ArtHouse:Asu Ekiye, Percy-Paul, Others To Launch Audio Bible
Notable Nigerian gospel music stars, including Asu Ekiye, Panam Percy Paul, Samsong and Solomon Lange will join other music acts to perform at the launch of audio bible billed for July 18, 2015 at Congress Hall of Nicon Hilton, Abuja, starting from 1pm.
Dike Chukwumerije, son of late Senator Chukwumerije, would also dish out soul-inspiring poems as well as renowned Prof. Herbert Wilson. Also, former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has confirmed attendance for the July 18 event.
Meanwhile, Nollywood buffs Ejike Asiegbu, Larry Koldsweat and Zack Orji are among the celebrity partners of the project and would help in propagating the audio bible to the public.
While speaking at a media briefing held recently in Abuja to herald the event, General Overseer of Christos International Worship Centre, Abuja, David Ogudu has described the event as a day of fun. Ogudu, who is also the producer of the audio bible said, “It’s going to be a day of music, comedy and spiritual rejuvenation.”
The languages for the audio bible include Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Efik, Ibibio, Ebira, Idoma, Tiv, Igala, Urhobo, Itshekiri, Okrika, Ijaw, Benin, Gbagi, Gwari, Fulani, Ogoni and Pidgin English.
“We are working on producing in other languages after we have seen how this one goes because the sole aim is to win souls for God, but we are trusting God for partnership from government, Ministry of Education, multinational bodies and international bible societies to help the distribution to all nooks and crannies because we would be holding crusades in any part of the country that speaks the particular language in the audio bible with our celebrity partners.”
Ogudu got his calling at age 19 while studying Chemical Engineering at the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State, on June 11, 1994. “So I had to leave school for the All Nations For Christ Bible Institute owned by late Bishop Benson Idahosa,” he stated.
“Coincidentally, I had a vision where I saw myself shipping bibles; so, I guess God wanted me to get involved in this project since 21 years ago.”
The objectives of the audio bible are to get the word to the unreached in their own language, to get the word to the illiterate, weak and old, to cause a word revival over the country, to restore dying languages and bring dignity back as a people and as a nation.
Also, the project serves as a bridge builder for unity in Nigeria, to bring back joy to the aged via the word, to spread the word through airwaves in local languages so that farmers, fisher men, artisans, people in the rural areas will have access to God’s word in their languages, to bring healing and deliverance and salvation to the unsaved and to promote and preserve our cultural heritage and values as a people and as a race.
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