In a letter to the organisers, Philosoville Limited, personally signed by its national President, Rev. Dr. Felix Omobude, the PFN, which is an umbrella body of pentecostal churches in Nigeria, said: “We congratulate you for the giant strides you are making. We are excited at this bold initiative which we see as a great tool for not only bringing back into the mainstream of praise and worship experience the rich culture of hymns.”
In closing, Rev. Omobude stated that “the PFN is particularly pleased that not only are the youths being encouraged to imbibe the culture of worship through hymns, families are able to bond through such an edifying and entertaining program.
The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria is pleased to be associated with your initiative. We endorse Hymnodia and we look forward to partnering with you in areas of mutual interest as the program develops.”
Reacting to the development, Kufre Ekanem, Managing Director of Philosoville Limited and Initiator of Hymnodia, said: “Our entire team is blown away by this gesture by the PFN and the privilege given to us to address their last national council meeting on our dreams towards hymns.
As a first-of-its-kind initiative, we have been tremendously thrilled by the depth and spread of welcome that Hymnodia has received in just its first season across geographies, demographics and denominations.
“This endorsement by PFN brings yet another different dimension entirely and it is most encouraging.”
Hymnodia, the first triple-E (entertainment, education and edification) reality programme created around hymns and worship, commenced last December 30 with a flash mob flag-off and lasted through weekly performance shows on hymns till the grand finale, the Hymncert, which held at the Shell Hall of Muson Centre, Lagos on April 24, 2019.