Lagos stood still on Friday 6th December for one of the worlds biggest music concert. The Experience 2019 lived up to expectation as it featured some of the biggest names in Gospel music all of the world. Last Friday is one Friday, Lagos cannot forget in a hurry. Tafawa Balewa Square(TBS) was filled to the brim, all the adjourning overflow arenas were also filled. Humans were like sand. Thanks to Pst Paul Adefarasin the convener of this great event.
Rev Victor Adeyemi of Global Harvest Church sets the tone for “The experience 2019” with an opening prayer. Thereafter the fire of unlimited praise and worship was ignited.
The event was hosted by Richard Mofe-Damijo and Dara Benjamin. First timers Preye Odede and Mercy Chinwo did not disappoint , They Thrilled the very excited audience and lived up to the high expectation
Eben performed some of his famous hits, but the greatest moment of his performance was the absolute beautiful madness at its end. With his drummer,
Renown American worshipper, William Mcdowell who is also new to The Experience took the crowd to another realm in the spirit with popular tunes like “I give myself away” and “Withholding nothing” While the Victory belong to Jesus” Crooner, Todd Dulaney made the audience to want for more in the place of worship. The audience were seen singing along while waving their hands solemnly.
Then came Minister Don Moen who invoked a rush of nostalgia with timeless music and the power of his violin solo.
For Sammie Okposo, it was about high praise. He came on stage and got greeted by an ocean of white handkerchiefs
Comedians also took their turn at the Experience. Kenny Blaq, Akpororo, Mc Abbey and more featured. Then came Sinach.She shut it down and picked her moments to flex her vocal muscles and give this writer chills – what a woman! The event closed out to incredible performances from the emblematic energy of Travis Greene, the blessed trumpeteering of Nathaniel Bassey, Donnie Mcclurkin, the talents of Chioma Jesus
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Several Men of God also took their turn to lead short prayers while the program lasted. Back to the crowd, all ages lifted their hands and smiled. When it came time for the spirit to move, their countenance would change at the circulating vehicle of the holy spirit.
The Experience (commonly known as The Experience Lagos) is an annual, free gospel music concert held at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos Island, Nigeria. Begun and hosted by House On The Rock lead pastor Paul Adefarasin in 2006, the first concert had an attendance of 70,000 people.The concert features local and international artists such as Kirk Franklin, CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Don Moen, Frank Edwards, Nathaniel Bassey, and Chioma Jesus. The Experience is recognised as one of Africa’s largest musical events. The music score and direction at the concert has been provided by Wilson Joel since 2013