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Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Hymnodia Wraps Up First Year Of Activities With Awesome Hymn Masterclass

..."I Am Very Happy" Says, Ekanem At End Of 2019 Hymn Masterclass

Finally, Hymnodia the initiative that nurtures talents in rendition of hymns which are inspirational, and revives the hymn culture in Nigeria and worship, as a critical element of what cohesive societies require, came to a wrap up of its first year of activities, with an awesome Masterclass that had participants from 18 states of the country.

The Ekanems with Sir Adekunle Oyedipe, kcw after his presentation at the Hymn Masterclass
The Masterclass was held ,at the Oranmiyan Hall of the Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.

The Managing Director of Philosoville Limited, originators of Hymnodia, Mr Kufre Ekanem, beamed with excitement as he declared at the end of the Masterclass, "I am happy, we have had a good, successful end of Season 1. We now look forward to Season 2." 

Sir Emeka Nwokedi (3rd from left) with the Producers and Hymntestants of Hymnodia Season 1 after his session at the Hymn Masterclass

The roll call of the faculty members was a parade of the big names in the music terrain. Amongst them were:  

Sir Adekunle Oyedipe, KCW. Hymnodist. Educationist. Composer. Former Member, Governing Council, University of Port Harcourt. Writer and Composer of over 1500 hymns (nicknamed “Charles Wesley of Our Time”). Creator of “IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE”, the official hymn for the 170th Anniversary of Methodist Church in Nigeria.
Mr. Benneth Ogbeiwi. Vocal Coach, Talent Scout, Teacher.
Head: Adrenaline Entertainment. Head of Music: The Lagos Scholar Cantorum (Mater Eclessia Monastery Sangotedo). Dean: Hymnodia Season 1.

Dupe Ige Kachi. Singer. Song writer. Vocal Coach.
Proprietor, Mavericks Music Academy. Convener, Find Ur Voice with Ige.

Judge, Hymnodia Season 1.

Sir Emeka Nwokedi. Teacher. Choir Director. Music Master.
Co-Founder, Lagos City Chorale. Director, Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON). Member, World Choir Council.

Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Oyemomi. Pastor. Administrator. Teacher.
Rector, Baptist College of Theology, Ikorodu, Lagos.

Mr. Joko Okupe. Pastor. Entrepreneur. Worshipper.
Convener, Hymnal Praise & Worship Assembly, Lagos. CEO, Soulsight Nigeria.

Mr. Seun Owoaje. Pianist. Composer. Teacher.
Managing Director, Centre Techniques Limited. Music Lecturer, Mountain Top University & Mountain Top Conservatory. Music Director, Hymnodia Season 1. And,

Mr. Sunday Olawuwo. Organist. Music Director. Entrepreneur.

Country Director, Nigeria - The Royal School of Church Music, UK.
Music Director, Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral, Ikeja. Judge on Hymnodia Season 1.

The Ekanems with Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Oyemomi, Rector of the Baptist College of Theology, Ikorodu, Lagos one of the facilitators at the Hymn Masterclass

Most touching at the Masterclass was the arrival of Sir Adekunle Oyedipe who at almost 82, has written over 1500 hymns. He came to the Hymn Masterclass to fulfil his promise despite the death of his son just a few days earlier.

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