What can you expect at the Experience this year?
From the Caribbean comes the familiar once-upon-a-time dancehall queen Chevelle Franklyn. Chevelle, who knows what it’s like to be a star very early in life. She once had it all, so she thought until she realized she had nothing. With a celebrated past as an accomplished secular reggae artiste, Chevelle brings superb vocal quality accompanied with a life filled with a vivid story-telling ability of God’s redeeming grace. Find out more
Deitrick Haddon believes that gospel music can be just as big as rock music– filling stadiums. He lives this dream with the passion of a rock star. Deitrick is a visionary and he lives his dream every inch the way. You can feel it in the epic reach of his dizzyingly diverse and masterful music tracks. You can hear it in the ache and urgency of his amazing lyrics. Haddon has a talent for marrying the immediate power of pop music with the infinite majesty of God’s ability to save your soul. Find out more
At 62, Don Moen has been to true to his calling of being “an architect who designs products and events that help people experience God’s presence in a new and fresh way.” Find out more
Fred Hammond has been around for some 30 years and he doesn’t look it! Starting out as a Bass player for The Winans in 1980, Fred has evolved along the years and continues to be a reference point in contemporary music. Fred holds a strategic place in the gospel music and in him, we experience an on-going history of what gospel music has been, already is and is evolving into. Find out more
Crossing Generational lines with New Breed, Israel Houghton admits that he really enjoys what he is doing. For Israel, “It’s about getting a bigger picture of what’s going on in the world instead of focusing on my life, wants and needs. It’s about connecting with people around the world.” At the Experience Lagos 2012, Israel will be connecting with us and many around the world as he comes with his trademark blazing, youthful and musically masterful energy that has made him among the most highly influential tastemakers in his field. Find out more
Micah Stampley’s meteoric rise from obscurity remains an inspiring story only worth telling on a stage as big as THE EXPERIENCE LAGOS as he leads us into a journey of God’s presence borne out of his love for Jesus Christ. Find out more
Mike Aremu has paid his dues and the rewards are too profound to deny. Find out more
Sammie Okposo is decidedly one the most energetic psalmists on the list. From a humble background little Sammie showed great promise when at the tender age of 10, he was already playing the piano for his church choir. However his professional musical career started some 20 years ago when he began work as a soundtrack producer in the movie industry. Twenty years on, Sammie has done well for himself making a name for himself as a front runner in contemporary gospel music. His 12-piece band D X Generation, radiates a lot of electrifying energy. Find out more
If you watched the opening ceremony of FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, well you have an idea of what Soweto Spiritual Singers can do. This group rendered the song “Sign of a Victory” with R. Kelly at the tournament. Find out more
Wale Adenuga holds a special place in Nigeria’s Praise-and-Worship culture. A number of the popular songs we sing in our churches were composed by him. Find out more
You can expect to experience this diverse mix of these great gospel music ministers at the Experience as we unite in prayer and praise for our nation and continent.
Click on the artistes’ images to find more about each individual music minister.