Gospel artistes from across the UK, Africa and the Diaspora converged on the Great Hall of Queen Mary, University of London, to celebrate the fourth annual African Gospel Music Awards (AGMA).
Nominees and guests in attendance included multi award-winning gospel singer and ambassador, Kanvee Gaines Adams from Liberia; Karabo Mongatane from South Africa; Tehila Crew from Nigeria; Dena Mwana from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and guests from Europe, such as award-winning Congolese songstress, Nana Lukezo (Belgium).
Also in attendance were the Liberian Ambassador to the UK, Ambassador Wesley Momo Johnson, and his Deputy, Mr Chester Barh; film actress, Fatima Jabbe; worship leader and song writer, Noel Robinson; ace broadcasters, such as Dave P, as well as church leaders and heads of ministries.
The AGMA evening opened with a melodious explosion of the AGMA anthem, ‘We are Africa’, belted out by the quartet of Jackie Mugabo (Rwanda), Isaac Frempong (Ghana), Myco Chris (Uganda) and Isabella (Nigeria). This set the tone for an evening of great performances from artistes, such as Beatrice Muniu, PK Boadi (Da-Praise Commander), Papy Messages and Dena Mwana, and moving Award presentations.
Special inspirational awards were handed out to Minister Noel Robinson, Chevelle Franklyn, and Rev Bazil Meade of the London Community Gospel Choir. The night ended with an energetic performance by Tehila Crew from Nigeria, who also won in the ‘Group of the Year’ category.