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Ghanaian preacher Brian Amoateng honoured in the UK

A Ghanaian preacher based in the United Kingdom (UK), Pastor Brian Amoateng,  has been honoured for his contribution to the Christian Community of Great Britain.

Pastor Brian, on receiving this award admonished all young and upcoming preachers to maintain their focus on Christ and avoid competition amongst themselves as there is too much competition in the body of Christ nowadays, calling on them to love one another.

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He also thanked his wife, parents and all his spiritual mentors for their support and for helping him reach this far in his ministry.

Brian Amoateng is a  Pastor of the London Prayer Centre with headquarters which is located in the English capital. He is also the Chairman of the Brian Jones Charity foundation and the CEO of Brian Jones Foster Home in Dodowa, Ghana.

Pastot Amoateng holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management from Brunel University, and is currently pursuing his doctorate in Doctor of Ministry. He is an author, a life coach and a philanthropist.

By: Mawuli Tsikata

UK Based Ghanaian Gospel Musician Eric Reverence & Team Nominated Group of the Year-Gospel Touch Music Awards

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Multi-talented UK based Ghanaian Gospel musician, Eric Reverence and his Team has been nominated for Best Group of the Year in the up coming Gospel Touch Music Awards. Eric Reverence whose style has touched souls in the past years with the gospel has been nominated along side other groups.

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Gospel Touch Music Awards is organized by Gospel Touch, an organization  that celebrates the achievements of Gospel artists. The award ceremony is bound to e prestigious in all areas of nominations  and promised to be one of the best awards organized in terms of quality.

Eric Reverence song ‘I Will Carry On’ has been a major success to his career as the gospel minister has performed on major and numerous stages in the world.

Gospel artists would be awarded in 16 categories and 3 honorary categories will go to American Gospel musicians, choir director and author, Kirk Franklin  for the Life time Achievement Awards, Christian Aid for Humanitarian Awards  and Outstanding Achievement Awards to Christian worship leader , song writer and author Matt Redman.

Ghanaian gospel artistes, Atta Boafo of ‘Double Double’ fame and Isaac Frempong of ‘Imela’ fame have been nominated in the African Artiste of the Year and Video of the Year UK categories

The award ceremony is strictly by invitation and invited personalities include the nominees, presenters among others.

Follow the link below to vote for Eric Reverence in the Group of the Year Category
www.gtmusicawards.com

Voting took off July 15 and will close August 31 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AfricaGospelMusicAward2014-Cwesi Oteng, Joe Mettle, Akesse Brempong, PL Crew, Preachers, SI Unit and many more nominated

 

 

AGMA

The AGMA is a Christian organization that seeks to expose talented young African Christian artists all over the world by rewarding their hard work and this year also happens to be their 5th anniversary celebration.Over the years Ghanaian gospel artists in the likes of Cwesi Oteng, Nacy, Herty Borngreat amongst others have all received nominations at this prestigious awards ceremony. AGMA serves as the face and voice for the African gospel/Christian music community worldwide and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the gospel through Africa-fusion music of all styles.

This year, Ghana’s very own Cwesi Oteng, SI Unit, Joe Mettle, Preachers, Akese Brempong, PL Crew among others have been nominated for this prestigious award. CwesiOteng, Akese and Joe Mettle over the years have brought the presence of God to many through their heart felt spirit inspired songs. SI Unit( Spirit Inside Unit) is a group of young Gospel Rap artiste who have since their entry into the industry worked very hard by releasing a Mixtape( The Incoming) an EP.(Heat is Coming) and currently working on their debut album. Preachers have also broken the boundary and have contributed much not only to the spiritual growth of their fans but also their physical growth by setting up a foundation called “Bibles Up Foundation”. Their previous album “Mark 16:15” went viral on most international music market. On the 3rd of August, they would be launching their second studio album titled “The Fearless Project” in Accra Ghana.

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The event which would be hosted by Sonnie Badu would be held in London. Some of the Guest artist include Frank Edwards, CwesiOteng, Lyrical Solider, Diana Hamilton among others

Below is the full list of nominees;

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Discovery of the Year

  1. Shaun P (South Africa)
  2. Afriy David (UK)
  3. Monique (Nigeria)
  4. Syvia Ajayi (UK)
  5. Allen Majera (Uganda)
  6. Blessing Manafa (Blerisa) (Nigeria)
  7. Alex Gichohi Zangi (UK)
  8. Daisy Ejang (Uganda)
  9. Nayaah Henaku (UK)
  10. L Jay Maasai (Kenya)
  11. Walter Chahwanda(UK)
  12. Kafy Shiyne(UK)
  13. Akesse Brempong (Ghana)
  14. Meskerem Getu(Ethiopia)
  15. William Nouma(UK)

Central African Artiste of the Year

  1. Dena Mwana (DRC)
  2. Timotheo Mulonda(DRC)
  3. Bahati Alphonze (Rwanda)
  4. Gaby Irene Kamanzi(Rwanda)
  5. Patient Bizimana(Rwanda)
  6. Fabrice Nzeyimana -Burundi
  7. Redemption Voice-Burundi
  8. David Kasika (DRC)
  9. Suzie Ukum (Cameroon)
  10. Beza Berist Teke(Cameroon)

Artiste of the Year West Africa

  1.  Eben  (Nigeria)
  2. Onos Ariyo (Nigeria)
  3. Cwesi Oteng (Ghana)
  4. Florocka (Nigeria)
  5. Frank Edwards (Nigeria)
  6. Kwame Coker (Sierra Leone)
  7. Nikki Laoye’s (Nigeria)
  8. Nii Okai (Ghana)
  9. Pita(Nigeria)
  10. Eveine Natt Kamara (Liberia)
  11. Kanvee Gaines-Adams (Liberia)
  12. Millicent Rhodes (Sierra Leone)
  13. Joe Mettle(Ghana)
  14. Charles Granville ( Nigeria)
  15. Koda(Ghana)

 

USA/Canada

  1. Anu Osilesi
  2. Dare David
  3. Zenzo Matoga
  4. Anita Etta
  5. Peggy Otis
  6. Eloi Manjoro
  7. Yaw Osei Owusu
  8. David Adesokan
  9. Izzy
  10. Omega Bugembe
  11. Dee Jones
  12. Tosinger

Artiste of the Year East Africa

  1. Eunice Njeri (Kenya)
  2. Christina Shusho (Tanzania)
  3. Jimmy Gait (Kenya)
  4. Bahati (Kenya)
  5. Julie Mutesasira(Uganda)
  6. Jackie Senyonjo (Uganda)
  7. Elias Gemechu (Ethiopia)
  8. Solomon Mkubwa (Tanzania)
  9. Meskerem Getu (Ethiopia)
  10. Sarah K.(Kenya)
  11. Gloria Muliro (Kenya)
  12. Abenezer Tagesse Selesemeh (Ethiopia)

Artiste of the Year Europe

  1. Nana Lukezo (Belgium)
  2. Allen Caiquo (UK)
  3. Master Don (Italy)
  4. PK Boadi(UK)
  5. Papa Richie(UK)
  6. Olukemi Funke(UK)
  7. Eloho Efemuai(UK)
  8. Isabella (UK)
  9. Mona Abel (France)
  10. Isaac Frempong (UK)
  11. Attah Boafo (UK)
  12. Evans Ogboi (UK)
  13. Cynthia Ukatung (Italy)
  14. Shola Sajowa (UK)
  15. Jerry Bonsu (France)

 Artiste of the Year Southern Africa

  1. Nqubeko Mbatha (South Africa)
  2. Patrick Duncan (South Africa)
  3. Lufuno Dagada (South Africa)
  4. Sfiso Ncwane (South Africa)
  5. Pompi (Zambia)
  6. Mr. Massingarela (Mozambique)
  7. Vicky Vilakazi(South Africa)
  8. Winnie Mashaba (South Africa)
  9. David Dayo (South Africa)
  10. Brother Peter (Mozambique)
  11. Masego Motswiri (Bostwana)
  12. Matthews Matsetse (Bostwana)
  13. Mkhululi Bhebhe (Zimbabwe)
  14. Jabu Hlongwane (South Africa)
  15. Brother Peter ( Mozambique)

Artiste of the Year North Africa/Middle East /Asia

  1. Bro. Philemon (China)
  2. Dafidi – (Malaysia)
  3. Jid Vocals – (Ukraine)

Radio Program/DJ of the year

  1. Sunday Best with Sabina  Naija FM (Nigeria)
  2. Sunset Drive with Kojo Oppong Adjei, Sunny FM, Spirit 88.3fm & Spring 102.7fm (Ghana)
  3. Nathi Mhlanga-Voice of the Church FM (Swaziland)
  4. Adom Live Worship with Kwamena Idan (Ghana)
  5. Gospel Sunday with  Eva Mwalili & Agnes Waithera – Milele FM (Kenya)
  6. Cruise Control with Becky Nantale  on Power FM 104.1 FM (Uganda)
  7. Shangilia  – Hope FM (Kenya)
  8. Sweet Melodies  with Ndumiso Shezi – JOZI FM (SA)
  9. Mercy and Grace Show with B’master (Gambia)
  10. Gospel Train Show with DJ Tait – Zimnet Radio, (UK)
  11. Sunday Praise Jam -DJ Mordu -Cool Fm (Nigeria)
  12. Radio Maisha Tukuza Gospel Show – Anthony Ndiema (Kenya)
  13. The Praise O’clock show with TOLA OMONIYI on Praise World Radio (Nigeria)
  14. Selly Amutabi – Tambira QFM (Kenya)

TV Program of the Year

  1. Password – NTV(Kenya)
  2. Big Up TV Show(South Africa)
  3. Footprints TV (Ghana)
  4. Divine Jams with Tina Jeks Owinyi – Channel 44 (Uganda)
  5. Kubamba – Citizen TV (Kenya)
  6. Praiz TV –TV3 (Ghana)
  7. Tukuza – KTN(Kenya)
  8. I Want to Sing Gospel -SABC (South Africa)
  9. Angaza – KBC (Kenya)
  10. Crossover 101 – NTV (Kenya)
  11. It’s Gospel Time – SABC (South Africa)
  12. Gospel Sunday – (Kubamba & Rauka) CTV
  13. The Switch – K24 (Kenya)
  14. EC12ONE TV –  (Ghana)
  15. Youthful to be useful with Shoggy Tosh &Victoria Omotosho (Ancient of Days TV)

Afro Rap Artiste of the Year

  1. MOG (Netherlands)
  2. SI Unit(Ghana)
  3. Cjay  (South Africa)
  4. Pompi (Zambia)
  5. VKP (Kenya)
  6. Kris Eeh Baba (Kenya)
  7. Gaise (Nigeria)
  8. Provabs (Nigeria)
  9. Andrew Bello (UK)
  10. Lyrical Soldier (UK)
  11. Royal Priesthood (Ghana)
  12. Dolly P (UK)
  13. X-Caliber (Botswana)
  14. Gazuko (Tanzania)
  15. David Kalilani (Malawi)

Afro Jazz Musician of the Year

  1. Kunle Ayo (South Africa)
  2. Agboola Shadare (USA)
  3. Four Seasons Band (UK)
  4. Olatuja Project (USA)
  5. Mabongi Mabaso (South Africa)
  6. Mike Aremu (Nigeria)
  7. Karabo Mongatane (South Africa)
  8. Pastor Kunle Ajayi (Nigeria)
  9. Wandile Nkosi (South Africa)
  10. Ndo Dlakadla(South Africa)
  11. Miller Luwoye(UK)
  12.  Micheal Ouma(Uganda)
  13. Dimeji Olayinka (Nigeria)

Group/Choir of the Year

  1. Tehila Crew (Nigeria)
  2. LoveWorld Music Ministry Durban (South Africa)
  3. Tim Godfrey and the Xtreme Crew (Nigeria)
  4. Nicholas Harmonies(Kenya)
  5. Worship House (South Africa)
  6. Threadstone (Nigeria)
  7. Adawnage(Kenya)
  8. African Children’s Choir (Uganda)
  9. Simply Chrysolite(South Africa)
  10. Living Faith Connections Choir(UK)
  11.  Midnight Crew (Nigeria)
  12. Brand New Generation [B.N.G.](Nigeria)
  13. Christian Family Choir (South Africa)
  14. PL Crew (Ghana)
  15. Tshwane Gospel Choir  (South Africa)

Video of the Year

  1. Tehila Crew – You Are Holy Music
  2. Cwesi Oteng – Count Your Blessings
  3. E Dey Love Me -Preachers
  4. Asusu – DK Kwenye Beat
  5. Kazi Ya Msalaba – Daddy Owen ft. Danny Gift
  6. Mateke – Size 8
  7. Sambaza – Alice Kamande
  8. I Stand Amazed Remix – Moji Olusoji feat. Lara George
  9. Yabo ~ Solomon Lange
  10. You Are Great” – Ayo Vincent ft. Joe Praize
  11. Who Tell You Say-Sammie Okposo
  12. Badman” – Henrisoul
  13. All That I Am” –  Isabella
  14. Nataka Nimjue – Christina Shusho
  15. Clarion Clarkewoode – Into your throne room

Event of the Year

  1. Alabanza Concert(Nigeria)
  2. Africa Worships with Sonnie Badu (Ghana)
  3. Crown Gospel Awards (South Africa)
  4. The Experience with Diana Hamilton (UK)
  5. Muyiwa goes Nollywood (UK)
  6. August Worship 2013 with Jeshurun Okyere (Ghana)
  7. Phatfest 2013, Power Fm (Uganda)
  8. Monarch Praise Sing Out 2013(Ghana)
  9. Joyous Celebration 18 (South Africa)
  10. Benjamin Dube ‘Renewal in his Presence’ live recording (South Africa)
  11. Zim Praise choir UK Tour (Zimbabwe)

Producer of the Year

  1. Dee Jones (USA)
  2. Nathan FLO Akiremi (Nigeria)
  3. Wole Oni (Nigeria)
  4. Rotimi Akinfenwa (Nigeria)
  5. Bongani Mahlaole (South Africa)
  6. KODA (Ghana)
  7. Jonathan Zion Hamilton (South Africa)
  8. Tolucci (Nigeria)
  9. Bizzy B (Kenya)
  10. Dr. Eddie (Kenya)
  11. Phat E (Nigeria)
  12. Okey Sokay (Nigeria)
  13. J Treash (Nigeria)

Song of the Year

  1. Light up my world – PITA (Nigeria)
  2. I Win – Cwesi Oteng (Ghana)
  3. Emmy Kosgei – Sobei Cheiso(Kenya)
  4. I know Who I am – Sinach (Nigeria)
  5. Lingala ya Yesu – Pitson (Kenya)
  6. Who Tell You Say – Sammie Okposo (Nigeria)
  7. Worship House – Batho Retang Morena (South Africa)
  8. I Want To Know- Zangi (UK)
  9. Blow My Mind – Henrisoul (Nigeria)
  10. Why You Love Me So – Nosa (Nigeria)
  11. Twale – Nathan Florocka (Nigeria)
  12. We lift you up – Niel Higgins (South Africa)
  13. Hakuna Silaha – Sarah K.(Kenya)
  14. Aka Jehova – Gabriel Eziashi (UK)
  15. I Stand Amazed Remix – Moji Olusoji feat. Lara George

Album of the Year

  1. Silaha – Sarah K (Kenya)
  2. Justified – Eben (Nigeria)
  3. Kirathimo – Grace Mwai(Kenya)
  4. Arise – Eloho Efemuai (UK)
  5. As I Am – The Journey So far –  Pita (Nigeria)
  6. Worship House- Project 10 (Batho Retang Morena) (South Africa)
  7. Renewal in His Presence – Benjamin Dube (South Africa)
  8. Marks of a General & Eve of Independence – BOUQUI (Nigeria)
  9. Good To Go – Mike Abdul (Nigeria)
  10. Noah – Kenny K’ore (Nigeria)
  11. Coat of Many Colours – Mike Aremu(UK)
  12. All That I am – Isabella (UK)
  13. New Wine – Nana Yaw Boakye(Ghana)
  14. The Experience – Judith Sephuma (South Africa)

 

Female Artiste of the Year

  1. Ntokozo Mbambo (South Africa)
  2. Vicky Vilakazi (South Africa)
  3. Masego Motswiri (Bostwana)
  4. Nikki Laoye (Nigeria)
  5. Julie Mutesasira (Uganda)
  6. Isabella(UK)
  7. Gloria Muliro (Kenya)
  8. Kanvee Gaines-Adams(Liberia)
  9. Sarah K.(Kenya)
  10. Diana Hamilton (UK)
  11. Winnie Mashaba (South Africa)
  12. Rose Muhando(Tanzania)
  13. Ibitayo Jeje (Nigeria)
  14.  Nene Soul Diva(Nigeria)
  15. Funke Akinokun (France)

Male Artiste of the Year

  1. Israel Mosehla (South Africa)
  2. Patrick Duncan (South Africa)
  3. Nathan Florocka (Nigeria)
  4. Bahati-Kenya (Kenya)
  5. Coopy Bly (Uganda)
  6. Mike Abdul(Nigeria)
  7. Cwesi Oteng (Ghana)
  8. Frank Edwards (Nigeria)
  9. Wilson Bugembe (Uganda)
  10. Atta Boafo (UK)
  11. Joe Praize (Nigeria)
  12. Eben (Nigeria)
  13. Pompi (Zambia)
  14. Pitson (Kenya)
  15. Gabriel Eziashie (UK)

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