Here;” “For Every Mountain;” “I Almost Let Go;” “In the Sanctuary,” and “God Blocked It.” In due course, the maestro’s earned an RIAA Certified Gold CD; a Grammy Award nomination and a gaggle of Stellar Awards. As he unveils his seventh CD, Bless This House (Verity Gospel Music Group), the gifted songwriter, conductor and producer says his new music doesn’t diverge from his masterful work of the past but merely builds upon it. “It’s a continuum of who I am,” Carr explains. “I believe I’ve come into what my niche and what my purpose is - to make music that edifies the Body and blesses the church of Jesus Christ.”

There are 17 new soul-stirring songs of encouragement and gratitude that comprise the double disc, Bless This House. The title track was a last minute addition that came to Carr while he was in Los Angeles to record the final songs for the CD. “It’s really a prayer asking God to bless and cover his people,”
The CD opens with the lush, fully orchestrated “Let Everything That Has Breath Praise,” featuring praise & worship leader extraordinaire Dr. Judith McAllister. Gospel fans voted in an online contest and chose the testimonial driven “I’ve Seen Him Do It” to be the first single off of the CD.
For those who appreciate the traditional old school experience, Carr delivers a handful of numbers like “We Cannot Be Silent (Psalm 34)” – which opens with veteran artist Lorraine Stancil-Lawson's meteoric soprano dancing over a simmering organ. He challenges her to take it to “the valley,” where she shows off her deep contralto notes, and then commands her to take it back to the mountain top where she hits a crystal-shattering note before the ensemble launches into a harmonious refrain of “I will bless the Lord at all times.” The organ squeals on the riveting hand clapper “Amen” (dedicated to the late queen of gospel, Albertina Walker) and the soul-stirring, “Between Here and There” that showcases the dynamic Kathy Taylor on the vamp.

For those who love the praise and worship genre, Carr brings that into the house too with such soaring ballads as “There Is A Sound” featuring Yvette Williams; “Praise and Worship” featuring Nikitta Foxx and “Touched By The Fountain of Grace” featuring Troy Bright – all which, in true Carr form, possess the pomp, majesty and classical ceremony of light opera.

BLESS THIS HOUSE also has high energy songs surely to become praise & worship team favorites, such as “Oh Magnify The Lord” and “Great God Great Praise.” The pop-infused “We Gotta Put Jesus Back,” featuring 7 year old Myles Caton, speaks of society breaking down as a result of taking Jesus out of Christmas and removing prayer from public schools. The solution: Put Jesus back! There’s a feel good vintage R&B vibe to “It’s A Good Day” which proclaims “every day you wake up…it’s a good day.”

Carr branches off into real dance territory on “Always Covering Me,” featuring Michelle Prather. The song boasts wailing vocals and a fusion of House music with a nod to the orchestrated beats of the `70s disco era.
BLESS THIS HOUSE is rounded out by such songs of gratitude as “I’ve Got So Much” that opens with Brandon Winbush’s soaring tenor and closes with Vonnie Lopez’ gutsy alto; and “I Want to Be True” where Timiney Figueroa sings about remaining true to her calling regardless of any accolades that may or may not come her way. A militaristic drum line filters the powerful anthem “Soldier On” in which Carr sermonizes, “For every Christian soldier who’s ever gotten weary from the battle of life…let me remind you that Jesus is your captain and because he’s your captain you cannot fail.”

Friday, 18 January 2013

Event: Prison Hope Concert

The vision for these event which commenced four (4) years ago is basically to give the long tortured souls in the prisons hope and a reason to live for tomorrow.

So essentially, what we do is to use the vehicle of music and entertainment at the start of every calendar year to refresh these famished souls many of whom have been awaiting trial for several years in our dilapidated criminal justice system.

If you are in the area. Make it a date to attend. See the picture above for the details

Video of the Week: Seun - Ebube

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

2013 Grammy Nominees: Full List Of Gospel Categories

The nominees for the 55th annual Grammy awards have been announced. I guess a number of people have seen it already but I just thought I should put it up. The Awards, will air live from Los Angeles on February 10, 2013 at 8pm ET/7pm CST on CBS. But the gospel categories will be awarded during the annual pre-show, which will stream live at 

New Single: Segun Obe Ft Samnem - Higher Octave

“Alewilese” crooner, SEGUN OBE, is back with a new track titled “Higher Octave” featuring upcoming act, SAMNEM IJAYA.


2013 Stellar Awards full Nominees List

Two of Gospel music’s biggest acts will share the microphone when Kirk Franklin and Tina and Ericka Campbell of Mary Mary co-host the 28th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards.

The annual salute to Gospel’s best and brightest performers returns to Nashville’s iconic Grand Ole Opry House Theater Saturday, January 19, 2013.

Here is the complete list:

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

New Video: Kore - Yalako

The video for the dramatic song, Yalako by Kenny Kore. Directed by Akin Alabi. The video shows the story of Ola, a husband and father who struggles with infidelity but eventually finds the strength to overcome it and come back to where real love lies.
A lovely video I must say. Enjoy!

Brand New: Frank Edwards - Fire Go!

Starting the year on a hot note. Here comes another banger from the Richboy himself Frank Edwards with this fantastic song he calls FIRE GO. Produced by excellent producer Masterkraft. This song will encourage you and definitely make you dance.


Hot New Music: Bouqui ft Datruth - Celebrate

Yes 2013!! The mould is broken….for the very first time in the history of Christian contemporary hip hop music in Nigeria  and Africa, here comes the biggest International collaboration of all time.
With a song titled “CELEBRATE”, the multiple award winning Nigeria rap queen “B.O.U.Q.U.I” features the phenomenal 3 time STELLAR award winner, 2 time GRAMMY and DOVE Nominee “DA T.R.U.T.H”

Apparently this is surely another set piece of takeover for Bukola Folayan popularly known as BOUQUI! The multi-talented rap artiste who has held firmly to the female rap crown for years has just raised the bar once again with her new single titled Celebrate.