*A pastor in Kenya feels that when women wear underwear, they are not as close to God as they should be so…
Off with your drawers and bras, women!
According to the Kenyan Post, Reverend Njohi said women who attend his services at the Lord’s Propeller Redemption Church in Nairobi are forbidden from wearing bras and underwear. Njohi said when going to church, people need to be “free in body and spirit” so they can receive Christ.
Now, I don’t mean any disrespect here but, can’t you just picture God shaking his head and saying, “Forgive him my people, this fool done lost his mind.”
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*Hezekiah Walker’s “Every Praise” joins an exclusive club of songs that have topped Billboard’s weekly airplay chart for half a year or more, as the track rebounds 2-1 to earn its 26th nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on Gospel Airplay.
The song becomes one of only seven tracks that have dominated a Nielsen BDS-based airplay ranking for six months or more.
Billboard ‘s Gary Trust writes: ”Noticeably, Gospel Airplay boasts three of the seven longest airplay chart reigns. Coincidence? Likely not. The momentum of certain gospel hits can steamroll, as, after they grow ubiquitous at radio, or sometimes simultaneously, they become popular with church choirs, worship leaders and ministers of music, thus, finding new audiences with congregants that may or may not be gospel radio listeners. That appeal, invariably, elongates the songs’ relevance and familiarity and can prolong their dominance on gospel radio.”
*Rapper Nicki Minaj’s mother wants to follow her daughter’s footsteps into the music business…gut not the secular side.
Carol Maraj is looking to launch a gospel career, and has posted a 30-second preview of her upcoming synth-pop single “God’s Been Good” on SoundCloud Monday to start her quest.
Minaj, born Onika Maraj, has yet to comment on the news, but reports suggest her mom is preparing to release her debut album this year.
Donnie McClurkin (background) and Kelly Price
*It was like being in church, y’all.
This past Friday, Friday February 28, Grammy Winner Donnie McClurkin spontaneously called up Grammy nominated R&B artist Kelly Price to sing at the “Gospel Goes to Hollywood” Pre-Oscar event.
*Last Friday proved to be D-Day for the Atlanta minister who was accused of sleeping with at least two women (and infecting one!) without disclosing his HIV-positive status.
The jury deliberated for less than one hour before coming back with a “guilty” verdict, and Craig Davis has now been sentenced to ten years in prison by a Clayton County judge .
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*Its Oscar week and that means it’s time for the “ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood” luncheon.
The exclusive event honored the brightest stars at the Beverly Hills Hotel Thursday.
EURweb associate Fahnia Thomas was at the 7th annual celebration and asked the best of Hollywood why it’s important to continuously illuminate positive images of Black women worldwide.