By Toby Prince
Founder of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministry Onitsha, Emeka Odumeje, is rapidly infiltrating the Nigerian social media space with his eccentric style.
Rated the world’s 24th most religious nation and top on the continent, Nigeria flaunts a large pool of preachers and worship centres.
With almost 100 million, the West African country has the sixth-most Christian population behind the United States, Brazil, Russia, Mexico and the Philippines.
It is unrivalled in Africa, with a population that outnumbers Ghana, Sierra Leone, Gambia and Liberia combined.
This perhaps explains the alarming surge in persons who claim to be ‘anointed’, planting approximately 200,000 centres.
These days, you can barely thrust a cat without hitting one.
However, nothing close to ‘Odumeje’ has been beheld in time past.
Although with a modest appearance, he is charismatic, controversial and weird.
Here are six things to know about the Anambra-based clergyman.
1. Prophet Odumeje born Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere hails from Orlu in Imo State but resides in Onitsha, Anambra State.
2. He Started Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention Deliverance Ministry Onitsha, on 10th September 2010 as deliverance ministry in a public yard at No 14 osumu street Odakpu, Onitsha, from where it was moved to Okija hall and subsequently to Arondizuogu hall, all in Odakpu, Anambra State.
3. He is popular with the nickname “Odumeje the lion himself” and “liquid metal”
4. The church has moved to its permanent site at No. 88 Bida road Fegge, Onitsha, having over 20,000 seating capacity.
5. He is happily married with kids, however, he shields his family from the media.
6. He claimed to have resurrected a dead woman in a video which went viral in 2017.