It is the beginning of great things in the gospel music industry in Nigeria, Woodclef, a kingdom based music company launched out “Woodclef Open Mic Concert” a blend of music, comedy, dance, drama and educative talk show making this program a unique one and a balanced musical diet.
“Our vision is to promote gospel music and music business, by providing musical products and services through our innovative and educative programs and ideas that are vital to society’s quality of life, in a professional and godly manner, while aspiring to be the company of choice for such products and services in Africa and beyond” According to Woodclef
In line with this vision, Woodclef lunched out this innovative idea over a month ago to celebrate known artists and to promote the upcoming ones. Cream of gospel artists, comedians, dancing group and drama group are going to feature in the maiden edition. Featuring are the likes of the Multiple Award winning artist, Kayode Olusoji who is fondly called “The Gidi Gan Master” by his fans.
In a space of two years, he has seven award nominations including four international nominations in Italy and he won four awards including, The Best International Male Artists, Gospel Music Awards, Italy. We hope that he will perform his song “Gidi Gan” which is fast becoming a national anthem in Nigeria.
The MTN Project fame artist, Isaac Gerald will be performing live also. The International award winning artist Moji Olusoji who recently released a single “I Stand Amazed remix” where she featured the multiple-award-winning artist, Lara George, is also not left behind. One of the foremost female flutists, Ebele will also be performing live. Other artists that will be rocking the stage include: Obi Praise, The Psalmist, Hadassah, Psalmuel Bib, Proph, Nuel Praise, Bola Zion, Funmi Praise, Tolazee, Shammah Micheal, and Olumide Richard.
These artists are ready to set the whole atmosphere ablaze for God, by bringing God’s glory down in an unusual way. For more details about the profiles of all these artists, visit www.facebook.com/wood.clef or www.facebook.com/WoodclefOpenMicConcert
In the comedy session, we have seasoned comedians like; Xclusivemic, Forever, Damola, Deeone and DPO comedian, while “The Amazing Dance Group” will open the heavens with their unique dancing steps. This concert is powerfully loaded with The Fruit Bearers Drama group which will also be acting during this event.
In the educative talk show session, Wole Oni, the multiple-award-winning producer will be speaking on “The Effect of Good Production in Promoting Gospel Music in Nigeria”. This is a session that all artists and aspiring artists should aspire to listen to. Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. Therefore, this producer who has created a niche for himself by producing several gospel hits like “Ko so ba bire” by Folake Umosen, “Ijoba Orun” by Lara George, “Igwe” by Midnight Crew, “Gidi Gan” by Kayode Olusoji and host of others is the best man to educate the artists on the role that good production plays in gospel music promotion.
Also in the educative talk show session, we have a great enthusiast of music, Pastor Francis Adebayo, who will be speaking on the power of music. In recent times, music has been bastardized by some of the secular musicians who use vulgar languages in their music and promote nudity in their videos which is what the society are been fed with. It is appalling that these songs have also found their ways to Christian homes, birthday parties and wedding ceremonies. Pastor Francis Adebayo will be shedding some light on the Power of Music, and the effect this can have on our homes and society at large.
Not too long, Woodclef unveiled “OPC”, an Online Promotion Club, and plans to raise an army of online promoters which will be promoting gospel artists by tweeting on twitter, sharing gospel music on Facebook and using every online medium to promote gospel music. The target number is one million and, Woodclef believes that with this number, there is going to be a remarkable difference in promoting gospel music in Africa and beyond. Also, a group of great minds and seasoned musicians who have made indelible marks in the field of gospel music in Nigeria has just been unveiled and they are called “Woodclefticians”. All the artists will have the opportunity to perform with these great and creative minds. They include:
Ini D’ mistrel- Piano
Wole Pataki Jesutomi –Bass
Don Parusto – drums
Dairo Olaniyi –percussion
David Cletus -Synthesizer Keys.
All roads lead to Harvest Place Auditorium comes May 31st at 10 Emmanuel Street, Off Mr Biggs, Maryland beside Elomax Hotel, Lagos. Red carpets starts by 8pm while the main event starts by 10pm. It is a night that will linger for a very long time in the heart of many, and we hope that you will not be left behind.
Woodclef Open Mic Concert’s train is moving, you’ve got to move with the train.