The Experience 8 (2013)

The Experience
The Experience

The biggest Gospel Concert ever seen on Africa soil: The Experience

The Experience

“The Experience” (theexperiencelagos.com), an annual event that unites people of different tongues, tribe, class, denomination and sect  together for one purpose; to offer worship, praise and prayer to God.

The event hosted by Pastor Paul Adefarasin of House On The Rock has in less than 10 years of inception has grown in attendance  from well over 50,000 to a whooping 500,000+ people and still continue to attract more people from every part of the country and beyond. Considering the huge resources that goes into the project, the fact that The Experience is a free event still continue to amaze a whole lot of people .In previous editions the Experience has run through the night starting at 7.00pm and running till 6am the following morning; a colossal 11 hours of uninterrupted prayer and live music!

The Experience 8 (2013)

This year’s concert is scheduled to hold at Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Onikan on Friday, 6th December 2013 starting from 6pm.The theme for this year is HEAVEN ON EARTH. The event has brought so many of the finest Gospel artists around the world to the shores of Africa, and this year is no exception, appearance by  Micah Stample Tye Tribett, Cece Winans, Don Moen, Donnie Mcclurkin, Yolanda Adams. Also on the home front we have; Frank Edwards, Kingsley Ike, Freke Umoh,  Sammie Okposo, Mike Aremu, Eben, Midnight Crew.

More than the hype, names and glamour, one thing stands out, an opportunity to have an encounter of a life time under the presence of the almighty.

it starts with an experience: The Experience 8 (2013)

THE EXPERIENCE 8 (2013)

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Fear

I remember taking dance classes during my teenage years, exciting as it was i forgot a little detail; I will have to dance in front of an audience someday, not much of an issues but for the fact that am a very shy guy.

The day finally came, my heart was pounding like it was going to fall out, and I couldnt come up with a sensible excuse than a stomach upset. All said and done, I had to hide behind a very big pull over and cap, got on stage and the rest is history.

There are two kinds of fears, rational and irrational; fears that make sense and fears that don’t but we all have one. The depth in every stories is the fear that was faced, we must understand one truth, there is positivity in our fears because that is where the beauty of your story lies.
Daily Prompt: Fear Factor
  1. Spinning a Web of Words | In Harmony
  2. Courage | The Magic Black Book
  3. DP : Irrational Fear | Experimental Fiction
  4. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Everyday Adventures
  5. It was November, and I was afraid | Butterfly Mind
  6. Fanning the Flames of Fear | Spirit Lights The Way
  7. Emotional Baggage | Kate Murray
  8. My.Vivid.Visions | Daily Prompt: Fear Factor
  9. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Under the Monkey Tree
  10. 227. Fear Factor | Barely Right of Center
  11. Arthur Overcomes The Fear Of Books, (short fiction) | The Jittery Goat
  12. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Insanitree
  13. Fear Factor: A litany of phobias | James Clegg
  14. Courage | Momma Said There’d Be Days Like This
  15. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Finding Life
  16. I ain’t afraid of no ghosts…or whatever the line is from “Ghostbusters” | thoughtsofrkh
  17. theferkel | My Irrational Fear of Spiders
  18. ermahgerhd | Darkness
  19. Going through Childbirth | A mom’s blog
  20. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | On My Front Porch
  21. Rob’s Surf Report
  22. Fear | The Nameless One
  23. Fear | victor’s mind
  24. Not being loved | alienorajt
  25. MONSTER MYTHS – not exactly bedtime stories | Historiefortelling
  26. DP: Courage and Facing Fears | 3 Nish on a Journey
  27. Fear Factor | Braised Pork on Rice
  28. Conception of acceptation | Veni, vici, vidi
  29. I Still Walk Miles… | Retrofocus
  30. DAILY PROMPT: FEAR FACTOR – EEK! | SERENDIPITY
  31. HIGH HOPES | seifsalamakarem
  32. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Awl and Scribe
  33. Tough Mudder and My Glass Case of Emotion | Lori’s Life and Other Stuff
  34. Daily Prompt : Fear Factor | Scary Movie Ghosts | LoudThoughtsVoicedOut
  35. Fear | CombatBabe
  36. An Irrational Fear | Hey there, I’m Jimin.
  37. Phobophobia | Processing the life
  38. My Other Blog | Daily Prompt: Fear Factor
  39. Fear: Good or Bad? | meanderedwanderings
  40. Just Sayin’
  41. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Basically Beyond Basic
  42. Open Hearts… | Haiku By Ku
  43. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  44. Afraid of death | Life is great
  45. Stagecraft | vic briggs
  46. Daily Prompt: Fear | Bowl of Rice
  47. My Not so Unique Fear | TechnoTom
  48. Must not cry, must not cry, must not freaking cry!! | Random Encounters of an Inquisitive Mind
  49. Daily Prompt: Fear Factor | 20 Lines A Day
  50. It takes courage… | Words ‘n Pics
  51. Be the Light | Eyes to Heart
  52. The Species of the Two-Legged Beast | Lipstick and Lithium
  53. Jangan takut untuk takut | The Frozen Tears
  54. Courage | Flowers and Breezes
  55. Daily Prompt: Arachnawhoha | One Starving Activist

Getting More From Less (Productivity)

Many times we think it is our ability to do so many things that increases our odds to become successful; true as it may seem the results have not been a hundred percent so, in fact not even a twenty percent correct. To think of it is not so difficult, it is all around in our environment, check out people that you know, am sure you will be able to identify two or more people that are so dedicated with whatever it is they do and they end up complaining about how getting through life is difficult, yet there are still few people that seemingly does nothing but get about life effortlessly. I remember back in school days after exam, its that guy that plays around and spend less time reading that ends up with the good grades, while the ones that read there heads off that still struggles with their grade.


THE PRINCIPLE BEHIND THIS
Why do you think a rough estimate of 20% people get 80% of the wealth in a society while the remaining 80% struggle over the remaining 20%? or why 80% of the work is done most time by 20% of the staff in a company? The reason is simple, “Pareto Principle” an Italian economist named Vilfredo Pareto. The rule states that for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.
Where this applies to You
Microsoft noted that by fixing the top 20% most reported bugs, 80% of the errors and crashes would be eliminated, this principle can also be of use in our daily life, if we are able to sieve the less productive thing we spend time on and focus on things that are more productive we automatically can optimize the result of those thing we do that are productive and here-by reduce work load

This principle is one of the secrets of many successful

VIDEO: NIKKI LAOYE – ONLY YOU

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Sensational singer, Nikki Laoye has finally dropped the video for her latest hit single, “ONLY YOU”.
Nominated for “Song Of the Year” – African Gospel Music Awards in the UK and trending on twitter across Nigeria within minutes of its release, Nikki made a powerful statement when she released the soulful ballad in April, earlier this year.

In the video for the Rotimi Keys produced song, Nikki expresses her deep love and trust for God, the One who held her through the most trying time of her life – the recent loss of her Dad.

In her own words, Nikki says “This is my love note to the Lover of my soul- the one who kisses away my tears, the one who holds me tight late in the midnite hour; the one who has put my broken heart together again.”

Shot on location in London by UK based video director/producer, Shabach, the video illustrates Nikki making a home video recording – a picturesque video message expressing the intimate bond between father and child, with Nikki showing her uninhibited love and trust in an emotional and sometimes playful way.

Dedicated to the memory of her late father, Prince Olushola Laoye, who passed away in her arms in 2011, Nikki further explains, “Shooting this video was very emotional for me”, she says. “I had to get past being upset,and actually sing the song, not cry through it.

My Dad was a true representation of who God is to me so I literally looked into the camera and saw Him smiling back at me, urging me on. I know this song has been a great inspiration and solace to many since its release and I simply want anyone hurting out there to find comfort and rest in the soothing love of the one true Abba Father”.

Urban Contemporary singer, Nikki Laoye is signed to Nigerian entertainment company, Wahala Media Entertainment.

SAFETY FIRST/RELIGION

We sometimes are deep in religious activities not because of the love we profess for spiritual being we believe in, or for the fact that religion is seen as an innate part of human existence or any reason for that matter.

Rather, our search for safety and security makes our religious inclination stronger, some times the reason a person will leave a religion for another is as a result of the security he can get from this religion in material sense like good job, better living condition, marital bliss, wealth, health ad the likes. The same applies even within the same religion that has different sects

There is no problem in wanting all of these things but over the years they have proved to fail in giving total security because the more we have the more we want. Much more than that religion has a deeper significance than satisfying our physical needs, it is suppose to be how we connect to our spirit and satisfy its needs, the same way our physical needs are satisfied.

I am of the opinion that religion will serve its purpose not by promising physical gratification (primarily), but my making people acknowledge their individual spiritual needs and providing the right way to gratify those needs.

Written for: DailyPost

WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT (Dealing With Negativity)

Sometimes, we feel down and in need of that boost to push us the extra step forward because of the so much negative energy that sorrounds us. Rather than waiting for somebody to give you words of encouragement that are easier said than applied,
Patricia Bright has highlighted some easy yet effective way to come out strong from that set back you may be going through all by YOURSELF

Deitrick Haddon Reacts To Pastors Criticizing ‘Preachers Of L.A’

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“If your pastor’s message is all about#PreachersofLA this sunday I recommend that you find another church,” he tweeted Saturday to more than 180,000 followers. “Preach the word & that’s all! lol”

However, the gospel singer was open to criticism regarding his comment. JoAnn Williams Handy disagreed with him, responding, “@DeitrickHaddon That’s NOT a reason to go to another church if that’s where GOD placed for that season.”

Haddon replied by simply writing, “Amen…”

The 40-year-old Preachers of L.A. star’s comments came after several pastors were quoted speaking against the show on BET.com. Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potter’s House recently spoke about the show to his Dallas congregation.

“Now, I know you been watching that junk on TV,” he said. “I want to tell you right now, not one dime of what you’re sowing right now will buy my suit. I want you to know my car is paid for.”

He added, “I want you to know I got my house on my own. I want you to know I’m not bling-blinging. I am not shake and bake. I had money when I came to Dallas, and I plan to have some when I leave. I’m not from L.A. I’m from Dallas.”

The Rev. James C. Perkins, pastor of Greater Christ Baptist Church in Detroit and vice president of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, says the show is likely to cause people to think church leaders are primarily interested in fame.

“I don’t think the show represents the best of the Black church tradition,” he told BET.com. “The downside is that people often paint all pastors with a broad brush and, after watching this show, they may well begin to associate all pastors with those behaviors. There are many pastors who are out here serving the people and not just serving themselves.”

Haddon recently explained why he joined the show in an interview with Sister 2 Sister magazine.

“I cannot pass up the opportunity to share the gospel with 100 million homes on a weekly basis for eight weeks,” he said in the November issue of the magazine. “People are interested in our culture and gospel music in the church, but everybody’s afraid to share the truth about who we are and what we do.”

“And I think the next dimension of winning souls—or just sharing the gospel—is just being transparent. It’s not being fake and phony and up on the pulpit preaching to everybody else but not sharing who you really are or your flaws.”

He added, “We have yet to see the effect [the show] will have, but my agenda is to share my testimony with the world and show people who we really are as men of God and people who are trying to do what God has called them to do, even in their humanity.”