The MTN Project Fame Season 9 winner, Miss Okiemute Ighorodje, on Sunday, October 16, 2016, went to church to thank God with Rev. Fr. Israel Dibia calling on Christians not to relent in their prayers to God.
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The 25-year-old whose mother is from Ndokwa East and father from Ethiope East local government areas of Delta state, came out victorious in the competitive contest carting home grand price of N5 million, a brand new SUV, a music recording contract worth N20 million and an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa.
At the St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, Asaba, where Miss Okiemute, accompanied by parents, relations, friends and well-wishers went to thank God for the victory, Rev. Fr. Dibia said Christians should remain in the ways of God by seeking the face of God through prayers.
He reiterated that the God of old who answered prayers when the Israelites were in the land of Egypt is still the God of today and has not changed. “Prayer is absolutely important in our life if we are truly the disciples of Jesus Christ,” he said, adding that Jesus encouraged His disciples to pray with confidence; don’t give up when you are expecting something legitimate from God?” The priest emphasized: “Pray without seizing because God will answer you because, He has not changed, there is always an expiring date for every problem.”
Addressing the congregation, Miss Ighorodje admonished youths in particular to always think positive, believe in themselves in whatever they opt to do because their efforts at the long run would be crowned with success.
Uncle to victorious Ighorodje, Omordi George Ugbomah, who was the Commissioner for Works in Delta state and his elder brother Greg Ozegbe said it was good to thank God for the victory, observing that Miss Ighorodje was “a hardworking girl, strong-willed and certain in her abilities.”
Mrs Lovette Adibeli Ighorodje, mother to Miss Ighorodje, said her daughter would always be encouraged to be herself and never feel on top of the world.
Others who spoke in the church thanked God that a Deltan beat other contestants from different parts of West Africa to emerge the winner. High point of the event was a joyous rendition of songs at the service by Miss Ighorodje, accompanied by relations, friends and admirers.