Superstars Relocating To Uyo For #NOW



Freke
Freke spent growing up years in Lagos and then Akwa Ibom. From Akwa Ibom, his name commenced a parade that has led his performances from pole to pole across cities and nations from Africa to Europe. From singing in a teens' choir in Lagos, he has glided to featuring in international concerts, conferences and events.  In 2012 he was nominated for the Crystal Gospel Awards.
The native of Ikono L.G.A, now lives with his family in Abuja. He has been a national favorite for leading the Nigerian national anthem, is not only a singer, but is also much sought after as a Corporate Emcee.

The amazing news is that he leads a train of music A-listers who are relocating to Uyo, Akwa Ibom.


Timi Dakolo
Born January 20, 1981, in Accra, Ghana to a Bayelsa born father, David dakolo, and a Ghanaian mother, Norah, Timi Dakolo was raised by his grandmother Ateni Dakolo in Port Harcourt, and he credits her as his early singing teacher.
Timi started singing in church at the age of twelve till he became a leading Nigerian singer having broken into renown with a win of the inaugural season of Idols West Africa in 2007. He is one of very few Nigerian church folk to be profiled on Wikipedia and verified on Twitter.


Midnight Crew
Starting out as a group of eleven, the group that became, arguably the most exciting gospel quartet in Nigeria, consists of Mike Abdul, Patricia King, Odunayo Ojo and Olugbenga Oyebola. They have been singing since 2001, but ‘Igwe’ from their second album brought them to the globe. Their music is described as eclectic, robust and full of character, taking something from every genre of music available to its four proprietors.. 

AWARDS:
Music Group of The Year : City People Awards, 2009.
Gospel Artiste of The Year : Nigerian Entertainment Awards(USA), 2009.
Best Traditional Song : Nigerian Gospel Music Awards, 2009.
Most Popular Song of The Year : Nigerian Gospel Music Awards, 2009.
Album of The Year : Nigerian Gospel Music Awards, 2009.
Best Non-UK based group: Africa Gospel Music Awards UK, 2010
Best Non-UK song of the year : Africa Gospel Music Awards UK, 2010.
Best Indigenous Gospel Song : Nigeria Gospel Music Awards, 2011.
Gospel Group of the Year : Kingdom Africa Awards, 2011.
Gospel Artiste of the Year : Kingdom Africa Awards, 2011.


AITY Dennis Inyang
Pst Aity was once a Television Producer, a French Teacher, an Advertising Practitioner and a newspaper/magazine Editor. She is today a multi-award winning gospel music mother of many and Associate Presiding Pastor/ Music Director of Sure Word Assembly International.
Few accolades of hers;
Nigeria’s Outstanding Female Gospel Artiste of the Year,
Niger Delta Forum Award of Excellence,
Best Akwa Ibom Gospel Artiste of the year,
Role Model for Youths Award,
Excellence Award presented to her by the Akwa Ibom State Government, etc.


Joe Praize
Joseph Omo Ebhodaghe is the man we know as Joe Praize.  A steadfast member of Christ Embassy Joe Praize is known to minister with Pastor Chris Oyakhilome PhD. world over. His most recognized songs include the anthem “Mighty God”, “Your love”, “Destined to win,” and “What a mighty God”.

Preye
Preye Odede has Graced some of the finest stages, performing alongside revered gospel acts on both sides of the music industry divide of gospel and mainstream. With over 13 different nominations, 5 awards won and more there is certainly something phenomenal about this one. His’ was nominated as best gospel video on the NMVA (Nigerian Music Video Awards)- ‘Ebezina’ shot by Akin Alabi. 


PITA 
“My name is Peter Linus  and P.I.T.A is an acronym for Praise In This Age.  It comprises  a group of  young vibrant Christians who intend to be the alternative to secular music; we carry the message of Jesus in a manner of urgency to the ends of the earth through music and words. I’m privileged be the team leader” (from an interview with House On The Rock press).


In few days, this post will be updated to bring the reason for this mass A-list relocation.

Uduak Umo
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