Preparations are in full swing for the eagerly awaited third edition of the Rydeem of Light International Gospel Reggae Festival, set to take place today, Saturday, November 25, 2023. Festival Director Odoh Diego Okenyodo confirmed that the esteemed venue, the “Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Art and Culture” in Abuja, is primed and ready for the event.
From hall decorations to sound systems and lighting, every aspect of the festival’s arrangements has been meticulously taken care of, ensuring a top-notch experience for attendees. Okenyodo expressed his excitement, calling the event “historic” and highlighting its contribution to defining a music subgenre.
“I feel a sense of being on the edge of something that will be very big in history. We are contributing to the making or definition of a music subgenre, and everyone who is partnering with us or attending the event is a part of that history. I look forward to welcoming all the guests as they come to celebrate Jesus as Lord and Saviour.”
Anticipation and excitement reverberate among the performing artists as well. Ibi Dave exclaimed, “I’m thrilled about the 3rd edition of the Rydeem of Light Reggae Festival. It’s going to be an electrifying experience!” Echoing this sentiment, CJ Jacob, another reggae artist, expressed a 99% anticipation level, emphasising readiness and spiritual connection for a divine experience at the event.
The lineup of gospel reggae artists includes renowned names such as Ben Priest, Emperor Elcresendo, Ma Praise, Kingfranki Holyflame, and many others, promising a vibrant celebration of faith and music.
Mama Lucee, the visionary behind the Rydeem of Light International Gospel Reggae Festival, emphasised its mission to leverage reggae music for soul-winning, discipleship, reorientation, and nation-building.
“I am very high in the Spirit; we have prayed, and God has answered our prayers. I look forward to a more beautiful event than what we have seen before,” she said.