Month: June 2017

WINGS Edition 2 Was Exhilarating!

Meet Pastor Chingtok – Guest Minister at WINGS

Pastor Chingtok Ishaku is a passionate worshiper with a deep insight in the Word of God, as reflected in his various teachings, conferences and seminars. A graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, He is the senior Pastor of God Life Assembly. His music/ministry has been a tremendous blessing to millions around the world.

Pastor Chingtok features at the 2nd Edition of WINGS in Jos on Sunday June 25 2017.

Meet Maggie Okoh – Guest Artist at WINGS

Maggie Okoh is a singer/songwriter. Her love and passion for God and music informs her beliefs, level of excellence and artistry in music. She was born in July 12, 1985, hails from Bayelsa State and resides in Jos, Nigeria. Maggie is married to Okoh Friday Okoh and they are blessed with a boy (Nehemiah) and a girl (Sterling).

Her debut album ‘Free’ was released in July, 2016 and it’s still trending on different music blogs and radio stations.

Maggie features at the 2nd Edition of WINGS in Jos on Sunday June 25 2017.

Meet Barnabas Alayande – Guest Artist at WINGS

Dr Barnabas Alayande is a surgeon, creative songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, speaker, author and worship leader based in Jos, Nigeria who is taking the word of God to the nations on the platform of music, medicine and ministry. He pastors the city’s Impact Makers Young Adult and Youth Church and leads The Redeemed Christian Church of God Plateau Province 2 Youth Affairs, a radical community of young people committed to pursuing God with an evangelism, missions and discipleship ethos. He also convenes the monthly Youth LIFT conference worship events and ministers regularly with the Overflow.

His musical and educational influences are very cross-cultural; he has lived in the North, South, East and West of Nigeria and in the UK, and was exposed early to many different nationalities. He started creating music at 5 and singing public concert solos at 6, and has grown through leading several worship teams, choirs and bands for over 2 decades. He has written songs for several artists, conferences, groups and projects and has been recording since 2006. His multi-genre intellectual musical discourse emphasizes the characteristic ‘beyond liturgy’ effect. He is currently birthing the #LoudandClear movement in follow up to his 2016 album – the Loud and Clear project. He records for reconciliationmusic, beyondliturgy, kr8 events and m4studios.

He is a medical doctor married to Folashade Barnabas and blessed with Jedidiah and Jemimah.

‘Many sounds are uncertain, undecided, decidedly ‘neutral’. God has called us to influence nations. That can never be done from a position of ambivalence and uncertainty. We must hear twice when God speaks once. We must speak assertively with the voice of Heaven. But most of all we must embrace a contagious version of unreligious Christianity that is relevant- concentrating on life above profession. Hear Loud and Clear. Speak Loud and Clear. But most of all, Live this love Loud and Clear.’ (Quote from Odds and Ends, Barnabas Alayande, July 2016)

Pastor Barnabas features at the 2nd Edition of WINGS on Sunday June 25, 2017.

Meet Graciah – Ministering at WINGS

This beautiful Gospel songstress comes loaded with much more than a powerful voice. Graciah bears an intense passion for glorifying the name of Jesus and drawing souls home through the medium of music. Her quiet unassuming outlook belies a dynamite of fiery vocal explosiveness, confirming that she is a vessel the Lord Himself has packaged for her generation and not another vain stardom-seeker.
She had a personal experience of salvation in Christ as a teenager who constantly heard God’s word and who finally decided to make it a lifestyle to decline from sin and rather work continually towards perfection.
Graciah has been part of several musical groups, beginning with stints as a young chorister in her Church’s children’s choir. She currently also performs with the Soundalive Band based in Jos.
Graciah (Grace Ochoga), born in Jos, Nigeria, is of Benue Sate extraction. She is the second child out of four.

Graciah is home at the 2nd Edition of Wings in Jos on Sunday June 25.

Meet Gbenga Olusola – WINGS Guest Artist

Gbenga Olusola is an indigene of Osun State from Ori Ade Local government in the city of Ilesa. Born in the city of Ilorin, Kwara State, Gbenga went to the University of Ilorin Primary School and Cherubim and Seraphim College, Sabo Oke, Ilorin before moving over to Jos, Plateau State, for his tertiary education. He has a first degree in Economics from University of Jos, and intends to go further. Gbenga met his beautiful, selfless and gifted wife in this same city of Jos in the year 2007. They got married in the year 2013 and are blessed with two great guys Peniel and Drew.
Gbenga has worked with House on the Rock, Jos for 6 years as Operations Assistant and also was the Head of the Choir (True Worshipers) for 5 years. He has also worked with several other choirs and music groups in Ilorin as well as in Jos where he currently resides.
Gbenga Olusola is the CEO of Boiling Ice Entertainment whose mandate is to make Christ more visible in every sphere of life via entertainment. Presently he runs music consultancy and training for choirs, music groups and individuals still under the umbrella of the Boiling Ice Entertainment. He has dropped several singles, including the hits ‘Iwo Loba’ and ‘Bianule.’ He is presently working on his first album, which will drop before the end of the year.
Above all he is a passionate God-lover and God-chaser.
Gbenga features at the 2nd Edition of WINGS in Jos on Sunday June 25, 2017.

Meet Dave Azi – WINGS Guest Artist

Born on 10th August 1971, Dave developed a special interest in music at the early age of six. His father, Samuel Azi, was his mentor and role model.

In the year 1990, he started performing with the Bible Voice Band. In 1999, he formed a band known as The Bright Band and continued his Gospel Reggae style. The award winning gospel performer has several songs originally written and composed by him which features several well known musicians such as Shasha Marley, Panam Percy Paul, Newlife Singers, Sunny Okosun and many others. He is also a guitarist and a music producer.

Dave Azi also is a sole organizer of several Reggae concerts within and outside Jos city. He also oversees the Reggae Academy where he grooms young people and helps in developing their talents, especially in Gospel Reggae.

Dave is married to Kach Azi, blessed with two kids, Prudence and Salem.

Dave features at the 2nd Edition of WINGS in Jos on Sunday June 25 2017.

Meet Gloria Ejembi – WINGS Guest Artist

Gloria Ejembi has been singing since age five. She started music professionally in 2000, and released her debut album titled ‘CONSTANT LOVE’ in October 2003. Her next work ‘BEAUTIFULLY FOR ME’ came ten years after in 2013, featuring hit tracks like ‘Lover of my soul’ and ‘Sweet mama’.

These many years past has seen Gloria doing background vocals for several other more established artists, perfecting her skills in singing, and building up her spiritual life.

In November 2015, she released another album titled ‘GRATITUDE’ which contains the following hit tracks: ‘Yes I Believe’, ‘For Your Glory’ and ‘Bless The Lord’. ‘GRATITUDE’ an exceptional piece of work made up different genres of music currently enjoys a fair amount of air play.

Gloria Ejembi is a fervent worship leader and psalmist, a songwriter, a consummate performer, singer extraordinaire and music minister par excellence. She is a role model and mentor to many and grooms the younger generation of singers and leaders. She ministers at gospel events, concerts, conferences, youth and women events. She is very passionate about gospel music generally and is currently on a mission to promote her last effort. She is also involved in charity work as a way of giving back to the society. She has served as a volunteer staff of an NGO/charity organization.

Her many interests and preoccupations not withstanding, Gloria is a family person to the core. For her, nothing compares to family and the ministry God has committed to her care. Married for 16 years to Dr. Ejembi Emmanuel, she is a graduate of social work from the Department of Sociology, University of Jos, Plateau State.

Gloria features at the Second Edition of WINGS on June 25, 3.00 PM at Reo Devotion Hotel, Jos.