Award winning British Singer Songwriter and Broadcaster Muyiwa Olarewaju has formed an exciting new partnership with UV Talent Agency!
An experienced performer, broadcaster and presenter, Muyiwa occupies a unique space as a leading Gospel artist in the UK, and the next few years will see Muyiwa’s brand expand even further under the new partnership.
As a broadcaster, Muyiwa is known for his late-night show on London’s Premier Christian Radio, which has an audience of 1.3 million listeners nationwide, in addition he is also Station Director of Premier Gospel. As a performer, Muyiwa has managed to blaze trails and defy odds when it comes to national and international success for UK Gospel Artists. Muyiwa became the first-ever international act to perform on America’s popular entertainment channel, BET, for the prestigious annual Celebration Of Gospel show in 2009. With his group Riversongz he sold out Indigo2 at the O2 in London, and Evetim Apollo with 5000 people, becoming the first UK Gospel act to do so. He has played at the largest gospel music event in the world, The Experience, attracting a 500,000 strong audience. Muyiwa is the presenter of the Turning Point programme to an estimated global audience of 70 million, and Sounds of Africa plus Jewels of Africa on Airlines like Lufthansa, Kenyan and more. Muyiwa is also a judge on BBC’s hit show Songs of Praise – Gospel Choir of the Year.
UV Talent was featured in national headlines recently after their house Gospel choir performed with Mariah Carey throughout her UK Christmas Tour. In addition to being the booking agent for University Gospel Choir of the Year (UGCY), the company has an impressive list of Corporate, Gospel and mainstream music clients, including TV show’s such as The Voice, X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent whom they have worked with for almost a decade. UV Talent is excited to be working with Muyiwa and continuing to build on his impressive foundation by handling his upcoming bookings and partnerships.
Speaking on the new partnership, Muyiwa stated “I’m excited at this new chapter in our journey. We’ve been looking at all sorts of management support for years and I believe we finally have a winning formula.”
UV Talent’s Directors said “We are absolutely delighted to announce this exciting new partnership with Muyiwa; It’s a great new chapter for UV Talent and we are looking forward to the many upcoming projects that he will be working on. Our journey at UV has taken us from casting national tours and prime-time TV, to sell-out stadium concerts and major studio recordings. Muyiwa’s diverse work, both in the UK and internationally, will mean thrilling new opportunities for us and his unique brand. British Gospel music has a bright future ahead and we’re so proud to play a part in making it happen.”
In addition to continuing his work in broadcasting and regularly performing, Muyiwa is currently working on some exciting new projects to be revealed soon, including new music, his first release since Eko Ile in 2016.
#JOY (#JesusOnlyYouthquake) with Sam Ore is back!
This is an end of the year event at KACC (Kingdom Ambassadors Christian Centre), 9475 Lottsford road, Suite 110, Largo MD 20774. Maryland, USA.
It’s themed ENGAGING SPIRITUAL WARFARE.
Coming up on:
Friday, 29th of December (7pm)
Saturday, 30th (7pm)
Sunday, 31st (10:30am and 9pm Cross-Over service)
Featuring: The Appointed, Abigael, Charles O’More and his crew.
Gospel vocalist and chanter, Wunmi Lawrence and her divine encounter band presents the first edition of her concert which will take place yearly, tagged Prophetic Minstrel in his palace 1.0.
The event which is set to hold on the 8th of December, 2017 would host some of the best music ministers in Nigeria, which includes: Wole Oni, Psalmos, Elijah Daniel, Bensley J songs, Jeoffrey the apostle, Victor praise, Micheal bless, Angela, B4C, Sam Derry, Star voices, Subomi, Gbenga Sax, Damola Dipo and a few others.. Also ministering in words are Semilogo, Mc Kachy, Leke.
In her description of the event, the convener, Wunmi Lawrence explains, ” There is power present to turn lives around when you gather to worship the king of kings. Sometimes you really don’t have to pray about certain things Worship and true praises can bring about wonders. But due to some factors, people don’t usually get to gather together in a place of true worship. Most of the time people just want to show off how much skill they have gotten, forgetting the main aim of gathering. This is why this platform has been set to accommodate everybody as we worship our way to greater heights. After this encounter you are sure set to fly to your next level. I give God praise for what he has begun and what he is set to do in the lives of everyone.”
Also to be present at the event are top media personalities and notable supporters of Nigerian gospel music.
Admission to the event venue which is Life Changers Word Ministries Auditorium. Behind Toyota ware house off opebi link bridge Ikeja – Lagos is free.
It promises to be an awesome time in God’s presence. You won’t want to miss it.
The story of the two sons one which we today refer to as the story of the prodigal son is a very powerful illustration of the forgiveness of the Father and His compassion. We should, however, be conscious of certain things that are also pertinent in the account.
First of all the fact that the son who was received and celebrated first repented. He came to a realization of what it meant to live outside His father’s presence. The Bible recalls he came to himself and said even the hired servants in my father’s house have enough bread having to spare that I feed with swines here. He walked back to his Father having realized the consequence of sin and a life of disobedience, saying I have sinned against my father and heaven.
It wasn’t that the father was angry at his son and sent agents to punish him for leaving him, it is that a life in sin does have consequences. Apostle James said sin when it is finished bringeth forth death. It was sin and not God that rendered man naked in the garden.
The Father who never stopped loving his son and whose heart was obviously always with his son never once sent substance to the son to try to help him. The father understood his son needed to go through the process to come to know what being in fellowship with him meant. The father always loved the boy through the process but it took the boy coming to himself and then going back to experience fellowship.
If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.
The boy only experienced the party when he came back to his father even though the father always loved him. Allowing the son to go through the process of knowing what it meant to live outside his presence in a life of disobedience was part of the father’s love for his son. I seriously doubt if that boy will have ever again entertained the idea of walking away from his father.
His love wasn’t just shown through the party but even in restraining himself from going to look for him even when the father knew this boy must be suffering out there. I mean we all agree the father always loved the son, why didn’t he seem to check up on him? Was he a control freak who only showed compassion when you came under his roof? To say the father only loved when the boy returned is to describe a conditional love.
Those who will preach true fellowship with the Father must also teach that repentance must precede it where one actually realizes the true privilege of being in fellowship with God and having the priceless treasure of receiving direction daily from Him.
Poju Oyemade is the senior Pastor of Christian Centre, Lagos. Find out more on www.pojuoyemade.org
Sensational Gospel Minister, Esther Osaji in-conjunction with M & O Records PresentsWorship Untamed.
Date: Sunday, 29th October 2017
Venue: Unilag Main Auditorium, Lagos, Nigeria
Ministering: Chioma Jesus, Emeka Okolie, True Worshippers, Agoha, MFM HQ Youth Choir, Victor Praise, Ayo Jezreel & Titi Oloyede
Powered By: Mountain Of Fire Ministry, M & O Records & Starz Bloom Foundation
Admission Is Free
About Esther Osaji
A devout Christian, wife, mother of three, and humanitarian, she has a strong passion for helping the less privileged. This concern for others is part of what led her to study Sociology at the Kogi State University where she graduated with honours in 2006.
Aside being an amazing musician and song writer, she is a business woman and social worker. Her NGO, Starbloom Foundation helps provide support and guidance to the less privileged in society.
A true Nigerian, born to a Hausa father from Nassarawa State, a Yoruba mother from Ogun State and an Igbo husband from Delta State with whom she currently lives in Lagos.
Her early years were spent in the FCT Abuja, her birthplace. Esther speaks English, Hausa and Yoruba fluenty and is getting better at speaking Igbo and French.
She was only nine when she started singing and is blessed to have performed at that age at presidential and state banquettes, schools and in church where she sang and still sings as a member of the choir and church band.
Upon getting married in 2007, she had to concentrate on her family and business but never stopped nursing her passion to be a recording gospel singer, she continued singing and writing.
A spirit filled woman who loves to worship and sing praises to The Lord God Almighty; this she translates in her songs.
In 2006, she performed live with Onyeka Onwenu at the official opening of the New National Stadium Abuja. Her love, passion and devotion to singing is amazing to behold.
JERUSALEM – Israel’s nationalist government may be unpopular with Western liberals and much of its domestic press corps, but it has found a close friend among the world’s evangelical Christians and their media outlets.
The government this week is hosting a first-of-its-kind summit for Christian journalists, featuring softball questions, mutual admiration and a welcome respite for embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. His outreach to evangelical leaders reflects striking tactical parallels to his close ally and fellow media basher, President Donald Trump.
About 130 journalists from some 30 countries are participating in the four-day summit, which ends Wednesday. The world’s largest broadcasters, including the Christian Broadcasting Network, Daystar, Trinity Broadcasting Network and God TV, are all represented.
Nitzan Chen, the director of Israel’s Government Press Office, said he believed the summit was long overdue, and that planners chose the 50th anniversary celebrations of Israel’s capture of east Jerusalem as a fitting occasion for the conference.
For many years, Israel has held a summit for Jewish media outlets, cultivating those journalists as unofficial “ambassadors” to help promote Israel’s image abroad, he said. “Using the same logic,” it decided to reach out to Christian media, in what could become a regular event.
The summit’s agenda includes meetings with top Israeli politicians, most from the nationalist side. Palestinian speakers barely appear on the agenda.
Sessions include discussions on archaeology and Jewish-Christian relations, but also “radical Islam” and alleged media bias, legal “warfare” and Palestinian “incitement” against Israel. While Israel’s West Bank settlements are largely vilified in the West, participants are offered a chance to visit one.
The media summit extends what has become a warm relationship between Israel and its evangelical supporters.
Local charities raise millions of dollars from Christian friends around the world, and evangelical Christians make up a sizeable segment of the tourism industry. Last week, thousands of Christians gathered in Jerusalem for an annual celebration and parade coinciding with the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.
According to Israel’s Tourism Ministry, evangelical Christians account for roughly one-fifth of all Christian tourists visiting the country. Among American Christian visitors, the number of evangelicals is much higher, at nearly 40 percent.
“The evangelical market is one of our main target audiences,” said Eyal Carlin, director of the ministry’s Americas department. He said the ministry advertises in Christian media, sponsors trips for influential community leaders and works with Christian tour operators to offer visits with “faith-based or biblical themes.”
Gordon Robertson, chief executive of the Christian Broadcasting Network and a summit participant, said evangelical support for Israel was deep and heartfelt.
He described Israel’s modern-day history, from its founding in 1948 to its capture of east Jerusalem in 1967 to scenes last week of children laughing and playing in his Jerusalem hotel, as fulfilling biblical prophecy — the bedrock idea seemingly driving the Evangelicals’ support.
He also talked of his strong personal affinity for Israel and the Jewish faith, noting that he enjoys studying the Hebrew Bible. “I like to joke, the longer I’m a Christian the more Jewish I become,” he said.
CBN, known best for its “700 Club” show and which claims a worldwide audience of 360 million people, delivered its first satellite broadcast from Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives in 1976. Today, its Jerusalem operation is “one of our most productive bureaus in the world,” he said.
While Robertson, the son of famed televangelist Pat Robertson, said he did not consider himself to be a direct partner of the Israeli government, he said, “I think we can be a partner with the Israeli people.”
“Israel is obviously in a very difficult position with the Palestinians, with the Arab world, and there needs to be a voice that’s independent from Israel, saying, ‘wait a minute, Israel is actually doing the right thing.'” He said.
That strong support for Israel was evident at Netanyahu’s meeting with the visiting journalists.
Netanyahu, who routinely spars with local media and has accused them of reporting “fake news” in their coverage of a series of corruption scandals, received a warm welcome.
“Good to see you, my friend,” said one journalist before asking a question. “There’s no fake news here.”
Netanyahu’s embrace of the Christian media echoes the strategy employed by Trump.
White evangelicals were a core constituency that propelled Trump to victory in last year’s election. And even after the tumultuous start to his presidency, they remain staunch supporters. Trump, along with members of his administration and his family, have appeared regularly on CBN.
Robertson said that Christian voters were drawn to Trump in part because of his strong support for Israel. “It’s absolutely an issue. It will absolutely determine a vote,” he said.
Ahmad Majdalani, an aide to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said evangelical support for Israel is well-known but difficult to understand. He said that both Palestinian Christians and Muslims are harmed by Israeli policies.
“I think those evangelical people are deluded by the Israeli propaganda,” he said. “I recommend they go to Bethlehem and see the large swatch of Christian land that was confiscated and turned into Jewish settlements.”
Robertson echoed the Israeli claim that the Palestinians have rejected repeated peace offers and refused to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state.
He also rejected a common “accusation” in Israel that evangelical Christians are here to convert Jews or prepare for the End of Days.
“We really truly stand with Israel, and we really truly want to be dear friends,” he said.
Not everyone agrees. Jeremy Ben Ami, president of J Street, a liberal pro-Israel group in Washington that is often critical of the Israeli government, said the evangelicals do not necessarily have Israel’s best interests in mind.
“Israel should be wary of embracing extreme Christian Zionist groups that may be more concerned with their own theological agendas than with Israel’s long-term survival as a secure, democratic homeland for the Jewish people,” he said.