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”

Ukenn Cosmos Elevate

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!

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Most inspiring Christian music videos of our time

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This week. we turn our attention to Christian music videos that have literally rocked our worlds. We’d like to make this as interactive as possible so, send your suggestions and your favorite music video might just make our list.

From today through next Tuesday, you’ll find at least one music video added to our list; and don’t be surprised if there are up to five on some days. Today, we start with number 20; “This is your time” by Michael W. Smith.

So, What do you think? Great lyrics! great video! beautiful music! Start sending in your suggestions via comments and remember that if you have any requests, questions or further contributions, just send an email to psalmscompany@gmail.com.

INTRODUCING 4TLG ARTISTE OF THE MONTH; “PSALMUEL BIB”

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Whew! We’re almost done with February 2013. Here at 4TLG, we decided to introduce something new- or should we say “someone new” this month. We realized that there are so many great christian artistes around Nigeria who are not only gifted but have also put in a lot of work in the music industry. That’s why we came up with “4TLG artiste of the month”. It’s our way of honoring and recognizing the fantastic work these artistes have been doing. For the month of February 2013, we’re proud to introduce “Psalmuel Bib” as our artiste of the month.

“Psalmuel Bib” (Akinbiyi Lanre Bibilari) is a dynamic song minister who fuses elements from various styles and genres into his music in a bid to reach both the young and old with his message.

With five years of experience on the Christian music circuit in Nigeria, which has seen him minister in various concerts and events across several Christian denominations, schools and universities, Psalmuel Bib has gradually built a reputation as a spirited worshiper.

“Wherever Psalmuel ministers, things change. You sense a shift in the atmosphere”

But music is not all there is to Psalmuel. The graduate of Industrial Chemistry from the Federal University of Technology, Akure also confesses to a love for teaching and believes music and lecturing can complement each other! You’ll have to see him to find out how.

He has an album titled Chapter one+ to his credit.Originally released in 2010 as “Chapter one”, hit tracks from the album sibe, na so!, and chemistry between us are available on hulkshare, reverbnation, iroking and soundcloud.

Psalmuel Bib is the crooner of the popular and much applauded songs “Sibe”  and “New land” . His most recent release “t’was grace” earned him a place as “4TLG artiste of the month” of February 2013 and his latest video featured top Nigerian Gospel act, Kenny K’ore in a track Produced by Tope Olugbode (TPiano) and titled “Na So!”

Order for a copy of his CD today online at spinlet.com or hard copies at Bible wonder land, surulere and Laterna ventures, Victoria Island, Lagos. You can also call Psalmuel Bib directly on 08036970928.

OUR BEST GOSPEL ALBUMS OF 2012 (CONTINUED)

Hi there. Many friends have asked me over the years “If you love music so much, why not go out there and record your own songs- make your own videos.” Although I’m sure they mean well, I never take them seriously. That’s cos I know how challenging it is to produce a first class musical work. So, I always value it when I hear something exceptional and out of the ordinary on the music scene. Funny thing is there are a lot of exceptional singers producing exceptional albums these days and while that’s a great development for the Christian music industry, it definitely makes our job a lot harder. From Fred Hammond, to Marvin Sapp, Tamela mann to Vashawn Mitchell (the list goes on and on), Christian musicians all around the world were kept busy all year long in 2012 with the excellent and spirit-inspired releases from these ministers. So, although a hard task, the 4TLG team has come up with her top 2 gospel albums of the year.
Here they are!

2. God, Love and Romance (Fred Hammond)
Gospel legend, Fred Hammond awakens the church to her social responsibility in music with this 2-part CD that attempts to explore the various facets of love. As the title depicts, this album immediately gets you thinking and if you belong to the old school, we’d probably catch you saying something like “Oh, this takes me back to the days when we had real music.”

Fred presents love and romance as they should be; taking us all back to their true source; God.
With it’s dominant classic and jazz feel, “God, Love and Romance” is the perfect CD for newly weds and couples of all ages (especially those who love the classics). Get the full 32 track double disc set today on amazon and itunes. Then you’ll find out why it’s one of our favorites.

1. Identity (James Fortune)

“The curse is broken
My past can’t hold me
I’m more than a conqueror
That’s what he told me”

January 17, 2012 saw the return of  James Fortune, alongside his longtime crew; FIYA.
An Eighteen track CD packed with soulful music and inspiring lyrics like those displayed above, branded by the signature touch of the amazing crew at FIYA ; Identity gave Gospel music fans the best start in and helped many through 2012. The title track “Identity” speaks of  the deep cry in every man’s heart for change while “It could be worse” and “Hold on” mirror the everyday struggles faced by everyone.
This album is so rich that there is hardly any track without a heartfelt message. James has shown that great lyrics still sell as “Identity” topped the gospel billboard charts for 2012. As usual, it’s available on amazon and itunes