said, in the book of Psalm 122:1 I was glad when
they said to me, let us go into the house of the Lord.
Following the glits, excitement and experience
from the 73hours Marathon Messiah praise which held last year, I made up my mind not to let anything stop me from attending this year’s edition…not even my M.Sc convocation ceremony in UNILAG, could stop me from being part of the auspicious
Just so you know, the annual Messiah
Marathon praise, organized by the Youth Ministry of the Redeemed
Christian Church of God RCCG, is an initiative which
started in 2012, when Pastor Adeboye, the General Overseer of Redeemed
Christian Church of God (RCCG), turned 70 years old…with each hour marking each year of his life.
This year’s edition, which is the 5th in the sequence
of the longest global musical praise concert made, was tagged ‘praise without borders’ to commemorate the 74th birthday anniversary of the
General Overseer of RCCG, Pastor E.A Adeboye.
74 hours World record breaking unequivocal praises to God was held internationally
this year, hence, the theme, praises without Borders.
The tri-staged event (all stages were interconnected
via Satellite screens) which held at the RCCG Youth
Centre, Redemption Camp in Nigeria, RCCG South Africa 2 Headquarters in
Johannesburg and RCCG Jesus House, London, United Kingdom kicked off at 1pm on Monday 29th of February and ended on the 3rd
of March 2016.
Unlike last year, this year’s edition was limited to the gospel singers and super stars within RCCG.
(Why go out to look for gold when you have gold in your home.)
Marathon praise mass choir
Femi Okunuga leading
Micheal Akingbala..so full of life!
All the sessions, from the opening and closing performance by the Marathon praise choir to Nathaniel Bassey, Sister Nkechi, Reverend Adelakun, Bola
Thani, Bukola Bekes,
Olaoba Ayodeji Abidemi, Moses Onofeghara,
David Nkennor, Taiwo Ibidapo, Michael Onofeghara, Volunteers’ Praise
Team choir, BEEJAY SAX, Boiz Olorun, Femi Okunnuga, perfected praise Singers, Danny Praize, Gbenga Oke, Olumide Iyun, Big Bolaji, Redeemers
University Choir (Life Voices), Michael
Akingbala, Kunle Ajayi, Restoration Choir, Tosin Bee, Odunayo Aboderin, Pastors Seed Forum choir and the different regional choirs were beautiful.
I particularly enjoyed Odunayo Aboderin OD1’s ministration, he wowed everyone with his praise session and DANCE moves…Kemi Filani and I loved it to a fault…the dude can sing!!!
You should listen to and download his hit gospel ”Elewi Elese” track (HERE).
And then Ife Odogiyan’s life changing and intense worship session. The anointed keyboardist, gospel singer and happily married father of one captured the atmosphere in such a way that….I am even lost for words. How can one describe a moment that is so indescribable?!
I pray his anointing never runs dry in Jesus name!
Oh! I must not forget to mention Nathaniel Bassey (my favorite Nigerian gospel Music Act)…he made it. His session was prophetic and filled with prayers for Nigeria.
With reference to Leviticus 26:10, he prophesied that Nigeria will experience a surplus soon from the famine we are going through now.
Sister Bola Thanni’s session was another outstanding one…that woman can dance for Africa…lol. She really
thrilled me with her dance moves to God and it was pretty obvious she enjoyed
Taiwo Ibidapo (aka Tee Worship)’s worship session was really good too.
I must not fail to mention Bidemi Oloba …he wowed me…us, everyone, again!
I told you of his unequivocal
thrilling fuji gospel music, last year and he did it again this year.
Hmmm… I overheard
someone say, his one hour (session was like 10 minutes..he left the audience screaming for more with his great gospel fuji rendition and of course, Biblical quotes!).
Bidemi undoubtedly carries the presence of God. More anointing!
Tosin Bee’s crew
Leke Adeboye and wifey
Big Bolaji’s exciting session is worthy of mention too.
One thing that made this year’s marathon praise unique was the live streaming from UK and South Africa. Although, a lot of youths at the Youth Centre did not find it easy
flowing at first especially, during the United Kingdom
session but the South African session was more relatable as James
Okon, Nigerian born, South African gospel artiste did a great job of carrying
us all along.
highlight of the 74hours praise, was when participant Eke Nkem proposed to his woman!
How delightsome (don’t mind my biblical grammar)! KFB broke the exclusive story (HERE).
Another amazing moment was when Daddy
G.O came during the programme to bless participants on the 2nd of March., 12am, birthday.
He said “Because you have honoured me with this 74 hours of praise, my God will honour you with atleast, 74 testimonies before the end of this year. I am not your father, but your coach and I will
continue to teach you. I am proud that our youths are more disciplined
and it is a sign that the future of the church is bright. I can see my
successors and I am extremely happy that my tomorrow is alright. ”
The 74hourspraise ended at exactly 3pm on Thursday 3rd of March 2016 with closing
prayers from Special Assistants to the General Overseer, Pastor Odeshola and
other RCCG Youth pastors.
The organizers may wish to make more publicity next year. Also, a registration point
should be considered, so the number of these great youths, participating in the
world record breaking event can be documented.
here are 5 things only those that participated in the #74hourspraise can relate to
did it Jesus… Oh My God WOW!
lawa o, MM praise lawa o (In Kenny Voice)
uh uh, komole,uh uh uh gbesoke
lelelelelelele, My God you are good
bible says! (In Bidemi Olobas voice)
the record breakers next year! #75hourspraise #75hourspraiseonmymind
You can watch the other videos of the other sessions (HERE).
Don Jazzy threw some shade at Linda Ikeji while
promoting Korede Bello’s new song, “Mungo Park”. The Mavin boss tweeted
that his followers should tag all those that are waiting to find Mungo
Park before they get married.
Then went on to mention the top blogger, Linda Ikeji.