By CHIKA IZUORA, Lagos
The city of Lagos is set for another gospel music extravaganza as international and local artists have been lined up to thrill Nigerians in the much-anticipated Unusual Praise 2017.
Our correspondent learnt that the event, organised by the Catholic Church of Divine Mercy (CCDM), Lekki 1 is reputed to be the biggest of its kind within the Roman Catholic community in Africa.
According to the organisers, Unusual Praise 2017 will be headlined by renowned American gospel singer, Nicole Mullen, Sammie Okposo, Nathaniel Bassey, Steve Crown. Other major artistes expected to perform at the event include Frank Edwards, Samsong, Chioma Jesus, Chinyere Udoma, JoePraize, Obiwon, among others.
Commenting on the programme, the Parish Priest of Catholic Church of Divine Mercy, Lekki 1, Reverend Monsignor Paschal Nwaezeapu described Unusual Praise inspired by the need to continuously lead the entire people of God in elevated praise, worship and prayer.
According to him, “Unusual Praise arose from the desire to lead the people of God to an Unusual Praise through praise, worship and prayer. We believe that through this, we can lead one united family of God closer to Him. We encourage everybody to join us this evening.”
Chairman of the Organising Committee, Chimeze Emewulu said Unusual Praise has grown tremendously since inception.