On September 19, 2023, Premier Gospel Radio station made history with the launch of its groundbreaking campaign, #Gospel4All, at the iconic Houses of Parliament in London. This event not only celebrated the enduring power of Gospel music but also marked a significant step toward gaining official government recognition for Gospel Heritage Month in the UK.
The #Gospel4All campaign is a bold initiative aimed at uplifting, inspiring, uniting, and educating people through the soul-stirring melodies of Gospel music. It seeks to celebrate Gospel Heritage Month and bring Gospel music to the forefront of British culture and education. Premier Gospel, the leading radio station for Gospel music, is spearheading this movement to highlight the positive impact of Gospel music on individuals, communities, and society as a whole.
The launch event boasted a lineup of influential guest speakers who shared their insights and perspectives on the significance of Gospel music and the #Gospel4All campaign’s objectives:
Kim Johnson MP expressed pride in the work done by Liverpool Lighthouse and Premier Gospel to shed light on the importance of Gospel music and its joyful impact. She also commended the pilot projects introducing Gospel music to school curriculums and hoped for national expansion.
Thangam Debbonair, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media, and Sport, discussed the need to examine and improve support for Gospel music and artists within the cultural sector.
Kevin Bennett, Acting CEO of Premier Christian Communications, emphasised the campaign’s goal of opening doors for Gospel music programs in schools, hospitals, care facilities, and prisons.
The event also featured compelling performances from Platoon Music’s Ryan Hylton and Folabi Nuel as part of their Apple Music Gospel Heritage Month project, “A UK GOSPEL CELEBRATION.”
Muyiwa Olarewaju OBE, Premier Gospel’s Station Director, provided an insightful presentation on the #Gospel4All campaign, inviting attendees to join the movement. Premier Gospel’s manifesto pledge for #Gospel4All encompasses:
- Uplift: Collaborating with charities and organisations to uplift marginalised communities.
- Inspire: Engaging with young people through music, events, and mentorship programs.
- Unite: Promoting inclusivity and diversity within the Gospel music industry.
- Educate: Advocating for the inclusion of Gospel music in school curriculums and educational initiatives.
Join Premier Gospel in their mission to celebrate, uplift, inspire, unite, and educate through the power of Gospel music. Follow the #Gospel4All campaign on social media and be part of this historic moment.