When Hymntestants Perform Hymns In Pidgin


Vanessa Obioha

Who knew that hymns can sound so lovely in pidgin! That was exactly what the nine remaining hymntestants did last Sunday on the Stanza 9 of the Hymnodia reality TV show.

The edition saw the contestants giving a pidgin English rendition of some of the popular hymns.

From Afrobeat to jazz, the contestants gave a sensational twist in their performances of hymns such as ‘Na Me Be Bread of Life’, ‘Shawa of Blessings Go Full Ground’, ‘Ten Tauzand Angels’, and ‘Jesus Must Hear Me’.

Abigael Nnadi and Olumide Dada were adjudged the top two performers for Stanza 9 in what the judges described as a very tight contest. The hymntestants on probation for the stanza are Blessing Agu, Mobolanle Oladimeji, Uduakobong Akpan and Juliet Nwabia. Elimination on Hymnodia is by public votes and the process is audited by the reputable firm of Gbenga Badejo & Co.

Other hymntestants still remaining in the hunt for the ASAPH are Kenneth Ekhuemelo, Jemine Edukugho and Rachael Darley.

The reality TV show, which will climax on April 24, 2019, will reward the winner with the Asaph (a specially designed award named after David’s chief musician), a brand-new car and N5 million.