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Frank Edwards Tells The Story Behind His Permanent Red Eyes

Frank Edwards Tells The Story Behind His Permanent Red Eyes

Gospel music artist, Frank Ugochukwu Edwardspopularly know as Frank Edward shares the story behind his permanently red eyes.

The Rocktown Records head honcho revealed how he had to always help his mother who was then an Okpa seller cook and fan the flames as they cooked the South-Eastern delicacy everyday.

He said the smoke that entered his eyes while fanning flames is the reason behind his bloodshot eyes and eye defect. However, he still has to live with it as it has taught him a huge lesson about business and life.

In a very long post on his social media page he shared saying:

“You see this here it’s called okpa. My mum was making it and we were both selling it, this was my breakfast and dinner everyday… The process of making it was ridiculous.. my mom used fire wood and I was the one fanning the fire because kerosene was luxury..

“So I had smoke entering my eyes 5 hours everyday for over 10 years except Sundays, my eyes were always red until it became permanent then I started having eye problem cus I was always rubbing my eyes with dirty hands trying to clear the smoke.. Cus I didn’t understand why my vision was blurred,, my mum had same issue too with her eyes, regardless we still hit the road to sell, but guess what that was when i developed a strong & natural business mindset, i knew a lot about money early , i knew how to convince people to buy, i knew that smoke is not strong enough to stop me, i knew the ones that buy on credit and never pay so i only go to them when the market is so bad.

“Because its better to sell on credit than to have it spoil.. what you are going through today is training , though it may look like suffering but its training , dont look for easy way out , go through it and come out tougher, though today I have permanent red eyes to the point when some ppl see me they ask ‘Do you smoke’ I’m like God forbid!? sometimes it hurts , most times I laugh because I’m like. . ‘IF ONLY YOU KNOW’ but how ever I am a happy man and I have enough pages in my book of testimony to encourage my children. go through it and add pages to your testimony book! because your blessing is ready waiting, you are only being trained to handle it.”

Latest Mixtape, back to back @johnwealthmusic

Latest Mixtape, back to back @johnwealthmusic

Regrann from @johnwealthmusic – After the johnwealthmusic south south, we are set to be releasing latest mixtape back to back, thanks to God for increasing our distribution network, “GOD OF SHILOH” go ask your CD vendors for a copy today, this compilation is arranged in way that will catapult you to higher level of the spirit, have a bless weeks ahead… #unlimitedGrace #promotion #marketing #MY_BEAUTIFIER_BY_CHRIS_SHALOM___ALBUM_NOW_OUT #eben_album_victory_now_in_store #sammie_okposo_swag_album_now_out

Nigerian Police Debunks Claim That Boko Haram Set To Free Christian Dapchi Girl

Nigerian Police Debunks Claim That Boko Haram Set To Free Christian Dapchi Girl

The Nigeria Police has debunked reports that the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Ibrahim Idris, assured that Boko Haram is set to release Leah Sharibu, the only Christian Dapchi School girl still in captivity.

The Force in a statement on Sunday by its spokesman, Jimoh Moshood said the IGP was misquoted.

The statement read “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to the publication on some Social Media platform and conventional media indicating that the Inspector General of Police said the last Dapchi school girl will be released soon.

“The Statement of the IGP was misunderstood and misquoted. The misunderstanding may be as a result of the already released Dapchi School girls expected back home in Yobe State today but could not arrive due to weather condition. The IGP could not also proceed to Dapchi because of same weather condition.

“The Force wishes the members of the public and the media disregard the purported statement as not what the IGP meant.

“The Force therefore reiterates that it has no information yet on the release of the last Dapchi school girl.

“It is a sort of understanding that we do not create much security situation and I move with a helicopter. By the time I fly there, they might think I break and that was why I postponed the visit to Dapchi,” he said.

 

Bishop Oyedepo Spotted Preaching To People Near Devil’s Shrine At Sango Otta

Bishop Oyedepo Spotted Preaching To People Near Devil’s Shrine At Sango Otta

Bishop Oyedepo was sighted at two different points on Tuesday evening March 20, with people swarming all over him. According to findings, he was there for nothing than evangelism.
The bishop was first sighted sitting in a Toyota land cruiser Prado jeep, plate number — near under sango bridge, facing Lagos-Abeokuta express road, preaching to a gathering of people.

After his preaching which lasted for about 30 mins, he told the crowd to put down their names and phone numbers on a piece of paper shared by his envoys.

He further told them that the collection of their details is to establish a contact with him. He said: “the number they collected from you is for you to share your testimony because I know you will all have a testimony to share after this prayer.

Tonight, you will receive a message from a number and with that number you can share your testimony with me and also book an appointment with me.”

Following that Africa’s richest pastor moved his convoy to Sango-Ota road, near the Shrine of Esu-Odara. The shrine is just a stone throw from where he was and as usual, he repeated his modules of preaching and also followed up by taking the details of the crowd with a promise of reaching back to them.

Those that made up the crowd were market men and also women, Agberos (Street Urchins), workers returning home and all sorts of people.

Meanwhile, the Ojubo Esu (Satan’s Shrine) has been at Sango bus stop junction for years. The small house painted in white and black is where Esu worshipers converge most times, especially every August 20th, to worship the deity.

Sun. 25th March 2018 LIVE Service With Apostle Johnson Suleman

Sun. 25th March 2018 LIVE Service With Apostle Johnson Suleman

 

“Go Through It And Come Out Tougher” – Frank Edwards Shares Touching Story About How He Hawked For Years

“Go Through It And Come Out Tougher” – Frank Edwards Shares Touching Story About How He Hawked For Years

Award Winning Artiste, Frank Edwards took to his Instagram page to share the touching story. He said

You see this here it’s called okpa. My  mum was making it and we were both selling it , this was my breakfast and dinner everyday… The process of making it was ridiculous.. my mom used fire wood and I was the one fanning the fire because kerosene was luxury.. So I had smoke entering my eyes 5 hours everyday for over 10 years except Sundays, my eyes were always Red until it became permanent  then I started having eye problem cus I was always rubbing my eyes with dirty hands trying to clear the smoke.. Cus I didn’t understand why my vision was blurred ,, my mum had same issue too with her eyes,, regardless we still hit the road to sell , BUT GUESS WHAT THAT WAS WHEN I DEVELOPED A STRONG & NATURAL BUSINESS MINDSET, I KNEW A LOT ABOUT MONEY EARLY , I KNEW HOW TO CONVINCE PEOPLE TO BUY, I KNEW THAT SMOKE IS NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO STOP ME, I KNEW THE ONES THAT BUY ON CREDIT AND NEVER PAY SO I ONLY GO TO THEM  WHEN THE MARKET IS SO BAD .. BECAUSE ITS BETTER TO SELL ON CREDIT THAN TO HAVE IT SPOIL.. WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH TODAY IS TRAINING , THOUGH IT MAY LOOK LIKE SUFFERING BUT ITS TRAINING , DONT LOOK FOR EASY WAY OUT , GO THROUGH IT AND COME OUT TOUGHER!!! though today I have permanent red eyes to the point when some ppl see me they ask “Do you smoke” I’m like God forbid!😀 sometimes it hurts , most times I laugh because I’m like. . “ IF ONLY YOU KNOW “  but how ever I am a happy man and I have enough pages in my book of testimony to encourage my children.  GO THROUGH IT AND ADD PAGES TO YOUR TESTIMONY BOOK!  BECAUSE YOUR BLESSING IS READY WAITING, YOU ARE ONLY BEING TRAINED TO HANDLE IT.

Music: MY GOD IS GOOD by UCHE

MY GOD IS GOOD by UCHE

Hey, my God is good o! (Hey, my God is good o!) (2x)

Everything na double double o (na double double o)
Everything na double double o (na double double o)
Promotion na double double o (na double double o)
Your money na double double o (na double double o)
Your house o, double double o (na double double o)
Your cars, double double o (na double double o)

Somebody scream, Hallelujah

In the morning when I wake up,
I will sing my praise unto You my Lord
I will shout, I will dance to You
You have been my help, forever and ever

Hey, my God is good o! (Hey, my God is good o!) (2x)
Somebody Scream
Take it as high as you want it
Double, double…

Hey, your God is good o! (Hey, your God is good o!) (2x)
Let me hear you shout
Are you ready? Let’s go

Nzambe wa moyo
Nzambe wa moyo
Woza
Are you ready? now, let’s go
Ekele kele, ahhh, nzambe wa moyo
Yekele kele, ahhh, nzambe wa moyo
Shuka chini, chini tena, shuka chini, chini tena
Loue, loue, loue (loue)
Loue, Yesu, loue (loue)

Hey, your God is good o! (Hey, your God is good o!) (2x)
Let me hear you make a joyful noise unto the Lord!
Shuka chini, chini tena, shuka chini, chini tena

 

 

Message: Int’l Minister’s Conference 2018 March Edition Day 3 Evening with Apostle Johnson Suleman

Int’l Minister’s Conference 2018 March Edition Day 3 Evening with Apostle Johnson Suleman

 

 

Message: Int’l Minister’s Conference 2018 March Edition Day 2 Evening with Apostle Johnson Suleman

Int’l Minister’s Conference 2018 March Edition Day 2 Evening with Apostle Johnson Suleman

 

Message: Minister’s Conference 2018 March Edition Day 1 Evening with Apostle Johnson Suleman

Minister’s Conference 2018 March Edition Day 1 Evening with Apostle Johnson Suleman

 

Tim Godfrey Signs New Artists, Okey Sokay, IBk, S.M.J & Blessyn To Rox Nation

Tim Godfrey Signs New Artists, Okey Sokay, IBk, S.M.J & Blessyn To Rox Nation

It’s official: multi-award winning artist Tim Godfrey has signed on Nigerian Gospel musicians okey sokay, I.B.K, S.M.J & Blessyn to Rox Nation,…

He took to his Instagram page.

It’s Official! The BIG NEWS is here!!
Can you take a guess who these newly- signed artistes Are?
It is now a Reality!
History is being made!!
@roxnationhq
#RoxNation

Congratulations To Them

Kaduna Youths Burn Down Church, Police Station Over Man’s Death

– Kaduna youths burn church, police station

An upheaval on Thursday morning in Kaduna state has left a church and a police station burnt by youths numbering about 200 in Narayi, Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna.

It was gathered that trouble started following the death of a boy who worked for a White garment Church.

The rampaging youths burnt down the Church and the Police station when they demanded that the Police in Narayi hand over to them the pastor in charge of the church where the young man died.

 It was gathered that the Police had taken the pastor into protective custody after he had reported that a youth doing some construction work for the church had died in the process.

An eyewitness said that the hoodlums outnumbered the Police personnel on duty, hence they ran away for safety, leading to the burning of the Police station by the angry youth.

He said that the youths also made away with no fewer than seven motorcycles belonging to policemen as well as vandalising a Honda Accord vehicle belonging to an officer.

The Church was still burning around 9:30am. Four other buildings were pulled down at the Church premises but the church was razed down completely.

UPCLOSE: “I ROAR IN TONGUES” – “I’M RICH” CROONER ADA EHI IS ON FIRE! TALKS SPIRITUALITY, UPCOMING ALBUM, LOVE, FASHION AND MORE

UPCLOSE: “I ROAR IN TONGUES” – “I’M RICH” CROONER ADA EHI IS ON FIRE! TALKS SPIRITUALITY, UPCOMING ALBUM, LOVE, FASHION AND MORE

Choi! This woman is on fire man! To the point she was speaking in tongues in the course of the interview… keep reading, you’ll see.

I have been coming across the name – Ada before I came across her music. That was around the time“Bobo Me” hit the airwaves… I just never placed the artiste and the song together. Then, while I was celebrating my birthday on May 6 2013, somewhere in the camp of FreeNation Inc, 2 massive tracks were bidding the camp farewell with a promise of returning with dividends… let’s just say part of the dividends is what sparked this interview.

With upcoming videos, album release and concerts, Ada and her music sure ain’t playing!

She hit the scene under LoveWorld Records as party of the vision of the label to launch dynamic and contemporary ministers of songs into the harvest field, a vision which according to her was accomplished. She released her first LP under the label. Haven left LoveWorld, she was signed on to FreeNation Inc as the flagship artiste of the label.

Ada has released “Bobo Me,” “I’m Rich,” “Oh Koko,” which featured Samsung, Eben, Protek,amongst others and she has said the album is due for release before the year runs out.

As we await the all these which Ada has revealed, I engaged Ada in a chat.The most astounding thing I found out is this; forget the swag, forget the pretty face and the vocal strength, this chick is not your regular artiste, she’s on fire for the Holy Ghost, every other thing you know about her is just a product of the former… still in doubt? Hear from Ada’s mouth!

IMG_2675SelahAfrik: Hello Ada, can we get to meet the real you? Tell us about your background, childhood, where you hail from, family, etc?

Ada: My name is Ada Ehi, I’m a minister, a faithful witness for Jesus, wife,  mother, daughter, sister, friend and artiste. I was brought up in a Christian home , the 2nd of 4 children. Grew up surrounded by music and creativity.

SelahAfrik: Haven Studied Chemical and Polymer Engineering at the Lagos State University, how come you opted for music?

Ada: Well, music was and will always be my first choice. My parents are well read and believe very much in education. They never forced any of us in any direction but ensured we were well schooled and for that, I’m eternally grateful.

SelahAfrik: Did you ever practised with your certificate?

Ada: Naaaaaaah!

SelahAfrik: Tell us the details, your encounter with Believers LoveWorld fellowship while on campus and how it transformed your talent into a ministry.

Ada: I met Pastor Chris on campus through his messages and materials. The word of God came to me very differently, I came to understand the new creation, and the ministry of reconciliation. My life changed forever. I have a revelation of Jesus that transcends the letter and a daily communion of the holy Ghost that is most divine, tangible and eternal. (whoo! That’s deep Ada ). My results confirm my message… kabayeeeee (speaking in tongues), I could go on man… I’m a preacher! glory! (If I wrote it exactly how she expressed it, y’all would think I done lost my mind… hehehe) I’m full of Joy unspeakable (…obviously Ada… obviously!)

SelahAfrik: Your song are mostly declarative, have you had any testimony from people whose lives where touched by these songs, tell us about that.

Ada: I told you am a preacher, am a product of the word of God and as Jesus spoke and speaks so me do I, I speak… I Spoke… I’m speaking… Yes of course, numerous testimonies, salvation, healing, renewed mindsets, name it, I declare the word and the word ALWAYS PRODUCES, NO MATTER WHO, WHAT, WHEN OR WHERE (I just can’t help but to leave that in caps… Ada is on fire!), most profoundly, the number of testimonies of people, young and old, white, black and brown saved from attempted suicide after listening to some of my songs.

 

SelahAfrik: We’ve heard quite a number of singles from you, when can we finally have your album?

 

IMG_4560Ada: This year, it’s in the final stages… dates are not precise for now.

SelahAfrik: “I’m Rich” seems to be making the most impact amongst your recent releases, should we be expecting a video for the song

Ada: Yes!

SelahAfrik: As one of the InnerCity MissionAmbassador, tell us about InnerCity Mission and your role.

Ada: I love this topic… firstly visitwww.theinnercitymission.org for more details (Okay… Done!). The InnerCity mission is an outreach ministry of Christ Embassy that picks homeless and abandoned children off the streets, educates, rehabilitates ,ministers and nourishes them spiritually and physically. My role as a goodwill ambassador is to let more people know about us and to hopefully get you involved because at the end of the day as my pastor says: “every child is your child”

SelahAfrik: What prompted your move fromLoveWorld Records which released your first LP“undenied” to FreeNation Inc?

Ada: I am and will always be an artiste of loveworldrecords. The mission was to discover, build and send forth a unique and new set of music ministers into harvest field. They succeeded. Voila! Here I am! FreeNation Inc is an indie label, and I am their pioneer Artiste.

SelahAfrik: I love the song “Oh Koko,” I think it’s one of the most creative gospel song right now but please, what is the meaning?

Ada: “Oh Koko” means wonder (laughs) …thanks, we’re just bragging about our lives – master pieces of the craftsmanship of God, we are saying, have you seen what He made? Wonder Wonder Wonder! (plugging my earpiece to re-listen)

ada_bobo_meSelahAfrik: We just did an article on you where we talked about your exceptional beauty, can you tell us how you have manage to stay this exceptional, even as a mother and wife. Do you have a beauty therapy that keeps you looking this good?

Ada: (Laughs), how much will u pay, (laughs), firstly I’m a happy person… Joy, I workout sometimes, and thirdly, music not forgetting I’m in love… thanks for the complements. My head is ballooned now Oh

SelahAfrik: What’s your beauty routine getting ready for a ministration, event or red carpet?

 Ada: Mehn , I just try you know, I like to do what I like and look good in much more than keeping with trend. Then, for Ministrations… I roar in tongues!

 SelahAfrik: Do you work with stylist?

 Ada: Yes, I have an exceptional stylist, am sure she is feeling cool now reading this (laughs) .

SelahAfrik: What’s in your makeup bag?

Ada: (Chuckles), that bag is full sha

SelahAfrik: Which makeup item can you not leave home without?

Ada: None oh. I used to be a tom boy oh, so I’m upcoming in this department oh (seriously? [raises eyebrow] You had me fooled)

SelahAfrik: What’s your most comfortable outfit?

Ada: Baggies.

SelahAfrik: What is the most favourite amongst the items in your closet?

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Ada and hubby, Moses Ehi

Ada: I have a lot of favourites though… a lot of cherished gifts, especially from my Bobo (I’m humming“Bobo Me” on Ada’s behalf).

 SelahAfrik: Do you have a signature fragrance?

 Ada: Mbaaa… Mbaaanu, if they pay me, maybe… but I will still add join.

SelahAfrik: Tell us about your family, how do you juggle being a wife and a mother with your ministry?

Ada: I have the best… the most understanding and supportive family. God is so good to me oh, everything I asked for and more, my father gave to me. The Holy Ghost does it all.

SelahAfrik: Any upcoming event, project, single, we should know about?

Ada: many, plenty, numerous, its plenty o, but I love the surprise thingy… but you all know my album is loading and the live in Botswana Concert featuring Frank Edwards and other artiste, also Charmain2DL just released a single where I featured so there you go. Lookout for new videos too.

SelahAfrik: Please give an advice to pretty females like you out there who are yet to encounter Jesus, use your testimony to encourage them.

Ada: Beauty (chuckles), is vanity, just like flower, it blossoms and fades, and no matter how beautiful you are, someone, somewhere is more beautiful. A lot of beautiful women are dead! what we remember is the impact they made! A good name outlives beauty. If you don’t have Jesus, your beauty cannot move a mountain, mine can, #justsaying.

SelahAfrik: Okay Ada, It’s time for you to make your shout out!

Shout out to everyone, Everyone born of God. Most Respect and love to Jesus my Lord and Saviour, Bros Jay Sir, your girl is forever loyal. Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Sir, I salute you, thanks for teaching me the word of God and raising in me a Nation for Jesus. My kids, My husband and Friend Moses, I love you. To Every Minister of the Gospel, Cheer up, the word is working… BOOM!

New: Chris Shalom Reveals Title Of Forthcoming 6th Studio Album!

New: Chris Shalom Reveals Title Of Forthcoming 6th Studio Album!

Gospel music minister Chris Shalom is ready for the release of his 6th Studio album titled “My Beautifier”.

After the release of the 5th studio album “You are the Reason”, the Golden Voice, aka Chris Shalom embarked on the “Worship in Every Place” series. From the series, singles such as “My Beautifier”, Dry Bones are Rising” were birthed and has now translated into the 6th studio album.

“My Beautifier” was not just successful in statistics with close to 2 million views on Youtube, but the impact rippled across the world, garnering feedback and testimonies. Little wonder Chris Shalom chose to name the 6th studio album after the track.

The new album will form the body of work that makes up chapter 2 of the “Alive in Worship” series. “You are the Reason” album, which is the chapter 1 was released in 2015. The wave-making album contains singles such as “Power Belongs to You”, “God of Miracles & Wonders”, “Unto the King”, amongst others.

Chris Shalom will reveal more details on the forthcoming 6th studio album in the coming days. Keep your eyes peeled!

Connect:
 
Twitter: @shalom_chris
Instagram: @ministerchrisshalom
Facebook: Chris Shalom

New: Black Sheep Of The Month: Billy Graham

Black Sheep Of The Month: Billy Graham

For the month of March, we want to highlight the amazing and inspiring Billy Graham. This amazing man was an American evangelist who preached all over the world leading millions, possibly billions to Christ. He served as a spiritual advisor to the U. S. presidents (Harry S. Truman to Barack Obama) and was vehemently against segregation at a time when a notion like that wasn’t very popular.

And though he had been so well known for so many years (and most definitely a name in my household), the first time I ever actually started to pay attention to him was when I first saw his TED Talk in 2010 (recorded 1998). I honestly thought it very interesting that they let a Christian preacher speak to people who seemed to focus a lot more on the technological and economic aspects of humanity, not always necessarily the spiritual.

In his 26 minute talk, he spoke about three problems technology cannot fix – human evil, human suffering, and death. He elaborated on each point referencing famous scientists like Einstein and biblical figures like David. And in a room full of philosophers, engineers and scholars, stood flat footed and claimed that David answered the three dilemmas with one passage.

Psalm 23:4: “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
Billy Graham lived a life of consistent evangelism and commitment to Christ and Christ’s people. He was bold and unwavering in his mission to proclaim the gospel to any and all who would hear it. He showed us all how to counter the culture and stay peculiar.
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