To celebrate the 2020 birthday of the General overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over 250 gospel music artistes are expected to perform at the 9th edition of the Marathon Messiah Praise. This year’s edition will be for 78 hours as Daddy G.O turns 78.
Speaking with newsmen at the Redemption camp, RCCG’s National Music Director, Pastor Kunle Ajayi, told journalists in Lagos on Saturday that the ‘78 Hours Marathon Messiah’s Praise’ entitled, ‘Jesus the Lamb of God ’, would also open up Nigerians to new ways of celebrating God.
He said that the celebration, scheduled to hold from 2nd to 5th March 2020, at the Prayer Foyer 3/3 Auditorium Redemption Camp, would also feature artists from many other countries such as the United States of America, Canada, England, Australia, Spain, Scotland, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Israel, and Zambia. Others are Cameroon, Kenya, Netherlands, Sweden, Malaysia, South Africa, Ukraine, Ghana, New Zealand, and Ireland.
“We are dedicating the 78 hours this year to praise our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ whose life became our light. ”This is a giant step in our quest to bring ‘Marathon Messiah’s Praise’ to the doorstep of every living being on the planet,” Ajayi said.
To ensure a hitch-free programme, He continued, participants from all walks of life had registered to volunteer in various departments and in various key sectors of the programme across the participating countries.
We are expecting over 30,000 live participants with over 30 million viewers expected to watch the event on TV and social media channels. “This year’s Marathon Messiah’s Praise will be the greatest in its series and we are confident that as we praise the Great Redeemer, He will do something new in Nigeria.
The Messiah Marathon praise is one of those yearly events that affords a lot of gospel artist an opportunity to showcase their gift. Because of the long hours involved, it makes room for more artists especially within the Redeemed Christian church of God. Though that does not efface its impact on the general growth of the gospel music industry as it also features a reasonable number of artists from other denominations.