KODA SET TO RELEASE ANOTHER HIT SINGLE TOMORROW 1ST MAY.

Kofi Owusu Dua-Anto popularly known as KODA prepares to release another hit single following hits like GUIDE ME OO and NS3M PII. The song which he performed and recorded live at the Takoradi edition of the THANKSGIVING 2014 on Easter Sunday features the awards winning singer and producer NACY.

The song titled in the akan language, “YESU Y3 NKWA ABODOO” meaning Jesus is the bread of live he says, will be made available for public consumption early tomorrow the 1st of May 2014. The uniquely fused highlife tune is not so far from KODA’s  creative ways of bringing some ripened and public domain songs alive. He live  recorded the song with his top-notch Takoradi based band and i can attest to the fact that the song is a must listen to piece from the camp of KODA.

Make sure you download the hit track tomorrow 1st May, 2014 from his download links on his social media platform.

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MINISTER IGWE THE NEW FACE OF CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL MUSIC

Olatunbosun Simeon Segun Igwe is a Ghanaian based Nigerian musician. Popularly known as Minister IGWE (MI).He is a  Producer, Director ,Song Writer and an Editor of Music. He is the CEO and Founder of Swell Sound Incorporated and currently the Music Director of SPIRITLIFE REVIVAL MINISTRIES, Accra-Ghana. Minister Igwe is a very talented and gifted singer and vocalist. . He has won several Awards to his credit. he has won THE BEST MALE VOCALIST – ( C.A.N & P.F.N) Ogun State Nigeria. Minister Igwe is currently working on his album titled; THIS IS NOT ENGLISH, also in collaboration with one of the Ghana finest and several Award Winning Gospel Musician, Cwesi Oteng.

Minister IGWE seem to be a rising son of africa ready to take afro-contemporay gospel music to the world. He prepares to launch his debut album, THIS IS NOT ENGLISH which features songs like wamilele and a remix of the hit song GOD DEY BLESS ft Cwesi Oteng. He explains this album is born out of the great testimonies and breakthroughs God has decorated my life with. He took me from misery and made me a wonder. Words have not been able to help me explain enough the things the hand of God has done.

“This Is Not English”  is an expression of the inexplicable  acts of God. Anything  God does is a wonder. They cannot be described by human language. He place the stars in the sky and He knows them by name.”This is not English” is an album that takes worship to another level, acknowledging the supremacy of God in the life of men.

The afro fused gospel album is set to be launched on the 18th of May, 2014 at the National Theater,  6pm. Also performing at this occasion is Cwesi Oteng, Joe Mettle, Akesse Brempong, Max Praise amongst others. Image

NEWS: BISHOP T. D. JAKES IN GHANA FOR IMPACT 2014

We all might have heard about BISHOP TD JAKES as a global spiritual giant who has impacted alot of lives. Well the influential leader who has served with excellence and integrity is on his way and the second time to land on the shores of Gold Coast Ghana. The founder and senior pastor of The Potter’s House of Dallas in the USA, which has more than 30,000 members and over 50 outreach ministries is hinted to appear  for the church’s annual revival event dubbed IMPACT 2014 at the Christian Action Faith Ministries(CAFM)

His second visit is being hosted by Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, known in many parts of the world as the Apostle of Strategic Prayer, is the Presiding Archbishop and General Overseer of Christian Action Faith Ministries (CAFM), head-quartered in Accra, Ghana. He is the founder and father of the Charismatic Movement in Ghana and other parts of West Africa.

Earlier this week, Archbishop Duncan-Williams posted a picture of himself and Bishop Jakes on his social media handles and inscribed below it ” church get ready get ready get ready BISHOP TD JAKES WILL BE IN ACCRA THIS YEAR FOR IMPACT 2014″ . Guess a lot of people can’t wait to receive the ministry of BISHOP TD JAKES. well i can’t wait too so until details of this program is announced, let’s wait patiently for this impactful service.Image

NEWS: JOYFUL WAY INCORPORATED HEADED TO COURT?

A few months ago, JOYFUL WAY INCORPORATED, a non-denominational evangelistic group that spreads the gospel through contemporary music served a letter to the new face of Ghana’s mainstream gospel and VGMA multiple nominee JOYCE BLESSING for copyright infringement against the group. The issue was amicably settled and now the ‘HEAVY PRICE’ hit singer has the freedom to use the song nyame eguama which was recorded originally by the group in 1994 on all platforms.Image

 Information reaching us allegedly indicates that JOYOUS CELEBRATION is next to be dragged to court by JOYFUL WAY INC for another copyright infringement. JOYOUS CELEBRATION being one of Africa’s esteemed recording choirs based in South Africa has carelessly recorded a song belonging to JOYFUL WAY INC  “osabarima” in their annual live recording. The song recorded by joyful way in 1994 happens to appear in their 2014 JOYOUS  18 LIVE DVD RECORDING and trust me, they had it right with the harmonies. In other parts of the world, renditions are done to hit songs but with consent from the originator and it goes a long way to promote the song and adds value to the copyright owner besides it’s all about propagating the gospel.

Could it be that a member from Joyful way taught them the song on their visit to Ghana last year? Or they just learnt the song upon hearing joyful way perform it at the same concert joyous celebration was invited? Well, i think recording artists should respect investments made by their colleagues and do what is necessary of them if they want to record someone’s song. Till we hear from Joyful way on this matter,  click the button below to enjoy the tune.ImageImage

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Story: Nick Solomon

THE MOMENT AT THE NIGHT WITH AKESSE BREMPONG

Not so long ago, there has been sounds banging “ Songs in the night” and upon trying to know what it’s all about, a name popped up “Akesse Brempong” who was deep into preparations for the release for his debut album – Songs in the Night. Glory be to God for great and mighty things He has done. The album release Concert came off Sunday, 6th April 2014 at the Pentecost International Worship Center (PIWC) – Dansoman SSNIT Flats.Image

Just at exactly 4pm, all was set for the concert to take off and surprisingly enough, the number that trooped in at the venue was likely to cause a stampede because all could not wait to catch a glimpse of the set up for the night. The Concert commenced with a tremendous choir ministration by E’mpraise Incorporated preparing God’s people in the mood of readiness and with much expectations of what would be next. Right afterwards, the MC for the night, Fifi Folson humbly invited Eugene Zuta up the stage.

As the minister began his ministration, the auditorium was already filled with the thick presence of God.  Eugene Zuta took the congregation to an even more intense place of worship with his sweet vocal delivery of his tune “WOSO”, where everybody in the place felt of touching the sky. As if that was not enough, Braa Kweku known for all arts came in with his dynamic poetic ministration leaving all in the state of astonishment appreciating the gift for the night – “Songs in the Night”.

The man behind the reason for the night, making Ghana proud with his hit single “Crazy Love” taken a seat at the number 10 spot of Gospel Innovation’s world top 20 Gospel Chart, Akesse Brempong came in also with his initial ministrations , charging  the whole auditorium. Then after, Cwesi Oteng, a prolific songwriter and inspirational icon with a unique brand took up the stage. His performance on “God Dey Bless Me” swept the audience of their feet all to the glory of God. The concert also featured the like of Qhakrah, Sollo, Fafa, Esaias as well as the next generation gospel ministers and many others.ImageImageImage

Act after act, song after song, note after note, it would be incomplete if Akesse Brempong didn’t perform his most-liked and hit single – “Crazy Love” which left many yearning for more but almost  five hours in the concert was enough making it a memorable one  which definitely would impact generations.

By Kwabena Yenu