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Femi Jacobs to host Crystal Gospel Music Awards


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To promote and redefine gospel music in Nigeria, a body known as Crystal Award has taken it upon itself to redefine gospel music in the country. Coming at a time when many gospel artistes are diverting into secular music, the organizers are of the opinion the award will go a long way in encouraging musicians in the gospel field to do more.

At a press conference to unveil the host of the Gospel Music Awards; Femi Jacobs, Pastor Timi Adegoke, Chief Creative officer of Crystal Awards, said gospel music ideally should set the tempo for the industry generally.

Explaining his reasons, he stated, “Gospel artistes are not mere entertainers; they are ministers of the gospel using the platform of music. You will recall the story of King Saul, when he was afflicted with an evil spirit. We look forward to the day in the not too distant future, when local indigenous gospel music will be played 24 hours non-stop in a purely Christian radio station in this nation. It may sound far-fetched, but it is possible. However, we need to generate the local content to make it possible. Nothing of value comes cheap.”

Speaking passionately about gospel artistes who have strayed from their calling, Adegoke noted with dismay that the awards will also serve as an avenue to bring such artistes back to the fold. “Some have lost their identities and started to behave like sheep.

The Crystal Gospel Awards, among others is a platform for rediscovery. For the Lion in Zion to arise and take its rightful place in the music industry, gospel music must be standardized; must be the reference points. We should take over the airwaves, we should dominate the industry. Gospel artistes are change agent ministering healing, deliverance, salvation and providing needed solution to dying world.”

Jacobs who at the gathering commended the organizers for their enthusiasm and their passion in promoting gospel artistes said, the event will go a long way in reshaping the gospel music industry.

The event which has been endorsed by some faith-based organisations and corporate bodies will hold at the MUSON centre next month.

Lending his voice to the cause, Jacobs who expressed optimism about the project he said the award will go a long way in reshaping the gospel’s music industry.

 

Article Credit: Daily Independent Newspaper

Updated 6 Years ago
 

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