Kirk Franklin, American gospel singer, revealed during a recent concert in Lagos that he has a Nigerian family
The musician was in town for the ‘Fearless Concert’, performing alongside Nigerian gospel act, Tim Godfrey at the House On The Rock Cathedral, Lekki, Lagos.
During the event, Franklin revealed that his daughter got married to a Nigerian man last year.
He said: “I have a Nigerian in my family now. This is my family and this is my home for me people”.
The night of music, dance and comedy saw other notable performances from popular gospel singers such as Sinach, Frank Edwards, Nosa and Blessyn, etc. while comedian duo, Kenny Blaq and MC Abbey kept the audience amused.
Tim Godfrey and his Republic of Xtreme, who performed popular songs such as ‘Agidigba’ and ‘Na God’, said he has been waiting to take the stage with the gospel icon his whole life.
Speaking about the event, Tim Godfrey said, “It was a big step of faith for us this year. We took a leap of faith. Kirk Franklin came with a 14 band members. I have looked forward to this day for 23 years of my life.”
An award of recognition was presented to Kirk Franklin by organisers of the event.
While making the presentation, Paul Adefarasin said, “You have introduced gospel music to the world. On behalf of Tim Godfrey and the church family he represents, it gives me great delight to present this award to you”.
See pictures from the event below.