Nii Okai launches Moko Be @20 celebration concert with 20 hearts campaign (Pics & Video)
Ace Ghanaian gospel musician and pastor, Nii Okai, has officially launched a grand Moko Be @20 Celebration Concert slated for September 17, 2023, at the ICGC Zoe Temple in Tema.
The announcement was made during a press launch held at the Medical Training and Simulation Centre of the University of Ghana Medical Center (UGMC) in Legon last Thursday, August 17, 2023.
Nii Okai outlined activities earmarked for the 20th celebration of his classic debut album, Moko be, and recounted some memorable experiences that marked the formative years of contemporary gospel music in Ghana.
“Moko be is a whole village comprising musicians, producers, singers, volunteers and partners who have and continue to believe in what The Lord has called us into and remain focused to declare His sovereignty through our contemporary gospel music. I am humbled to have nurtured many gifted minstrels over the past two decades who are currently taking the world by storm with their music and I’m excited to share the stage with them come September 17 in Tema where it all began.” Nii commented.
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The concert has on bill Joe Mettle, Koda, Eugene Zuta, MOGmusic, Kofi Karikari, Naa Mercy, David Osabutey, Lordina the Soprano and many more, most of whom have served with Nii Okai since the release of his debut album.
“I had the opportunity to work with KODA who eventually introduced me officially to Ataa Nii Okai. I had the opportunity to join the Moko Be launch on 24th December 2003, and from then on to be part of team Virtue. Having the opportunity to be close to the vessel of God impacted my Christian growth, my ministry, and my leadership development as a whole. I have been especially challenged by his love for God, his quest to bring the best out of people, and his visionary leadership. As we celebrate 20yrs of Moko Be, I celebrate a man of God whose obedience continues to have a positive domino effect on music ministry in Ghana and beyond, and on God’s kingdom as a whole.” Eugene Zuta commented.
The launch event was chaired by Reverend Kojo Amo-Asare, Lead Pastor of the ICGC Zoe Temple, who seized the opportunity to welcome all patrons to Tema in general and his church in particular for the celebration concert, after commending Nii Okai for his worthy example in the ministry.
Minister Esther Godwyll serenaded the guests with a medley of worship songs climaxing with a stirring rendition of Moko be.
Professor Nana Akyaa Yao, head of the UGMC Paediatric Centre, further outlined a 20 hearts partnership campaign with the Nii Okai Saving Hearts Foundation (NOSHF) as part of the celebrations which includes mission teams from the Boston Children’s Hospital Heart Center and Kinderherzen from Germany. 20 needy children requiring heart surgeries are estimated to benefit from this initiative. This would bring the tally of beneficiaries of the NOSHF to 41 upon completion, since it’s inception in 2013. There was a beneficiary who testified to this at the event.
Mr. Franklin Eleblu, Chief Software Architect at IT Consortium, gave details about the ticketing and fundraising campaign associated with the celebration, including the Chango app and the ticket shortcode *887*273#. The tickets for the celebration concert include ghs70 (single), ghs120 (double), ghs200 (VIP Heartsavers), ghs25 / usd5 (online viewing), and ticket hotline is 0246156915.
Mr. Felix Nyano-Fosu, a fellow Teknocrat and Sales & Marketing Manager at Total Family Health Organisation (TFHO), recounted the ministry work of Nii Okai while on KNUST campus and endorsed the celebration with a kind sponsorship from his company.
The mascot for the celebration was then unveiled by Mr. Patrick Oduro, CEO of the Hephzibah Christian Center, who announced an upcoming brand association with the NOSHF.