Dr, Elijah Ogbuokiri is a preacher of God’s gospel, a philanthropist to the core, a business man and a gospel singer. Recently clocked 65 years and decided lunch an album along side a befitting event center in a very serene environment in Abuja.
Speaking to the entertainer, Dr. Elijah speaks about his life at 65,his new album and more…
What’s your name and what do you do for a living aside music?
I am a chartered accountant, professional Manager and preacher of the gospel of Christ and I also have a very big event center in the heart of the federal capital territory.
You are a philanthropist with a great sense of humor. Sir, where do you see such fund to find humanity?
Firstly, I give what I have and as it is in the Charity organization, donations come from people with a mind of wanting to help and they are all being used for philanthropical purposes. Okay.
What is the title of your newly released album?
“Life is good when in Christ” is the title and It has 3 tracks which are 1) Life is good. 2) God a stronghold. 3) Bia chimu bia.
How best do you relax?
I meditate and listen to music and pray.
Do you feel accomplished at 65?
Yes, I do. A whole lot has happened especially in form of growth and change and I’m grateful.
You launched an event center on your 65th birthday. What inspired that?
The inspiration came from the need to provide a comfortable place for event managers and their clients who desire classic and standard event places. The event place is called ELYROSE EVENT CENTER and is located at plot 674 gaduwa district along prince ebeano road near gada market junction, blue and white tent ABUJA.
What inspired all the tracks in the album?
The tracks were given to me at different times and form of my life so I thought to compose them properly and share as a Gospel.
What prompted you to bring a philanthropist?
The love of giving and helping people became part of me and I see it as a privilege to carry.
What is your new age correcting in your life?
65 years is just shaping me in knowledge and wisdom and the will of God.
How best would you describe Jesus to unbelievers around you?
The only way to a secured eternity. The bible says heaven and earth will pass away but his world will never pass away. So hold on to the word which is God and he came to the world through his son Jesus which later became Christ.