American gospel singer Donnie McClurkin headlined the Joseph Project Concert held in Accra on the night of August 4 at the Independence Square in Accra. It was one beautiful event where the spirit of God moved. It was the final lap of the Joseph Project/Emancipation Day/PANAFEST 2007 celebrations.
DOnnie was preceded by Princess Ifeoma, Alabaster Box, Sherwin Gardner and Dilys Sellah. Sherwin Gardner's act was one very energetic performance that sent the whole crowd up into Caribbean praise. I saw former minister Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey and his daughter (don't know her name) grooving to his rock/ragga gospel music.
Dilys Sellah also wowed the crowd with her vocals. Man that lady has got a-s-s-e-t-s.
But it was Donnie that the crowd waited to see and he didn't disappoint them. They suged forward to the stage when he asked why a huge gap had been created between him and the audience. One could see tears of joys falling down some faces as people spoke in tongues. An American photographer beside me also burst out in tongues and I was like hmmm 'let the spirit come down on us all'.
Left the event before it finished as I had to get my head deserved rest after one full week of traveling up and down Ghana, first it was Prampram, then Assin Manso and then Cape Coast(Elmina).
Graduate of University of Lagos and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. Chief Editor, Goal.com Nigeria edition. Former Online Editor and West African Correspondent based in Ghana for TELL Magazine, Lagos. Alumnus International Institute of Journalism (INWENT), Berlin; Reuters Foundation and Agence France Presse (AFP) Foundation. Photographs published in USAToday, BBC Focus on Africa magazine, AllAfrica.com, The Guardian, ThisDay, The Punch, Showbiz and Daily Graphic (Ghana). Photos exhibited in Krakow, Poland. Nominee Journalist of the year at The Future Awards, Nigeria 2010.