Bro Famuyide (R), thrilling the mammoth audience at the concert
By Chris Chimezie
It was a moment of life transforming and soul winning at the 2017 edition of musical concert organized by Bro Muyiwa Famugide and friends in partnership with Grace Outreach Global Church, tagged ‘The Gathering’, held in Akure, Ondo State capital.
The excitement was overpowering with electrifying atmosphere as gospel music enthusiasts gathered to participate at this year edition of the programme.
The concert was well attended by lovers of gospel songs, musicians, clergymen, comedians, instrumentalists and host of others from different walks of life.
The evening also showcases the exhibition of diverse talents for rendering praises to God. It was an evening filled with laughter, razzmatazz, glamour, red carpet vibes, a roller coaster ride of classic live gospel musical performances and comedy.
When Alfa Sule’s crew mounted the stage, everyone lost control and there was non-stop gyrations of praise in the auditorium.
With an impressive display, a group known as ‘Voice Olorun’, took the crowd on a smooth musical ride of indigenous songs, with a blend of refined beats that sent the crowd into ecstatic excitement as they sang along.
Cross section of the audience at the concert
The excited crowd could not hold back at the sight of Bukola Bekes mounting the stage and thrilling them with the rendition of gospel jibes.
In an interview with The Hope Friday Extravaganza, Famuyide, who spoke on the theme, ‘the gathering’, noted that God instructed him to gather the people and feed them with His words through rendition of spiritual tunes, saying his songs contain the expression of the words of God.
He added that gospel music is taking a new dimension and fast becoming a force to reckon with.
“Even the worst of men, people who are devilish, occultic, wining and dining with the devil, at a point in their lives, attend the gathering of the children of God because they want to identify with their creator.
“Gospel music is taking root. What has been happening in the days of Mama Bola Are and other mothers and fathers of gospel has taken root and is shooting up now.
The Aigboguns and the audience
“These days, you will hardly hear foreign gospel music in our Churches, except very few. People do traditional gospel songs now and it’s been established.
“We are on the right track, doing the right assignment, in the right place and for the right purpose”, he stated.
Pastor Victor Aigbogun of the Grace Outreach Global Church, described the event as a gathering of people in Ondo State, particularly in Akure, to introduce a ministry that is about to be launched in Akure, with one vision; to help the youths to become entrepreneurs through the power of the Church.
Also, Pastor John Kolawole described the concert as a gathering unto the Lord and gathering of children of God who are gifted in all manners of praise, through Saxophone, drums, music and with all their abilities to give God Almighty food of praise.
“He described Muyiwa as a true child of God, Passionate and committed to singing God’s praises across the globe.
“He has been doing this consistently for about 16 years now and God has used him to set a pace in Akure and also in the South West in terms of giving God quality praise”, he said.
Some of the audience who spoke with The Hope Friday Extravaganza in separate interviews, admonished parents to encourage their children towards using their talents to advance God’s purpose on Earth, especially when they appear to be interested going the Lord’s way.