A DAY OUT WITH PROPHET ISRAEL OLADELE OGUNDIPE

 

There is a general perception that Celestial Church of Christ has a different set of practices which do not align with mainstream Christianity, but one man is changing the paradigm.

Recently, we had the opportunity and privilege to be not only in the presence of greatness but in the corridors of the anointed.  His name is Prophet Oladele Israel Ogundipe.

“Prophet Dele”, as he is fondly called, is the shepherd in charge of Genesis Global, a ministry within the commission of the Celestial Church of Christ. He has been tagged the founder of the model type of celestial church with some urban appeal. The order of service, the atmosphere, the music and the posh- looking church interior and exterior pass off the feel of being in a model Pentecostal church. His style of preaching and belief is far from your typical Cele Church.

Coming from a very poor background and with little education,  Israel Oladele Ogundipe has been able to build a modern Christian assembly that appeals to the young and upwardly mobile. Genesis global has over 10,000 registered members from Nigeria and around the world.

We spent his 43rd birthday with him, family, friends and church members. Woli Dele as he is fondly called in Yoruba by the elderly, who are his parishioners, narrated how he started and what inspired his brand of white garment church during some of our conversations.

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Audio + Lyric Video: Sarah Anthony – Fire

 

Music minstrel and songwriter Sarah Anthony is out with a brand New Single “Fire” A powerful song of worship delivered with great vocal dexterity. This song will definitely move you to worship. The song was produced by Oc-Mix.

Sarah a professional back up singer who has done background vocals for several Artistes, started her music career with the Faith Dynamite Voices of the Foundation Faith Church, Port-Harcourt at age 15. Having been influenced by the likes of Vicki Yohe, Juanita Bynum, and Cece Winans. 

She believes music (worship) should be a lifestyle which she strives to live daily by the grace of God. Her love for Ministry and music has propelled her to strive towards excellence in her career. With a distinct and captivating voice that stirs the Spirit and causes men to instantly worship God, she desires that her spirit-filled songs will touch the lives of countless listeners/audiences throughout Nigeria and the world at large.

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MUSIC: NOELLA – NOTHING ELSE

 

Known for delivering soul-lifting worship songs, minstrel Noella is out with a new song “Nothing Else” to celebrate her birthday. This birthday is truly a remarkable one for me. I have not lived too long but yet lived long enough to fully come to the realization that everything is a loss without Jesus Christ. This is my heartfelt message to the world. In Christ I have found life and purpose… nothing else matters!
Verse 1:
I have one desire, and that will I seek
To behold your beauty, and enquire in your temple
I long for nothing else(4×)Chorus:
I wanna be like you, talk like you
Think like you do and, walk like you
(Repeat Chorus)

Verse 2:
Help me to know and show, your love to the world
And loving you with all that I am
I long for nothing else (4x)

(Repeat Chorus)

Bridge: If I live, it’s got to be (for) you
If I breathe, it’s got to be (for) you
Its for you
If I live, it’s got to be (for) you
Oche ka oche it’s got to be (for) you
Agabaidu eh… it’s got to be (for) you
Adah kum oh…it’s got to be (for) you… oh!

(Repeat bridge; sing till fade)

NEW MUSIC: OGE – ”ODI UKO NA MBA”

 

Ogechukwu Elizabeth is a sensational minstrel whose passion is solely singing and she is committed to the lifestyle of sincere worship to God. She hails from the eastern part of Nigeria. Discovered her singing and writing skills at the age of 14. She is graced to lead the people into an atmosphere of intense worship.

A talented spoken word artist, teacher, and counselor. She has a diverse repertoire of music genres such as Rock, Jazz, Highlife, Reggae, Hip-hop, contemporary worship/praise, and metal.

The artist who influences Ogechukwu includes; Kim Burell, Onos Ariyo, Donnie McClurkin, Whitney Houston, Todd Dulaney and Jennifer Hudson.

Ogechukwu adores nature and always makes an effort improving on them, she loves to create something out of nothing and practically loves cooking.

Born to sing and not just breed great singers but sincere worshippers who would worship God in Spirit and in Truth. For Oge, Music is the second god after her creator.

“I am simply in Love with Music and would never get tired. Writing songs and poems as well as ministering them gives me extreme joy.”

Ogechukwu Elizabeth- An Amazing life and musical career still being written…

What inspired the song (Odi uko na mba)

Odi uko na mmba came as a result of my great search on finding an entity on earth who Equates God, considering his personality, his ways, and deeds . Great heros and legends have come and gone , made remarkable marks yet none compares to him . I simply gave him Odi uko na mmba because he is rare to find amongst the living and he is simply one in a million.

 

 

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Lyrics of (Odi uko na mba)

Chorus

Oduko na mmba you alone are God o

Oduko na mmba you rule the world ×2

Verse

I’ve come this far because of you

I am what I am all because of you

Echeta Obi esiemu ike

I’ve seen both the great and small

Yet none compares to you

All knowing God o

Dependable God o

Sufficient God

I’ve found none like you

Ammamma amasiamasi

You are bigger than what people call you

Asoro mata se

Eleburu ikeè

Chorus

Oduko na mmba you alone are God o

Oduko na mmba you rule the world×2

Vamp

(All) Oduko na mmba

(Call) one in a million

(All) Oduko na mmba

(Call) that’s what I call you o God

(All) Oduko na mmba

(Call) cos I’ve gone to and fro

(All) Oduko na mmba

(Call) Nobody like you o God

(All) Oduko na mmba

(Call) You are the great and mighty God

(All) Oduko na mmba

(Call) You are sovereign God

(All) Oduko na mmba

(Call) There’s nobody like you o God

(All) Oduko na mmba

(Call) Echeta obi esiemu ike

(All) Oduko na mmba

(Call) Okwagi bunu isì nken ndu

(All) Oduko na mmba

(Call) Anya ne le uwa le

(All) Oduko na mmba

(Call) Great and mighty God

(All) Oduko na mmba

(Call) you are the lion of the tribe of Judah

(All) Oduko na mmba

(Call) Nobody×3 is like you o God

(All) Oduko na mmba

One in a million o God ×4

Music: Manister – My Body

 

Gospel Music Minister “Ogunsakin Ayokunle Oluwasina” widely known by his stage name “Manistar” is Out with This hit single “My Body”. He is a seasoned Worshipper, Prolific Song Writer, Dynamic Vocalist.
His previously released single “My Everything” is still heating up the airwaves and now He is back with another power Jam that will get you dancing and Praising God.
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Music: Ryta Ritche – “Beautiful God”

 

BEAUTIFUL GOD “Okorobia di mma” is a song that tells of the true and comprehensive nature of God in his might.

“Okorobia” means handsome man and God is beautifully handsome, full of strength and might. When God shows up as young, full of strength and might, every other thing bows. So, worshipping with a true understanding of the likes of the God you are worshipping, gives you more reason why he deserves to be worshipped.

 

 

 

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Easy Steps On How To Build Your First 1,000 Loyal Fans – Kulqee

Facts With Kulqee: Easy Steps on How to Build Your First 1,000 Loyal Fans

 

The aim of every entertainer is to build a cultic or loyal fan base. It is the number of fans an entertainer has that determines his/her pays. Thus, calculating the sales made by an entertainer is equivalent to his/her fan base. With this said, building a loyal fan base is key. By saying a loyal fan base, I mean; fans that are dedicated to you and your contents and appreciates every work of yours. It is one to have a fan, it is another to retain the fan and make them loyal to you.

The entertainment industry is getting crowded (even though there is still space to accommodate many), thus it takes a lot of creativity, strategy, consistency, uniqueness, and dedication to make an impact in the industry. Selling yourself is the bottom-line so it requires a lot of energy to sell a unique product to the market, as you will need to appeal to the market, get them to accept your product or compete with the trend hoping to break in. Either way, these simple steps will help you cultivate at least 1,000 loyal fans when effectively utilized.

 

1. ADVERTISE YOURSELF.

Every entertainer is an ambassador of his brand. He or she represents all his or her brand is about, guess this is why people tend to despise your contents when they hate you. Mind you when I say do not let people hate you, I mean when they hate on you for messing up or pride etc. If they hate you for jealousy or sth never mind, they more your haters like the one EFE has, the more you get sustained. As everyone is going to be criticizing you and thus make you the talk of the town. This generates more fans and boosts the confidence of your already existing fans

Therefore, you need to properly portray your brand. Be active on the scene when events are happening. Do it in a way you will not look desperate or lame but rather noticed. Just being noticed may not seem like a breakthrough but, the more you’re seen, the more people will begin to wonder who you are – leading to conversations and questions that will draw them close to your craft and bi-products.

Eventually, building relationships with people, playing the “good guy game” and getting their attention. This is what happens when good companies try to advertise their products; they don’t ask people to check out their products, they GIVE THEM REASONS TO HAVE THEIR PRODUCTS. Give then reasons to support you. Nobody will support your hustle if there is nothing exceptional about your personality. Do you know people are doing you a favor being your fan? Therefore, you have to give them reasons to render such favor. Every fan you have (or will have) is making an investment in you. They are investing time, money, energy and their reputation- and it’s your job to make them feel it is a good investment. In other words, be LOYAL to your fans…

2. PACKAGE YOURSELF

You have to package yourself in a way the market won’t have a choice than to buy your product. It has been an established fact that nobody fans poverty. Therefore, appealing to pity will only ruin things. You might end up getting their pity and help for a while to help your broke life but once you have the funds; they will be like “we’re done saving your ass”. So you definitely need to package yourself and APPEAR RICH or WELL TO DO as you mustn’t be in a real sense.

Consistently pushing your image and brand by dishing out QUALITY bi-products, HD photos, Video Clips, Interview sessions, will definitely help. You obviously need to keep stepping up. Many Nigerians despise Nigerian Television Association NTA because they’ve refused to change their jingles, video quality, and studio appearance. This being said, you need to show your investors (fans) that you are progressing and their investment is actually yielding results.

Most people don’t follow artists because they love their songs but cos they like their imagery which is their fashion sense, crazy dope pictures etc….The difference between sachet water and bottle water is packaging. More respect to offering to the later because of packaging. So in building your first 1,000 fan base, playing with imagery and packaging is vital

 

3. EXPORT YOURSELF

You cannot be an Ajah artiste for years. It is obviously a crime to keep being an Enugu artiste or whatever town or location you are. Leverage, connect and collaborate. Think expansion always. Being stagnant and roaming around a box or a locale in no distant time will make even your very first fans i.e family and friends see you as a joke. The entertainment industry is built on a blockchain called relationship. Connecting is key. Learn to offer a heart before asking for a hand. Do not go to people asking for help, rather seek for what services you can offer. Now when I say connection, I necessary don’t mean worshiping the rich guys and trampling on the average guys. Anybody can be rich in the next second. A single hook can blow up someone. They cannot link you up if you weren’t nice. So you got to be nice. People are fanning your person. Building your first 1,000 fans requires you to push out yourself in the good sense. You might not have the funds to collaborate but relating and leveraging properly can do a lot for you.

Please note, these steps will only replicate the above results if your product, which is your talent and personality, is marketable. That is to say, you need to work on yourself to maximize these steps.

 

Article Written By Onyema Courage @iam_kulqee On Twitter/Instagram