After absolute worship 2014 last year, I named it as one of the successful events in the country. With this expectation, absolute worship 2015, would have been the latest benchmark for gospel events in Ghana.
Empraise Inc., left many dismayed with regards to the late start of this year’s program. I’m actually surprised, what went wrong? I believe Quesie Boate would certainly agree with me to call the ‘spade a spade not a spoon’.
I got to the venue (Perez Dome) late at about 5pm, I imagined I was already late because the event was scheduled to start at 4pm. Getting into the auditorium I met one gentleman in ‘IM branded lacoste shirt’ upstage doing something indescribable, but I think this fellow could have tried engaging the audience properly, when event organizers failed to deliver on their exact time schedule.
He is such a creative artist, although serious rehearsals contribute to great success of many artistes, I knew without a shred of doubt Joe Mettle would always deliver even without rehearsal. Joe set the pace so well that many would testify that the right atmosphere was set for the night. I salute you boss! Keep it up and contemporary gospel would certainly get there.
I’ve got few questions to ask. May I kindly know who selected the songs for Impact Project? And for how long did they rehearse? At a point in time, all I could hear was noise. Impact project ministry, what happened? I believe after your ministration, you learnt to appreciate feedback from audience as you ministered. Also if you forgot, the event was dubbed Absolute Worship. You can do better with such an opportunity granted next time.
This young man couldn’t have messed up with such a gathering of worshippers. Indeed he meant business and really understood the purpose for the night. Well done my brother. But may I ask, were you actually invited upstage? I stand to be corrected but I heard Empraise mentioned and immediately he ascended the stage.
Empraise Inc. got it right getting this man of God for this year’s event. He was the perfect choice for the event. Uncle ATO and worship… you don’t need to be told. I can attest audience were actually satisfied. It was an intensified worship session which portrayed the presence of God at the moment. God bless you man of God.
Selina Boateng! Selina Boateng!! Selina Boateng!!! Oh my God … I won’t talk much but all upcoming gospel artistes should note: HARDWORK PAYS. Selina! In fact I was totally astonished and blown away. This is what is expected if you desire to mount bigger stages. Selina Boateng would create the competition among the feminine gospel artist, let’s note it down. I would adjudge her ‘MINISTER FOR THE NIGHT ABSOLUTE WORSHIP 2015’.
Another beautiful costume by Empraise Inc. Blueish- black and Gold, that was lovely. Empriase Inc. always give some of our local back to back ‘twi’ worship medley that little touch which was absolutely awesome. Empraise simply has a unique way of bringing to life some of our old and forgotten worship medleys. With a standing ovation, I SALUTE Eugene Zuta, Quesie Boate, Kobby Mantey and the rest in Empraise Inc.
MY FINAL OBSERVATION AND RECOMMENDATION
- It was obvious Empraise Inc. was surprised the auditorium was not fully occupied as they anticipated. I personally think they should query who ever drew their publicity plan and better still, get the right people on board when it comes to gospel event publicity like GospelGh and the secondaries.
- With line-array speakers for sound at the venue was the best. We had a good sound just that there a few hitches aside that sound was great.
- The stage art and design was as simple as it should be with average stage lights which I think could have been increased considering the venue.
Kindly permit me share with you this quote I coined after a careful observation. “Complacency is a killer! Never expect members of your church to flood your event’s auditorium because it’s their church”.
In all we give thanks to God. This is to get all done as expected so that all the glory goes to the Father. See you at Absolute Worship 2016.
BY: Kwabena Yenu (GospelGh)
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