by Ifreke Inyang
Title: Shine the light
Station: Unilag FM
Sunday mornings in Lagos are a Christian radio festival of sorts. It is common to find radio listeners indulging, switching from station to station, spoilt for choice. Sermons, music, worship, praise, it does happen all at once. Sunday morning radio can be a glorious experience.
Shine the Light, UNILAG FM’s Sunday morning programme (5:30am to 9:30am) is a clear winner. Godson, the presenter is a total package.
In four hours you are treated to traditional, contemporary, and urban gospel music – all a choice selection. Godson occasionally presents a segment called “New Artiste Spotlight”, where, as the title implies, he introduces his audience to an emerging artiste in gospel music, and takes us through an experiential showcase of the artiste’s music.
Godson also takes his audiences on a preview of yet-to-be-released singles and albums and in-the-loop on upcoming Christian events. A bona fide minister himself, Godson often drops an uplifting message of blessing and hope too, always edifying even if rebuking.
The listeners of Shine the Light have become an integral part of the show, as they send in messages and call in to share messages, testimonies, and personal revelations. This is church on radio! Y!