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Contestant video voting continues

voting still continues as contestants can still upload their videos and solicit votes from friends and family to visit and vote for their video by filling the voting form attached to the video with your name, email and phone number and submit vote. The voting system has been made faster and better...

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Contestant video voting

As contestants begin to upload their videos for auditions, we welcome GMA friends and family to visit and vote for a video of your choice by filling the voting form attached to the video with your name, email and phone number and submit vote...

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Contestants video uploads for auditions

Contestants are required to record and upload a 60 seconds video for their auditions. Also, view and share with your friends and family to gather votes as it will stand as your first level of auditions - The more votes you get qualifies you for the auditions...

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The role of the family in nation-building

The family is the bedrock of our society. Strong families build strong communities which in turn can build a strong nation...

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Therapeutic effect of music

Music is often overlooked as a therapeutic intervention: singing, listening, and creating music of any kind will provide an immediate biological and psychological benefit for everyone...

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The idea of musical integrity

The definition of musical integrity could be very different depending on who is asked. One response may be that musical integrity is keeping a genre to a strict style, while another could be staying true to yourself with the music that you write...

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Why your brain craves music

If making music isn’t the most ancient of human activities, it’s got to be pretty close...

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Ways to choose happiness

I love when I notice I’m smiling when I’m alone. The smile isn’t falsely constructed to please anyone else...

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The psychology of decision in public and personal evangelism

TO EVANGELIZE is the supreme mission of the church. It is the primary busi­ness of every disciple...

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Praise and worship

Praise and Worship - A Natural Desire Praise and worship seems to be universal. Have you ever heard of an explorer finding a new tribe or culture that doesn't worship?..

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What’s the connection between music and love?

“If music be the food of love, play on!” With these opening words of Twelfth Night, Shakespeare captured an essential bond between two things without which no human being should have to do, but — at least in the case of the latter — many people regrettably often have to do without...

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What’s the connection between music and love?

“If music be the food of love, play on!” With these opening words of Twelfth Night, Shakespeare captured an essential bond between two things without which no human being should have to do, but — at least in the case of the latter — many people regrettably often have to do without...

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Entering the presence of god

My friend, West, left a question on another post. He was asking about comments I’ve made to the effect that it isn’t a worship leader’s responsibility to lead people into God’s presence. Only Jesus can do that. West wrote:..

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Wisdom in music

Music often seems to connote an emotion or a state of being..

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Spiritual health through sound and music

Music is a powerful tool for cultivating community and a powerful drug that allows you to reach states of ecstasy without the come-down, writes Justin St. Vincent...

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20 principles of success not taught in school

No matter what you do for a living, no matter how old you are, and regardless of where you grew up, we all share something in common—a desire to be successful...

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Is there a link between ethics and music?

I think that there is a dramatic link between music and morality (as a subject to explore and represent). To do so is an opportunity, not a necessity which Aristotle assumes. Morality here refers to intrinsic responsibilities in relations between people, aware of each other, and connects to values...

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Music to treat pain and reduce stress

While music has long been recognized as an effective form of therapy to provide an outlet for emotions, the notion of using song, sound frequencies and rhythm to treat physical ailments is a relatively new domain, says psychologist Daniel J. Levitin, PhD, who studies the neuroscience of music at McGill University in Montreal...

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The healing power of vibration

At its core, music is sound, and sound is rooted in vibration. Led by Lee Bartel, PhD, a music professor at the University of Toronto, several researchers are exploring whether sound vibrations absorbed through the body can help ease the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, fibromyalgia and depression...

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Music as medicine for the soul

The beep of ventilators and infusion pumps, the hiss of oxygen, the whir of carts and the murmur of voices as physicians and nurses make rounds — these are the typical noises a premature infant hears spending the first days of life in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)...

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Official unveiling of gospel music africa

There would be a formal unveiling of the biggest gospel music reality TV competition in Africa on the 8th of July, 2016 in Lagos Nigeria. The competition, which is known as Gospel Music Africa (GMA) will target gifted young people across the continent that are pursuing a career in music...

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I just love to love him

Love means different things to different people. It provokes different feelings in different people. Some believe in it. Some think they believe in it and at least I’ve meant someone who does not believe in the idea of love. I think whom you direct your affections towards and yield your feelings to determines your experience and therefore your conclusions about love...

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For this cause i ache

Being of Fulani descent, I have long slim limbs and so have always taken my hitherto long lean frame for granted. Child bearing and the countless nocturnal meals coupled with a lack of (adequate) exercise have taken their toll on my body...

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Laws of family success

In life, there are universal laws and principles that guide every aspect of life. This therefore means that very family that stands the storms of life when it comes are families that are established upon kingdom laws and principles, just like the ones we shall be looking at as we address HOME FRONT issues in this month of March...

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You can prosper by principle

You Prosper by Principles. This is the title of a rare financial book written by a Christian elderly man on the history of his journey from financial worries to wealth. He was a farmer as a teenager, a profession that was forced on him by the circumstance of his family. His father had stroke, so he dropped out of school to help his mother, his ailing father and his three other brothers and sister, financially. He became acting breadwinner by default. Things were very rough financially. He would cry every night. But eventually, he became very rich, though behind his contemporaries, at the age of 63years...

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About GMA

GMA is the first of its kind and the biggest music reality competition in Africa. It is not a denominational spur, but an act towards inspiring and nurturing young, talented gospel singers in the spirit of true praise and worship, as we seek to celebrate Jesus the more.

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