Musicians Connect: A Flicker of Hope for Gospel Artists in Ghana

As the popular saying goes, ‘when the music hits you feel no pain’ and there is a sense of fulfilment when an artist produces good music and sees it in the trends. Although this is the desire for every artist not many of them see it fulfilled and especially for gospel artistes in Ghana, many have little knowledge of the appropriate channels to use in promoting and distributing their music. These artists get discouraged and do not pursue their music career as a result of some of these challenges.

There is a group, Musicians Connect with the core objective of aiding gospel artistes in the production, promotion, and distribution of their music. Musicians Connect is inviting church choirs and singers to voice training and interactive sessions with media houses and music promoters on how to enhance the promotion of gospel music online, on radio and TV. This event will be taking place on Saturday, February 9th at the Charismatic Evangelism Ministry, North Legon-Accra.

Musicians Connect is being held in collaboration with television and radio stations across the country, Apprise Music (Music Distributor ) and the Gospel Bloggers Association of Ghana. Ministering at this event are Mary Ghansah, Willie & Mike, Max Praize, Efe Grace, Jackson Quaye, Lil Zig among others.

Tickets are going for a cool GHC 20 and are available at the Silverbird Cinema at the Accra Mall. You can reserve yours by calling any of the numbers: 0507247294, 0240167355, 0548011224

You can also click here the link to buy your ticket.

Content Source: Gospel Bloggers Association



Meet the Blogger: 7 Questions with Delali

This is the 100th post and according to the polls which ran on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the majority of you want to know more about the blog administrator/manager. I am, therefore, going to pose questions and answer them myself. If there is anything else you wish to know about me, you can leave that in the comment box. I will try to be as frank and fun as possible:

About Delali

IMG-20180616-WA0013My name is Delali and I do an 8am-4pm on weekdays as a Communications and Marketing person with an NGO. I am a mother of an almost two-year-old, a wife of almost three years and a blogger.

In 2013, I started a personal blog and a year later, I got a job as a content developer, managing the blog for a real estate marketing company. I have also blogged about cars but I made the big switch to Christian blogging in 2015. I started by posting content every day but along the line, I fell back (I was adjusting to married life, probably 😂). I wasn’t consistent in 2016 but I picked up from where I left off last year. I am more consistent, deliberate and I ensure at least a post goes up each week.

Why Christian Blogging?

First, I believe I was prompted by the Holy Spirit to start this. Secondly, because I thought there weren’t a lot of serious Ghanaian Christian Bloggers but as I searched wider, I have identified a number of them who are doing amazing things (blog post for another day). Thirdly, I see so much content that needs to be developed in this niche. In other words, there are a lot of stories that can be told about our belief and anyone who ventures into this niche will never lack content. Amen!😂 Finally, because of my background in communications, this blog gives me the avenue to apply most of what I have studied eg. in print journalism, graphic communications, advertising etc.

What inspires you?

Everything around me. I think I find it easier to write and a couple of friends have remarked that my posts are more in-depth than my speech (I don’t know why). I guess it’s my gift.

As a blogger, I make time to visit, read and comment on other people’s blogs and that provides me with ideas on what to post. Through that, I have made a number of acquaintances, an activity every blogger should take seriously. I also draw inspiration from a lot of people. I don’t have a role model yet, but, I pick lessons from the lives of different personalities.

What are your struggles as a blogger?

Do I have any? At first, I used to worry about the number of people who visited the blog after I wrote on certain subjects but I have gotten over that. How? Because I’ve realised this blog had two types of audiences – Ghanaians and other nationalities. Different posts appeal to different audiences. For instance, when I do a book review, the number of non-Ghanaians who click to read is higher and the opposite is what takes place when I create funny posts. 😂 I am learning to find the balance, ie. creating posts that appeal to both groups.

My other challenge is finding the time to put together the content. Currently, I have conducted an interview with a former classmate of mine, who is doing gospel music and I need to transcribe, create a post and upload it to the blog. I need to do a review on my first Christian novel – Francine River’s Scarlet Thread. (***Don’t be shocked. I didn’t know anyone wrote Christian novels. 😂 Perhaps, you can drop titles and authors of Christian novels in the comment box so I search and read.*** ). I am also planning a special giveaway for loyal followers of the blog and I need to find time to do all of that.

What are some of your favourite tools as a blogger?

The whiteboard hanging in my room and a marker.😂 That is where I write my ideas and because it is close to my bed, it does not only serve as a reminder but haunts me when I do not meet my timelines. I also have ‘Keep’ on my Nokia 8 which serves as a notepad and I use that to jot down my ideas.

Which are your most read posts?

My most read posts include 3 Reasons I Dislike the Empire Series for 2015, To my Husband on our Second Wedding for 2017 and for this year, Me? A pastor’s wife? Never. And the blog’s Homepage too. 😂

How do you use social media? 

I am deliberate with what I post on my personal social media pages. I am guided by this principle: I do not want people to know everything about me with just a click of a button. If you want to know more about me, you need to ask and I will provide you with the details. With this, I can say I am a very private person and that is why it has taken such a long time for me to create this post.

For blogging, social media is a useful tool. I started this blog by using a pseudonym because I had wanted to remain anonymous but I realised it was very difficult getting people to read the posts. 😂 Most people will read your blog posts because they know who is behind what they are reading, therefore, promoting the posts on social media prompts them to take a look at what you have.

How does the future look for Delali and Christian Blog?

For the Christian Blog, I am working hard to get it established. I also envision a Christian magazine whenever I look at this blog. I am also working on finding ways to remunerate guest bloggers and contributors. It wouldn’t be bad to write for the blog and get some money for sharing your personal experiences and knowledge.

Personally, I would love to take a 12-months vacation to Bali or The Maldives or Cancun and work on my first Christian novel… (it’s a dream. Please allow me!) 😂

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Young Adults & Youth Ministry Of ICGC Believers’ Temple, La to Host Rev Dr. Anthony Cudjoe and Mrs. Comfort Ocran

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03a6c479-c40b-4b3a-ae58-a9c168899ff8.jpg Icgc Believers’ Temple Young Adults and Youth Ministry to Host Rev Dr Anthony Cudjoe and Mrs Comfort Ocran in their Power Conference
The Chief Executive Officer of Legacy and Legacy and the Co-Founder of Combert Impression, Mrs. Comfort Ocran, is gracing this year’s Power Conference as part of activities to mark the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Believers’ Temple Youth Ministry Week. This year’s event promises to be bigger and exciting as each programme has been designed to impact every young adult and take them a step higher in every sphere of their lives.
Other special guests, who will grace this Conference, include the Regional Overseer, Accra South Region and the Head Pastor of ICGC Calvary Temple, Reverend Anthony Cudjoe and renowned Gospel Musician, Luigi Maclean.
The theme for this year’s celebration is ‘The Power in Us’ and it starts on Wednesday, 22nd August at 6 pm with a Career…

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Christians Laugh it Off with Parrot Mouth

It was an evening of good music and laughter at the fourth edition of Laugh it Off with Parrot Mouth. The event, which took place at the International Central Gospel Church, Prayer Temple at North Legon, saw dozens of comedians from Nigeria and Ghana mounting the pulpit and cracking a selection of jokes to a jam-packed auditorium. Comedians who performed at this year’s edition included Funny Mouth, Onumsky, MC Linkage, T-Kay, Jacinta, Forster Romanus, MJ, Comedian Waris, Parrot Mouth himself among others.

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The subject of the jokes varied and included those that made fun of the popular pastor, Bishop Obinim, relationships issues, the behaviour of girls/ladies and the differences between Ghanaians and Nigerians. A few of the comedians broke the jinx and told ‘trotro’ jokes and one on popular local nursery rhymes which got a massive reaction from the audience.

Personally, the comedian who ‘killed’ it for the night was Uncle Kobby who doubled as the MC in the initial stages. He shared jokes about his looks and how using Obinim’s sticker had improved that. He made fun of other performers and almost everyone who walked into the show. His taunts knew no bounds and even when the Host Pastor, Reverend Ofori Awuku walked in, Uncle Kobby asked the audience to assess the extent of God’s glory on the man of God. This was a preamble to an earlier joke he had made about the glory of God (good looks) rubbing off on either a man of God or his wife.

The host of the show, Parrot Mouth, also did his thing. He shared jokes on the Ghanaian-Nigerian differences, made fun of the people who contributed to his productions as well as other comedians who were present at the event. Parrot Mouth also shared his testimony on some of the challenges he faced in producing the annual event in the past four years. He did not fail to acknowledge the influence of Rev. Awuku on his life and the course he has taken. The Bishop of Comedy, as he likes to be known, emphasised on how his relationship with Rev. Awuku had aided in shaping his vision and helping him surmount his production challenges.

There were some musical interludes from Max Praise who shook up the venue with his rendition of some popular gospel tunes. Urban Gospel Musician, Kingzkid also performed I got my Jesus on and his latest track which is yet to be released, God Forbid.

Praise is the Winner of Our #EarlyChristmasGiveaway Contest

Christmas has come early for Praise Ella-Eyram Sogah. Praise found all 20 words in our Word Search puzzle.

The excitement in her voice, when she received the news that her entry had won the first prize, was infectious.

For her prize, Praise walks away with a bag containing quality wax print from Holland, hand towels and a box of chocolate from 57 chocolate.

This is her second time of winning a prize from the Christian Blog Ghana.

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Early Christmas Giveaway Contest Begins Today

So you think you know the Biblical Christmas story eh? Then this is the chance to show your prowess by taking part in our word search contest and winning some amazing prizes. How?

Instructions

A word search puzzle has been shared on our three social media pages – Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. There are 20 hidden words related to the Biblical Christmas story. Find as many words as you can and send them as messages via these social media pages and not as comments. You can also email your entries to christianblogghana@gmail.com. Remember to include your full name and phone numbers. Special attention will be given to entries which are turned in early and to contestants who find the most number of words. The deadline for submission is Sunday, December 10, 23:59GMT.

 

Prizes

The ultimate winner of the word search contest will take away quality Hollandaise wax print, handtowels, and confectionery from 57 Chocolates.  The second and third winners will also take home wax prints, hand towels and some consolation prizes.

 

So you think you know your Biblical Christmas story, eh? Show us!

‘Early Christmas’ Giveaway Launched

The Christian Blog Ghana is excited to roll out its first Christmas Giveaway. The ‘Early Christmas’ giveaway is to reward loyal followers of Ghana’s first online Christian magazine and its social media pages while commemorating one of the most important celebrations on the Christian Calender.

The Giveaway which would have followers of the blog and its social media pages find 21 words in a simple crossword puzzle. All words are found in the biblical passage of the birth of Jesus Christ.

The puzzle and the prizes will be posted on the blog and on all our social media channels on December 1, 2017. The lucky winners would be announced on December 20, 2017, and special attention would be given to entries which are turned in early.

“This is an exciting time to follow the blog and our social media channels. Who knows? You might be the lucky winner of those wonderful prizes,” said Delali Sogah, Manager of the Christian Blog Ghana.