by Alexander O. Onukwue
There is credible research that shows that the type of music you listen to affects you.
For those who have tuned in to join Nathaniel Bassey’s call to Praise and Prayer via the #HallelujahChallenge, it has been more than just music. The virtual connection with thousands of other persons in other locations participating in the different activities of the online fellowship has created an environment that is motivating people in new ways.
The Christian term for that would be ‘Revival’ and that is precisely the aim of the Challenge, according to the convener.
So, what kind of changes must be going in the lives of viewers so far? This is only tentative and for the most part, it would apply more to those who have been steady as against one-timers.
Listening to Nathaniel Bassey’s other songs
You have probably re-played Onise Iyanu a couple of times again, but you would also have listened to the other songs by the Challenge convener. “This God is too Good” is another good serenade, especially for those early morning hours after the Challenge, on the fast lane driving to work, or looking outside the Danfo’s passenger window, looking up to the Heavens and expecting the testimonies.
Looking for New Gospel Songs
You want to wake up and be in the mood. Hence, it is only necessary that you have the right kit to get the best out of the daily hourly online experience. Of course this does not apply if you already have a good stock of Gospel songs. For those who do not, they must be…
…Tweaking the playlist
Nigerian music is in a period of growing boom, but analysts are decrying the sacrifice of morality that is coming with it. The high reliance on nude videos and sexually explicit content is nearing irreversibility. Anyone whose target would be to flow with the daily substance of the midnight Challenge would have to challenge himself on what he feeds on during the day. Surely the only Daddy YO worshippers are interested in right now is the one at Aso Rock whose acts, including finally signing the Budget, will have come as another answer to prayers.
…And the movie list
There are no statistics to actually back this point up, but folks get up to pretty mushy things at night. Now, Nathaniel Bassey says the Challenge holds at midnight because that is when things can suddenly turn around in life. Can’t imagine anyone who has prayed for such a turnaround for the one-hour period of the session, will then turn on the DVD to check who’s winning the Game of Thrones.
And praying a bit more
Everyone could do with a miracle in Nigeria right now, and seeing others proclaim certain turnarounds in their situations (especially in monetary terms) must be leading other persons to log in and pray (type) until something happens.