Milestone 2; the biggest rock concert in Northern Nigeria

Milestone

The biggest rock concert in Northern Nigeria, Milestone 2, will be taking be place in the city of Jos. This will be the second edition of the concert, but this time, it’s bigger and definitely better. And I’m personally excited about this.

Those of you who know me personally would have known that I am a huge fan of rock music (and rap music too). This is basically for two reasons:

  1. The huge amount of skill and musicianship invested into creating Rock music and
  2. The depth of the lyrics in rock songs.

So, you’ll understand how excited I am that 5 Rock bands from across 4 cities in Northern Nigeria will be teaming up to have one big concert; Milestone 2.

I talked with the management of Chapter 5 band, one of the organisers of Milestone 2 about the theme of the concert.

 This is what he said:

“Milestone was birthed from Acts 20:28. As a mission instructing us to watch over the flock God has given us as ministers. We realised that we can only achieve a little if we try doing it alone but we will be able to achieve much more by joining heads together with other bands with same vision and mission.
So we joined forces with 4 other bands from Kaduna, Zaria, Keffi then those of us in Jos.
Simply put Milestone is a victory stepping stone on making head way to spreading the gospel and planting seed of the Goodnews in young people through Music- Rock music.”

I also talked with the management of StageOneNG, on the organisers of Milestone 2, about what to expect in the concert.

He said,

“Expect fire. All bands are 100% rock, all with the aim to glorify God. We’ll be having The Northmen from Keffi, God’s Rock from Zaria, Fish & Anchor from Kaduna, and of course, Chapter 5 and StageOneNG from Jos.”

Milestone 2 will be held on 26 th of June, 2022, at GodLife Assembly, Yingi, Rayfield, Jos. The time is 3pm.

I can almost tell you ahead of time, that this is not the kind of concert you would like to be told about. Rather the experience is something you should have for yourself. Get ready for Milestone 2.

 

 

 

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Get your songs reviewed by professionals without bias for just a token. You’ll get honest appraisals as well as constructive criticism of your songs. This would help you get better in your music. Plus, other people who might never have heard about you before would get to listen to your songs when they read the published reviews (who knows, they might even turn to fans). If interested, send an email to jeplunemusic@gmail.com with an mp3 (please don’t send wav files) of your song and a few details like release date, artists featured, your artist bio and a link for people to listen to the song.  Check out some music reviews we’ve done in the past. Terms and conditions apply.

Updates for Christian Musicians’ Corner blog

Christian Musicians' corner

Last Friday I didn’t publish any article on Christian Musicians’ Corner. However, I figured I needed to update you guys about the blog. So, here’s a few updates you need to know:

Change of name

I recently changed the name of this blog from “Musicians’ Corner” to “Christian Musicians’ Corner”. This change was done for two major reasons. The first is for a better SEO (search engine optimization). The second is that I recently began to ponder about what I do. I am a Christian and a musician. Underneath every single article I write is an underlying tone of my faith. Sometimes, it’s subtle, but other times it’s bold. Obviously, my publications here make more sense to Christian musicians. So, I figured it’s best if the name clearly indicates my main target audience – Christian Musicians. That’s why the blog is now Christian Musicians’ Corner.

New addition to the blog

That said, we are introducing something new in Christian musicians’ corner blog. From now on, we will occasionally publish reflections from scripture by various Christians, especially those who are musicians. We’ll call it devotionals. The devotionals will revolve around Christian living generally, but especially written in a such a way that Christian musicians will relate easily. So, we’ll look at topics like overcoming temptations, purpose, Christian service/ ministry, Christian love, personal devotion, etc.

Let me use this opportunity to invite submissions of reflections from Christian musicians. Age or location does not matter. You only have to be a Christian to qualify to submit reflections for publication. Like I said earlier, any topic revolving around Christian living is welcomed. Send your submissions to jeplunemusic@gmail.com and title it “DEVOTIONALS FOR CMC”.

One last thing,

We were recently listed by FeedSpot among the top 80 Nigerian music blogs/ websites. Actually, we were ranked 39th on the list. This might seem inconsequential to some of you, but it’s a great encouragement to me. At least it shows that what we do here at jeplune.com is relevant and needed. I’m encouraged to do more.

Alright, that’s all the updates I have to share with you guys concerning Christian Musicians’ corner. While you are here, please do well to check some of the services we offer here at jeplune.com. Some of them are totally free, like press releases. You’ll get the others, like music reviews, songs of the week, lyrics videos, etc for just a little token.

 

Jeplune Music introduces Songs of the week

Songs of the week

As part of our effort to promote Godly content, we have introduced a new songs of the week feature on our home page. The songs of the week would be changed every Sunday to reflect recent releases.

Basically, the idea is that 3 songs would be selected from the Christian Contemporay music or Christian Hip pop music released by Nigerian artists each week. The selection would be based on the relevance of the message delivered in each song and the melody.

Terms and conditions

For a song to qualify to be among the songs of the week, the following conditions have to be met.

  1. The song must have a positive message. Our vision at Jeplune Music is to promote more positive content in the media.
  2. The song must be within 2 weeks of it’s release. We will not accept songs that have been released for more than 2 weeks. The only exception to this rule is when we find that the message of the song is extremely relevant.
  3. Information about the song, including the streaming/ download links has to be on our site. This information would be hosted under New Releases. However, a small token of N1,000 has to be paid by the artist in order for information about the song to be on the site.

Note that New Releases is quite different from Free Downloads.

What’s the difference between Free Downloads and New Releases

Free Download is one of our pages that contain songs which you could download directly from Jeplune Music. The artists must have submitted to song to us before it’s release and indicated that they would want the songs to be downloaded free.

New releases on the other hand, is page that contains information about a newly released song. The information includes, the artist, release date, a little about the message of the song and streaming/ download links to the song. Songs on new releases do not necessarily have to be available on jeplune.com for download.

How do I submit my song for song of the week?

Simple. Just send an email to jeplunemusic@gmail.com with title of email as ‘SONG OF THE WEEK SUBMISSION’. Attach an mp3 of the song and the artwork. Also add information like the release date, artists featured (if any), producer, and what inspired the song.

Note that whether or not your song qualifies for the song of the week, as long you’ve submitted it and paid the N1,000 token, it will definitely be on the New Releases page. The songs of the week would however be selected from among the submissions for the week. And only 3 songs would be selected per week.

Grace Lokwa & Moses Bliss will be in Jos for The Grace Experience 2022

The Grace Experience

Grace Lokwa & Moses Bliss, alongside many great gospel ministers, will be live in Jos at this year’s The Grace Experience.

The Grace Experience is a yearly event convened by Ejidike Ugochukwu, also known as Minstrel Jid. It has been held every year in the city of Jos since 2018. This year’s event is the 5th edition of The Grace Experience. It has been tagged, ‘Repentance’. There is a long list of anointed ministers that would be ministering this year. They include: Dr. Panam Percy Paul, Godstime Okorie, Grace Lokwa (from Congo), Minstrel Jid, Moses Bliss, Pst. Benson Ogbe, TGE minstrels, and many more. The event is scheduled to hold on the 24th of April, 2022 at Tamarald Events and Suites, Jib Junction, off Old Airport road, Jos.

Minstrel Jid is a gospel music minister, an entrepreneur, project manager, director of Pocie Agro-market, and convener of the Grace Experience. I had the privilege to talk with Minstrel Jid about The Grace Experience. Here’s our brief chat:

Spirit: How did the vision for The Grace Experience come about?

Minstrel Jid: I would say it was entirely divine. I got the name in my dream and woke up with it in my mouth. You need to understand God speaks to me a lot through dreams. It took me a whole year before launching out completely because I needed clarity from God. I prayed and waited to receive precise instructions from God. That was when it hit me that our walk with God begins with Grace, is sustained by Grace, and ends with Grace. I developed a strong passion for the lost and for reconciling men back to God. At some point, I wanted to remove ‘the’ and just leave the name as ‘Grace Experience’, but the Holy Spirit rebuked me and I listened. One of the revelations that came to me concerning The Grace Experience is that grace has a name, and his name is Jesus. So, in other words, you can call it, The Jesus Experience. So, we gather people to come experience Jesus for themselves, just like the woman by the well (in John chapter 4) went to gather people to meet the Jesus she had just experienced.

Spirit: I know it takes a lot resources to host events like the Grace experience. What is your motivation for hosting this event every year, despite the huge cost?

Minstrel Jid: Yeah, you are right, it really requires a lot of resources. And if it were for me, I would have stopped. But I’m certain about the vision that God gave me. My main motivation, however, is the huge number of people whose lives get impacted for Christ. Then there are people who get inspired by what we do and are encouraged to follow the visions God gave them. Another motivation is the testimonies arising from the Grace Experience that we hear afterwards. Testimonies of salvation, of instant healings, of great miracles, etc.

Spirit: The theme for this year’s event is “Repentance”, can you shed more light on this?

Minstrel Jid: A lot of Church folks have painted Repentance in a way that is not healthy. Repentance is for both the unbelievers and the believers. In 2 Chronicles 7:14, the Bible says, “if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves…”. That phrase, “my people” talks about believers. One thing the Father never despises is a broken heart and a contrite spirit. The fact that when a man falls, he has an opportunity to have a change of mind, repent and turn back to the Father, is one of the privileges of salvation. And for the believer, sanctification is a life- long journey. For the believer, repentance is a life style. This is because every time we go to God, and He shines his light on us, we see something in us that is not of Him. The right response to that is repentance. So, every believer needs repentance. We need to go beyond just church attendance to genuine repentance. And the proof of genuine repentance is a changed life. Due to the fact that the church has painted repentance in a bad way, some believers fall and find it difficult to turn back to the Father. So, what we are doing this year at The Grace Experience is to accentuate the need that every believer should embrace repentance, knowing that it is a gift.

“We need to go beyond just church attendance to genuine repentance. And the proof of genuine repentance is a changed life.”

Spirit: What should we expect this year?

Minstrel Jid: This year, by the mercy of God, we will be experiencing palpable presence of God, such that will bring about a change in the lives of everyone that attends. God’s presence will bring about genuine brokenness and repentance. The believer embraces repentance as gift and then the unsaved embraces repentance as a requirement for salvation.

You have heard it ‘from the horse’ mouth’, at The Grace Experience 2022, “the presence of God will bring about a change in the lives of everyone that attends”. You can follow Minstrel Jid on facebook for details about The Grace Experience 2022.

 

 

Do you want to hear the truth about your songs without sentiments?

Get your songs reviewed by professionals without bias for just a token. You’ll get honest appraisals as well as constructive criticism of your songs. This would help you get better in your music. Plus, other people who might never have heard about you before would get to listen to your songs when they read the published reviews (who knows, they might even turn to fans). If interested, send an email to jeplunemusic@gmail.com with an mp3 (please don’t send wav files) of your song and a few details like release date, artists featured, your artist bio and a link for people to listen to the song.  Terms and conditions apply.

Free press releases

free press release

We’re offering to publish free press releases for upcoming music releases on our site. This offer however is only for songs with positive messages.

One the ways to create buzz for an upcoming music release, whether it is a single, EP or album, is to have a music site write a press release for it. A well crafted press release is done in such a way that fans begin to highly anticipate the music release after reading it. This is what we are offering to do for free.

The decision to start offering free press releases for upcoming releases is in line with our vision at Jeplune Music. Our vision is to provide and promote quality godly content in the media. We want to, as much as possible, promote songs with positive messages. And considering that some artists might not be able to pay for massive promotion, we’re offering this service free.

Terms and conditions:

Even though this service is completely free, there are, however, some terms and conditions that must be met:

  1. The song(s) must have a positive message. We will not publish press release for songs that contain derogatory languages, vulgar terms or portray messages that are against our core beliefs.
  2. The song(s) must be submitted at least 15 days to the release date. Even if the final mastered copy is not ready by then, we would need to hear the song so as to be able to accurately craft a press release for it. So, you can send a rough mix of the song.
  3. We only accept to publish free press releases for original songs. We will not publish a press release for a cover song.

How to access this offer

Very simple. To get free press releases for your upcoming music releases send an email to jeplunemusic@gmail.com. The title of the email should be “FREE PRESS RELEASE”. Attach :

  • an mp3 of the song,
  • the cover art if available,
  • the intended release date.
  • and what inspired you to write the song

Also indicate the name of the producer, artists featured (if any) and any other detail that might be necesary. For EPs or albums, include tracklist for the album.

Alternatively, you can send the details on Whatsapp to +2348064622002

 

 

Limoblaze got married

Limoblaze got married

Nigerian Afro gospel singer and songwriter, Limoblaze got married to the love of his love, yesterday, 1st April, 2022.

The Nigerian singer and rapper tweeted about his marriage about 8 hours ago using his twitter handle.

The tweet which says, “we got married today” was accompanied by a video. The video showed Limoblaze in a simple wedding suit taking selfies and then later his wife, Favour Emma, in a very simple wedding gown too. It was a court wedding which took place with just a few friends (and maybe family) present. Nothing stylish, just simple and beautiful. According to Limoblaze, they walked out of the court building “feeling ready to take over the world”. After the wedding, the couple then went bowling to celebrate and had a great time with friends.

Limoblaze is a Nigerian Afro gospel, Afrobeats and Christian HipHop artist. He is from Abia State, Nigeria and his birth name is Samuel Onwubiko. Limoblaze started his music career professionally in 2014 and has been very active since then. He has collaborated with top artists in the industry, like Da’ Truth, Ada Ehi, Travis Greene, etc. Limoblaze has 5 studio albums and several singles to his name and has received several awards too.

His wife, Favour Emma is a writer and a financial consultant. If you can recall, Limoblaze got engaged to Favour Emma in September, 2021. So, news about their wedding is not a complete surprise.

Hundreds of fans, and friends of the couple, received the news that Limoblaze got married yesterday with joy. They have since flooded the timelines of the couple with congratulatory messages and best wishes. Also, a lot of people commended the simplicity of the wedding.

UPDATE: Limoblaze and Favour Emma had another beautiful wedding in Nigeria, on Saturday, 16th April, 2022. This time around, there was a wedding reception. Here is a short clip that Limoblaze tweeted

 

 

Do you want to hear the truth about your songs without sentiments?

Get your songs reviewed by professionals without bias for just a token. You’ll get honest appraisals as well as constructive criticism of your songs. This would help you get better in your music. Plus, other people who might never have heard about you before would get to listen to your songs when they read the published reviews (who knows, they might even turn to fans). If interested, send an email to jeplunemusic@gmail.com with an mp3 (please don’t send wav files) of your song and a few details like release date, artists featured, your artist bio and a link for people to listen to the song.  Terms and conditions apply.

Judikay and her husband announces the arrival of their baby

Judikay and her husband

Popular Nigerian gospel singer, Judikay and her husband, yesterday, announced the arrival of their baby boy.

Judikay, whose birth name is Judith Kanayo, is a singer and songwriter signed to Eezee Conceptz. She hails from the Southern part of Nigeria, particularly, Delta State. She is a graduate of Theatre and film Studies from The Redeemers University. Over the years, she has released an album and several singles.

In case you missed it: Song review of ‘Daddy You Too Much’ by Judikay

 

You would recall that Judikay got married to her husband, Mr Anselem Opara, on the 7th of November, 2020 at Christian Pentecostal Mission, Lagos.

On the early hours of Tuesday, 22nd March, 2022, the couple welcomed their first baby (a boy) and Judikay and her husband announced this news yesterday, using her social media. The news has since been received with joy by several of her fans. The comment section of the post has been flooded with various congratulatory messages from fans.

Judikay

 

Jeplune Music starts Music Promotion services in Nigeria

Jeplune Music promotion services

In a bid to keep up with her vision to promote godly content in the media, Jeplune Music, today, launched a new arm for Music promotion services in Nigeria. A new facebook page, Naija CCM and CHH Music was created to this effect. We created this page as an arm of Jeplune Music to promote Contemporary Christian Music and Christian HipHop music by Nigerian artistes or bands.

According to the management, “we saw the need to do this because quite a number of the clients we have worked for, at Jeplune Music Studios, have asked for this service. And since it is part of the vision of the outfit, we thought it was time for us to ‘up our game’ and include music promotion services too”. This service is open to any Christian artiste or band in Nigeria.

We’ve also recently introduced a Songs of the week feature on our home page to further facilitate our music promotion services in Nigeria.

Our Music reviews (both private and public) still continue. We would even start publishing recent happenings with regards to Christian artists in Nigeria, especially those that would edify the Body of Christ. So, if you have any such news that you want publicized as a Christian artiste, feel free to contact us.

To use our music promotion services in Nigeria, please ensure you contact us 3 weeks before the release date of the song. You can send us a message on:

Whatsapp

jeplunemusic@gmail.com

 Or Facebook.

2022 New Year Promo

2022 New Year Promo1

We decided to begin the year, 2022 with a new year promo. The promo is for two of services offered by Jeplune Music Studios.

The first is for music artists.

We’re offerring to make three (3) professional lyric videos, with animated texts and fitting motion backgrounds, at the price of two (2). So instead of paying $51 for three lyric videos, an artists just pays $34 and get three videos. That’s a great way to start the year. Just in case you’re wondering why you need to make lyric videos for three of your songs, check out this article on the benefits of lyric videos. 

 

The second is for organisations that need voice over services.

We’re offering professional female voice overs for just $13. These voice overs could be used for:

  • Sermon intros and outros
  • Radio commercials
  • Prerecorded announcements for events or church services, etc

This affords organisations and churches the opportunity to get give their audience a great first impression when they listen to their sermons, radio commercials, etc and all at an unbeatable price.

 

So, in essence, we’re giving artists and organisations a great start this year, 2022 with this new year promo.

 

Black Friday Deals from Jeplune Music Studio

We’re offering 50% discount on music production and lyric video services from now till 1st December as part of our Black friday deals. This is an extension of the initial offer is by Jeplune Music studios, an arm of Jeplune Music saddled with the special task of producing quality audio and video content for Music artistes, Businesses, Filmmakers, etc. The extension came because we got complains that the initial offer which was to last for just one day was too small.