Travis Greene, Tope Alabi, Kirk Franklin, others to headline “The Experience” concert in Lagos
House on the Rock has announced the 13th edition of its annual gospel concert “The Experience”.
House on the Rock Hosts the Experience 2018 “Themed Jesus our Peace”.
House on the Rock has announced the 13th edition of its annual gospel concert “The Experience”. It is scheduled to hold on the 7th of December 2018 at the Tafawa Balewa Square Lagos, Nigeria from 7pm.
The Experience started as a thought inspired by God in the mind of the Metropolitan Senior Pastor of all House on The Rock churches, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, and is now unarguably the most anticipated gospel music event in Africa among Christians and non-Christians alike. Averaging a yearly attendance of over 500,000 people at the venue, with millions more watching online from all over the globe, it has grown to become the biggest gospel concert in the world.
Aptly themed Jesus, Our Peace, senior pastor and convener of The Experience 13, Paul Adefarasin explained that the inspiration behind the 2018 theme is to highlight who Jesus is, especially in the world we live in today – the Prince of Peace. Speaking further on the strategic theme, Adefarasin emphasised that regardless of the outcome of the forthcoming elections; peace is the ultimate candidate that we should all support, and must be the candidate that wins. “Peace (as I know it) is not the absence of tension but the presence of Justice” he said. The concert according to him will be a continuous reminder that the God of Peace is with us.
As has been the norm since inception, The Experience 2018 will feature a powerful line up of award winning and renowned indigenous and international gospel artistes such as Don Moen, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Timi Dakolo, Travis Greene, Nathaniel Bassey, Vicki Yohe, Chioma Jesus, Tope Alabi, Eben, Tim Godfrey, Mike Aremu, , Glowreeyah, , Onos, Eno Michael and Chee. And for the first time at The Experience is JJ Hairston, Planetshakers and ADA.
According to the organizers, the concert which is free to all will be hosted with unparalleled professionalism, hospitality, security, excellence, unity and most importantly with a focus to continue to provide a platform where attendants can pray for our nation and worship God together regardless of tribe, denomination, creed or language. Pastor Adefarasin also iterated that whilst everyone is invited to The Experience 2018, it is advised to arrive at the venue early.
Further information will be communicated via House on the Rock’s website www.theexperiencelagos.com and social media platforms.
Here are the List of Music Ministers for this years The Experience 13
Join The Best Local & International Gospel Artistes in Lifting Jesus High
Glowreeyah broke the gospel music scene with the Hit song “Miracle Worker” in 2014 and has been a constant face and voice on the gospel music scen
Donnie McClurkin is best described as a worshiper! And having won three Grammy Awards, ten Stellar Awards, two BET Awards, two Soul Train Awards, one Dove Award and one NAACP Image Awards, He is one of the top selling Gospel music artists, selling over 10 million albums worldwide. Returning to The experience stage with an anointing for heartfelt total worship, he is one minister to look out for!
An inspirational trailblazer, Travis Greene’s masterful fusion of music and ministry is the “future of gospel music.” Moving his global mission to “bring the cool back to the worship experience, and get people, especially the unchurched, excited,” the two time Grammy nominee debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart with his latest album Crossover: Live From Music City. Its lead single “You Waited” hit #1 on the Hot Gospel Songs chart.
Tim Godfrey is a dynamic worshipper and music director. He is a voice instructor, conference speaker, writer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, producer, presenter, music and Art training consultant, and musical concert clinician. He is one of Nigeria’s most exceptional gospel singers and has successfully carved out a distinct niche for himself in the gospel music scene. Tim Godfrey is the coordinator for the Tim Godfrey and the Xtreme Crew gospel group. The Nigerian rated best contemporary gospel group by Nigerian biggest Awards giving body, Awards for Musical Excellence in Nigeria, AMEN AWARDS 2005.
Chioma Jesus has been aptly described as one of the consistent best Gospel Artists with anointed voice in Nigeria and Abroad. This has given her the popular name – “THE QUEEN OF PRAISE” it has also attracted several awards from several churches, organizations and denominations. She has ministered alongside internationally rated gospel ministers around the world such as Ron Kenoly, Don Moen, Kurt Kay, and Juanita Bynum And Lionel Peterson.
Vicki was born in a minister’s family, where she wrote and sang her first song at the age of 5 and has never looked back. With hit songs such as “I Just Want You,” and “Because of Who You Are” she earned her first nomination for Gospel Music’s Dove Award. In the fall of 2005, Vicki released He’s Been Faithful, her second project with PureSprings Gospel, for which she was nominated for a Stellar Award. Vicki’s first live project, Reveal Your Glory, was released June 30, 2009 on Shanachie record label.
A Lady made Extra Ordinary by the steadfast love of Christ Jesus. Ada Ehi popularly known as Ada, is a Nigerian/International Gospel Music Minister, Singer, Songwriter, Recording and Performing Musician who by the influence of the Holy Spirit Authored songs like, Only You Jesus, I Testify, Jesus (You Are Able), Bobo Me, Cheta, Just to mention a few.
Don Moen is a worship leader, and he’s led worship on every continent but Antarctica and recorded numerous albums. A businessman and producer, he has produced and directed hundreds of successful projects. If you ask Don Moen why God put him on this planet, he’ll tell you, “To be an architect who designs products and events that help people experience God’s presence in a new and fresh way.” And in more than three decades of ministry, he’s had lots of opportunity to fulfil that purpose and has received numerous awards for his life changing music.
Eben is a multi-award winning artist both internationally and locally. With such awards as ‘best album’ west Africa 2013, AGMA UK, SONG-WRITER OF THE YEAR 2014, 2015 AND 2016 at the BLW AWARDS, WORSHIP SONG OF THE YEAR 2014, 2015 AND 2016 BLW AWARDS, ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2014 CRYSTAL AWARDS, under his belt, he has become a widely known name, especially for his unique grace to teach and minister God’s word in songs.
Tope Alabi has to her credit eleven albums, some of which include – Oore ti o Common, Certificate, Agbara Olorun, Agbara re ni, Kokoro Igbala, Angeli mi, Mori’Yanu, and more. With credit for over 1.000 soundtracks for Nollywood movies, It would be safe to say that Tope Alabi is a pacesetter for soundtrack makers in the Nigerian Home Video Industry. Tope Alabi and the Gospel vibes have travelled within and outside Nigeria taking the indigenous Yoruba music in worship that bless lives wherever she ministers.
Nathaniel Bassey is a Recording Artiste, trumpet player, singer/song-writer and music producer. He strongly believes his songs must be Jesus-cantered; Highlighting the love, grace, power, holiness and faithfulness of the Almighty God. Nathaniel’s distinctly prophetic sound on the trumpet resonates far and wide, stirring a revival and passion to holiness, godliness and heartfelt worship in the body of Christ.
Planetshakers is an Australian Christian Worship Band who are passionate to see generations worldwide unite together to worship God. With over 20 internationally acclaimed albums, the Band tour annually to the USA, South America, UK, Europe, South East Asia, South Africa and New Zealand.
Kirk Franklin is an incomparable artist, speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, businessman and humanitarian, and after more than 20 years as the top selling artist of inspirational music, multiple Grammy award winner and more, Kirk Franklin, shows no signs of slowing down, and he returns after a long absence from “The Experience” stage where he performed in 2009.
Mike Aremu has a reputation and is recognised as one of the front running world –class saxophone players; currently the most successful Jazz global export from West Africa in particular Nigeria. Mike Aremu’s Music transcends class, age and race, but what sets this distinguished musician apart is his ability to draw from traditional Nigerian sounds to create sounds that represents both creative-passion and his culture. Having ministered at The Experience Lagos 7 times, he returns to bring the signature sax sound of worship to The Experience 2018.
JJ Hairston and Youthful Praise (affectionately known as YP) continue to make waves in the Gospel Music Industry while garnering national and international recognition.Recently, the Stellar Award winning JJ Hairston and YP have garnered success with the release of “You Deserve It,” an infectious worship song that is taking the nation by storm. Currently, “You Deserve It” is trending in the Top 20 on the daily Nielsen BDS Gospel Airplay Chart and debuted number 8 on the Billboard Gospel Digital Sales chart.