The Spotlight, the first of its kind, is designed to recognise, reward and encourage upcoming gospel artistes for their commitment and dedication to gospel music ministry in Nigeria. It aims at putting the spotlight on them and affording them opportunities to share their music with a wider audience.
To this end, Tehila records received well over fifty entries from aspiring contestants all of whom had to send their content via instagram and mail. Only twenty artistes were selected among the lot, to battle for the winning prizes. The prizes are as follows:
1st prize: Five hundred thousand naira (#500,000), mobile phone and a slot to minister in all Tehila records programmes.
2nd Prize: Three hundred thousand naira (#300,000), mobile phone and a slot to minister in a Tehila records programmes.
3rd Prize: Two hundred thousand naira (#200,000), mobile phone and a slot to minister in all Tehila records programmes.
There will be consolation prizes for all contestants as well. Mobile phones prizes are sponsored by Teleworld Hub Enterprise, a leading outfit in the telecommunication sector in Nigeria.
The twenty (20) Spotlight contestants are listed thus: Judiikay, Tobi Jeff Richards, Chika Hills, Ochuko Obukohwo, Brenda Guitar, Phada Abraham, Magpsalms, Thim Collins, Geena Brooks, Chika Osuji, Blerisa, G-Songs, Oluloaded, RepJ360, Clinton Flames, Mathias, Endy musik, Ariblex, Uzoma Sandra and Paul Etukudo. They will each be performing a freestyle piece after which only 8 will be selected to proceed to the final rounds where they will perform their original songs. The winners will then be selected from amongst the 8 contestants.
The event which will hold on Sunday, 15th October, 2017 by 4pm at The Incubator, 7/8, Yesufu Abiodun way, Oniru, VI, Lagos, promises to be an exciting one filled with good music. The red carpet will commence at 3pm prompt.
The serving judges for the day are three of Nigeria’s renowned gospel musicians- Enkay, Chiika 100 percent, Ebiere; and international music producer, Wole Oni.
Billed to minister at the event are Segun Obe, Anny sings, and Precious from The Voice Nigeria.
Speaking about the event, the convener, Timothy Ogboruche, said; “The Spotlight is an initiative impressed upon me. I felt the strong need to appreciate the upcoming gospel music ministers for their hard work and perseverance. Also, I believe that a diligent man stands before kings and not mean men. Hence, the need to give these artistes an opportunity to show how diligent they have been to their calling.”
Mr. Timothy Ogboruche,fondly called Tim Tehila, is one of the pioneers of international gospel events in Nigeria. He is the convener of the annual music concert, Alabanza, which had its latest edition held in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also the organizer of The Praise Flame– an initiative designed to bring the gospel to the market place through music.
The details of the event are outlined thus:
Date: Sunday, 15th October, 2017
Time: Red carpet starts by 3pm. The event kicks off at 4pm prompt.
Venue: The Incubator. 7/8, Yesufu Abiodun way, Oniru, VI, Lagos.
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