ALBUM REVIEW: TIM GODFREY & D XTREME’S “I WORSHIP” & “THE AUDIENCE OF ONE”

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In a little over 2 weeks from now, the gospel music scene in Nigeria will welcome the release of a long awaited project. At 4tlg, we’ve had the privilege of a first listen and we must confess that it’s well worth the wait. It’s non else than the double album release from Tim Godfrey and The Xtreme, undoubtedly Nigeria’s leading gospel band. With titles “I worship” and “the audience of one” both albums represent 2 sides of the same coin; a project that is sure to usher in a new wave of spirited worship in Nigeria and indeed the rest of the world.

It’s been a huge pleasure to play and replay both albums since we got them, so let’s dive in and see what each has to offer.

 

I WORSHIP

In the first of the albums, “I Worship”, the title track rightly ushers you into an atmosphere of worship, setting the tone for what is to come.
In “Na you be God” and it’s reprise which features Eben and Cchioma, I think Nigeria may have just found a new worship classic, while in Ibuchukwu, IBK and Cchioma combine beautifully with D Xtreme to produce a masterpiece.
“Aribiti” and “Olorun” featuring “Dare Justified” and “Blessing” respectively will definitely bring the Yoruba listener to His Knees in heartfelt worship. “I Worship” also features the hit singles “Incredible” and “Oriki”.  In all, there are a total of seventeen tracks (including the bonus track “Amen”) in this album.

 

THE AUDIENCE OF ONE

In “The audience of one”, Tim Godfrey & D Xtreme pick up from where they left off in “I Worship”. Track 2, “Kosi” and its reprise which feature Cchioma and “IBK” will be standout gospel tracks for many more years, literally leaving listeners in true awe of God.
Tim Godfrey shares the testimony of a miraculous deliverance from near death in “Tell me”, a previously released hit single where he also delivers a passionate cry of gratitude to God. A reprise featuring IBK is sure to leave you out of breath after you’re done worshiping.

Seasoned worship leader, “Mairo Ese” also joins in the worship experience as he spearheads a call to Thanksgiving in “Oghene Do” while IBK yet again raises the bar in “Atobiju” a seeming reprise to “Aribiti” from “I Worship”. “Mmama Ya” another hit single completes this sixteen track album that truly reflects its title “The audience of one.”

 

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I WORSHIP THE AUDIENCE OF ONE

When put together, both albums culminate in the title above; “I Worship the Audience of One” a total of 33 tracks in all, delivering a strong call to Worship and Purpose.
Perhaps what is most striking about both albums is Tim Godfrey and the Xtreme’s approach. Most songs are written in Nigerian languages yet both albums reflect a strong contemporary theme.

All you need do now is wait patiently for the official release. Meanwhile here’s the hit Single “KOSI” featuring Cchioma;

 

 

 

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4tlg EXCLUSIVE: Psalmuel Bib Drops New Single; “Newland”

Psalmuel Bib just hit us with a brand new single called “Newland”

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NEW LAND is a song of prayer for Nigeria; her citizens and leadership.
In the midst of the prevailing economic and political climate in Nigeria, this motivating song will surely rekindle faith and purpose in the heart of millions of her citizens. By incorporating Nigeria’s major languages; yoruba, igbo and hausa  into the song, Psalmuel Bib has managed to kill several birds with one stone. He’s sent out a message of unity, ultimately urging Nigerians to identify with one another in-spite of tribal barriers. This song of hope will spur you to prayer and strengthen your resolve to join in building a new Nigeria. Listen and download here

If you enjoyed this, Psalmuel is inviting you to be a part of  its video project.  Drop your comments and ideas on the comment box here or on facebook you can also send an e-mail to psalmuelbib@yahoo.com  or hook up with him on hulkshare

UKENN COSMOS RELEASES DEBUT SINGLE “ELEVATE”

Out of the thick fog of hopelessness and despair; in the midst of the chaos and disorder that have stifled the dreams, hopes and aspirations of many, a new sound is rising. It’s the sound of faith. The voice of hope. A vision yet alive; a burning light rising and shining from the deepest recesses of darkness. Heralding a new order. It’s a celebration of the revealed nature of the one true God. Exposing the inexhaustible riches of his grace and proclaiming his power.

This is“ELEVATE”

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This classic Ragga single from Ukenn Cosmos is clearly born out of a heart in deep appreciation and absolute surrender to the Father. For Ukenn, music is not just a passion or tool. Music is life! A graduate of Peter Kings music school, Ukenn is already quite known on the music circuit in Nigeria. With almost a decade of  professional music experience, during which he’s worked with several of Nigeria’s leading music acts including TuFace Idibia, Ukenn is proud of his profession and sees himself going all out to bring purpose and embrace life through his music.

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Join him here as he celebrates God’s faithfulness in his debut single “ELEVATE”

And if you’d like to meet Ukenn after listening to this, catch up with him on twitter @ukennskills. He’ll follow back!

4tlg Exclusive; Agba Joshu (Joshua Fashina) Releases Brand New video!

Finally!!! The wait is over. Many of you probably don’t know Joshua Fashina (Agba Joshu), but if you’ve been on the Christian and Jazz music scene in Nigeria long enough, then you’ve got to have heard of him. He is one of the few Bass guitarists from Nigeria that have received worldwide acclaim and deservedly so. Having worked with great minds like Ebenezer Obey and Mike Aremu, it’s no wonder he was named “Nigeria’s most outstanding bass guitarist for the year 2012”. Trust me; this man has been around for long. Over fifteen years of experience has got to count somehow and it did!

That’s why we’re proud to present “African Praise”, the video to his brand new single.If you love traditional African beats and lyrics, then you’re in for a treat. Gear up for a good laugh too.The music style is called “Bolojo”. Enjoy!