The Gospel Voice over the years, we have witnessed an exodus of our talented gospel singers cajoled and compromising into wordly and circular music, this is only because a platform had not been created for them to shine and get their dreams fulfilled.
It is to this end that The Gospel Voice Vision was born in 2011 with the mandate of sourcing and nurturing talents within the body of Christ.
This vision was conceived and birthed by Minister Drusilla Gordon-Osaretin; the daughter of Apostle (Mrs.) Deb’rah Eunice Gordon-Osagiede; General Overseer of Spirit & life Bible Church World-wide.
Brief history and report of the previous talent hunt years -Journey so far……..
The very first and maiden edition of the Gospel voice was confined only to Spirit & Life Family Bible Church contestants alone which saw the emergence of two stars – Adenike Oliha and Bobby Jackson who have today become well known gospel music sensations and have now produced massive hits.
The second edition of The Gospel Voice took place in Abuja on the 21st of March 2014 at This Day Dome Abuja Nigeria. Christians from all the church denominations within the Abuja metropolis were present to witness this glorious program. Special government officials and guests, dignitaries and General Overseers were also present at this event.
Five judges from the gospel music scene, and renowned artists were present to give their opinions and judgements about the finalists, which included renowned artists Frank Edwards, Solomon Lange, VC Perez, Paul Play and AIT ‘s Namure. All of these artist went up at intervals to, minister and blessed the audience.
The competition began with the traditional rendition of known Nigerian songs by the contestants, after which there was an elimination based on votes by the audience.
A PFN representative and a Bishop of Dominion Church, Bishop John Praise Daniel was in charge of vote counting and verification. The winner emerged at about 11:30pm , with Emmaunel Daniel(E-Daniels) winning the Gospel Voice despite his physical challenges. It was a glorious sight to behold. He won a brand new car and a 2 million naira record contract . The night ended with the presentation of the the Hyundai 2013 car series. The best choir took home a brand new set of musical instruments and group category took home a million naira cash.
The success of this vision cannot be complete without the support of the PFN (Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria) and special appreciations especially to our dear Papa, Rev Dr Felix Omobude ,President of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria, who graciously endorsed this vision and showed personal kind support to me and the entire team.