If you think Gospel music is still that ‘boring’ genre of music you listen to only when you visit grand-ma? Think again! pXg Music Contest 2011, organised by G.R.I.P, re-established the relevance of Gospel music to the industry.
It was Friday, 2nd of December 2011, the pXg music contest held atSOL House in Manchester, UK delivered gospel entertainment on all counts; fun, laughter, poetry, thrill, soul-steering music, and even suspense. Converging four dynamic upscale Manchester church Choirs; Lighthouse Chapel,NCC, God Centred Voices and Naacah, the winner of the contest will record a single in a top music recording studio, plus a music video.
The judges on the night were music instructor, Sam Amusan and the talented duo – the Levites312, who themselves won a music contest few years ago. With an array of talented acts and exciting performances, Maria opened the show with a rendition of Mali Music ‘All I have to give’; Sean did a unique dance to the worship song ‘Awesome God’. Guest artiste, David Nwator created a buzz as he rapped with a live band to his songs – crack the sky, look for me – before calling the talented Daniel Walker on stage to join him for the ‘Enough’ song. MOBO award nominee Faith Child got the crowd buzzing with his sultry performance as he shared his testimony on the track ‘Flashback’ and performed other tracks off his “Illumination” album,
One attendee had this to say of the event “as a Christian, I really enjoyed my time at this show. It was a good way to relax, have fun, meet with new people and an awesome start to my weekend”.
Finally, there was a photo shoot after the event and people mingled and made friends.
The winners on the day were NCC. The single and video will be out in February 2012.
pXg is coming your town really soon …
Pictures from the events are here