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14 August 2013

UK gospel concert to bring two worlds together

UK gospel concert to bring two worlds together

Celebrated gospel singer Muyiwa and his group Riversongz are back next month with an inspiring concert with a special twist.

Muyiwa – who is also a presenter on Alliance member organisation Premier radio station – will be performing for one exclusive night at London's 2,000-seater music venue The Forum in Kentish Town on Saturday, 7 September.

Organisers are encouraging people to get prepared for a spectacular evening of African worship and praise.

This event is set to make history as for the first time in UK gospel, two worlds will come together. Special guests from the glittering world of Nollywood (Nigerian Hollywood) and some of UK gospel's finest will join Muyiwa and Riversongz for a night of fun and entertainment in one live event.

Muyiwa and Riversongz are respected as one of the UK's most prized gospel acts. Since their debut in 2002 the group has been recognised for creating a niche that includes a unique blend of traditional gospel, world music, pop sensibilities and contemporary worship. 

With five albums, impressive sales figures and countless appearances both on stage and television, Muyiwa and Riversongz have proven their exceptional appeal. Ministering with the likes of Kirk Franklin, Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, and Mary Mary they prove they are credible and worthy to stand shoulder to shoulder with US counterparts. 

In 2009 Muyiwa and Riversongz became the first and only international gospel act to appear on BET's annual 'Celebration of Gospel'. This year, Muyiwa and Riversongz were headliners at the first ever BBC Gospel Proms which took place at the prestigious London venue, The Royal Albert Hall.

Special guests from the world of African entertainment will include Nollywood heavyweight and one of Times '100 Most Influential People in the World 2013' Omotola.

A portion of proceeds from the event will be donated to registered charity 'Food for the Hungry'.

Tickets are £15, VIP tickets are £25

Visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk for ticket details