By Juliet Ebirim
A new dawn has come for Nigerian gospel music with the awe- inspiring launch of Pastor Chris Delvan Gwamma’s ‘New Nation’ album. The event which took place recently at the prestigious Oriental Hotel, Lekki had in attendance many dignitaries from the Christian fold. Ministering in song also on that day was Lionel Peterson from South Africa and Cobhams Asuquo who also produced the album.
The 11 track album is a well produced, confection of musical melodies recorded and mastered in Houston, Texas, USA and live studio recording with international instrumentalists like Joe Camey and Michael Hodge on guitar, David Davidson and the Nashville crew on strings. Songs like ‘The Greatest of them all’, ‘Bread of Life’, ‘The Lord is My Light’ and many others are musical masterpieces in the album.
The album is the brainchild of Pastor Chris Delvan Gwamma, the General Overseer of a Kaduna-based church, New Life Assembly Church. While speaking at the event, Pastor Chris Delvan Gwamma revealed that the album was inspired by the challenges in the north. “This mission began because of the killings and carnage that has taken place around Nigeria, and more recently in some of the north-western states. It is imperative for us to encourage our people who have been affected by the insurgency that there will be peace and stability in our nation.