It came a time when we carefully observed the church and activities therein, we saw a church that patronized all other forms of art in worship and left the aspect of RAP for unbelievers. We saw a church that preached against RAP music and condemned RAP and RAP ARTISTES, where RAP LOVERS and RAPPERS were seen as canal.
As at June last year GOD started to speak to us specifically about this neglected aspect of human art that has been tagged unholy, and GOD made us to understand that He is hungry for the praises of his people in whatever way it comes, and from the emergence of successful GOSPLE rap artiste like LACRAE and others that has proven that GOD is a lover of RHYTMS AND POETRY (RAP). He gave us a mandate to PROJECT GOSPLE RAPPERS AND UNITE GOSPLE RAP LOVERS.
On June 23rd 2016 we decided to start from home (UNIBEN) by organizing THE FIRST EVER GOSSPLE RAP CONTEST in the University of Benin. The event was the first of its kind in UNIBEN and across other institution in Nigeria called DOXA GOSPLE RAP CONTEST (DOXA GORAC).DOXA means GLORY in Greek. DOXA GORAC Is a non-fellowship event but entirely Gospel. The last year’s edition of DOXA GORAC was organized in conjunction with the office of the UNIBEN SUG president, Comrade OBAKPOLOR LAURETTA O. And SUPPORTED BY MANY WELL MEANING FIRMS.
GOD helping us we were able to organize a successful contest, marveled by how much talent the gospel rap ministry is blessed with. We were able to produce 3 winners. SUPPERBOI, MIKELDOXA, ERONS
All of which won themselves 100% free record deals and other prizes.
HOW FAR WE HAVE GONE
Doxagorac maiden edition was organized June last year with an estimated 1200 attendants at hall 2 car park. The event was so lively that busy students preparing for exams left their hostels to join the event. SUPERBOI emerged winner, ERONS emerged first runner up while MIIKELDOXA emerged second runner up. The winners were given 100% FREE record deal of 3 tracks (winner), 2 tracks (1st runner up), 2 tracks (2nd runner up) and 1 combined audio record for all of them. The songs were recorded at the studios of two of our sponsors (EROSKELLY STUDIO AND STUDIO V). MIKELDOXA recorded “REPPING FOR CHRIST” & “SWAG-SAVED WITH AMAZING GRACE”, ERONS recorded “MIRACLE” & “YOUR LOVE”, both of them also did a combined song “GOD ON TOP”. SUPERBOI was unable to record due to some unforeseen circumstances. So far so good, we have done our best in projecting our artistes by uploading their songs online (gospelcentric),scouting for lucrative performance opportunities for them within and outside campus, playing the songs on rhythm 93.7 FM and also goinsg on air for an interview.
The mandate is heavy in our heart that we can’t ignore.
GOD helping us this year we the DOXA GORAC TEAM proudly announces the second edition of DOXA GORAC 2017.
VENUE:hall 2 car park
DATE:29TH JUNE 2017
This year’s edition promises to be bigger and better with award prizes and lots of record deals to be won. The judges remains the crowd so prospective contestants are advised to come with their fans on the 24th June there will be orientation for all contestants. The event kicks off by 3pm so contestants are advised to be there at least 45mins before show kicks off. The event will feature performance by the likes of Austin Fame, Ebenkeys, Danok GORAC AMBASSADORS etc.
DOXA GORAC RULES
1. ITS 100% GOSPEL. SO JESUS CHRIST IS INVOLVED!
2. THE USE OF CURSE WORDS IS NOT ALLOWED AND WILL AMOUNT TO IMMEDIATE DISQUALIFICATION REGARDLESS OF YOUR FANS STRENGTH.
3. NO USE OF "F" WORDS AS IT’S TANTAMOUNT TO DISQUALIFICATION.
4. YOUR FANS ARE YOUR SAVING GRACE SO CARRY THEM ALONG.
5. THE CROWD IS THE JUDGE.
6. BEATING TIME CAN LEAD TO DISQUALIFICATION SO OBEY WHEN YOU SEE THE TIME UP SIGNAL.
7. COMING LATE TO THE CONTEST GROUND IS AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION.ALL CONTESTANTS MUST BE AT THE CONTEST GROUND ON OR BEFORE 4:30PM.
8. YOU ARE ONLY PERMITTED TO USE YOUR BEAT IN THE 1ST ROUND (FREE STYLE SECTION).
9. YOUR DRESS CODE MUST BE DECENT AND RAP INCLINED.
10. YOU MUST PUBLICISE YOURSELF ADEQUATELY BEFORE THE CONTEST DAY.
11. NO CONTESTANT IS PERMITTED TO REFER TO ANY OTHER CONTESTANT DURING CONTEST.
12. NO CONTESTANT IS PERMITTED TO USE THE LINES,LYRICS OR BARS OF AN ALREADY KNOWN GOSPEL RAP ARTIST.
TO CONTEST IN DOXA GORAC 2.0, SIMPLY TEXT YOUR FULL NAME, STAGE NAME, WHATSAPP AND REACHABLE NUMBER, GENDER, FACULTY, DEPARTMENT, LEVEL
AND INDICATE IN CAPITAL LETTERS: “I WANT TO CONTESTS IN DOXA GORAC!”
TO ERONS on 08069738127 OR MIKELDOXA on 07069486674.
To be part of our sponsors or to get more info, contact the pioneer on 07055184496.
DOXA GORAC…PROJECTING GOSPEL RAP!