Sunday, December 7, 2008

Lagos Experience 2008 Ministers

The Lagos Experience 2008 was a big concert with an estimated 400,000 souls in attendance. Though rained marred proceedings halfway, the attendants still had a lot to cheer. It was a night that Gospel music heavyweights came up on one stage. Imagine Don Moen, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Kirk Franklin, Kurt Carr on one stage with the youthful Israel Houghton, Tye Tribbett, Mary Mary and the Jamaican gospel meastro Chevelle Franklyn on the same stage and even defying the rain to minister to their God in the presence of the audience. The atmosphere was electric.
While the videos are not yet available, you can watch some of the songs we enjoyed at the Lagos Experience gospel concert here

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Da Lagos Experience 2008 Gospel Concert

Lagos, Nigeria and the whole of Africa received a shaking December 05, 2008, when the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) was packed with Great Gospel Artiste for the Lagos Experience 2008.

All the invited artists graced the occasion though rain marred proceedings midway, it was still a very successful event. A record shattering event with an estimated 400,000 souls in attendance for a Gospel concert, there was nothing like it in the history of the world.

Event started a bit late because of the rain in the afternoon which prevented sound engineers to setup in time for the program. We got on with proceedings with the heralding of Muyiwa Olanrewaju, the UK Radio Show anchor and artist with the Riversongz. He ministered to the cheering audience with titles from his album. He then gave a new twist to some Nigerian popular gospel songs. Songs like I have a father who will never ever fail me were re-modeled to the delight of the congregation.

Briefly on stage after him were the Midnight Crew. This Nigerian quartet came on with there mix with the popular Nigerian Igwe song shaking the whole atmosphere. They sang songs that led the whole house to a praise and worship session and the church spirit was re-enacted immediately. Dekunle Fuji was on hand to fill the crowd with his own fuji-style of gospel.

One of the big wigs the audience was expecting came on after some prayers in between. Chevelle Franklyn, the Jamaican gospel artist was spiritual on this night. She first gave some solo works that thrilled the audience with its Jamaican ragga flavour. She did some Nigerian songs and re-mixed it the Jamaican way. The highlight of the session was singing Chris Tomlin's How Great is our God. The song which eventually became the theme song of the night was sang in a worship attitude. Sis. Chevelle gave a great show even at her first coming to Nigeria and the crowd were appreciative.

He was around in 2007 and the audience caught the fire, this year was a mind blowing performance by Tye Oluwaseyi Tribbet. The Nigerian-American was a delight of the audience with his mix of pop, worship and his dance steps that is a major part of his transformational gospel music. He then sang a Nigerian song too and wrapped it up with How Great is our God! There were a lot of approval of his song with the Nigerian audience full of young and informative people.

A big bang, a Gospel music giant and an household name in Nigeria Fred Hammond came on stage with a rapturous welcome. Coming all the way from Dallas, Texas, the artiste favoritely referred to as the 'D Worshipper' got his hands full with the Nigerian audience making several request of his titles. Rendering from Bread of Life, Glory to Glory, When the Spirit of the Lord and many of his hits, the whole place went agog. He started with the number You are my daily bread and added Lord of our Harvest. He went on a solo worship, He is here which was a Spirit-filled rendition. The crowd was moved to say the least and sure blessings were rained on the audience. At about 12midnight, he sang that special, Late in the midnight hour, and the whole place turned frenzied with christians all over the place waving at this anointed session. Very conscious of his time, he gave the track No weapon which is a household here too.

The audience had their hands full with this 2008 Grammy Award Winner Fred Hammond and I know they will look out to him coming back to Nigeria.

Pastor Paul Adeolu Adefarasin came on stage, spoke some powerful messages as he is known for, to the audience and gave some literal meanings of the venue and what it means from a phylosophical and spiritual perpestive to Nigeria, the most populous black nation in the world. He then called on what was the nationally special delivered in night. The rendering of the Nigerian National Anthem by the duo MaryMary. They sang and gave life to the lyrics of the song which like made the whole crowd who sang along reflect on the true meaning of the country's well packed National Anthem.

After this they took to stage and people went along with their popular style of music. MaryMary first gave the song, I just can't give up now, which the crowd chorused with such loudness it seems they were still on the National Anthem. With their well branded gospel music, they filled the air with spiritual led songs. They gave a classic from their latest album Get Up (Listen to it here)
though not yet familiar with the audience but still they got along quite well with the lyrics appearing on the mega screen. The crowd was raptuorous when they sang the popular Shackles and the Spirit filled the air as the artiste caught the fire of the anointing. Erika jumped into the audience, though guided by security personnel, the people were sent into some shaking with that rendition.

Somehow, that was the song that heralded, the heavy downpour that took the remaining morning. Immediately they left the stage, the downpour came heavily. The rain by the blogger's account swept through all the Lagos provinces. Meanwhile, the audience were defiant. They are here to listen, sing and worship their God. The household artiste Israel Houghton came on board and led the audience to a deep worship session even in the rain. Alpha and Omega, what the author regarded as the revival song in Nigeria, was rendered and by now the drenched crowd couldn't help it but sang aloud this wonderful country shaker track. He then sang How Great is Our God which heat the atmosphere despite the rain. The attitude of the crowd in the rain showed glaringly that they were ready to praise their God, come what may and rain wouldn't be enough to stop them.

Due to the still heavy downpour which was coming in its torrents, the engine ceased and the people resulted to doing a revival like atmosphere. All the artiste afterwards came on stage with the legendry Don Moen and the great Donnie Mcklurkin singing some few tracks.
Afterwards, Pastor Paul declared the meeting closed till next year because they will need to check on the sound systems.

It was a mixed filling though but the crowd were profoundly blessed all the same.

Lagos Experience 2008 will still receive a lot of reviews as it was viewed by CNN, TBN and a host of all other big broadcasting corporations and we hope next year will be glorious to say the least.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Something about Potential

It is innate ability. What you can do but you have NOT done i.e. you have the ability either u know it or not!

Most potential are not unearthed and worked out because of two things:

1. Ignorance of your potential (Not knowing what you can do)
2. Incapacity (Not being able to do what you know!)

Both of the above can be cured.

1. Ignorance of your potential
I will show two Scriptures for the two extremes.
Hos. 4v6 - My people perish for lack of knowledge
Jos. 1v8 - This book of the law shall not depart ... then you will make yourself prosperous and have good success
The third buttresses the second
Ps. 1v2-3 - shall the knowledge of wisdom

These are keys and you are admonished to search for knowledge, don't be idle, look everywhere and search. Go to mentors to tell you how to know your potentials. The first mentor you have is the Holy Spirit. I think you can pray that He should come in and unearth your potential to the full glare for you.
Then there are great distinguished men out there to help you out. Books are the greatest way you learn experience virtually (if you know what I mean). You don't need to be there to be there actually. Get the experience of those that have been there through their literatures!

2. Incapacity to fulfil your potential
The very instance in the Scriptures of the man with infirmity for 38yrs beside Sea of Bethsaida is a very important case I want us to consider here (John 5v5). He told Jesus I know what to do but don't have the capacity to carry it out...u know the story. This can be solved by first getting a higher hand and using a principle I call KUD (pronounce as in cord). The acronym means knowledge Understanding Doing.

NB. Material on KUD will be sent to you ASAP.

In the meantime, keep unearthing your potential, Shalom!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

The Nigerian Spirit 1

If you look at a country that is heavily invested into but greatly underperforming, you will pick Nigeria. Being the most populated black nation on Earth (approx. 1/4 of the whole of Africa) with great deposits of human and natural resources 'over abundant' even for the Earth itself, you kind of wonder, what is really wrong? I will do a spotlight on this in an attempt to join some of my respected personalities who have started in the attempt to reform the mind of the average Nigerian. Don't mind the former president, he was working on reforms in sectors of the nation without actually laying emphasis greatly on the people themselves. That is why a lot of his reforms have been faulted and failed. You start from the people and infact yourself the leader. I will say more of him later. Let me kick in to the intro.

Various prophecies have gone forth that this is a nation filled with milk and honey and a land of great people and on. But there lies a problem with the Nigerian mentality. I was on a ride with some fellows the other day (these were Civil Servants) and got a true picture of what I am talking of as cutting across board. There is this cynical, pessimistic outlook for Nigerians like the statement of the Lord's disciple that can anything good come from Nazareth? A lot of Nigerians keep asking themselves that can anything good come from a Nigerian as they look at each other with skepticism that you already know it is a selfish interest that you are looking at.
The leaders have not helped matters all this while with series of allegations that they have been submerged in which they did not disprove themselves. Obasanjo has many, IBB is an enigma of corruption, Shagari was awful and the list goes on. Most governors in the past era even with their famed former affluence couldn't resist the temptation and they went awire misappropriating funds meant for community development.
What is really wrong?
Every average Nigerian believes you go to public position to loot the funds that is meant for all. The say it like this that it is everywhere: 'Mo wa ka bridge leko'.

It is really a distortion of the truth. The past generation up till now have been oriented to believe a great deal of lies and they leave in that confusion. People that are wealthy believe it should be to initimidate those who don't have and show class. The bridge was cut off as soon as a person moves the ladder up to riches while people on the basement regard it as their lot in life. Though some of these things might be worldwide but it is too evident in Nigeria. This continually make the poor masses prejudiced and even the so called rich don't enjoy things in the country except they travel to Yankee, London or somewhere else to enjoy their crooked wealth. Like Pastor Ashimolowo of KICC London said, the place is gloriously disorganized and everyone left it to no one.

All this is a mentality problem. Ever wondered that what you are given is not for your selfish attainment but for others. You make a living with what you get, but a life with what you give! But this is not in people's vocabulary here. Me, myself and mine is the language and the whole place is suffering the brunt.

This is a time to make a U-turn at least we have seen enough. I am taking this specially to arouse the spirit of a giant living all this while as a dwarf. This is being done to call the next generation...the world beater generation to leave the level of the cynicism, nepotism, tribalism and all the 'ism' and embrace something else.

Great works have started to be done (I will profile on that in Part II) and I am directing my people to look in the forward direction. Nigeria can be the best nation in the world not a struggling entity with a maligned identity.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


This is a commitment to my world to give back in transforming....

There are too many ground crawlers I have observed all because of a single reason...REASONING!

You can call it how they think, their mindset or whatever you want to carve it to be. But one thing I know and I have come to believe is that everyone can achieve greatness if we so desire by changing the one big think our Reasoning.

Our mentality owes us all we do in live. You have heard and it is true that
If you think you can, then you can!


If you think you can't, then invariably you can't.

I will explore different area in this blog and try to post as much as possible to touch everyone that receives.

You are welcome to a path directing you to greatness.