The entertainment industry in Ghana has seen tremendous growth over the years as international artists gospel and secular - keep coming in to perform.
Secular artists of international stature such as Jay Z, Donao, Fabulous, Fat Joe, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Luciano, Ackon, Binnie Man and many others have come and gone. So have renowned world-class gospel artists like Don Moen, Alvin Slaughter, Bebe Winan, Israel Houghton, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Vinesong and others stormed Ghana at one point or the other to minister in concerts.
Last year the American gospel music Diva, Cece Winans performed along with carefully selected Ghanaian gospel artists at Adom Praise organized by Adom 106.3 FM to give Ghanaians an unforgettable worship experience. Adom Entertainment News can confirm that another American gospel minister, Dr. Ron Kenoly is set to storm this year’s Adom Praise on 27th August 2011 and take the worship experience to another level.
Last year’s concert saw a massive patronage from gospel music enthusiasts, believers, politicians and Ghanaians of all shades, and Events and Promotions Manager at Adom FM, Frank Odoom said this year’s show would be a whole new experience all together.
He stated that preparations are far advanced for the arrival of the African-American gospel musician, worship leader, singer and songwriter whose expressed mission is "to create an environment for the manifest presence of God".
Dr. Kenoly’s musical style is one of jubilant praise and individual excellence on musical instruments. Although Dr. Kenoly himself only plays on one of his recordings, he leads comfortably with his voice and is always backed up by musicians and a large choir.
Born December 6, 1944 in Coffeyville, Kansas, Dr. Ron Kenoly began working in full time ministry in 1985. He started out as a worship leader at Jubilee Christian Center in San Jose, California. Not long after that, in 1987, he was ordained and installed as Music Pastor. As worship leader, his sole focus was leading worship service.
When he became Music Pastor, he became the shepherd over the entire music department at Jubilee Christian Center. In 1993, after the success of two albums on Integrity Records, he started receiving invitations from all over the world. Churches not only wanted him to come lead praise and worship, but also to help them develop their music departments.
So shortly afterward, he was named Ambassador of Music at Jubilee Christian Center. He was sent out from the church as an ambassador to the world to help churches develop and find the balance between worship and the Word.
In 1996, he received his Doctorate in Ministry of Sacred Music. In 1999, he felt the call to move from California to the East Coast. So, he relocated the ministry to Central Florida where he continues to travel, speak, sing and teach and record. He sings all over the world. Mr. Odoom said the pedigree and stature of Dr. Kenoly no doubt raises the profile of Adom Praise to that level and Ghanaians can only expect the best of experience in the presence of God.
Commenting on the just ended Ghana Gospel Industry Awards he said he was excited about the turn of events and expressed the hope that Adom Praise 2011 would even chalk a greater success. He thanked industry players and gospel music lovers who participated in the maiden edition of the awards.
When asked why some good old gospel artists like Stella Seal, Mary Ghansah, Amy Newman and Tagoe Sisters were selected to perform at the show, he said it was deliberately done to give the audience a feel of some of the gospel hits that dominated the Ghanaian scene about a decade ago.
Mr. Odoom intimated that Ghana Gospel Industry Awards is not a nine day wonder but has come to stay to promote excellence in the gospel industry.
Source: Kwaku Adu Kumi/Adom News
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