Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome, more popularly known as CSO, is the daughter of the man himself, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. As the daughter of the founder of Loveworld, CSO certainly has some big shoes to fill, so far it looks like she is succeeding!
The young gospel starlet won 2 LIMA awards, each one in a different category.
Who Is CSO?
Born in 1993, Carissa Sharon Oyakhilome, also known as CSO, is a London based gospel artist with an impressive resume. The musician, like her father, has dedicated her life to spreading the gospel. She is one of the most popular singers in Nigeria and made her debut in 2014 with the hit song “I’m Excellent’ featuring Ice Stanley.
Last year she married the Ghanaian entrepreneur, Philip Frimpong in a dream wedding. Frimpong is the co-founder of the growing African décor and design company, ONUA.
Song of The Year
Sharon’s famous single “Holy Spirit” won two LIMA awards in the categories, ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Worship Song of the Year’.
Despite tough competition this year, she managed to pull both awards, which is a huge feat. The song is fast becoming, what many people are calling, the new church hymn.
CSO shot the video for the song in the beautiful country of Switzerland.
CSO is Grateful for The Awards
The double win seriously overwhelmed the artist. Upon receiving it she thanked God and her talented team for guiding her and helping her through the process. The artist then took to Instagram to express her gratitude.
Here’s what she said on her Instagram:
“These awards mean so much to me for several reasons!”
“Sometimes thoughts can come that make you feel small in comparison to others, but God is not necessarily looking for the most powerful vocalist. It is not about how fantastic your voice is or how many riffs and runs you can do. It is not by power, nor by might but by my spirit – saith the Lord!
Wow! To have won the award of “Worship Song of the Year” is so huge and undeniably supernatural. Then on top of that, the song of the year (2018) – seriously 10 years in 1!! In 2014, I told myself one day I will write the worship song of the year! And in this year of the supernatural, my first released worship song was deemed worship song of the year! The testimonies that came from this song were unfathomable.
I’m grateful to God for every good and perfect gift comes from Him and I’m grateful to my husband for his love, support, and constant encouragement! Thank you all for celebrating me! God bless you.”
More About Lima 2018 Event
Sharon wasn’t the only one to receive gold trophies, there were several other amazing artists as well who were awarded for their amazing work in the music and arts industry. Among them were:
Testimony: He received an award for the Hit Song of the Year (Jehovah). Testimony was brought into the Gospel scene by Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, who Testimony considers as a mentor.
Lewis: He won an award for the New Best Act of the Year for his gospel pop song Bulletproof.
There were several other winners too including Rita Soul, Bold 5, Sinach, UK band, Frank Edwards And Jeanine, Eben, T Sharp and more.
Here’s a complete list of the winners.
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s Vision
The Christ Embassy president has said that this year’s LIMA awards are the most successful one to date. It was attended by some of the most prominent Loveworld citizens and for the first time was aired live on television.
The ceremony is part of the annual mega-event, the International Pastors’ and Partners’ Conference. It consists of training sessions, lectures, exhibitions, performances and more.
Pastor Chris thanked all the contributors and expressed his appreciation for their hard work. He then went on to explain how the organization is close to reaching its goal but there is still a lot of work ahead.
This is why he invited people to join his cause and contribute in any way they can. Pastor Chris congratulated all the winners and praised their hard work, making a special mention for the success of Rhapsody of Realities, the second most translated book with over 1 billion copies distributed around the world.
Next Year’s Expectations
This year’s LIMA awards proved to be a massive success and caused a major media buzz. The attendance was overwhelming, with the Loveworld Convocation Arena swarming with crowds. Following this great success, Christ Embassy certainly expects next year’s show to be even bigger.