Doris Simeon | credits: File copy
Nollywood actress, Doris Simeon, and funnyman, Grand Komanda, will anchor the second edition of the Crystal Awards tagged, ‘Take Over’, which holds on Sunday at the Muson Centre, Lagos.
The awards, aimed at celebrating and sanitising the Nigerian Gospel music scene in Nigeria, is an initiative of Mr. Timi Adegoke, who is a pastor cum gospel artiste.
Adegoke, who says he was obeying God’s call by organising the awards, laments the current state of gospel music in the country. He adds that this edition will honour Nigeria’s finest gospel singers, producers, and other industry players
He says, “God handed me the vision to begin this award 14 years ago, but I didn’t heed it up until 2011 when I sensed that the gospel genre was slowly dying. Secular artistes have structures while we don’t. So, I thought if we have a reward system in place for gospel music things, will change because those who are not truly called will be exposed.
“We need more people who are spirit filled to come into the industry. It is not easy to obey God, but if you have a calling a backing, you will go far as a gospel singer. With Cyrstal Awards, we hope to change things for the better, give us another 5years.
Meanwhile, Adegoke also reveals that a special tribute to one of their own, Kefee, who recently passed on, will be performed by Annie and Nikki Laoye at the elaborate ceremony
The event will feature live performances by top Gospel acts including Sammie Okposo, Frank Edwards, Obiwon, Tim Godfrey & Xtreme, Eben, Nene Soul Diva and Tehila Crew, Henrisoul.
Some of the award categories in contention include, the Comedian of the Year, Best On-Air Personality, Best New Artiste, Best Rap/Hip Hop, Artiste of the year and Song of the year, which will see Nosa, Mike Abdul, Sammie Okposo and Frank Edwards, gun for the ultimate crown come Sunday.
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