Tourism: Africa’s Largest Gospel Music Fiesta, The Experience Holds 16th Edition DEC 3


For the 16th consecutive time, the Experience, an all-night gospel music concert hosted by Pastor Paul Adefarasin, The Metropolitan Senior Pastor of the House on The Rock Churches, holds on Friday, December 3.

According to, dubbed as Africa’s largest gospel music event, and now in its16th edition, the concert is scheduled to hold at the Rock Cathedral, Lekki.

As a result of the current state of realities with COViD-19, this year’s fiesta will be a hybrid event and will be streamed live online across the world.

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The premier edition of the musical concert, which held in December 2006 attracted a crowd of 40,000 people. Since then, the music festival has grown exponentially with hundreds of thousands of worshippers flocking to the Tafawa Balewa Square, the venue of the fiesta and millions more congregating online.

Setting aside class, race, tribe, tradition, colour, religion and the weather, the people gather annually to worship and praise God from dusk till dawn, thus making the event the biggest gospel concert globally.

In compliance with COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings in 2020, last year’s edition was streamed exclusively online on YouTube, Facebook and other streaming platforms, attracting five million views.

This year, the festival a hybrid event will feature online and live ministrations from gospel music heavyweights such as Travis Greene, Sinach, Nathaniel Bassey, Don Moen, Dunsin Oyekan, Donnie McClurkin, Kike Mudiaga, Planetshakers, Tim Godfrey, Eben, Sidney Mohede, Ana Paula ValadaoBessa, Sheldon Bangera, Mercy Chinwo, William McDowell, Chevelle Franklyn, Chandler Moore, and Nokwe the Poet.

Speaking on this year’s edition of The Experience, the convener, Pastor Paul Adefarasin said, “The Experience is a significant contributor to both our National and State economies through tourism and its associated businesses. This year, we want everyone to know that wherever they are is The Experience, so make it count.”

According to him, the event will continue to be a free event, however, friends who will be attending the live event at The Rock Cathedral in Lekki should be at the venue on time as they will be allowed in on a first-come, first-serve basis, stressing that there are limited spaces available.

The Experience concert is free and a ‘must attend’ event that promises to be a night of pure worship and a tremendous experience of the presence of God.



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