A time when many seek to know the true meaning and essence of Christmas, only a few have come to terms with it- Christmas is not just about eating and having fun but it is a time for accepting that a saviour has been born unto us and it is also a time for giving.
Danny Nettey, one of the country’s finest gospel musicians brought this to light at his ‘Coca Cola Christmas with Danny Nettey’ at the plush Mensvic Grand Hotel at East Legon on Christmas Day.
From the word go, the packed [concert] hall was spirit filled as the artistes billed for the night, Kwasi Oteng, A.B. Crentsil Jnr, Nii Okai and Celestine started mounting the stage.
As they dished out their ‘Holy Spirit’ filled tunes, many patrons were totally lost in a trance with others, either kneeling or lying flat to the glory of the most high God.
Celestine Donkor took the patrons to the realms of the ‘Supernatural’ and then Nii Okai filled the hall with his rendition of the popular Christmas tune ‘Oh holy night’.
Then, the moment came, Danny Nettey walked majestically through the hall to the stage drawing loud cheers and applauds from the teeming crowd.
With the backing of a 15 piece-band, Danny Nettey mysterious started his performance with a song that enabled him to try his hands on some rap, which he delivered masterfully.
Pastor Helen Yawson mounted the stage to help Danny sing their rendition of ‘I wanna be the only one’ by Bebe Winans.
From songs like; ‘In your presence’, ‘Let your presence’, ‘Let your presence fall, and ‘Stay with me ’and ‘Lord Make me over’, the patrons couldn’t resist the temptations of singing all night long.
Pastor Abu Bako, a minister of the word, ministering at the event said the year 2010 is a year of transformation into another dimension of the Lord. He declared the year ahead as a year of fruitfulness impacting the covenant fire of God to all and sundry.
Danny Nettey in an interview with Myjoyonline.com said the concert which has been running for five years now was inspired by families.
“It started with my family where we used to celebrate Christmas. After a while, it was losing its meaning so I thought why don’t we put stuffs together for families because my friends and I got talking and realised that it will really help to get Christians to go somewhere to celebrate Christmas,” he said.
He was excited that the concert lived up to its billing and hopes to host the show at a much bigger venue next year.
“Evidently you could see people had fun. People just worshiped. It was to put the meaning of Christmas back into Christmas which is Christ. God was here and people just worshiped him for who he is and people are now inspired to take on next year,” Danny added.
He advised people to put meaning into Christmas by giving to those who don’t have and by doing so God will bless us.
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