For the many who made their way to the Michael Okpara Square, Independence Layout, Enugu – venue of the Yudala Coalfest Zero Gravity Rock Gospel Concert on Sunday November 6th, there couldn’t have been a more fitting and rewarding end to the three days of activities put together by Yudala, Africa’s pioneer composite e-commerce outfit.
In an atmosphere transformed, thousands of attendees reveled in a night of soul-lifting worship and praise to God, marked by several prophecies, messages of breakthroughs, divine healings and an outpouring of joy.
A high-profile line-up of Gospel Ministers including Sammie Okposo, Chioma Jesus, Frank Edward, Steve Crown, Buchi, Chinyere Udoma, Prince Gozie Okeke and Enkay, among others, had converged on the expansive venue to elevate the city of Enugu and bring the three-day event to a praise-filled conclusion.
As it turned out, the night lived up to the billing with a series of masterful performances from the artistes which left the audience satiated.
With ace comedian Akpororo anchoring the show and treating the audience to his collection of rib-cracking jokes, the event kicked off with a series of delightful performances by upcoming gospel artistes featuring musical renditions and dance choreography. This set the stage for the fast rising UK-based Nigerian Urban Contemporary Gospel Artiste Enkay to deliver a thrilling performance that had the crowd on their feet.
Next up was Akanchawa crooner, Prince Gozie Okeke who succeeded in taking the tempo higher, setting the tone for successive high-octane performances from Chioma Jesus and Chinyere Udoma which had everyone, including the Governor, Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Deputy Governor, Hon. Cecilia Ezeilo, Deputy Senate President, Dr. Ike Ekweremadu and other dignitaries singing and dancing along.
From Buchi’s reggae gospel delivery to Steve Crown who served up a powerful rendition of some of his most popular songs, the crowd appeared to be getting warmed up for more and this proved to be the case, as Sammie Okposo led the audience on a ride into the realm of energetic praise to God and setting the stage for Frank Edward to bring a befitting close to what is undoubtedly the most star-studded Gospel Praise event witnessed in the South East this year.
The Yudala Zero Gravity train returns to Lagos for the Grand Finale – a Rock Gospel Concert scheduled for the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island on Sunday November 20th – featuring a host of headline performers including Joe Praise, Tope Alabi, Sammie Okposo, Frank Edward, Buchi, Chinyere Udoma, Sola Allyson, Gozie Okeke, Enkay and Chioma Jesus, among others.