Prophet Chukwuemeka Odumeje is unarguably one of the most talked about spiritual figures in Nigeria. His exotic approach to conducting miracle sessions has been the subject of huge debate that has led many to doubt his genuineness as a true man of God.
However, Prophet Chukwuemeka Odumeje who used to be a struggling leather designer on the streets of Onitsha, insists that he is genuine and credits his mother’s unyielding prayers as the source of his powers. According to him, while struggling to survive, his “kind and loving mother” had a vision of him becoming a great prophet of God, and she relentlessly backed it up with prayers and fasting, for the divine arrest of her son.
While his mother was busy praying and fasting for the realization of her revelation, the young Odumeje preoccupied himself with music and football, so passionately that he aspired to be either a musical or football legend.
But his mother’s prayers began to catch up with Odumeje at age 19 when according to him God visited him and made him know that he was going to be used like Gideon in the bible, and that he was going to become a mighty prophet of valour, “who will deliver his people from the captivity of the devil.”
The Prophet shot into fame with his flambuoyant miracles and his meme-worthy videos. Some of his most prominent and popular videos show him calling himself names like “Indaboski, liquid metal and lion.”
He is most loved by young folks who see him as a source of entertainment, rather than a source of spiritual guidance. However, he has his core spiritual base in his Onitsha-based church where he mingles with the elites of Nollywood.