Legendary singer, Chief Dr. Bongos Ikwue has reportedly embraced Christianity as his religion, and has been commissioned an evangelist. The singer who is known for his popular hit song ‘Rooster Crow at Dawn’ had in the past said he doesn’t doubt the existence of God but hates religion and will never go to church. His guiding mantra had always been: “The only sin is laziness, the only religion is hard work.” Bongos Ikwue now a ‘born again’ Evangelist.
According to reports, the highlife musician, who was alleged to have been in a romantic relationship with wife of Nigeria’s former military dictator, Mrs. Maryam Babangida, recently made the decision to ‘accept Christ’ at the thanksgiving service put together by his family to celebrate his birthday on Saturday, July 8, 2017.
Bongos Ikwue now a ‘born again’ Evangelist
The Methodist Arch Bishop of Otukpo Diocese, Most Reverend Oliver Proclaimed him an Evangelist and changed his name to Ebenezer at the Norcross Memorial Methodist Church in Otukpo, Benue State.
Narrating the incident, a preacher in Benue State, Pastor Abel Uloko said: “This is the turning Point, 10 days ago, in the company of my beloved wife, we joined hundreds other people to the Thanksgiving Service in honour of Dr. Bongos Ikwue as he turned his heart over to the Lord.
“My joy knew no bounds as The Methodist Arch Bishop of Otukpo Diocese, Most Reverend Oliver proclaimed/ commissioned him as an Evangelist with a new name, Ebenezer.
“Interestingly, when I took to the stage to address the attendees at the reception and recount my 23 year old history and holy adventure with him, he corrected me when I addressed him as Dr. Ebenezer Bongos Ikwue, he charged at me for omitting his Ecclesiastical Title.
“I had to address him correctly, Evangelist Dr. Ebenezer Bongos Ikwue.
“To God be the Glory forevermore! God is still in the business of changing lives and calling men to Himself. Friends, do not give up on anybody, for me and Bongos, it took 23 years after I preached Jesus to him for him to come to repentance. Just keep Lifting up the name of Jesus and He will draw men unto Himself,” he said.
Meanwhile, fans and friends of the singer have been congratulating him on his recent decision.