The spectacular celebration filled with entertaining and moving musical performances and soul-stirring ministry took place at the LoveWorld Convocation Arena in Lagos, Nigeria and marked the end of the week-long International Pastors’ and Partners’ Conference with Pastor Chris.
The LIMA awards recognizes the talent, dedication and impact of the anointed artists of the LoveWorld nation. The high-energy and spiritually moving celebration surpassed all expectations.
Testimony Jaga gave an electric performance of his ‘Hit Song of the Year’, Gone for Life, that brought the LIMA crowd to their feet. He took home awards in the competitive categories of ‘Song Writer of the Year (Proto-Stars Category)’ and ‘Artist of the Year’ which included a $25,000 cash award
Frank Fytt was honored as ‘Producer of the Year’. Pastor Saki’s song Lights won the prize in the category for ‘Theme Song of the Year’.
In the highly anticipated and competitive category of ‘Best Vocalist of the Year’, Pastor Ruthney was celebrated as the ‘Best Female Vocalist’ and popular LoveWorld hitmaker, Eben, nabbed the prize for ‘Best Male Vocalist’.
The award for ‘Video of the Year’ want to Samsong for his visually entertaining and catchy E dey Work.
The inspirational song, Joy Overflow, by Joe Praize was selected as the LIMA 2019 winner of ‘Hit Song of the Year (All-Stars Category)’.
After years of songwriting and producing in the LoveWorld Gospel music scene, Password won the award for ‘Best New Act’ for his own songs at LIMA 2019.
The melodious, talented duo of CSO and Jeanine won the category of ‘Musical Collaboration of the Year’ with their hit song Higher Life.
The beautiful and gifted Rita Soul took home the prize for ‘Song Writer of the Year (Proto-Stars Category)’ which was accompanied by a $25,000 cash prize.
LoveWorld artist Onos Brisibi’s celebrated song Overflow won in the category of ‘Best New Rendition of a Song’.
The most distinguished award of the evening for ‘Song of the Year’, the zenith prize, the song selected out of all winners in the best song category which carries a grand prize cash award of $100,000, was presented to veteran performer and LoveWorld superstar Sinach for her hit song Overflow.
The full list of winners for ‘Best Songs’ of 2019:
Shining by UK Band
Prince Of Peace by Eben
Gone For Life by Testimony Jaga
Jesus by Rita Soul
Joy Overflow by Joe Praize
Light by Jahdiel
Your Presence by Ayo Vincent
Pour Out Your Love by Jeannine
None Like Our God by Sparkles
Never Go Down by Israel Strong
Light by Pastor Saki
In Your Presence by CSO
Jesus Is Here by Phendi
You Are My Everything by UK Band
Higher Life by CSO & Jeannine
Highest Praise by Martin PK
Overflow by Sinach,
Dance In The Holy Ghost by Rita Soul.
According to Pastor Tony Ikoku, Director of Media of Believers, the event was organised to showcase the best of gospel music and related arts like dance and poetry. The Director of LIMA, Evangelist Kathy Woghiren, said the 2019 edition was streamed live on social media and “our TV channels, even as 20,000 live audience watched the greatest gospel show in the world.”