Claude is 10 years old and lives in Port Elizabeth in South Africa.
3 years ago, Jean Claude’s father was violently stabbed to death right before his very eyes. Jean Claude and his siblings have been attending the House of Wells enrichment centre for just under 5 years but, in September 2015, House of Wells were made aware that he dropped out of school and went to join a notorious gang in the area.
Vitae London have chosen to help kids like Claude. Each watch purchased from their classic range of watches supplies a child with two sets of a school uniform, a bag and footwear to see them through the year.
In November 2015, through the sale of Vitae London watches, we were able to provide Jean Claude and his siblings school supplies comprising of; school uniforms, school shoes, school bags and other necessary items. As insignificant as these items may seem to us, they served as a crucial incentive/motivation for the young boy to go back to school in January. William Adoasi, CEO, Vitae London
Praise Party is proud to partner with Vitae London. We are supporting their mission to help people like Claude. Vitae London have donated a watch to give away to one lucky winner at our next event on 1st April. Everyone that has bought a ticket will be in with a chance.
So, Praise Party’s monthly club night launched on the 4th of March. We prepped and prepared, we built and packaged, we prayed and paid (ha), and it happened, rather successfully, to the glory of God.
To all of you who came…
We just firstly want to thank God for all those who bought tickets beforehand and those who paid on the door – You came, you praised, you danced, you bought drinks and we hope you were thoroughly entertained. You were all absolutely amazing, so thank you all so much for coming. We hope to see you all again in the coming months.
Doors opened just after 10pm and we had excited pre-turnt praise partiers queuing outside before doors even opened. We used the top floor of our purpose-built 2 floor club – the vibe was nice, the Shloer was cold and the DJs were ready to raise the roof… and they absolutely did raise the roof.
A Star did what he does best – spit bars!
A Star performed a few tracks from his chart topping, street anthem of an album and everybody loved it. When DFMB came on, A Star literally didn’t have to recite one lyric – “we all know it boo, take a seat, we got this” – everyone was rapping along to the banger of a song, as if A Star wasn’t even there.
Lurine Cato absolutely killed it with her killer vocals. She performed her hit single, hitting notes that made the hairs on the back of our necks stand up. Not only did she sing but she also ministered, which was an absolute refreshing blessing in the middle of a club night.
Its all about the music…
The DJs played everything: hip hop, grime, raggae, afrobeats and house, classic jams and smooth grooves to a full room of budding party people. They did a great job, even though we were experiencing a few technical difficulties at the beginning with the sound. 5 hours of non-stop Christian bangers is what we asked from our DJs and 5 hours of non-stop Christian bangers is what we got! Yayyy!!!
Major shout out to DJ Kelechi, DJ Nadlox, DJ Selenki, DJ Tomiwa and DJ Tito Carles, ya’ll rock!
It was a huge big leap of faith to make Praise Party a monthly club night. We weighed up everything – all the pros and the many cons – and we decided that if it’s good for God it’s good for us, if it advances the Kingdom, it’s an absolute go. If God be for us, who can be against us? right? For we know that all things work together for those who love God and are called according to His purpose. So we did it! And we appreciate everyones support, faith and positive vibes.
We understand that a praise party and a Christian club night may be a difficult concept for many to understand… those who came on the 4th of March experienced it… if you’re still not quite sure… you should come to our next club night… Friday 1st April, its going to be lit!
We are getting bigger and better, the only way is up, watch this space.
Sarah Teibo will be performing at the next Praise Party – Friday 1st April – and blessing us with her cool vibes.
So, because we actually couldn’t wait, we thought we’d have a sneaky chat with her and ask her a few questions…
PP: Song guaranteed to get you dancing on the #PraiseParty Dance floor?
ST: Jump jump by J moss
PP. One thing people would be surprised to know about you?
ST: I can’t ride a bicycle to save my life!
PP: Your favourite scripture?
ST: “God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.” Psalms 46:1
Thanks Sarah, we’ll absolutely make sure one of our DJs play ‘Jump Jump’ by J Moss and dedicate it to you!
Watch the video to Sarah’s debut single >>
J Moss – Jump Jump – just to get you ready! ha! >>