Tuesday, July 30, 2013


It is now common place to find videos and pictures of young Nigerian ladies stripped, beaten and sexually molested by fellow citizens for stealing phones and other petty things. In regular societies, with sane and normal individuals, such people are handed over to the police for further action.

Remember the 4 young men who were brutally and, even more sickening, wrongly murdered in the most barbaric, hideous and appalling fashion in Aluu community of Rivers state, Nigeria.
One begins to wonder if our society is any different from those of the stone and dark ages, where human beings lived ruthless and vicious lives.


Appropriate laws must be formulated, as well as accompanying enforceable punishments served. Perverted and profane individuals who latch on to such occasions to gratify their dysfunctional sexual appetite as well as primitive persons who pride themselves in dehumanising other citizens, MUST face the full weight the law.

However, it is sad that even the senate, at the moment, is promulgating laws that would only seek to intensify and proliferate sexual immorality and aggression. But we must not recede in our pursuit of moral and sexual chastity, equity and justice.

If our country is to truly develop and live out her potentials as a nation, then the value of the human life and dignity, a part from our faith in God, must be central to our belief system, such that it shapes and guides government policies, plans, actions and interpersonal relations.

Nigeria is not a big Zoo of animals struggling for survival. it should be a country of civilised human beings in pursuit of destiny.

Please forward this to your friends, colleagues, family and fellow citizens until it becomes a major agenda on the socio-political discuss.

 (I got this as a BB Broadcast moments ago and felt to share as requested!)


Monday, July 29, 2013

Celebrating Great Musicians | JERRY OMOLE

JERRY OMOLE is a Lagos-Nigeria based multi-instrumentalist, an internationally acclaimed musician, a motivational speaker and a workshop/seminar facilitator, who decided to major on the saxophone over twelve (12) years ago.  
He was taught how to play the Recorder at the age of six (6). He started playing the Harmonica at the age of seven (7) and picked up the Trumpet at the age of nine (9). His success began at an early age of ten (10) years when he won the Kogi State Boy’s Brigade “Best Trumpeter” award. 

Jerry started his first musical band “Royal International Band” (RIB) from where he proceeded to the University of Ilorin to study Electrical Engineering. This was a training ground for Jerry as well as a means of brandishing his talents.

He became the Christian Union music director (1999-2002) where he produced two of their albums “Altar of Praise” and the award winning “Glory of the Later House”. He also started the most famous JAZZ band on campus; (LIP) and it’s music academy (LIPMA).

Jerry picked up the saxophone in January 2002 and released his AMEN award winning maiden album titled ”Dancing Time” in September 2002. Several awards of different categories have been awarded to Jerry. These include; Best Instrumentalist of the year, (ELT award), Best Use of Instruments, (RTC award), Best Arrangement, (TLB) etc.

Jerry moved to Abuja after school In 2003 and went into music as a full time endeavor. He also started his dynamic band “THE SEEKERS” which within the space of seven (7) months took over the whole region with their unique fusion of Jazz and vocals in both Contemporary, Gospel and African genres
Over the years, Jerry and his band have been known for their versatile and creative ways of delivering various genres of music ranging from Jazz (Contemporary/African), R&B, Gospel, Old School Jams, Naija jams, Highlife, etc.    

In 2008, Jerry felt the need to take on a bigger territory and this led to his relocation to Lagos. Being in Lagos brought him in close working relationship with most Naija famous indigenous artistes and producers ranging from Lagbaja, MI, Cobhams, Asa, Duncan Mighty, Timaya, ID Kabassa, Wole Oni, Wole Adesanya etc to Midnight Crew, Infinity, Lara George, Kenny Kore, Tosin Marthins, Frank Edwards, Rooftop MCs, Jahdiel, Timi Dakolo, Omawumi, Nathaniel Bassey etc  

Band composition: The band features in various capacities as occasion demands. These include:
Duet : Lead sax and piano/keyboard (programming). (2 piece)
Quartet : Lead sax, drums, keyboard and bass. (4 piece)
Quintet : Lead sax, drums, keyboard, bass and guitar/backup horns. (5 piece)
Octet : Lead sax, drums, keyboard, bass, guitar/backup horns , 3 backup vocals. (8 piece)
Full Band : This includes an ‘’octet’ with full horns and percussion session.

Over the years Jerry Omole and the SEEKERS have played at different kinds of events including:
Corporate Events
British Airways, First Bank Plc, Dulux, Microsoft, Stanbic, IGI, Eko Atlantic, Access Bank, MTN, Total, Red Saphire etc
Government Functions
Aso Villa Annual Carol service, Rivers, Lagos and Bayelsa states Annual Thankgiving programme, Cross River State Carnival (with Panam Percy Paul & Ron Kenoly), Delta State Governor’s 25th Wedding Anniversary (February 2013) etc.
Jazz Events
MUSON Jazz Festival, Lagos Int’l Jazz festival, Jazz in the Manger etc.
Jerry Omole plays with the legendary Dr. Panam Percy Paul’s world famous band with whom he travels across  various African countries.

Jerry also worked with the world famous Ron Kenoly’s band with whom he toured across various African nations on two separate occasions (2007 & 2011); this further gave him more insight into international musicianship and ethics.

Other international artistes Jerry has been privileged to work with include: Lionel Peterson, Alvin Slaughter, Don Moen, Late lucky Dube, Chester Thomson, Adlan Cruz, Tom Brooks, Patrice Floyd (one of America’s finest violinist) and Najee just to mention a few.

In recent times, Jerry began to tour the world as an artiste in his own right with some of his band members, his music is so compelling and electrifying that they have visited some of these countries on more than two occasions. Few amongst these countries include: the South Africa, UK, Berlin, Sweden, Norway, Latvia, Netherlands, Denmark, Holland, Slovakia, Turkey etc.
At the time of this writing, Jerry and his team were currently booked for a US and Canadian tour. 

Jerry has four albums to his credit viz:

On the 8th of September 2012 Jerry took his pretty jewel, Queen Iyobosa Omole to the altar in marriage and they are now both blessed with two boys, Jesse-Patrick Omole and David-Praise Omole.

Contact details
Name: Mr Jerry Omole
Address: The Dome, End of Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos, Nigeria.
Telephone: +234 803 649 5921; +2348023017181; +2348030950911
Twitter : @jerryomole

Thursday, July 25, 2013

HELLO MONEY (My one-on-one chat with money) | NATHANIEL BASSEY

HELLO MONEY | (My one-on-one chat with money) | NATHANIEL BASSEY

Dear Money,

I greet you. I need to set somethings straight with you.

While I need you to do a lot of things in life, I want you to know you are not everything. God is everything.

You don't control me. I control you.

I don't serve you. You serve me.

You don't influence my mood, feelings or determine my actions in life. You will not set me at war with friends, family and acquaintances.

I may respect you, but not in awe of you,  I save you but will not hoard or stack you. I give you out but I don't waste you.

I invest you so I can have enough to Invest in God's kingdom, people and accomplish my purpose here on earth and not to brag about, and Idolize you.

I know you have been misunderstood. For instance, some think you are evil but the truth of the matter is you are not. It's the love and attention given to you that breeds evil.

So let it be known that I do not love you. My heart is exclusively for Jesus. Let's just maintain the Master-servant relationship we've always had. When I call, answer. Don't leave my wallet, pocket or account except I ask you to.

So dear money, while you are still relevant here on earth, serve me diligently because I won't be needing your services in heaven.

Talk to you later, bye.

Nathaniel Bassey

Monday, July 22, 2013


We often hear that music is not capable enough a career to cater for life's needs. But you know what? there could be nothing farther from the truth than this. Perhaps saying that musicians are not good enough managers of finances like other professionals may make a better argument.

One day I decided to carry out a personal research. I went to the bank, asking for a year's statement of accounts. What I found was staggering. I thought, "if you, Nat, developed enough wisdom and discipline to save just 25% of that income over four years, some of the worries won't be necessary." Sometimes, it's only a wisdom problem we have, that's all.

You see, the way we earn our own money as musicians may just be the reason why we have not developed that discipline or culture of saving. Unlike the regular office worker having a fixed cycle of income, the musician, especially itinerant music ministers, session and studio musicians, have got spontaneity of earnings in income and this could be misleading if not properly managed.

Now, this little savings is NOT what would sort all our life's dreams and visions, definitely not! But with a little more discipline in savings and spending, some frustrations that come with being broke and the inability or incapacity to carry out certain projects would have reduced drastically, while we await those massive breakthroughs that will turn our whole life around.

Personally, I decided to turn this tide. I opened what I called, "A DUMP ACCOUNT", this is strictly for saving funds. After my tithe, offerings, seeds (and believe me, I sow seeds), expenditures, I think it fair to save up some funds (which is very scriptural) for myself. With this, some projects are sorted out without stress, in addition to the support and help that God brings our path, by way of goodwill offerings and sponsorship from friends, families and well wishers.

Maybe you should try this little experiment. You may just be turning your life around. 


Nathaniel Bassey

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Worship Cycle | Nathaniel Bassey

That moment in worship when your heart encounters the reality of His Holiness and majesty.
Your eyes cannot hold it any longer and they give way to the steaming flood of tears gushing out.

Your knees lock into the ground, and your hands reach to the skies, as if to grab on him with a holy desperation. Then something best described as liquid love spreads like a blanket upon your heart. Your whole thought is filled with Him, leaving no room for another. Your mind ceases to wonder and stands in attention.

Your fears and cares fizzle away and his joy and peace settle in.
Suddenly He is no longer a figment of your imagination but a very tangible entity. You read about him, now you're knowing Him. The things you read of him begin to make deep spiritual sense. And as they do, this whole process intensifies the more, and sometimes you feel you're about to explode in divine ecstasy. 

It works out like a cycle, one I call the WORSHIP CYCLE.

You want to remain here forever. You just want to.

As graphic as this appears, this is at best, a poor description of the presence of God. It is indescribable. It is not given to the human mind and mouth to accurately grasp and describe the true essence of an indescribable God.

Beloved, true worship gives us a taste of heaven.
The very presence of Jehovah.

May we know this place daily, in Jesus name.


Nathaniel Bassey

Please watch this short video on worship by Pastor Clint Brown

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

A Diva, My Sister | Happy Birthday R-Debby


There are a few people in my life that are special and unique and you are surely one of them.

Your outlook to life is instructive and by merely observing you, lessons are learnt.

This is surely the first and the best day of the rest and blessed days of your life.

May the dulcetness of your voice be backed with more power to change lives and shape destinies.

Uncle AY is surely blessed to have you

Enjoy your day Great One

Honoured to call you sister

Happy Birthday Olubukola

Love you loads


Monday, July 8, 2013

NASA Finds Message From God On Mars

NASA announced that its Curiosity Rover has found an unambiguous message from God written on tablets in a Martian cave.
According to an official press release two giant stone slabs the size of small elephants were located deep inside a cavern abutting Aeolis Mons, a large mountain.
Upon one tablet is a copy of the Ten Commandments and the text of John 3:16 written in 12 languages – including English, Spanish, Chinese, Basque and Hebrew. On the other tablet is a simple message in English reading “I am real.”
According to top scientists who have studied the discovery extensively, these findings may have definitively established Christianity as the one true religion.
“This is amazing,” says Syms Covington, an Australian researcher working for NASA’s Mars Exploration Program. “We went into the cave looking for water, and we found proof of God’s existence instead.
“I mean how else did those tablets get there? I can tell you one thing: there’s not a single atheist inside NASA’s control room now. What we saw was jaw-dropping.”
Genesis 1:1
NASA’s Curiosity rover arrived on Mars in August of last year with a mission to explore the Martian climate and geology for signs for habitability.
Thus far the mission has been a success, with the discovery of an ancient seabed and chemicals needed for life suggesting that Mars was once suitable for life.
However the tablets, both of which are signed “Peace and Love – Yahweh,” represent the rover’s most significant find to date, and is perhaps the most important scientific event in history.
“When people find out about this, they will demand change in our society,” explains a political scientist at Georgetown University. “Democracy will have to give way to theocracy. We’re gonna have to build more churches and reintroduce prayer into schools. Abortion is defiantly going to be illegal within a few months.”
Despite its potential significance, Covington fears that the Earth-shattering discovery may not make the impact it should.
“Unfortunately, the mainstream media is so anti-Christian, they might not even pick up this story,” he explains. “But God is real. We have proof. And everyone deserves to hear the truth.”


Thursday, July 4, 2013

United States of America | The Star Spangled Banner

Oh, say! can you see by the dawn's early light
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming;
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming?
And the rocket's red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there:
Oh, say! does that star-spangled banner yet wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,
Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,
What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,
As it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses?
Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,
In fully glory reflected now shines in the stream:
'Tis the star-spangled banner! Oh, long may it wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has washed out their foul footsteps' pollution!
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh, thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n-rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust":
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

source: http://www.lyricsondemand.com/
Video with Lyrics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?hl=en-GB&gl=NG&v=jAYPN-1Yjt0

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dear Music Minister | A Love Letter from Nathaniel Bassey

Hello wonderful music minister, a very happy new month to you.  

First, I want to appreciate God's grace upon your life and commend your labour of love in His kingdom, God bless you.

I understand this ministry involves a lot of sacrifice, which you may have made -  God himself will bless you. As you minister before Him and his people, He will minister to you and all that concerns you.

Secondly, I want to exhort that we live a life of holiness and integrity even in the very secret and private recesses of our lives. Our whole lives must exude worship to the most high. It shouldn't end on stage alone. Our marriages, relationships, music and other life's endeavours must glorify God. Pride, sexual immorality, strife, infidelity must never be heard or seen in us. People believe the testimonies of our lives than they do the songs we sing.

Let us walk in love, preferring the other and encouraging one another. Let us love our spouses, children, friends and people around us.

May divorce and scandals never be heard of us. Let's seek God, chasing hard after him; knowing him in the true sense of the word and not just sing about him by proxy.

Finally, I pray we would not only sing and worship here on earth, but also in heaven before the Lamb of God and in the company of the holy angels and other victorious saints

God bless you.

Nathaniel Bassey.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Perfect Rest | July 2013

On the first day of the seventh month observe a special day of rest, and come together for worship when the trumpets sound. Present a food offering to the Lord and do none of your daily work.
- Leviticus 23:23-25 (Good News Translation)

And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.
- Genesis 8:4 (King James Version)

 The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands. 
- Psalm 138:8 (King James Version)

May this Seventh month be a for you, the beginning of total REST from all that hitherto represented stress and toil.
A week has Seven days; the Seventh day ends the week and the next day begins another cycle. 
May this Seventh month of 2013 bring an end to every Negative Cycle in your life.

So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly of men and women and all who could hear with understanding on the first day of the seventh month. Then he read from it ...and the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law.
- Nehemiah 8:2-3 (New King James Version)

In this Seventh month, may you never lack for the right counsel and instruction that will help to bring you into your REST.

Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief. For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. 
- Hebrews 4:11-12 (King James Version)

As you work the Word in this Seventh month, may REST be yours indeed.

Welcome to the Better Half of the year 2013!

THIS is 2013
"It's Morning; Ekaaro o!"
Jesus Christ is Lord!



Juliet's Day


Here’s wishing my beautiful and wonderfully-made twin sister a very happy birthday.

Thanks for being "You-niquely U" dearie!

I appreciate you for many things and especially for being one of those that motivate me to stand out.

You are also a major player in the emergence of my “product name
Like I pray for all Great Ones this year, I pray my prayer for you here.
I’m sure Ziv and Ziva are the envy of all for having such a special mum like you are.

I’m proud you’re my sister so I can just imagine how Chairman feels.
Love you dear.


How far na? Show me how you dey maintain this your “sweet-sixteen” look  na. You and Treasure just dey young every year. No be d same God we dey serve? 
Na wa o! #beef....or healthier still, chicken!