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KALANGU is the Hausa word for talking drums, it is used as a title of honour in the community which the artist Joy Charles has resided for the most part of her life.

Joy Charles is a gospel musician who hails from Agulu, Aniocha LG in Anambra state, she is married to Charles Igbasi and they are blessed with two lovely children.

Joy has a passion for worship and Gospel music and she is also very burdened about the welfare of Gospel artists in Nigeria. She has loved music from her childhood days but became more passionate in 2008 when she recorded an album but couldn’t release it due to certain constraints.

Joy Charles is back in the scene with this praise song titled KALANGU, the fuji song with an infusion of afro pop is sure going to move you around and get you dancing in praises to the most High God. In her Words, “the song is a testament to God for all he has being doing in our lives, also we bless God for all He’s doing for us as a nation”.

Please download, enjoy, be blessed and share with others.

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Project/Artist Managed by: Papasam Obadan @MyPapi101
Produced by: @ExzelExzel
Song Art Photography: @Realsoftlens.

For enquiries, bookings or any other productive reasons, Contact
Twitter: @MyPapi101 or @RealJCharles
Facebook: Joy Charles
Mail: Sulejayoungchurchfolks@yahoo.com
Phone: +2348056576063, +2348036087512

Sometimes in December 2014, Precisely during Nigeria’s Largest Gospel music concert “The Experience”, we came accros Nigeria’s Gospel heavyweight, Frank Edwards and World renowned Praise and Worship Leader, Don Moen at the Backstage discussing about possibilities of a future collaboration. later that morning, Frank Admitted to the possibility of a remix to some of his very popular worship songs, “Nma nma” and “Changing Lives” to be done alongside other songs by Don Moen.

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At first it felt like a long time dream, but we never knew the wait was only for a few months down the line.

Most recently both Ministers of the Gospel through music, have been spotted in the Studio, working on some new doses of Holy Ghost inspired music to the Glory of the Lord.

They are currently working on a five track EP to be released later this year. The pair released a short video of them working and talking about the collaboration.

The world renowned gospel artist and multiple award winner, Franklin Edwards, is a groundbreaking rock artist, gospel vocalist, songwriter and producer, and the CEO of Rocktown, whose works are
recognized the world over.

This is one project that will shake the music industry.

Everyone seems to be adopting the ‘conceding call’ trend introduced by President Goodluck
Jonathan weeks ago.

Hours ago, the opposition party candidate Jimi Agbaje for Lagos state, promised to give the All
Progressive Congress candidate, Ambode Akinwumi a congratulatory call if he won the election .

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This time, the Kaduna state Governor has embraced the trend.
The state Governor, Ramalan Yero just called the soon-to-be-announced Governor elect of the state. The Former Minister of the FCT, Nasir El Rufai childish made the announcement on Twitter moments ago like a little boy that just won a toy, saying:

“Just received a phone call from Gov Mukhtar Ramalan Yero congratulating me for winning the
Kaduna Gubernatorial election. I thanked him too.”

We totally love his spirit of sportsmanship… indeed.

Today in Niger State…There will be no Vanquish.
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The Leading candidates from the APC and PDP in the Gubernatorial race, are bounded by a cord that is tighter than the blood of Family-lines. Both men, Abubakar Lolo and Umar Nasko are products of the prestigious Nigerian Military School, thus, they are members of the Confraternity of the Ex-boys Corp. A group well known for her high level of espirit-de-corps and the unwritten decree of Strong brotherhood, has been widely proclaimed as the most non-frictional group of Military men and Technocrats. The rapport between members of the Ex-boys Corp is very high that one may mistake them for being tied to the same umbilical cord. In the group, personal interests or political interest are usually relegated to the background in pursuit of the common goals of tge Corps; whkch is to render services to the nation in whatsoever capacity for the betterment of the country. This interest is always showcased in the activities of the Ex-boys Associations and Foundation scattered around the Nations Tertiary institutions and States Capital.

There are instances where the younger crops of Ex-boys have singlehandedly embarked on community improving projects, just to better the lots of their immediate communities.

In the Spirit of Selflessness and Service to Humanity, All Ex-boys are answerable to the clarion call for a peaceful coexistence and development of individuals and communities, notwithstanding, demographical, Political, Social or Religious Differences. Hence, both Nasko and Lolo are bound by the unity in the group, which means that, whosoever wins the Elections will only just be representing the interest of the other. Both Candidates has been trained in the years in the Military School, in healthy competitions and how to embrace defeat, and this traits they have in turn passed down to their close supporters.

It’s surely going to be a dawn of tranquil political engagement in Niger state as The winner of the Elections won’t be any of the Candidates but the good people of Niger State. at this point it will be safe to say that the Losers in the Election will be the Political GodFathers who are aimlessly waiting to siphon the resources of the state through their stewards in political positions. This will be one case where they will be disappointed, because after being through the life-lasting rigorous training in the Military School, No one can bend an Ex-boy against his wish.

Hephzy Freeman
for #FREEMANSLOUNGE

After my time with the Holy Spirit today, I learnt a lot, Please permit me to share with you.

Everytime we refuse to Exercise both Spiritually and Physically, we are going against the essence of God’s creation of these things.

These things were created to serve as a means of urging us to see the ever caring Intent of God towards us and bringing us to a point of constant Thanksgiving.

He cares so much about us, so much more that He will concern Himself with our Spiritual and Physical wellbeing. All He expects of us is that we indulge ourselves as Frequently as possible and Enjoy these things.

He then expects us to show gratitude for the privilege through Thanksgiving. It’s as simple as this, “have Fun while you can, then thank Me for the opportunity.” Cool right?

Now,  if you think that was cool, read up what Paul told Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:3. (Actually the whole of this is wrapped up in 1 Timothy 4.) Paul’s words to the young Christian Dude, can be simply put as this, “If you Choose not to enjoy the fine things in Life, then it’s your loss”.

The whole idea of that particular chapter was simple. “Do God’s work Gladly and effectively and Have Fun while you are at it”.

Bottom Line: Serve God and don’t forget to catch the most Fun in it. Most People will naturally decline anything that stirs up enjoyment because they feel it will lead them away from God. Well, they may have a tiny point there but let me ask, What happened to Thanking God in and for all things? Enough said there.

My take on Folks like that is that, they really want to make heaven and they are trying to do that by their own effort forgetting that the Bible says, it’s not by might or by power but by my Spirit says the Lord.

So are you rejecting the fine things in Life? have a rethink.

So long as it is done within the confines of the Scriptures and Thanksgiving is at the end of it, Enjoy it all. Enjoy every bit of your stay on earth and build up an everlasting home in Heaven while you are at it.

Cheers.

This one is a gift from Nigerian Gospel Music Maestro, Frank Edwards , to his fans all over on this day, the 5th Anniversary of Rocktown Records.

On the track, He features his brother, friend and colleague, Joe Praize. Speaking about the track and in the spirit of celebration, Frank Edwards says;
“As we celebrate our 5th Year Anniversary as ROCKTOWN, we have a lot to be grateful for. God has been good to us…but then I thought, to whom much is given much is required. So it is time to stand tall, it is time to do more! It is time to OVERTAKE!!!!
Overtake in your career, your job…Everywhere !!! Thank you for supporting us through the years, you are more than just a fan, you are family!

JOIN THE CELEBRATION with OVERTAKE by Frank Edwards featuring Joepraize. #Rocktownindabuilding On Christ The Solid Rock We Stand!!” – Frank Edwards

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Good morning, Folks, hope you all are doing greatly.

The Lord is mindful of your service to Him through your works in His Vineyard. Remember, He comes soonest and His reward is with Him. He also won’t forget your labour of Love in which you assist in Ministring to both the spiritual and physical needs of the people around.

Hold fast to the conviction which you have in the Lord, stay firmly planted in His will; in no sooner time, it shall payoff.

The race we have been called to run, is a crucial one, our speed and input matters a lot; be precised, be agile, be alert; for your little contribution to the growth of the Kingdom is as important as the Sun to a withering plant. In which a wrong exposure to the sun can further kill the plant; an absence from the sun can also do same: therefore, for the plant to be restored to its proper course, the Sun must be applied wisely; in the same way, your effort towards the Kingdom, if not fashioned in the right will, can be a waste or even harmful to the Kingdom. But am hopeful that your works are not trash-worthy.

So lay aside every weight, weakness, nonchalancy, apathy or idiosyncrasies that has become a bane to your productivity in the Kingdom. These are things that will slow you down and eventually wear you out if not flushed out.

See to it that you examine yourself daily and remain in Faith at all times, for we know not the time or the period when our King shall return. Be found in Faith always, don’t wave in and out, for the Master of the Universe comes unexpectedly and His reward is with Him.

Be focused, do what is expected of you, respect the Scriptures and those placed above you. for in Scriptural subordination and respect for constituted authorities, lies the Keys to a successful outing on earth and a rewarding and warm reception in heaven, when the world comes to a halt.

I love you, and my ernest prayer for you, is that you’ll successfully finish the race before you and be rewarded after it all.
Cheers.

Ralph Hephzibah Ehiabhi.

Have you ever wondered why God carefully positioned a membrane of blood in a lady’s sexual opening? It is a thin thiny membrane that partially or completely covers the opening of the vagina.
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It is called the “HYMEN”. Why would God-Our Maker put a breakable tissue full of blood at the very door of the sexual opening of the female? Why is it so carefully placed at that entrance, like a ribbon tied at the entrance of a new house about to be launched? Why is it filled withblood that spills away when it is broken? Why?

Without doubt, the HYMEN IS A GATE! It was God (our creator) who set that blood- filled vessel there as a covenant blockage, a sign and a token of a covenant between the bearer and whoever plunges into her opening. Before God, the disvirginity of a lady is not a casual act of fun. It is a serious covenant struck and confirmed by the blood shed on that day. This is God’s way of saying, “Whoever plunges in to this woman shall only be able to do so by making a blood covenant to be joined to her for the rest of his life, from that point onward. Little wonder why sexual intercourse was designed by God to take place only and only after the marriage contract is sealed. The one who made the body (the hormones, organs, nerves, tissues, e.t.c)said it in clear terms in 1Cor.6:13 ,

“Now, the body is not for fornication”.

Anyone who chooses to use the body for fornication must know that he/ she is working directly against God’s plan and there would definitely be a consequence either now or at old age! There is a spiritual bonding, a supernatural process that takes place in a lady’s heart to the first guy that enters in to her especially at that particular time when the hymen breaks. There is no covenant without blood: this is why the membrane contains enough of it. As a matter of fact, what happens the first time a lady has sex is not just sex but an immersion and a bathing of the man with her hymen blood to initiate a covenant that is highly recognized in the spirit realm of both light and darkness! The first time this happens just marks her opening day covenant ceremony and each subsequent experience goes on to further refresh or strengthen that covenant or establish another version of it with another person. Many have washed useless boys with that hymen- blood.

Many have struck irreversible covenants with men that have nothing to do with their destiny. Many have shared that hymen blood in sexual activity with demon-possessed men while some others have struck such precious covenants with candle sticks as they exercised sex with it. If only they knew,many girls who carelessly allowed themselves to be disvirgined in a bid to be among the so called “big girls” would never have done so. The Bible says it in clear terms:

“Or do you not know that he who is joined to a harlot (through sexual activity) is one with her (1 Cor. 6:16).

This is why many girls are not yet married yet their spiritual composition is already shattered and imbalanced, because they have mingled their souls with that of different men. Dear Singles,know today that there is a definite proportion of your virtue that leaves you each time a man enters into you and when that man leaves you, he leaves with it. Just imagine how much of t would be lost each time a man enters into you without any properly signed marriage bond or contract. Sex is a spiritual affair. A giving of yourself to another. All of these things have strong and terrible spiritual implications. A broken hymen opens you up to the spirit of the man that broke it, any other spirit whatsoever that may have mingled with that man’s spirit, those who have mingled theirs with him and the spirit of any other man that enters into you thereafter. The fun part is that pre-marital sex is not funny at all.

What happens between the lines could be deadly and dangerous. The very first day a lady, or a man does that, there will be spiritual transfer of destiny. The sin of fornication gives demons and the occult direct access into your God’s given destiny. So guys, zip up! Girls wise up!! It doesn’t matter, matters a lot. BIG THINGS COMES FROM LITTLE THINGS WE DO!!!

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Dunnie is back again, but not with a cover this time …The Afro fusion singer who was a finalist in last year ’ s TV gameshow ‘ Star
the winner is ’ drops a conscious and scintillating tune which centres around the challenges being faced by women telling two different stories of domestic abuse they face in the Nigerian society today…

She titles this one “MY TOMORROW” and it was produced by RayBeats.

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Can you tell if your worship leaders are spiritually bankrupt?

In the past several years there has been no shortage of prominent contemporary Christian leaders denouncing Christ either with their words or their actions. One time I ministered to a young man involved in the gospel music scene, and he confided in me that he almost lost his faith because of what he experienced when he went on tour with a band. (He said other gospel music performers regularly propositioned him!) That being said, as a pastor and trans-local minister, I have come to the conclusion that many involved in Christian worship seem to have a very superficial relationship with the Lord and His Church. (I thank God we have had a strong process for ministry involvement in our local congregation. Hence, we usually have worship leaders with a solid walk with the Lord.)

Also, I write this in the context as one who was a professional musician who served on
the worship team of our local church.

The following are some of the reasons I believe why many worship performers are spiritually bankrupt:
(Based on my personal observation, not based
on hard data)

1. Many are hirelings and not committed members to one church.
I have been shocked and dismayed to see how many large churches just hire out their worship team members, even if they are not committed Christians or committed to their
local church. Consequently, when a gifted singer or musician first comes to Christ, they are sucked into a culture of play for pay and
go where the dollars are rather than where the Lord is truly leading them.

2. Pastors do not enforce the same standards upon talented singers and musicians.
Many pastors turn the other way when it comes to the immoral or unethical behavior of their most talented musicians and singers.
The reason for this is obvious :These performers help draw crowds into their congregation.

3. Often talented people get ahead without being deeply rooted in Christ.
Many people in this field find they get promoted, idolized and celebrated in their church merely because of their talent.Consequently, they have a superficial lifestyle and rarely see the need to die to self, seek God and allow God to penetrate their soul.

4. Gifted Christian performers are idolized in the church.
We, evangelicals, have created a culture of entertainment that empowers and promotes the most gifted among us. These very gifted singers and performers are admired and celebrated for their abilities in a way that is not different from “The Voice” or “American Idol.” With all this adulation in the environment, it is no surprise that many Christian bands and performers are lifted up with pride and never mature in their faith.

5. The focus of worship is more about them than about Jesus.
The church usually puts talented singers and performers front and center during Sunday services. Hence, a service is largely judged by how good the band performed. This is the kind of setting that
engenders man worship instead of Jesus worship. Worship leaders and performers often have big egos to match their talent and many subconsciously (and erroneously) think that the service is all about them.

6. They often don’t sit under the Word after they perform.
I am amazed with how often I see many worship team members leave the service after they perform. I guess they think that the highlight of the service was their performance and everything else that ensues, including preaching, is a letdown.

7. They perform but do not worship from the heart.
When the pastor and congregation only care about the talent and effect of the worship experience, they perpetuate a culture of performance more than a culture of worship. Consequently, band members and singers will then focus more on performance than on worship. This result is band members programmed to equate worship more with performance than with drawing close to God.

8. They are overly sensitive and do not easily receive correction.
In my opinion, many in the music world are overly sensitive, ego-driven megalomaniacs. (I know, because as a professional music analyst for many years, I was or am guilty of this!) Folks like this are very competitive and have a hard time admitting they are wrong. This does not make it easy for a pastor to bring correction to them since their identity is rooted more in their ability than in their God.
9. They do not study the Word but rely upon performance sessions in church for their walk.
Many years ago I was shocked to realize that many of the worship leaders I got to know had no prayer life and rarely cracked open the Bible for personal study! Often they depended upon worship practice or the Sunday services to try to connect with God. It alarmed me that many worship leaders were not themselves worshippers!

10. They do not have a spiritually mature worship person leading the team.
All of the previous points mentioned could be dealt with if the worship leader held them accountable. Of course, this will only happen if the worship leader is not a diva but a real disciple of Christ. Leaders set the culture of a team, and if he or she is a spiritually immature “performer,” then most likely the whole team will be more about performance than worship.

In conclusion, I pray pastors and leaders will have the courage to sit down talented but prideful, worldly worship team members, so that Jesus will once again be the center of our worship.