Chioma Jesus: How God is saving souls through my campus tour
Mrs. Amaka Okwuoha is a well-known Nigerian female gospel artiste. Many Nigerians know her, as Chioma Jesus, but little did they know that she has been going from one campus to the other delivering Nigerian youths from the fetters of cultism, evil addictions, drug abuse, immorality, among other vices. In an interview with journalists recently, Chioma Jesus disclosed that her campus experience and ministry had enabled students to denounce cultism and made their ways right with Jesus Christ. According to her, that experience paved way for mentorship and self-development. The female gospel sensation, who released her first album in 2003 said she has found her purpose in life and winning souls has become her lifestyle.
“It has been awesome. The campus tour has become part of me; I dream, sleep, talk and pray about it. The impact has been wonderful. The vision came with so much conviction. Initially, I didn’t know how to start. But I remembered that God will always back you up anytime He gives you a vision,” she said.
Not happy that Satan is destroying the souls of Nigerian youths in campuses, the female gospel artiste said: “We are losing our youths to cultism, evil addictions, hard drugs, immorality, and other vices. But via this campus tour, we have had students denounce cultism and many giving their lives to Christ and turning a new leaf. We even empowered students and mentor them in their God-given talents to the glory of God.”
Speaking on her next project, Chioma Jesus noted: “I am so excited about what is coming, I won’t talk much about it. But the world is about to be ‘Chiomalised.’ God gave me the song titled, ‘Chioma Jesus.’ Chioma means Good God, it is a song and the title of my first album, and Chioma glorified His Son, Jesus, in that song. Twenty years after the release, the world is still singing the song.
“The testimonies are countless; we have recorded outstanding testimonies in all our meetings, ranging from how God visits families, giving those trusting God for children — twins, triplets and so on. There are also testimonies of financial open doors, divine international connections, healing, among others. They are so numerous to mention; all the glory goes to God.”
Commenting on the errors some young ministers commit in ministry, she said: “The inability to stay in the area of their calling is a major error in the gospel music. Don’t try to be someone when God has made you unique, everyone that is doing well in music, is unique. Years ago they said I won’t make it with my “Ariaria” music that I am too local. But by the help of the Holy Spirit, we kept pushing and working hard, today, the world is calling us to come and sing the “Ariaria” songs.
“As much as God gives you a song or calls you into the music ministry, while you write, rehearse, don’t forget that holiness and righteousness is the bedrock of unhindered presence of God. How far can a music gospel minister go without the presence of God? Stay humble; serve diligently, especially in your local church. God planted you there for a reason.”
When asked the type of songs that should be produced for Nigerians, especially with the current situation in the country, Chioma Jesus responded by urging fellow gospel artistes to produce songs that are loaded with messages of hope, peace, love and above all, songs that would make people depend on their creator and maker.
She said: “A song that comes with a message of hope, peace, love, and total dependence on God, even as much as we believe things will get better, we won’t stop working hard at it.
“This is a time to be close to God, it has nothing to do with your religion; it has everything to do with your relationship with the One that created you, if the system fails, God will never fail. Love has always prevailed, let us show more love and do not forget God is Love.”
On the challenges faced on her way to stardom, Amaka Okwuoha, said: “Rejection; some people did not believe in me, but I did not allow that to bother me. I just rested on the wings of the One that has called me. God was all I needed and I got more than of Him.
“No doubt, I spent time in my secret place with God, and because we were building the largest worship city in West Africa, sometimes, I attend to other matters, but I have never left the scene…”
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