St. Leo Parish to host Catholic Praise Concert 2017
The Catholic Praise, a one-day gospel music concert, has become a yearly event in the church, featuring some of the best-known musical talents in the gospel music genre.
The event, which debuted in April 2014, subsequently evolved into an annual tour, with increased momentum in terms of performances, anticipated crowd and venue. It features; praise, worship, dance, and special highlight performances.
This year, St. Leo Catholic Church, Ikeja, Lagos has been unveiled as venue for this year’s concert billed for August 11, 2017. Though a project of the Catholic Church, the concert is open to all to attend, including all Christians and individuals, who thirst for God and want to praise God.
Speaking ahead of the event, Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Aniagwu, Parish Priest of the Host Parish said, “the Catholic Church is very open minded, and diverse in its worship of God, and that the Church is not boring at all and that Catholics love God and honour Mary the Mother of God and not worship her.” For the executive producer Mr. Peter Egbumokei the Catholic Praise Concert is simply an opportunity for Christians to come together to praise GOD, interact, put aside un-Godly differences, and together lift one voice in worship to God. It also serves as a medium to showcase beautiful Gospel talents that our country is endowed with,” he said.
With Iyke Okechukwu of Tinsel and Ivie Okujaye as comperes, the 2017 edition of the concert will parade the likes of Rev Fr Lawrence Adelana (AKA -Fr Fuji), Rev Fr Tony-Maria Boluwaji, Joe Praize, Tessy Aniesi, Daniel ‘A Strings’ Azuka (Violinist from Turkey), Kenny K’Ore and Prisca D Nightingale. Others are Psalmos, Kelar Thrillz, St Charles Lwanga Choir, St Cecilia (University of Lagos) Choir, Ella Vibes, B’Dash, Jesus Baby, DJ X-Moe, Harmonic Syndrome, Desmond Unaegbu and Victoria Orenze.
Under the theme Praise 4 Grace, the Catholic Praise Concert is being organized by the Felicia Michael SoS Foundation, House of Ogugua Michael Egbumokei and Yellow Craig in conjunction with Saint Leo Catholic Church. It is powered by the Holy Spirit and proudly supported by Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, Inspiro Productions and Donralph Media Concepts Limited- DMG.