CLIMA Africa honours Prelate Uche, Daystar Choir, Oyekan, others
The Christian Legendary and Impact Makers Awards (CLIMA AFRICA) last week honoured some Christian leaders and gospel artistes for their contributions to humanity.
The recipients were the Prelate of Methodist Church, Nigeria, Dr. Samuel Uche, Dr. Dennis Iyang, and General Overseer, Omega Power Ministries (OPM), Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere.
The gospel artiste awardees included members of the Daystar Christian Centre Choir, Mercy Chinwo, Dunsin Oyekan, Emmanuel King, Sinach, Moses Bliss, Bishop Franklin Mugisha, and Ifeanyi Obi, among others.
Held at the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON) Centre, Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of CLIMA Africa, Uwak Mike, said the award initiative has been celebrating outstanding Nigerians for the past six years, adding that that legacy could be a gift of money, property, knowledge, values or love.
According to him, one’s legacies make people remember him/her, saying our heritage involves our daily activities and interactions, as well as the way an individual handles his/her tough times and important moments.
“When you are no more, people will either talk about the positive impact you left behind or the dirty linen you left unwashed,” he said.
In his acceptance speech, Daystar Christian Centre, Choir Director, Dr. Sheyi Kenny disclosed that his group also known as the Healing Streams of God (HSOG) was formed in 1995 under the leadership of Pastors Sam and Nike Adeyemi.
He noted that the choir, through its life-transforming ministrations, has become a role model for other choirs and will continue to play this role with excellent and quality service to the Lord.
Kenny noted that the choir has performed, composed, arranged and adapted gospel music that is widely used by choirs of other Churches for their carol services, concerts and other events.