2013 Celestial Praiz launched to raise funds to curb infant mortality

877414488_948258The third edition of the annual Celestial Praiz concert by gospel songstress Celestine Donkor has been launched at a colourful event at the St Luke’s Anglican Church in Kwashieman in Accra Sunday.

The event, which brings some of gospel music’s biggest names under one roof to praise and worship God, raises funds for charitable courses.

This year, the concert is joining forces with the MA Love Foundation founded by Pastor Mike Nii Abossey, presenter of Joy Time in His Presence and A Walk with Jesus on Joy FM.

MA Love Foundation is a non-governmental organisation with the core aim of saving the lives of children and also redirecting their future towards self-sufficiency. It provides medical equipment and support programmes for children hospitals and wards across the country.

Celestine Donkor told Myjoyonline.com in an interview that, “this year, we have been very careful in choosing our artistes. This year is going to be bigger and better. There is going to be a drama alongside one of my popular songs. This year the package is tight.”

2013 Celestial Praiz launched to raise funds to curb infant mortality

This year’s event, which was launched by Pastor Daniel Tagoe, Head Pastor of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) comes off on May 27 at the Royal House Chapel (Ahenfie).

Apart from Celestine Donkor, there will be performances from Lord Kenya, OJ, Cynthia McCauley, Uncle Ato, and Celestial Breed.

According to Celestine, she observed that MA Love Foundation’s quest to provide medical equipment to curb infant mortality in the country is a laudable one and therefore “we going to support it with proceeds from the event.”

Pastor Mike Nii Abossey speaking at the event said he was overwhelmed by concert and the idea to support his foundation.

He noted that, “As children, we don’t know what they will become tomorrow, we don’t know wherever they are going to be but giving them a privilege at life if we don’t do anything at all I believe that is key.”

Pastor Abossey was of the hope that the Ma Love Foundation’s quest to purchase a Chemistry Analyser for Small Blood Volumes and a Mobile X-ray Machine to support the Child Health Department of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital will be achieved through initiatives like the concert.

Mr. Tetteh Nettey, President of Meridian Pre-University (MPU) and Marshall’s University, who are the main sponsors of the concert, expressed his outfit’s excitement of being a part of the concert.

He underscored the essence of the concert which is to give back to society, stating it matches his outfit’s core theme.


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