The maiden edition of the much-anticipated Expression Concert Season 1 took place on Thursday, 10th of December, 2020 and the Alex Ekwueme Square was completely filled.
Gospel artists lead worship and praise sessions during the concert. Notable of the music stars who ministered include Mr. M (The Revelation), Osy Osina, Joe Kings, Preye Odede, with its headline act as Mercy Chinwo and Frank Edwards, internationally- renowned gospel artist. Mercy Chinwo was the most anticipated act of the night. She ministered many of her hit tracts. Notwithstanding, Frank Edward still ignited excitement from the crowd with high praise moments.
Earlier, the convener of the concert, Hon. Bonaventure Enemali, The Anambra State Commissioner for Lands, Physical Planning and Rural Development revealed that the Expression concert came about as a result of a vision he got at six years ago to dedicate 4 hours yearly of complete praise to God.
He said” This has become a reality as it has gone beyond my family to a community of worshippers in Awka. This has come to stay, as long as I’m alive, this will remain an annual event”. He went forward to appreciate the executive governor of Anambra state, Dr. Willie Obiano for his assistance towards the realization of the concert.
The senior Pastor at the Garden of Grace Church, Obi Ogbo gave his short exaltation and during this, he spoke on how praise was powerful and miracles followed wherever it was made to God. He stated that there would be major testimonies to follow the Expression concert. He also appreciated the Anambra state for his support to the churches and pastors, most especially when other states harassed pastors and churches in the other states during the lockdown.