Lime Review - Music
Muyiwa and Riversongz
EDITOR - Vernia Mengot
All Around the World live in concert.
Known as the face of British Gospel, Muyiwa’s concert at the HMV Apollo brought the crowds out in their thousands.
People from far and wide queued for hours to partake in making history and watch Muyiwa and Riversongz, with supported guests as it was broadcasted live to the US and African television networks.
Although it was off to a late start, the audience didn't grow inpatient, which was a change to the usual concert ordeal I was used to. It was clear ''this place is ours for the night'' quoted by Muyiwa himself- with the help of the audience it was an arena filled for praise and worship.
The headlining and supporting acts did their best to uplift the audience and get them moving and shaking to a variety of gospel hits; including artists Edwin Fawcett, Latin sensation Rony Padilla and Rebecca, who showed no holding back in her performance which got majority of the audience on their feet.
After a short interval Muyiwa appeared on stage accompanied by Riversongz and was later joined by global acts including Chinese gospel singer, Michelle Cheung, acclaimed Indian percussionist Pandit Dinesh, plus the Voice UK’s very own Joelle Moses. Where they transported us 'All Around the World' with their powerful songs of Christian worship. The music had the crowds joining in a harmonious chorus, as beautiful voices filled the room- the feeling was incredible.
To close the show the much anticipated Mobo Award winning rappers Guvna B and Victizzle joined Muyiwa for a smash hit and even managed to slide in an Azonto which got the audience breaking it down in the house of the Lord.
It was a phenomenal evening which brought together Christians from all over to unite and glorify! A commendable night; showing a definite promise of more to come.
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