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FRESH WIND CONFERENCE: Empress Gifty To Usher Australia In Worship.

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6th SPEED STREET, LIVERPOOL, AUSTRALIA – Award-winning Ghanaian sensational Gospel minstrel, medieval singer, and fashionista Empress Gifty (formerly Empress Gifty Osei) is set to usher Australia into the throne room at this year’s edition of Fresh Wind Conference.

The event will be held under the auspices of Bishop Richard Asamoah Boateng with guest speakers, Prophet Albert Asihene Arjarquah and Pastor Rojer Owusu as well as worshipful tunes from the camp of Empress Gifty. The conference will hold from 10th to 17th November, 2019; 6pm-9pm each day at the Destiny Impact Worship Centre, located on 6th Speed Street, Liverpool, NSW 2170.

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The Fresh wind Conference is a community of people that are passionately pursuing the presence of God every week. They’re living testimonies to the kindness of God and are continually experiencing His power at work in their lives. They strive to help each person become emotionally and spiritually whole, they do this by welcoming the Holy Spirit, and partnering with what He wants to do in their lives.

First planted in 1990, this well rooted church now spans multiple campuses over the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario. The campuses each have their own thriving communities ranging from house churches to congregations of over a thousand, with every one carrying the heart and values of this church.

As the epicentre of an incredible revival in the nineties, this church has seen millions of international visitors walk through the doors and be transformed by the love of their Heavenly Father. Catch The Fire is now an ever-growing international ministry with over twenty churches in key cities around the world, schools and colleges, missions and prominent media ministries reaching every corner of the globe.

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Meet the New Vocal Goddess – NaaNa Blu.

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Abigail Mensah, stage name NaaNa Blu is a Ghanaian musician who hails from Shama in the western region of Ghana. She completed her Senior High School education at Shama High School also in the western region and is a recent graduate Teacher of French from the prestigious University of Education, Winneba. She is multilingual and is fluent in Fante, Twi, English, and French.

NaaNa Blu is one of three children of Madam Comfort Mensah a baker and Nana Mensah Annan a fisherman. She has a brother and sister with whom she shares a great relationship.

NaaNa started her career as an artist signed to Darlings Records from 2015 to 2019 and was managed by Mimi Andani-Michaels. She amicably parted ways with the label in November 2019.

NaaNa Blu is currently signed to Quophimens Musiq, a Record Label and Talent Management Company. NaaNa has had the opportunity of performing at the Golden Movie Awards in 2016 and 2017, on DKB’s Point of View program and recently at the Phidel’s Fashion Week in Takoradi. She’s also performed with the Chickens band at Smokes and Barrel in Osu.

Although NaaNa has been performing music for a while now, she’s recently catapulted to the limelight with her cover of the award-winning artist, Kofi Kinaata’s “Things Fall Apart”. She has received a lot of positive reviews from music lovers both at home and abroad. The video has over a million views across social media platforms and is still trending.

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…“🔥🔥🔥 Shouts to @NaanaBluOnline 🙌🏾🙏🏾” - Kofi Kinaata - Award-winning Artist and song owner

“Cover of the week…” - Y-FM 107.9

“ This girl really sang @kinaatagh song soo well” - Asamoah Gyan - former captain, Ghana Black Stars

“…NaaNa if you work hard errrh, you'll sing at the queen’s birthday one day…” - Kwame Aplus - People Project Gh

NaaNa Blu describes her music as a fusion of Highlife and Afro Beats. She writes and performs predominantly in Fante which is her mother tongue infused with French and English. She is inspired by Asa, Bob Marley, Akosua Agyapong, Ewurama Bedu, Fella Kuti, Whitney Houston, and Sarkodie.

NaaNa is expected to become the next big thing in Ghana and her growing Fanbase is anticipating nothing but hit after hit from her camp. On any hidden talent, NaaNa can play a mean sound on the guitar and is a member of the fancy-dress troupe Supreme in Takoradi.

Written By: Angelina Taylor

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S.A. Gospel Musician Neyi Zimu Dies At 49.

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South African gospel musician Neyi Zimu died at Busamed Modderfontein Hospital in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening after suffering a prolonged illness. He was 49.

Tributes have been pouring in after news of the ‘Jehova Re Tshepile Wena’ hitmaker’s death broke on Thursday morning. South African media reported that the Sebokeng-born musician died after losing his battle with skin cancer. He had been hospitalised for a number of weeks.

The Spirit of Praise member was one of the founders of gospel groups Joyous Celebration and Family Factory. His body of work encompasses multiple albums and platinum-selling hits that have earned him impressive accolades, such as a South African Music Award in 2012.

In 2001, he released his debut solo album Excited featuring Concorde Nkabinde and jazz duo Tsunami.

His works include a number of projects with prominent musicians such as Benjamin Dube, Sibongile Khumalo, Rebecca Malope and Vuyo Mokoena, among many others. Zimu was also the founder and pastor of the All Nations Revival Ministries in Midrand, Johannesburg.

South African political figures such as Economic Freedom Fighters leader Floyd Shivambu took to social media to express their condolences. “Rest In Peace Pastor Neyi Zimu!” he wrote.

Media personality and singer Refilwe Modiselle also shared her sentiments: “I'm heartbroken by Neyi Zimu's passing. That man blessed us musically and probably got me through some of the hardest times in my life when I listened to his songs. I was blessed enough to even meet him last year and just chat. Death be not proud. Condolences to his family.”

Dr Tumi wrote: “Nothing would have prepared me for that call… #RIPNeyiZimu. You represented the kingdom so well. Thank you for the contribution you have made and how you have touched our lives. Forever loved and your ministry will live on.

Zimu is survived by his wife Nelisiziwe Sibisi-Zimu and four children.

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YouTube Pledges Support To Four Nigerian Artistes.

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YouTube has announced a selection of four fast-rising Nigerian artists who will receive career support. The musicians are Simi, Teni, Reekado Banks and Kizz Daniel. The four singers were announced at an event, titled A Celebration of Afrobeats, in Lagos last week.

This is one of the outcomes of the Google for Nigeria initiative, held in Lagos in July 2019, when YouTube made a commitment to support 10 Nigerian artists through Mr Eazi’s emPawa Africa accelerator programme.

Reekado Banks, Addy Awofisayo, Simi, Akah Nnani and Teni.

The four artists have been invited to conduct a series of workshops and content creation sessions where they will experiment with various YouTube formats. They will get marketing promotion and education on best practices for engaging and growing their international audiences.

“We are very excited to partner with these amazing artists to support their careers as their music travels across borders and they expand their audience globally,” YouTube's content partnership manager for sub-Saharan Africa, Addy Awofisayo, said at the A Celebration of Afrobeats event.

“YouTube has been a mainline for African artists to connect all over the world. From Yemi Alade’s ‘Johnny’ hitting over 100 million views to Davido’s ‘Fall’ at over 150 million views, there is no doubt that global audiences are dancing to an African beat”.

YouTube's announcement comes on the heels of the inclusion of Nigerian rapper and singer Rema on the streaming platform's Foundry development programme in late September.

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Reggie N Bollie Drops An X’Mas Banger Featuring Legion Of Ghanaian All-Stars.

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This Christmas appears to be a special one, especially for Ghanaian music lovers. Reggie and Bollie touch base with a massive jam featuring an all-star Ghana line-up. Reggie Zippy & Bollie revisit their Hiplife days and show they have not lost touch with their roots! Drumz (Atumpan) & Ephraim add a touch of dancehall vibe, whilst Flowking Stone & Dada Hafco drop some heavy bars to complete the song. The song is produced by Ephraim Beats and is officially released on 5th December 2019.

Listen below;

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