The Gospel Icon Africa (GIA) reality gospel show is set to commence in August, 2023 in Nigeria.
Organizers of the show, who made this known at a press conference, promised that the show, aimed at giving up-and-coming Gospel artists a platform to show their talent, will produce the next biggest-rated gospel singers in Nigeria.
Speaking about the vision that led to the birth of the show, Managing Director of GIA, Mrs Esther Oladeji, noted that the reality show goes beyond rewarding, adding that it is an avenue to use the platform to “help change the narrative of gospel music in Africa, by modelling God’s template of true gospel music that will enable true worshippers to connect with God and bless humanity.”She urged all Christians who can sing to apply.
According to Oladeji, “The program is in phases, the first phase is the entry phase where people will register on our website www.gospeliconsafrica.com, and they are to upload a 30secs video of themselves singing. After that, auditioning for these videos will be done by selected music veterans. Then, the successful participants will be contacted for a life show.”
On his part, the Chief Executive Director of GIA, Mr Bamidele Martins, said that the winner would go home with N10 million, a car, a trip to Israel and a two-year record deal while others will have incentives like cash prizes, and iPhone among others. The GIA reality gospel show, which a brainchild of M&E Music Company Limited, is expected to run for 13 consecutive weeks.