Uprising Nigerian Gospel artist Zack Dekera, who formerly based in Port Harcourt took to the media to send a striking message to his fellow gospel artists in the Nigerian industry. After facing some tough challenges that shook his ministry and family, Zack goes on soul searching and seeks to inspire and teach others what he has learned from his journey.
Zack Dekera is a lead singer with COZA workforce at Port Harcourt campus. He started his music career at age 20. Hosted 11 gospel concerts since 2007, tagged “The Truth”. He has two major singles to his credit. “TAKING OVER” AND “Lokuchina”
He is a graduate in mathematics/computer science. A Gospel singer married to Anita Dekera with son -Dewan Dekera.
He was once working with Intels Nigeria Ltd at Onne Port Harcourt as a CCTV operator. There he was able sponsor his music passion effectively and affected lives as well. But when the country entered recession making many companies to reduce staff strength he was affected. He shares;
“I ventured into palm oil business with some money I got from company so as to have sustaining income for family while he searched for another. But got duped along the line which left me no choice than to sell my car and some house appliances so as to travel out of the country in search for greener pastures. Along the line I got duped too by agents. I had no choice but to send my pregnant wife and son to stay with my mother in-law in Delta State, while I relocated from PH to Lagos since the house we lived in was already expired by two years.
I applied so many places for job to no avail. In order to keep things rolling for the family I decided to do laborer jobs to get daily pay.“
He took to his Facebook page to post a video of himself with pictures. Advising many out there that;
There is difference between ARCHIVED SUCCESS and BEING SUCCESSFUL
“For my family and music, i am not ashamed to start all over again, i am ready to do anything positive to keep my dream”
He went further to release a video where he advised two set of people:
1.All budding singers, artiste, actors and
2. Those at top of their career. Here is a transcript from the video :
He further shares;
“some people wait to die and be in Hell fire before they seek who would advice their beloved on earth, i choose to be Zack Dekera; who in my hell situation here on earth, cry out my advice to two set of people today” First set of people My fellow upcoming singers, musicians, artiste, actors, stop begging to be known, to be heard or to fulfill your purpose., stop pursuing people to carry you along. All that ends up reducing your value and worth. If i may ask who wants to help you? Is it the Pastor, Music director, church members, celebrity? Or abi this people aint humans who need help too ni? I remember in 2011 i asked my pastor for N5000 to execute a music proposal i had then and he asked me if i was a member of the church. That was his way of shelving me aside. My advice, start with what you have, where you are, those around you and be consistent. God alone will find you when you are strategic, Truthful and Dedicated Second set of people i will advice in my Hell situation *Those of you who think you’ve made it to the top, look around me very well. This i am passing now and something similar is real. I once used to work and earn real comfortably to sponsor my music career and family. I have hosted big music events before nw, dropped two singles as well but when recession came, i lost my Job, Had to sell my car, sell some properties just to feed wife and son..”
In his video he clearly stated, that everyone should learn to;
1. Be strategic with Gods word when you achieve success
2. Be truthful to Gods word when u achieve success
3. Be dedicated to Gods plan and purpose for your life. Don’t digress
The profound lesson
1. We should learn to start with what we have and wherever we are.
2. We should learn to depend on God for uplifting.
3. We should learn to save and invest as well assist others grow well.
When all these are done you live a successful life and won’t end up in bad times and situations, just like he did.