#NewFavorite: South African Gospel Artistes Sing Against Xenophobia

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I haven’t shared new music on here in a while. And that’s because I always wait for a song that truly touches my heart to come. I just received this song in my mail and it’s great to be able to show you this incredible collaboration between African artistes:  Neville D, Judith Sephuma & Patrick Duncan.

Pray is a song written and produced by Neville D as a plea to God to guide south africa  through the current attacks xenophobic attacks, and restore peace.

“I like Jesus’ idea about loving your neighbour as yourself, because I don’t think you can love and murder your neighbour at the same time,” he said after the song’s release.

THAT; my people, is the message of this gospel. It’s time to pray for God’s intervention in South Africa

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MAY 1st – Come #OutOnALimb With Irede Foundation!

The Irede foundation is a non – governmental organization focused on encouraging children living with limb loss (whether acquired or congenital) to live a life of fulfilment.

They have a mission to see every child amputee become a champion; living without the limitations of missing limbs, and are committed to providing encouragement and empowerment to children living with congenital and acquired limb loss so they can confidently live a self-sufficient and fulfilled life; free of limitations and societal stigmatization.

On the first of May 2015, the Irede foundation alongside celebrities and media personalities, will be going on a walk to raise awareness and bring the attention of society to the challenges faced by children living with limb loss and the need to appropriately care for them.

Venue is the YMCA Building 77A Awolowo road Ikoyi and kick off time is 7am.

Come #OutOnALimb with me!

 

The Entertainment Industry Will Not Come To Church…

Recently, Hollywood has been recreating bible stories for Cinema and most of the movies have been anything but bible based. Movies like NOAH and EXODUS came out to scathing reviews by Christians because they did not accurately depict the message of the bible and some of the characters were so off mark that it was almost hilarious.

But come to think of it, why should Hollywood “get it right”?  The stories are ours. We were entrusted with them. And since we have refused to tell it, others who don’t really know the purpose of those stories will tell it as they see fit.

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Too Many Churches, Too Little Love

The church of Jesus Christ is founded on the love principle. The church is the body of Christ, united with him in love by his spirit and it’s that love that brings us together and grows us.

We are commanded to love each other and other people around us. Without love, we cannot affect our world for Christ and fulfil the great commission.

Why then does it look like everything is falling apart around us while we are busy having jamborees and raising edifices?  We seem to have forgotten that the church is not the building we tax ourselves so hard to beautify and make grandiose.

The church is the people. Wherever the people go, they take the church with them, they take God with them, and they take the Love of Jesus with them. And affect their world with that love.

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It’s Been 1 Year Already… #BringBackOurGirls

It’s a rather sad day today in Nigeria. April 14, 2014 will go down the annals of history as one of the most sombre days in our history.

Nigerians have cried, protested, begged, advocated and even with international community influence, the over 200 girls abducted by the Boko Haram in Chibok, are not home.

But the tears will not last forever.

Psalm 126

When the Lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem,[a]
    it was like a dream!
We were filled with laughter,
    and we sang for joy.
And the other nations said,
    “What amazing things the Lord has done for them.”
Yes, the Lord has done amazing things for us!
    What joy!

Restore our fortunes, Lord,
    as streams renew the desert.
Those who plant in tears
    will harvest with shouts of joy.
They weep as they go to plant their seed,
    but they sing as they return with the harvest.

 

Hang Up The Phone & Let Them Go!

When people decide to walk away from you, let them walk. Don’t try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean, hang up the phone.

1 John 2:19 (MSG)

19 They left us, but they were never really with us. If they had been, they would have stuck it out with us, loyal to the end. In leaving, they showed their true colors, showed they never did belong.

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PODCAST: The Way of Love

Love has been on my mind lately. And the more i study, the more i realize that without us exhibiting God’s character of unconditional and sacrificial love, we cannot hope to live the christian life the way God has called us to.

Everything we do should radiate and be motivated by Love. without it, we are empty and full of vain glory.  Listen to this podcast, learn the way of God’s love and be motivated to love like he does.

 

EVENT: IBADAN! I’m Coming To You!


I am so excited to be invited to speak on a subject that i am so passionate about. On saturday, the 25th April 2015, i will be at The Lively Stones Centre, Ibadan, Oyo State to talk about effective music promotion and publicity for gospel music artistes. 

I will also focus on social media marketing and positive engagement for artistes.

The event is organised by R.A.M.P.A.G.E. Outreach and tagged ENTOGEN (Evangelizing Today’s Generation).

VENUE: The Lively Stones Centre
3rd Floor Amori House
Opposite World Oil Filling Station, Iwo Road,
Ibadan, Oyo State

DATE: Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Admission is totally free!

See you there!

We Are Not All Meant To Be Married…

For some time now, I’ve been ruminating over why so many single people are pressured about marriage in the church community.  Most churches are quick to deny this. They say; “No one is pressuring you, it’s okay to be single and serve God…” and other patronising statements like that but every time special programs are organised for singles, the theme will always revolve around relationships, dating and marriage.

Look, we have single people and we have married people. Not everyone is meant to be married. I believe that there is no such thing as a healthy church until we bring back God’s call to singleness inside the church.

We won’t glorify God completely unless we have a vibrant single’s community. And I’m not talking about a “meet other singles and network for dating opportunity” kind of single’s fellowship most churches have.

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About Comedy Shows And Rape Jokes…

I love comedy shows. Because I love to laugh. I attend Naija comedy events not just for the jokes (80% of which I’ve heard before) but for the thrill of dressing up nicely and meeting other nicely dressed people and of course, “showing face” in one or two industry event.

Lately, even the thrill of dressing up is beginning to wan, with the increasingly distasteful, insensitive and sometimes downright offensive jokes the audience is being served.

Some of these shows are branded “family” shows and are sponsored by “family” brands.  What this means is that minors can attend and certain values are expected to be promoted.

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Love Is Not Easy… Actually, Love is Quite Hard..

John 15:12 – 14 (NLT)

This is my commandment: Love each other in the same way I have loved you. There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command.”

Love is hard. Love is not a bag of beans. It’s not cheap. It’s not easy. It’s not something to take lightly.

When Jesus said we should love each other the Way he has loved us, few of us really believe he actually meant that. Even if in principle, we kind of believe, deep inside of us, we really don’t. Because we actually don’t think about it. when we read that verse, we have this idea of a generic “I love you with the love of the lord” and other christianese clichés, we hardly ever understood the weight of it.

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Now That CHANGE Is Here…

You might be surprised that I would write about this. But don’t be. I am born a citizen of this great country called Nigeria after all.

It’s been a tension filled weekend for most people and for those of us in the media, we’ve had to work overtime while treading on eggshells. Finally, the much awaited presidential elections are over and the people have voted their choice.

More importantly, I believe God had a hand in the outcome of this election. Things could have gone awry. There was so much anger, so much division, and so much rancor but in spite of foreign government predictions, God held us together and we are still one nation.

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