The ongoing #HallelujahChallenge started by Nathaniel Bassey with a simple post on his Instagram page on the 31st of Mayby has just been featured on CNN – one of the world’s leading international news platform.Reported by Torera Idowu and Stephanie Busari for CNN’s African Voices, the feature detailed how renowned music minstrel Nathaniel Bassey started the online praise and worship session #HallelujahChallenge which has so far recorded 68,000+ participants on Instagram including Nigerian celebrities like Funke Akindele, Don Jazzy, Rita Dominic, Ini Edo, Toke Makinwa, many more.
According to the report on CNN, Statistics from Evolve Press reveal 10,000 posts with the hashtag “#HallelujahChallenge” and over 18,000 with the hashtag “#olowogbogboro” making it the number one trend and around 68,000 people joined the Instagram livestream, while over 50,000 joined the Facebook livestream.
Nathaniel Bassey told CNN
“I had a sense which is the leading of the spirit to praise God the whole of this month,”
“Against the backdrop of the challenges in the world today especially in our nation, with the scourge of terrorism and the recession … it has brought a sense of hope and respite. It is a reflection of the desire and hunger for answers and for hope,”
Nathaniel Bassey is a mucisican, song writer and prdoucer born in Lagos, Nigeria and hails from Ikot Ofon Ikono, Uyo local government area in Akwa-Ibom state, South-South Nigeria. He currently serves as the director of music at the RCCG; The King’s Court.