The much anticipated 2023 edition of The African Praise Experience (TAPE) was successfully held on the 9th of June at House On The Rock Cathedral, Lagos, with worship and praise lovers turning up in large numbers to exalt the name of God.
Hosted by The Metropolitan Senior Pastor, Paul Adefarasin, Senior Pastor of House On The Rock Churches, this year’s edition of TAPE featured star-studded appearances from celebrated gospel music ministers such as Nathaniel Bassey, Moses Bliss, Mercy Chinwo, Judikay, Mr M & Revelation, Eno Micheal, Eben, Adeyinka Alaseyori, Beejay Sax, Prosper Ochimana and others.
Much to the delight of those in attendance, worshippers were treated to electrifying praise, intimate worship sessions, and a glorious spirit-filled atmosphere.
A special highlight on the night was Pastor Paul Adefarasin applauding Moses Bliss after his ministration at The African Praise Experience 2023.
The renowned cleric publicly acknowledged the “Miracle No Dey Tire Jesus” Crooner’s vocal prowess and ministerial gifts before a cheering gathering of thousands of believers who were present at the venue.
Adefarasin took to the podium and announced that he will give “church boys” in music the opportunities that secular musicians get, stressing that he won’t let secular musicians “steal church boys” with enticing offers.
“I need some strong business people to say we are going to take this Gospel Music to the best quality that it can get to and we are happy to be part of that process to scout for the very best engineers that we use; all my networks and contacts elsewhere in the world, we’ll look for the other guys because I am not going to let them steal church boys and they do secular music while church guys aren’t getting the same opportunity” Pastor Adefarasin enthused.
“These guys have the beat. I’ve heard beats here that will sell and I don’t need them only in ministry. If the ministry is bringing Jesus in, then they deserve to have (an) industry.
I don’t need any of them to be poor so that they are wealthy enough to sponsor networks and collaborations the way that African Americans are doing there.
So that they have industry and can control the vastness of the sector” added the rev-erred televangelist.