Nova

Nova

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Nova is a dynamic anointed young holy hip-hop artist, who is helping to turn his generation to the Kingdom of God. His ministry has transformative power, touching hearts and changing lives.

Biography

Welcome to the world of Nova, that talented, anointed Gospel rapper whose pulsating, inspirational rap beats lift gospel into the new millennium. Nova is definitely hyped for Christ, and his dynamic holy hip-hop is helping turn a generation to the Kingdom of God. With tracks such as I'm A Soldier, and Its GOD 'Til I DIE, Nova challenges people of all ages and nationalities to commit to a Christ-centered lifestyle. "My aim," says the handsome, 21-yr old Atlanta native, "is to entertain and enlighten." And entertain he does, with head bobbing, foot stomping beats and memorable lyrics that continue to inspire and transform the spirit of listeners long after the music has stopped. Nova chose his name to signify his desire to be a bright light for God, bringing the light of His love to the darkness.

Nova is a member of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, GA, where Bishop Eddie L. Long is Senior Pastor. At New Birth Nova serves with the Fisher of Men Evangelism Ministry and the Levites Prayer Ministry. He has captivated audiences of thousands at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church performing with the G.A.N.G. (God's Anointed New Generation) Choir and as an opening act for world-renowned gospel artist John P. Kee. He was also chosen to perform at the Teen Summit held at the Phillips Arena where thousands of youth leaders converged to tackle the pressing problems facing our youth today: education, drugs, sex and violence. He shared the stage with top R&B and Hip-Hop acts, such as Jagged Edge and Usher. Nova has performed at events such as the Heritage Festival with award winning contemporary gospel artists Mary-Mary. He was also selected as a featured artist at T.D. Jakes 2004 Mega Fest, the National Holy Hip-Hop Awards Talent Showcase held at Earth Link Live and the 2004 Atlantis Music Conference, as one of the hottest up and coming Holy Hip-Hop artists in the country. Nova is a favorite for ministry at youth conferences across the nation, across denominations, across the racial divide. He was recently chosen to introduce holy hip-hop to the Lutheran Church, ministering to 35,000 Lutheran youth from across the country and the world at their National Youth Gathering held summer 2004 in Orlando, Florida. Most recently Nova was selected by Reverend Jesse Jackson's Rainbow PUSH Coalition to represent the Hip-Hop Generation at the upcoming "Keep the Vote Alive" Campaign to raise awareness and mobilize the nation around key civil rights provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that are set to expire in 2007. Nova will share the stage with internationally acclaimed music legend Stevie Wonder and our nation's top political leaders at Reverend Jesse Jackson's "Keep the Vote Alive" Kickoff to be held in Atlanta, GA on August 6. Nova's ministry has transformative power, touching hearts and changing lives.

Nova's talent and commitment has not gone unnoticed by music industry professionals. Nova received the highly coveted 2004 Atlanta Gospel Choice Award for Best Holy Hip-Hop Artist! He was also selected as the first place winner of the 2003 National Gospel Showcase, competing with artists from across the country. Nova was also chosen as the first place winner in a recent 95.5 The Beat New Talent Competition, and ATL's hottest hip-hop station, V-103 Porsche Foxx Talent Explosion, receiving a perfect 10 score from Universal A&R who judged the competition!! Additionally, Nova was also selected as 2003 Showstopper of the Year by the Georgia Literacy Leadership Project and was the recipient of the Atlanta Talent Network "2003 Best of the Best Entertainers Award" for Best Holy Hip-Hop. Most recently Nova was honored at the Urban Gospel Industry Awards as 2005 Best New Holy Hip-Hop Artist at the a concert and awards ceremony which took place in Los Angeles, California in conjunction with the Edwin Hawkins/Walter Hawkins Music & Arts Love Fellowship Conference. Nova has been a featured artist on a host of television programs, including the Black Entertainment Network (B.E.T.) Bobby Jones Show, for which Nova's ministry is gaining national and international recognition. Nova's music can be heard on holy hip-hop and contemporary gospel radio programs across the country.

While Nova has received innumerable awards for his holy hip-hop ministry, what sets Nova apart is his humility, his spirit of service and his Kingdom focus. Nova is an emerging young leader in the community. He shares his time and talents regularly to uplift the homeless and others less fortunate. Through the New Birth Fisher of Men Evangelism Ministry, he regularly shares his music ministry at Safe House Homeless Shelter. He also encourages disadvantaged youth through regular ministry in group homes, youth detention facilities, as well as programs for youth in protective custody through youth-focused organizations such as H.O.C. Inc. (Helping Our Children). Nova is called upon to serve at community programs for the needy such as the Hosea Will

Discography

Preparing to Release Debut Album - "G.O.D. Till I D.I.E." - Title Track Single Currently Receiving Radio Airplay

Set List

60 Minutes Sets, Including Ministry Between Songs:

"G.O.D. Till I D.I.E."

"G.O.D. Till I D.I.E. Remix"

"It's On!!"

"Christ Is His Name"

"I'm A Soldier"

"Rejectors of the Blood"

"You Could Have"

"Get Ya Praise On"