Kufre Ekanem, the founder of Hymnodia Reality Show in Lagos has expressed optimism over the role of hymns in advancing Nigeria’s religious tourism across the globe.
He said Hymnodia Reality Show will be aired regularly on Lagos TV every Sunday, till April 25, 2019 at 4.00pm.
Ekanem disclosed that Royal School of Church music(RSCM) has entered into a partnership arrangement aimed at supporting 14 Hymntestants for a course in United Kingdom. According to him, RSCM has a mandate to set standard for church music around the world, noting that this is a helpful contribution for Hymnodia team to accept responsibilities to keep the standards.
In a recent chart, Ekanem who is also the Managing Director, Philosoville Limited said, ‘’it is pertinent to not that countries like Canada, scotland and England are ready to partner with the non-denomination activities known as Hymnoia, by so doing, audience will explore the nation’s tourism destinetions. We have entries in India United States, United Kingdom and from other parts of Africa’’.
Speaking further, Ekanem said,’’We are going to sing Hymn in a way that it would be entertaining, educating and eifying, the whole essence of Hymnodia is to re-ignite the culture of Hymn singing, Hymn writing and Hymn making.
He said that Asep which is a specially created trophy named after David’s chief choirmaster in the Bible comes with five million naira cash and a car. One person could win the prize every year.’’
He noted that most of the sounds in the Bible that are generally called the psalms of David were written by Aseph Wholot who was king David’s chief chroirmaster, it shows that people write the sound and that it was written by human beings, we have chosen to honour him with prize of the Hymnodia competition.
Along this fact, 14 Hymntestants came from diverse parts of the country and they came from different denominations, but the diversity is there, Hymns, worships, God are the three constant things,’’ he pointed out.
He disclosed that the show witnesses country Director of RSCM, Mr. Sunday Olawuwo, Onyeka Onwenu as well as Dupe Igekachi as panelists. He identified rhyming, synthetic, discipline among others as different dimen of hymn discipline, reiterating that hymns worship and God Himself are three things that are constant.
Narrating how the Hymnodia idea started, he said, ‘’I have been thinking of Hymnodia for 10 years, I later presented the idea with friends and built it up with the demands of my earlier career in the corporate world, I couldn’t do well that time, however, due to the passion I have, I took a break from the corportate world to start Hymnodia,’’ Ekanem said.
Kunle Afolayan’s Film ‘Citation’ Hits Cinemas, August
Renowned film maker, Kunle Afolayan, has announced a prospective release date for his anticipated new feature film, ‘citation’, staring Temi Otedola.
Kunle’s sex for grades themed movie is gunning for an August 2020 theatrical release, the film maker confirmed this during a meeting live chat where he spoke extensively about the movie’s release.
He revealed that while the coronavirus pandemic may have affected productions, he is excited that his team had concluded primary photography before the coronavirus influenced lockdown.
“Thankfully we were able to complete the shooting of the film, we have also started post production before the entire COVID-19 started and we already have a hit, but because of the lockdown, things have slowed down.
The upcoming movie starring Temi Otedola, Jimemy Jeam Louis, Sadig Daba and Gabriel Afolayan will also be available on Netflix before the year runs out as confirmed by Afolayan who further revealed that he was already in talks with the American streamer.
COVID-19: Emohua Monarch Cancels 116th Birthday Celebration
Following the current global Coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world, the monarch of Emohua Clan in Emohua Local Government Area (EMOLGA), Rivers State, His Royal Majesty V.C.B. Okor, (Mgbo XII) has cancelled his 116th Birthday celebration in compliance with the state government’s ban on social gathering to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the community.
In his birthday message to the people of the area, the monarch urged them to celebrate the birthday in their houses and abide by the various measures government has put in place to prevent the spread of the virus and stay safe.
The monarch who spoke through his son, Prince (Amb) Chigozi Okor noted that he is happy with the level of compliance and improved hygiene among the people, as they had been properly informed and sensitised on the dangers of non compliance by the town crier and health officials.
Eze VCB Okor commended the governor of the state for the various measures he put in place to curb the spread of the virus in the state. He noted that the temporary measures were taken in good faith to protect the lives of the people as he called for fervent prayer for God’s intervention and solution to the ravaging pandemic.
He called on the state and local governments to extend their palliative measures to the people of the community to cushion the effects of the lockdown.
The monarch thanked the Chief of Staff, Government House, Port Harcourt, (Engr) Emeka Woke and Ohna Sergeant Awuse for ensuring security and peaceful coexistence in the community.
Multi Choice Rewards Customers With Package Upgrade
DSTV and GOTV subscribers who have fully paid their subscriptions will enjoy an upgrade at no cost. The leading video entertainment company, multi choice Nigeria which made the announcement, Monday said it is part of its commitment to lessen the impact of the ongoing social economic crisis due to COVID-19.
“It is our priority to put customers at the heart of everything we do”, said the company’s chief customer service officer, Martin Mabutho.
“And in line with our mission to make great entertainment available even during the most trying of times. We are giving our loyal and valued customers base a chance to experience a wider range of the quality content we carry on our other packages. This is our token of appreciation for their continued support”, Mabutho said.
According to him, starting on Monday, April 20, DSTV customers on DSTV Compact Plus, Compact, Confarm, Family, Yanga and Access who pay for their current package or reconnect will be up graded to a higher package.
He added that this would afford them the opportunity of experiencing a wider viewing experience. DSTV Access Customers will have access to international shows on real time, Nollywood on Africa Magic Epic and Rok 2.
Mabutho stated that subscribers on the family bouquet will have access to movies and TV on TNT Africa and BET Customers on the compact package will have access to international and local entertainment on I Magic, Africa Magic Showcase and M-net movies Premiere and Comedy Central.
For GOTV customers, he said the offer will be available to GOTV Jollc, GOTV Plus GOTV Jinga, Value and Life Packages.
This provides GOTV lite and value customers access to E! Entertainment, FOX life and PBS, adding that GOTV Plus Customers will have more programmes on the GOTV Jollc Package such as CBS Reality and TNT Africa.
While GOTV Jollc customers will enjoy 75 channels options available on GOTV Max like BET, Starlife, Discovery ID and Cartoon Network.
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