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Let Love Lead; Prayer Warrior Fights Against All Odds To Marry Chief Priest

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Let Love Lead; Prayer Warrior Fights Against All Odds To Marry Chief Priest

Though there is the perception that she is not compatible with her husband, a Nigerian prayer warrior says she does not regret marrying her fetish priest husband.

The 42-year-old Lolo Ebelechukwu Obi abandoned the church to marry her 78-year-old husband and Chief Priest of Idemmili deity, Dr Raphael Obi.

Her decision was not based on love or money, but the simple logic that she was appointed by the gods to be his wife, she told BBC pidgin.

In the interview, she stated that she was a single mother-of-four prior to her marriage but her husband accepted her in good faith.

Her decision, she said, drew mockery from society because she “was a serious church member, a prayer warrior and even part of the Jericho destroyers in church.”

She narrated how it all happened:

I used to visit him at his shrine and one day, he told me I have been appointed to be his wife and take care of him during old age. At that same time, pastors had already told me I had been chosen spiritually so I knew he was saying the truth.

At first, I was looking at his age and looking at myself. I did not know what to say so I did not respond.

When I told my mother, she said no I won’t marry him. So I went out and began to reason. And I remembered that when I was small, I had a dream where I was dressed like a Queen (Lolo).

I was like, maybe this is the dream coming to pass. So I was just calm although my mother was not happy with me then.

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I am not scared of the work because even when I was in church, people used to call be ‘eze nwani’, queen.

I told my friends about it so when they heard I married a native doctor, they were laughing that after all my church things, I married Chief priest.

She continued that during her church days, she had a negative perception about native doctors and shrines, but following her marriage, she has realised it is a religion no different from Christianity.

According to her, a number of pastors have entered their den for spiritual assistance, hence she believes there is power in the deity.

After eight years in the marriage, she said she has never had the urge to turn back, especially as she has been assured to be a great woman.

Many people, even my friends are happy with me now because I’m doing well. My name is Lolo Ebelechukwu Chukwu Obi and I am proudly the wife of Chiefpriest, Idemili cultural center Agulu.

 

 

 

 

 

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Husband Of Celestine Donkor Opens Up About Marriage, Says It Hasn’t Been ‘rosy’

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Husband Of Celestine Donkor Opens Up About Marriage, Says It Hasn't Been 'rosy'

Husband of gospel sensational singer Celestine Donkor, Kofi Donkor, has celebrated their almost 16 years of marriage in a heartfelt post on Facebook.

Kofi Donkor, who doubles up as his wife’s manager, said it has not been easy playing both roles. Nonetheless, it has been very fulfilling, he said, while indicating that he will be sharing the 16 things that marriage has taught him and 12 things to know working with your spouse.

”Almost 16 years of marriage and 12 years of working together as Artiste and Manager. Trust me, none has been rosy, but it has been very fulfilling.

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”In the coming weeks, I will be sharing the 16 things that marriage has taught me and 12 things to know working with your spouse,” he said on Facebook.

 

 

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Ghanaian Louis Vuitton Designer, Virgil Abloh Passes Away Following Battle With Rare Form Of Cancer

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Louis Vuitton Designer, Virgil Abloh Passes Away Following Battle With Rare Form Of Cancer

We are saddened to report on the passing of one of the biggest names in fashion, Virgil Abloh. The news was announced suddenly in a post on Virgil’s Instagram account.

While Virgil was still actively working on his business endeavors as recently as November 5th, where he spoke publicly at the National Museum of Qatar, his team revealed he was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer back in 2019 called cardiac angiosarcoma. Unfortunately Virgil lost the battle on Sunday.

“We are devastated to announce the passing of our beloved Virgil Abloh, a fiercely devoted father, husband, son, brother, and friend,” the announcement read. “For two years, Virgil valiantly battled a rare, aggressive form of cancer, cardiac angiosarcoma. He chose to endure his battle privately since his diagnosis in 2019, undergoing numerous challenging treatments, all while helming several significant institutions that span fashion, art, and culture.”

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LVMH, Louis Vuitton and Off White released a statement about Virgil Abloh, who served as fashion director at LV and CEO of Off-White.

“We are all shocked after this terrible news. Virgil was not only a genius designer, a visionary, he was also a man with a beautiful soul and great wisdom,” the statement read. “The LVMH family joins me in this moment of great sorrow, and we are all thinking of his loved ones after the passing f their husband, their father, their brother or their friend.”

Virgil will be remembered for the mark he made on the fashion industry and the bold statement pieces he produced for some of the biggest stars. He was only 41 years old and is survived by his wife, Shannon Abloh and his two children Lowe and Grey Abloh.

 

 

 

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Covid-19: Unvaccinated Persons Are 7 Times Likely To Die From Covid – GHS

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Covid-19: Ghana’s Death Toll Now 1,207

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has stated that persons who are unvaccinated against Covid-19 are more susceptible to death if infected by the virus.

According to the Director-General of GHS, Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, such individuals are seven times more likely to die if they contract the virus compared to a vaccinated person.

The GHS boss made this known on Sunday while addressing the press on the additional measures taken by government to control the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic ahead of the Christmas festivities.

“Information from the Ghana Infectious Diseases Centre shows that among the severe and critical cases, 97 were unvaccinated. Among the Covid-19 deaths in a particular month where we had 16 deaths, two amounting to 12.5 per cent were vaccinated but these two people had severe underlying medical conditions,” he said.

In view of this, he underscored the need for everyone to get vaccinated.

The GHS has employed the use of the AstraZeneca, Moderna, Pfizer, Sputnik-V and Johnson & Johnson vaccines in its exercise. The government has procured some 12,324, 710 doses of Covid-19 vaccines in its fight against the pandemic.

Currently, a total of 1,404,122 Ghanaians have been fully immunised against the virus, representing 7 per cent of the entire population.

Meanwhile, the Ghana Health Service has revealed that the country has seen a decline in the number of active cases in the past two months. The Greater Accra Region remains the largest Covid-19 hotspot.

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He blamed this occurrence on the gross disregard for the Covid-19 safety protocols.

Dr Patrick Kuma-Aboagye also noted that for the past two weeks, the Kotoka International Airport has recorded a surge in cases. These cases were recorded by international travelers.

As of November 28, a total of 629,831 tests have been ran at the airport. These tests showed that 3,093 of the passengers had contracted the virus.

As at November last year, the GHS recorded 163 cases at the Kotoka International Airport.

“There has been a surge mostly among Ghanaians who participated in an international religious conference. It also mimics what had been happening outside. There is a surge in Europe and some parts of the world so the airport tests continue to pick these signals. I think it is something we must take seriously. It is a warning for us to see that these are times we need to be more careful,” Dr Aboagye added.

He also gave the assurance that the 72-hour PCR and antigen test will be strictly enforced.

As of November 25, 2021, active cases recorded stood at 713 with 22 being severe cases. The country’s total death toll is now 1,220.

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