The Experience Concert 2023, the 18th in the series, has been dubbed by many as one of the outstanding editions. The Gospel music concert that annually fills the main bowl of the Tafawa Balewa square and the Cricket Pitch with hundreds of thousands of attendees, held on Friday, 8th December. Through the highs of vibrant praise from music ministers like Mr M & Revelation to the flows of worship from leaders like Donnie McClurkin, attendees sang and danced all through the night till the rising of the sun.
The Experience 2023
The event also featured Naomi Raine, Travis Greene, William McDowell, Sinach, Nathaniel Bassey, Dunsin Oyekan, Beejay Sax, Adeyinka Alaseyori, Tope Alabi, Timi Dakolo,Moses Bliss, Prinx Emmanuel, Timi Dakolo, Onos Ariyo, Muyiwa Olarewaju, Ib Quake, Ada Ehi and the Lagos Metropolitan Gospel Choir.
Pastor Paul Adefarasin
In his message at the event, Convener of The Experience and MSP of all House On The Rock Churches, Paul Adefarasin said that on the backdrop of the intense challenges that affect us as a Nation and as individuals, we are here on purpose, to bring about the change we desire to see. He also encouraged the attendees to know that in the midst of it all, God’s hedge is round about them, and they will overcome these present challenges.
Pulling physical attendance from across the nation and internationally, ‘The Experience has yet again painted for us an evocative picture of what a unified Nigeria, beyond the barriers of tribe, ethnicity, religion, political affiliation and socio-economic status, will look like.
This year’s event was supported by industry giant, Coca-Cola Nigeria, who refreshed the attendees with soft drinks and Eva water throughout the evening, underscoring the joy and vibrancy that The Experience is known for and fostering a community spirit evident with every sip that seemed to toast to the hope and togetherness needed in these times while fostering the collective resolve to uplift spirits at all times.
Other brands that supported the event are DSTV Nigeria (the broadcast partner), Dufil Prima Foods Ltd (who are deeply committed to the Nigerian community and continue to nourish bodies and souls alike), Spotify (whose technological innovation extended the reach of the soulful melodies on stage to touch hearts worldwide) and Bolt Nigeria (who offered discounted rides to and from the event).
The Experience 2023 was not just an event; it was a movement, a chorus of voices that will resonate for years to come; a symphony of unity and faith, an example of partnership and collaboration, and a testimony of the unity that can be achieved in our nation when we lay aside our differences and focus on what we agree on and not what divides us.