Evergreen Gospel musicians, Pastor Joseph Adelakun (a.k.a Ayewa) and Evangelist Bola Are who have been part of the founders of gospel music in Nigeria, alongside other notable Nigerians, were honoured by a Christian organisation, Project Blessing Nigeria, in collaboration with Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN),
They were honoured with Christian Leadership Awards in recognition of their contribution to the development of the gospel industry. in Abuja recently. They were commended on the fact that they have brought gospel music to a platform where people can see a future in it and also glorify God and encourage the masses.
The venue of the event was thrilled when Ayewa, Bola Are, Professor Jerry Gana, among others, were decorated with an award of excellence tagged: “National Christian Leadership Awards” at the National Christian Centre (Juubilee Resort).
Appreciating them for the recognition, Ayewa noted that the award was a delight, thanking the organizers of the initiative.
He further said “I am very honoured for this award. I thank God for everything that has happened to me in life and for his divine grace. Without His grace, we veterans can’t have this opportunity and it is a thing of joy that God is still speaking through our works. To me this award is a challenge not to rest our oars, as we still have more to deliver as a vessel of God in Nigeria and beyond, especially in our leadership qualities,” he added.
Pastor Joseph Adelakun is the singer of popular gospel song “Amona”. The song which is always played towards ending of the year has remained relevance till date
Evangelist Bola Are also is one of the gospel singers that ministers on stage. She has this anointing that flows around the congregation whenever she’s on the stage, she also knows how to carry her congregation along very well. Though her songs are old gospel music, they carry heavy anointing.