The Bishop, Diocese of Lagos West, Anglican Communion, the Right Reverend Dr. James Olusola Odedeji, has been given award for promoting choral and gospel music excellence around the World. Organised by the Africa Choral Music tagged Africa Sings, the Bishop called on Christians to appreciate the place of praises in worship.
The musical concert which was held in Lome, Togo had in attendance choirs from 15 African countries with five states from Nigeria, including the choir of BACMAC from the Diocese of Lagos West.
Receiving the award, Bishop Odedeji commended the Bishop Ajayi Crowther Memorial Anglican Church, BACMAC choir for representing the Diocese in the music festival.
He urged young people to devote their leisure time to music which could serve as a tool for peace building, peace making and reconciliation between ethnic groups and faiths in West Africa.
He noted that Anglicans appreciate songs, hymns, worship and praises, which are inspiring and uplift souls. The Bishop pledged his continued support for youth empowerment and growth, saying the feat attained in the festival would be reflected in next year's synod.
Bishop Odedeji appreciated the vicar of Bishop Ajayi Crowther Memorial Anglican Church, the Venerable Taiwo Olupitan for his encouragement towards the success of the festival.
The Bishop also thanked the Music Director of BACMAC, Sir Kelechi Agu who led the choir to Togo for the festival for his commitment, hard work and doggedness in the service of God, stressing that he is a replica of his late father whose service in the house of God is commendable.
Bishop Odedeji expressed the readiness of the Diocese to host the Church Music Festival's first edition in Africa next month.
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