The seventh edition of the annual “Unusual Praise” gospel concert will take place on Saturday, December 9, at the Atrium Event Centre, Lekki Phase 1 Lagos.

It promises to feature an array of strong cast of gospel ministers from Nigeria and beyond alongside a host of top gospel artists all drawn from various Christian denominations.

Hosted by the Catholic Church of Divine Mercy, Unusual Praise 2017 is expected to surpass the massive turn out recorded in previous editions of the event reported widely as the biggest Catholic gospel concert in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Among the artists to feature at the “unusual evening of unusual happening and unusual blessings”, the words of Sammie Okposo, one of the leading gospel artists, are Nathaniel Bassey, Sinach, Chioma Jesus, Frank Edwards, Joe Praiz, and Chikah Jee.

Speaking during a press conference to announce this year’s religious event, the chairman of the Unusual Praise 2017, Monsignor Chimezie, said over 20,000 people are expected to gather for a night of twelve hours of divine praise, worship and blessings.

According to him, Unusual Praise is believed “to be a time of unusual encounter with God. So twelve hours of pure praise and worship is very unusual. It’s an opportunity for evangelism also because we invite people from all denominations; especially muslims, especially atheist to come.

“We have had some testimonies, just some few testimonies. But we expect a lot of testimonies of conversion, testimonies of brokenness this year due to the level of preparedness that we have made. So we invite everybody to come and join and be part of the unusual praise and be a part of the unusual encounter this year.”