Gospel Artiste EBEN goes “ALL THE WAY” with colossal concert and album launch.

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I still remember. It must have been about 4 years ago or so while I was watching the TV when this music video came on air and a music band was playing on what also appeared to be roof-top of an uncompleted building.

Remember the video?
Remember the video?

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I didn’t really make much out of the song then until when a young man who seemed to be the lead singer of the band grabbed the mic and in a husky voice, he went “Wetin dey happen ooo, why are we gathered here”. …. I was still trying to figure out who the artiste was and what the song was all about when he went “imaranma Papa. Imaranma Eze. Imaranma Papa. Where You are is where I wanna be”.


All of a sudden, believe me the song began to make sense.

It was different from your average gospel song and best of all, I loved the music genre – rock!. The combination of unique musical instruments like the violin and a great music video introduced me to the dynamic ministry of Eben.jbgub

Gospel music in Nigeria is yet to recover from the priceless gift and immense talent of Emmanuel Benjamin, popularly known as EBEN, the widely acclaimed gospel rock artiste who has graced many seminars and events around Nigeria and abroad. With a voice distinct from others, a message distinct from others and a genre distinct from others, this minister of the gospel exemplifies distinction in its totality and has so many awards to his credit…..


Today, the line -up of artistes at any major gospel event or concert is practically incomplete if he is not among the headliners. Such is the talent and grace that God has blessed him with.

I remember watching him perform with Lagos Community Gospel Choir in the concert titled “Beyond Music” back in May this year alongside Tosin Martins, Lara George, BOUQUI, Cobhams, Timi Dakolo and Tim Godfrey and it was just phenomenal…………….

Eben performing with Lagos Community Gospel Chior

One of the things that sets Eben apart is his husky coarse rock voice and the uniqueness of his songs which always end up drawing your spirit and soul closer to God. His ability to sing with a somewhat hoarse voice and also elevate to high pitch in his songs is something I’ve still not been able to fathom.

Eben is not just a gospel artiste, he’s also a dedicated worshiper, one who loves to get lost in God’s presence through worship.

 You wanna know something else unique about him, His dress sense! Yeah. Its not too difficult to identify Eben at any event. Just look out for the brother in a customized T-shirt, fitted suit, rugged jeans and sneakers with ‘bad” sun glasses. That’s likely to be Eben. lolluglcgc 2

and did I mention he has a warn Holy Ghost smile……..

imagesCAK3FHNTand yes, how could I forget that unique hair……….


He released his debut album ‘On The Rock’ in November, 2006 with hit singles ‘Imaranma’ and ‘God dey’. Being the first Afrocentric rock artiste, his style of music has endeared him to millions of fans all around the world.

One of my personal favorites is his song “Jehovah” featured with M.I and another one that does it for me is the track “hallelujah” which he did with frank Edwards.

I personally look forward to the day He’ll do a collabo with International Gospel rock artistes like Casting Crowns, David Crowder Band,  DC Talk and Jesus Culture and believe me, that day is at hand

David Crowder Band
David Crowder Band

Well, Eben is set to unleash unlimited praise to Almighty God as he holds his much awaited concert / album launch titled “All the way”.eben(1)

The concert will hold this Sunday July 28th at the prestigious Victory Dome of David’s Christian Centre, Amuwo, lagos by 4pm.
Eben himself can’t wait for the concert to kickoff as he tweets:

He has en-listed the following guest artistes to headline the concert….

MC Abbey
MC Abbey
Bee Jay Sax
Bee Jay Sax

and Lord E

Be sure to secure your tickets #1,000 for regular and #5,000 VIP and if you are still dulling, I hear that the Tables are already sold out!

DCC Victory Dome, venue of the concert
DCC Victory Dome, venue of the concert

Guys, it promises to be an evening of maximum and un-restrained praise so you don’t wanna miss this. His new single “All the way” is making massive airwaves and that’s one hit I’m personally looking forward to hear him perform.

Johnson Madichie’s Blog will be live at the event so remember to visit my blog after the concert for full details of how it all went.

If you can’t wait to catch up with Eben during his concert this sunday, then be sure to be at Rock Cathedral this friday by 8pm for the African Praise Experience as it will feature Eben alongside other gospel greats like Panam Percy Paul, Sammie Okposo, Frank Edwards, Freke etc.

You can listen to his songs online http://iroking.com/artist/131/eben and http://www.reverbnation.com/eben22


About Eben
Born on the 9th of September and the 5th of six children in which  christian values were instilled and nurtured. He started out a rapper in his early teens mentored by his elder brother but later discovered he could sing and never stopped singing since then.

 While finding himself musically, he worked as a studio background vocal artiste,recorded an album(Spirit,Soul and Body)as a duo(E-double)..and also featured in several album projects..

 In 2007 he released his solo album”ON THE ROCK” which features hit tracks like “Imaranma”,”God Dey”,”Iwo Nikan” and others..with a unique genre he pioneered and calls Afrocentric rock, he has graced platforms both locally and internationally..nominated for ‘best male artiste’ Africa gospel music awards UK, best male artiste ‘National gospel awards Nigeria, best gospel video ‘NMVA’…featured on major projects with veteran artistes like Sammie Okposo, Onyeka Nwenu, Sonny Nneji, MI, Keffi just to mention a few.

 He is the CEO of HAMMER HOUSE OF ROCK ,with a business arm called the HAMMER HOUSE VENTURES {Video and music production , event management and interior decoration. }. His follow-up album titled PHENOMENON was released featuring artistes like MI, Jahdiel, Dusky and lyn with hit tracks like ‘just d way “Imela Papa” “Awesome Wonder”{won the PBO awards},GMAireland awards, NGMA awards and so many nominations.

Eben is truly a gift to this generation.

Thats all for now guys. Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stay tuned for more. Remember, “Every man will have his day”

Johnson Madichie is an inspirational blogger based in Lagos, Nigeria and affects the world from there.

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9 thoughts on “Gospel Artiste EBEN goes “ALL THE WAY” with colossal concert and album launch.

    Agbani Oghenevbaire Jessica said:
    July 24, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Yes Jay I don’t want to be told,eben is a true worshipper……..

    israel osho said:
    July 24, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Interesting,what can I say about this immense blessing that God has given to the world. All u have said and more are the attribute of my brother EBEN. Thanks to you too for creating such a platform for gospel music in Nigeria. How do I begin to pray for u but that God will grant your heart desires cos to have done these just means u have a lot in stock for the gospel music industry. U rock bro. Eben,I love u and everything u stand for. Cheers

      Johnson Ifeanyi Madichie responded:
      July 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Hey Israel. Many thanks. I really appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you @ d concert. You will have your day!

    debbie said:
    July 24, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    yaaaaaay! he’s one of da bestest!!!

    ChisosMusic Critique: Baba Ni Baba by Eben | CM said:
    July 24, 2013 at 2:19 pm

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    pastormildred said:
    July 27, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Reblogged this on just us girls naija and commented:
    hi guys i really feel bad that I’m just doing this. seeing as the concert is in a few hours but hey better late than never. was going to do a full blog post but hey, why bother when God has used another great writer/blogger. so im reblogging 🙂

    okay so, if you want to read what i think about Eben then you probably have to be at the event to get a copy of the brochure . hehehehe.

    ok guys see you later. my pk is back home now so I’m on a major sulking spree . i miss him so much i didnt think it was possible to feel like this *crying rolling on the floor*

    i wish i was in lagos now but im not but if you are, then be at David’s Christian Centre tomorrow for exciting services in the morning 7am and 9am and if you are on the island , good for you cos you get to hear pk live too at SIGNED SEALED AND DELIVERED at 11am civic centre opposite 1004 ozumba mbadiwe. music by PITA. now you know you shouldnt miss it. full day sha cos eben’s concert then comes up in the evening. have fun guys.

    i wish i were you lagos people now….. *still crying*

    If you see pk tomorrow at any of these meetings, please tell him i miss him too much 😦

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    chidera joy said:
    June 19, 2014 at 11:46 am

    can u help me write the wordings of “All d way” by eben

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