Rev PJ Markwei
Rev PJ Markwei is an ordained minister of the gospel and a seasoned musician. He has served in God’s vineyard for more than 40 years in the area of music, drama, evangelistic crusades, missions and church planting.
He started singing at the age of 3 at events and other family gatherings with his siblings, more often with his older brother and spiritual father, Rev Dr. E. S. M. Markwei, the founder and General overseer of Living Streams international.
At the age of 11, he joined the La Presbyterian adult church choir where he was asked to sing ‘tenor’ because of his deep baritone voice even at that age.
He later joined the Calvary Road Singers in 1979 and ministered with the group, leading praise and worship in crusades and other events
He is a prolific praise and worship leader and a member of the Pastoral Council of Living Streams International.
He is also the Music Pastor of the resident church choir, Monarch’s Praise of Sing Out, God Alone and Christmas Fiesta fame.
Rev. P.J. Markwei has a deep passion for praise and worship. When he is in his elements, the resulting fragrance of his worship like incense, ascends into the throne room of God and Heaven cannot help but kiss the earth as the tangible presence of the Holy Ghost embraces God’s people.
When he mounts any stage to lead praises it is all about God and nothing about himself. He always has his dancing shoes polished for praises unto our Heavenly Father who then simply draws souls onto Himself.
He is married to his amazing wife of 30 years this November, Bridget-Jane Markwei and they are blessed with 3 young adults Marvelle, Ian & Nezer.
Known for his dexterity in music, Tim Godfrey is one name that cannot be ignored in the gospel music industry in Nigeria. With a musical experience of over 20 years, He has proved himself as a pioneer of music with his creative infusion of contemporary fills into traditional gospel music.
Born in kaduna state, Tim Godfrey is one man who has always had a passion for music even from birth and this is evident in the success story of his very first album “SOUND CHECK” in 2005 which played host to resounding hit singles like AGIDIGBA, ORIKI amongst many others.
After more than a decade of being music director, voice coach, song writer, and producer, Tim Godfrey shows no signs of slowing down, his ability to come up with new creative sounds in each single has endeared a lot of loyal music lovers to him and that has enabled him sell out events outrightly.
Tim Godfrey maintains a multi-faceted career as a recording/performing Artiste, music director, voice coach, producer, writer and musical concert clinician.
He has garnered awards and nominations such as: one AGMA AWARD UK, two KINGDOM AFRICA AWARDS, one PBOF AWARD, one ABC MUSIC MINISTER’S RECOGNITION AWARD, one Outstanding performance Award TPH, Nigeria, only Nigeria gospel Artiste in the nomination list (Best international Act) BEFFTA AWARD UK 2011. Nominee best Artiste of the year FUTURE awards 2012, one NEA Award U.S.A. BEST GOSPEL ARTISTE/GROUP OF THE YEAR 2012.
Tim Godfrey is a strong believer in legacy and that has played out in the establishment of his record label ROX NATION. ROX which stands for REPUBLIC OF XTREME plays host to the XTREME crew founded by Tim in 2004 as well.
Reaching people of all ages is a key component of TIM GODFREY’s vision, and the crew’s mission statement reflects TIM GODFREY’s commitment: “Seeking for his music to creatively impact the world extremely with faith centered, innovative products and services”.
“After more than 10 years in this industry, I’ve learnt so much,” Tim says. “I want to take those lessons as well as my own experiences as a man who grew up in the church and one foot in the streets, and use that to connect with this generation’.
Tim Godfrey has gone on to release 4 albums since the inception of his musical career, He has headlined major events with the likes of Marvin Sapp, Travis Greene and Kirk Franklin. He also organizes an annual concert tagged “FEARLESS WORSHIP” which has garnered a lot of attention and publicity since it’s inception.
Without a doubt, Tim Godfrey has achieved a lot in his career and even though he’s set out to achieve more, He has already created a fan base with his hard work so far. We can safely say that the sky is just his starting point.
Diana Hamilton is a leading voice in contemporary African gospel music. She is a gifted artiste whose vocal ability has positioned her as one of the industry’s best-loved talents. As an astute songwriter, she has become one of African gospel’s most talked-about talents across the world. Diana is an incredibly gifted Holy Spirit filled songstress who takes her calling very serious.
She has a strong desire to draw people to have a deeper and meaningful relationship with God through her music. She is an inspirational worship leader who has had the opportunity to lead worship across the world. Her ministry has taken her to various countries including USA, Italy, Belgium, Canada, Ghana, Holland and Germany.
Diana developed a profound passion for music at a very tender age, which has led to a celebrated journey. She has 4 hit albums to her credit and released her fifth album titled “iBelieve’ in September 2018 which is receiving tremendous airplay. The video to the ‘Mo Ne Yo’, the title track of her latest album, has over 3 million views on YouTube. In October 2018, Mo Ne Yo was number 3 on the AstepFWD UK Gospel Music Charts. Her inspirational songs continue to encourage many across the world. She has received nominations for several awards and has won the following awards to the glory of God: Best Artiste Europe at the Africa Gospel Awards 2011, Best Female Vocal Performance at the Ghana Gospel Industry Awards 2012., Best Female Act and Best Gospel Act at the Ghana Music Awards Europe 2012, Best Female Artiste at the Africa Gospel Awards 2014, Trailblazer Awards at the African Gospel Music & Media Awards London 2017, Winner-Wise Women Awards 2017, UK (Woman in Music Ministry Category), Community Award- African Gospel Music & Media Awards 2017 and 2018 Best Song, National Gospel Music Awards.
Diana volunteered as a peace ambassador in recent elections in Ghana. She has also been involved as an advocate for ‘Healthy Lifestyles” in Ghana and also supports various charitable causes through her foundation (Diana Hamilton Foundation).
She was born to the late Apostle Felix Antwi, a former Executive Member of the Church of Pentecost, and Mrs Comfort Antwi. She is the third of eight siblings and is married with a set of twins.
For Diana, it is an honour and a privilege to stand and lead God’s children in the art of spiritual intimacy through music in all genres. She understands that worship is what brings the overwhelming presence of God. Testimonies of relief and hope characterise her ministry.. She believes her music ministry has a key role to play in edifying, encouraging and exhorting the saints as the coming of the Lord draws near.
Diana enjoys cooking and designs her own fashion. She remains a mentor for many upcoming gospel musicians. She also finds time to mentor the youth in her local church.
Talented. Anointed. Inspired. Driven. Dedicated. Diligent; these are the words that describe Diana.
She is currently managed by 1615 Media.
A considerable music prodigy, Anthony Brown began playing the piano at the very young age of 3 years old. Since that age, Brown has gone on to hone his gifts to become an unparalleled talent, music influencer, and gifted songwriter.
Victoria Orenze is a worship leader, Prolific songwriter,violinist and Music Producer.
Rev. Edwin Dadson
Rev. Edwin Dadson is a gospel recording artiste. He is an ordained reverend minister and a full time Worship leader at Christ Temple of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) in Accra Ghana where he serves as the Pastoral head of music. He is an old student of Apam Secondary School and graduate of KNUST where he was very involved with Gospel Explosion, the music wing of IHCF. He is a phenomenal teacher and speaker at many music and worship conferences. He is key stakeholder in major ICGC events in the area of music. Pastor Edwin has performed on many local and international platforms leading people in worship. Few among them are Greater Works, Adom Praise, Harvest Praise, Absolute Worship, Love Revolution and Christmas with Joe Mettle.
Pastor He is the founder and lead of Spikenard Music International, formidable music group characterised with gospel music compositions and performances.
His annual concert dubbed “This Far By Grace” has grown to bring encouraging music to over 1000s of attendants every November.
He is married to Nhyira and blessed with two children.
As a skillful and prolific song writer, composer and arranger, he has written songs for Joe Mettle, Bethel Revival Choir, Pastor Isaiah Fosu-Kwakye, and has had several musical collaborations with Joe Mettle, MOG, Mary Ghansah, Niiella Coffie, Rev. PJ Markwei, Ps. Isaiah Fosu-Kwakye Jnr, Empraise Inc, Perez Music, KK Mensah, Elliot Lamptey, Ike Nanor, and international collaborations with Ntokozo Mbambo, South Africa, Nathaniel Bassey, Nigeria, Brandon Camphor, (BTC fame, USA), Mabongi Mabaso, South Africa.
He is also the founder and host of the Music Bridge, a talk show that creates a discourse on church music and related issues; bringing seasoned Christian musicians, artistes, and teachers across the globe to connect and share their experience with others. The Music Bridge started during the Covid lock down period in 20202 as an online platform hosting over 300 to 400 participants on zoom and YouTube and is currently airing on Praise TV. The Music Bridge has hosted the likes of Steve Lawrence(US), Diana Hamilton (GH) , Dr. William Oscar(Potters House, US) Joe Mettle, Nathaniel Bassey(NIG), Eben, Ada, Freke Umoh, Celestine Donkor, Helen Yawson, Nii Okai, Koda, Stephen Hurd, Joe Mettle, Eugene Zuta, Ntokozo Mbambo(SA), Mahalia Buchanan, Jesse Priestly, Nosa Omorigie, Nqubeko Mabtha, Joan Rosario(US), Diana Hopeson, Lebo Segkobela, Glowreeyah Braimah, Onos Oriyo, Emmanuel Bludo, Bheka Mthethwa, Efe Grace, Emmanuel Smith, Henry Datsomor, Brandon Camphor, Joe Beecham, Cynthia Macauley, Rev. Eric Xexemeku, Rev, Paul Amoako, Bob Sorge, Akesse Brempong, Elliot Lamptey, Naa Mercy and more.
He is blessing the world with simple, spirit filled songs with biblically sound lyrical content and beautiful melodious tunes. Popular among these tunes are the amazing rearranged reggae tune ‘Higher’, and Pentecost song ‘Wodaso ye onyame’ local worship medley with 2 million views and the 2014 CCML discovery song of the year ‘Wo ye Onyame.’. He has also released singles such as God of Miracles, Bigger, Better, Greater, Living in the Days of Power, Mawu, This Far By Grace, Turn it around and the latest Single Onwanwani feat. Joe Mettle and Isaiah Fosu Kwakye Jnr.
He has four (4) albums to his credit namely
Bigger Better Greater
Let Praise Ascend
This Far By Grace
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