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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.

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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

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.”