Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye is the General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church and also a profound author and preacher that has created a positive impact on many lives.
Formerly a mathematics professor at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, Pastor Adeboye started working with the founding General overseer of RCCG by translating his sermons from Yoruba to the English language. Then the leadership mantle fell on him in 1981, and since then, RCCG has experienced phenomenal growth and success, converting multitudes to Christ. He will be the Officiating Minister to deliver the Christmas message at this year’s Carols Festival.
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Bishop Hezekiah Walker is a popular American gospel music artist and Pastor of prominent Brooklyn New York megachurch, Love Fellowship Tabernacle. Bishop Walker has released several albums on Benson Records and Verity Records as Hezekiah Walker & The Love Fellowship Crusade Choir.
As a Pastor, Walker shepherds a growing and multi-cultural flock of members varying in age, race, and socio-economic backgrounds. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he has risen to build and lead one of the greatest ministries in America.
Vinesong is an international, interdenominational team of Christian missionaries who are passionate about spreading the gospel through worship and the word and encouraging unity, growth and balance in the lives of believers.
They are based in the United Kingdom with members from different nations and by the grace of God, have reached over 40 nations throughout the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Nathaniel Bassey is an influential Nigerian Gospel Singer, Trumpeter, Songwriter and Pastor. His Gospel songs are very inspirational and he is the convener of the popular Gospel movement, “The Hallelujah Challenge” that gained a lot of followers in Nigeria and abroad.
He is originally from Uyo in Akwa Ibom state, South-South of Nigeria. His devout Christian family was based in Lagos and his father was a Pastor at The Apostolic Church, Bashua Assembly. Nathaniel Bassey grew up with a strong passion for music especially that of the Jazz genre and he often cites the legendary Panam Percy Paul as one his key musical influences.
Emmanuel Benjamin popularly known as Eben is a multi-award winning Gospel artiste and music minister that has used his outstandingly unique voice to reach out to various souls across the world by his soul lifting Gospel songs.
Starting out as a background vocalist with an amazing voice, Nigerian Gospel Musician, Eben delved into Gospel music in the late 90’s. The talented Gospel music sensation has worked on numerous Gospel music projects and released great songs. He is also an entrepreneur and he runs a media outfit called ‘Hammer House of Rock’. He is happily married with children to his beautiful wife Jahdiel who also happens to be a Gospel artiste too and they both worship at Believers Loveworld International (a.k.a Christ Embassy).
Prospa Ochimana is a well renowned music minister, devoted worship leader, songwriter, seasoned music coach and music director. He is the convener of the highly attended yearly Festival of Grace worship concert (FoG).
His biography cannot be complete without mentioning his career changing song ‘Ekwueme’, which brought him to international spotlight and ever since then, he hasn’t relented his efforts in blessing the world with more spirit filled gospel songs.
Kunle Ajayi is a Nigerian gospel singer, songwriter saxophonist and televangelist. . He started playing musical instrument, particularly saxophone in the early 1980s.
With the saxophone in his hands, he has contributed significantly to the gospel in Nigeria over the years and he is currently the Director of Music at the Redeemed Christian Church of God. In recognition of his immense contributions to gospel music in Nigeria, the Redeemed Christian Church of God bestowed him with the “Award of Excellence” in 2007 and in 2008, he received the “Leadership award” in Nigeria music.
Joseph Omo Ebhodaghe popularly known as Joe Praize is a Nigerian music minister, a worship leader, songwriter, performing artiste and multiple award winner. His love for God and passion for the gospel is evident in the lyrics of his songs and the power in his ministrations on stage.
He is a member of the Believers’ Loveworld (Christ Embassy), and has ministered alongside Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the founder and Senior Pastor of the Church. He has written and performed songs like “Mighty God”, “Your Love”, “Destined to Win”, “What a Mighty God”.
The harmonious chorale is a multiple award winning interdenominational choir evangelists of the Lord Jesus Christ and currently the crowned winner of the 10th World Choir Games. Through dedication and hard work, Harmonious Chorale has carved for the group itself a niche and an identity, which has provided mentoring opportunity for many choir groups in and outside Ghana.
They will be live at this year’s Akwa Ibom state Christmas Carols Festival to unify voices in praise.
Peter Linus or better known by his stage name PITA, which is acronym for ‘Praise In This Age’, is a recording gospel artist based in Lagos, Nigeria. He began singing at the Upper Room Missions Church where he also nurtured his gift and he has now grown to become one of Nigeria’s most sought-after talents.
He is an accomplished vocalist, singer, songwriter, composer and producer and has made live appearances on shows and events while collaborating with some of Africa’s most renowned gospel artists.
Damola Adesina is a Christian Poet that uses scriptures to bring perfect praise & adoration to the King of glory. She can be regarded is one of the forerunners of Christian poetry in Nigeria.
Being a graduate of English Language, she deployed some of the things she learnt in school to her craft and offers professional delivery and impeccable style to her art.
Linda Etukudo started singing at a tender age. Due to her passion and dedication to music, she was given the position of the music director at Word of Life Bible Church overseen by Dr. Ayo Oritsejafor, a position she held for many years and which also gave her the opportunity to share the stage with many renowned gospel musicians like Ron Kenoly, Lionel Peterson, Jesse Dixon, Sammie Okposo, Lara George to mention a few.
Mairo Ese is a Nigerian-born, Christian singer, Worship leader and song-writer who accepted Christ in his teenage years and discovered his passion for music, and later his calling as a worshipper. He is known for his eclectic blend of R&B and Soul and his interpretation and expression of music is dynamic and fresh, transforming songs into a true worship experience.
Over the last 16 years, he has served in various capacities within the church, starting as a Chorister progressing to Music Director. Serving God has opened doors for Mairo to share the stage with music greats like Ron Kenoly, Don Moen, Sinach, Nathaniel Bassey, and a host of others. Mairo Ese's accomplishments are a testimony of God’s grace as well as his passion for fervently serving God and ministering to the hearts of God’s people.
He will be at this year’s Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival to worship.
Etteobong Inieke Uko, popularly known as Godfada, hails from Etinan L.G.A, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Godfada is a Gospel Artiste, Performer with a good Vocal dexterity, prolific singer, composer and songwriter and majors in Reggae and Highlife. He runs a music group called ’Rhythm Affairs Band’ and they have been performed all over Nigeria.
Godfada is the Organiser of the “I Believe in Etinan Concert” for about 11 years now in his hometown. He has released many singles and has performed at many concerts.
Grace Family Choir (also known as “The Seraphs”) is a spirit-led music group of evangelists and the choir of the Grace Family Global Outreach who are poised to spread the fire of revival and the power of the Holy Spirit through their soulful ministrations.
Theirs is a performance to look forward to and they will be live at this year’s Akwa Ibom Christmas Carols Festival.
Ibom Acapella is a group of Akwa Ibom youths who came together to form a musical group and render lovely music only with their voices.
Through the years, they've begun to educate people on the benefits derived from the use of the natural voice in making melodious music and praising God.
Akwa Ibom State Government Choir is an ensemble of some of Akwa Ibom’s finest voices and instrumentalists. AKSG Choir is the Host Choir at this Carols Festival and has been the only consistent appearance since the inception of the Carols night.
Together with thousands of carol singers, they host all music ministers and sing to the glory of God.