Nathaniel Bassey’s ‘Hallelujah challenge’ Goes Viral

Gospel music act, Nathaniel Bassey’s who led social media challenge tagged the ‘Hallelujah challenge’ has taken the internet by storm with over 70,000 participants joining in a daily midnight music and worship session on Instagram and Facebook.

The Hallelujah Challenge, which is a 30-day midnight livestream session, has not only attracted people from all over the world but also several A-list celebrities, including Tiwa Savage, D’banj, Rita Dominic, Funke Akindele and Don Jazzy. who have joined the campaign, drawing more attention to it.

The participation of the celebrities has in turn drawn more attention to the challenge.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Entertainment News on Channels Television the singer explained that he was led by the Holy Spirit to conduct the midnight music and worship session.

“It started as an inspiration from God, it was the leading of the holy spirit and that was following up on something we call the “Tongue challenge” which was initially praying for one hour every month,” he said.

“In the month of May, when we were done, I just sensed that God wanted us to praise him in the month of June, in the midnight hour based on Acts 16:25-26 and the kind of praise should be the hallelujah kind of praise.”

Bassey expressed his excitement over the eagerness of people to participate in the ‘Hallelujah challenge’.

“The number of people joining the challenge keeps rising on a daily basis, the last session had over 70,000 people and that’s not including the over 90,000 who joined via Facebook,” he said.

Beyond attracting participants, the challenge has courted criticism.

Some critics say it is just another fancy hangout for celebrities.

But Bassey is not bothered by the thought.

“There is absolutely nothing on earth that is without criticism, anything that has greatness on it must be criticised and more so the gospel has always been opened to criticism,” he said.

Speaking on what’s next after the 30 days Hallelujah Challenge, he said, “once the challenge is over we will go ahead with our stuff and keep recording and singing my song and inspiring my generation, we will just be hopeful and see what happens next.”
The Hallelujah Challenge worship and prayer livestream session started on Instagram Live June 1st.

Ada Ehi Surpasses One Million Mark With Latest Video

Gospel singer Ada Ehi who is signed into Love World Record, a Christ Embassy recording company has crossed the one million milestone on Youtube for her latest music video ‘Jesus’.

Directed by Marvin Keyz, it has been watched over 1.2 million times on video sharing platform within a month of its release.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Entertainment News on Channels Television the singer expressed her excitement about the number of views she had and the progress of the song.

“On the first day it hit forty thousand views and I was like ‘wow!’ and in two weeks it hit five hundred thousand views and behold in one month I had one million views but that is what Jesus does, it is about Jesus,” she said.

However, Ada says this is no competition, she is only telling the world it’s okay to be a good looking and fashionable church girl.

“The theme of the costume was church girl. You call us church girls but there is nothing wrong about being a Christian it is just about who you are and how you carry yourself, yes, I am a Jesus girl but I am a Jesus girl and I look good so deal with that.”

Speaking on the project she is working on and her plans she has said that there will be more music and more videos”.

“I am actually rounding off the album and you should be expecting another video by the end of the month, I am very excited about this album because it comes from a very deep place and from a Nigerian who is a world citizen and I am very proud to represent Nigeria the way I am doing, you are expecting more music, an album and more videos.”

Joy Bucknor Says Challenges Always Crumble With Music

joy bucknor, mercy, Gospel, Inspirational singer“Music is something that always gives me joy. It helps me go through a lot of my challenges while growing up, Nigeria’s singer, Joy Bucknor, said, expressing hopes that she could inspire other Nigerians too.

Joy shared her thoughts on her inspirational single ‘Mercy’ saying, she wrote the song because “right now, we all need God’s mercy, nobody is exempted from the mercy of God”.

She was speaking to channels Channels Television few days ago on her drive, inspiration and music as her lifestyle.

Joy, who recently joined the music industry professionally in 2014, is a graduate of Computer Engineering with a dream to change the world through music.

According to the singer, her father told her she had always been drawn to music.

She says, she wants to inspire people with her genre of music. “I do inspirational music, my songs are songs that give people hope.

“I share my heart out in my song, making sure that I stay true to my lyrics. My lyrical content are things that inspire people,” Joy added

According to her, Nigeria is often perceived in bad light by foreign media, which is why she featured clips of some foreign leaders such as President Obama, in the music video for ‘Mercy’.

She said her reason for including the clips were to prove that there was chaos all around and that one do not have to look too far to see it.

She also added that “what inspired the music video was just everything happening in the world, because we are humans and we all have issues”.