Worship, praise, spoken word and dance at ‘The Invasion Lagos’
It was indeed a night of intense worship as the much talked about Lagos city concert, The Invasion, a cross-generational and non-denominational party for young people, especially the millennials held last weekend at the Tafawa Balewa Square, after the suspense-filled teasers that set the country talking and asking questions.
Tagged, ‘a move of the Holy Spirit’, the concert was a spiritual movement aimed at engendering a release of power by the Holy Ghost that causes people to excel in different spheres of life.
The event paraded worship leaders and gospel singers like Nathaniel Bassey, Tope Alabi, Frank Edwards, Tim Godfrey, G-Force, and Eben among others, who came together to lead thousands of people, both old and young in an explosive generational revival that is believed to help activate life-defining, turning point session to bring about spiritual healing of the nation.
With DJ Mordu on the console, the night of worship, praises and dance kicked off with some uplifting song amid a warm atmosphere before the first performance act, Beejay Sax dazzled with his saxophone. This was followed by a presentation by ‘The Invasion’ band, which took the audience into the realm of worship with their songs of praise and adoration.
Enter Tim Godfrey with his usual energy, dance moves and swagger of praising God. He encouraged the teeming audience to participate along with him and his crew. In his usual manner, Okaka crooner, Frank Edwards stepped in a cool sober with the hit, ‘Mma Mma’ before launching the more dance with his ‘Move your body’ ‘Okaka’, and ‘Even if the sky is falling’ among other songs he performed.
Winner of God’s Children Got Talent (GCGT) showcase, Onome, brought on some very interesting performance with his spoken word, which many believed made God God smiled in the heavens. With his soul-searching wordplay, he creatively put out poetic lines that got everyone fascinated.
The nine-member group, G-Force band, with energetic performance, took the audience on a journey of praise in a spectacular way before Minister Tope Alabi, came through with her Yoruba indigenous worship, ‘bursting in tongues’, which she alternated with English, praising and adoring God.
Worship leader, Nathaniel Bassey serenaded the audience with his trumpet as he took them on a much to the remembered worship session, performing his songs. Rock minister, Eben brought the night to a climax with praises as some of the audience came through dancing right in front of the stage.
Organised by the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Region 20, Apapa Family, the music-driven revival platform was a spiritual awakening and part of activities designed to mark 50 years of the holy land, Jerusalem and Lagos @ 50.
According to the Pastor-in-charge, Pastor Idowu Iluyomade, thousands of years ago, the scripture projects in Acts 2:17 that: ‘In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions; your old men will dream dreams.’
He said, “We believe strongly that ‘the last days’ are here, and God is setting a whole new generation on fire for the work of the Kingdom. Indeed, that these are the days when the manifestation of the sons and daughters of God are to be evident in every sphere of influence – from Ministry, Media, Arts and Entertainment, and Politics; to Business, Culture, and Education.”
The next edition of the Christ-like gig will be taking place at the campuses, beginning with the University of Lagos.