Three years ago, hiplife rap heavyweight champion, Lord Kenya decided to stop rapping to “entertain the world” and start preaching the gospel after he had had “a personal encounter with God”.
The born again musician also declared that he was going to make every effort to bring his hiplife fans along with him to his new-found Christian world.
Last weekend, he celebrated three years of evangelism and the thick crowd that thronged the venue for the celebrations, the auditorium of the Kumasi Technical Institute (KTI), indicated that Lord Kenya’s dream of winning more souls for Christ was becoming a reality.
Lord Kenya was joined by top gospel stars, Rev Seth Frimpong, Joe Beecham, Moses OK, Jack Alolome, Esther Smith, Agnes Opoku Agyemang and Frank Boakye to minister to the audience through the power of music.
Other musicians on the bill were Brother Sammy, Slim Becky, Brother Jackson, the Levites, Frank Boakye, Agape Incorporated, Angel Michael Osei and Brother Gideon.
He was supported by some pastors in word ministration. The preachers included, Apostle Sampson Offen, Rev Ama Nyantekyiwaa and Pastor Agyemang Dua.
Also present at the event was the Nzema Community Chief of Kumasi, Nana Akpor Kainya and his wife, who came to support, Lord Kenya, a son of Nzema in the Western Region.
The former hiplife icon repeated his call on people who doubted his call to evangelism to have a change of mind and begin to take him seriously as a man of God.
“They were with me on the other side (hiplife world), now I have moved to the side of Jesus Christ and I am pleading with them to follow me so that we can all be together as one big family in Christ,” he said.
Lord Kenya aka Abraham Philip Kojo Akpor Kainya was the first hiplife artiste to win the coveted Artiste of the Year prize at the Ghana Music Awards (GMA) in the year 2000.
He has also won Hiplife Album of the Year twice, Song of the Year (with the hit track, Medo on the Yeesom Sika album, released in 2001); and the Best Rap Artiste, plus several nominations at the GMAs over the last decade.
In October, 2010 he announced his retirement from hiplife showmanship, saying he had been called to serve God as an evangelist.
Source: Graphic Showbiz