Saturday, February 06, 2021

Funding is the Major Challenge of Gospel Artistes—Minister Joe


Joseph Ogharandukun popularly known as “Minister Joe” is a minister of God. He hails from Warri South Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria and was born on the 25th of February 1988. Minister Joe studied Business Management from the National Open University of Nigeria 2011/2012 and recently released his debut album. In this interview with Topflyers Magazine as Entertainer of the Month February 2021, he talks about his passion for music and the entertainment industry.




Tell us about yourself?

My name is Joseph Ogharandukun popularly known as “Minister Joe”. I am from Delta State, Warri South and I was born on the 25th of February 1988. I studied Business Management from the National Open University of Nigeria 2011/2012. I am a Christian with the love of God for people.

How do you see the entertainment industry in Nigeria?

The industry is very big. One just needs to be connected to the right people at the right time and as well give his or her very best to every project one is engaged in.

What do you think makes a good entertainer?

I think what makes a good entertainer is the ability to pass his or her message correctly to the audience.

You are an entertainer. Tell us about how the journey started?

The journey started some years back in the city of Warri, Delta State. I also spent long time with the Holy Spirit in prayers and singing. So that was how I started.

What is your genre of music?

I am a gospel musician. I adore and preach Christ through my songs.

You launched your album on the 31st of January, what is the album about?

It is a vision God gave to me. It is called “Extreme Worshippers” and we will be having a 3-month Worshippers Academic Free Training Program. The Courses in Certificate include:

·         Effective Praise/Worship Leading

·         Vocal Training/ Harmonization handout

·         Stage Management

·         Music Minister & his relationship

·         Music Minister & these prayer alter

·         Instrument Training

The venue for the training is New Life Worship Centre, 14 Goodwill Street, Off College Road, Ekenwan, Benin City, Edo State.

How can people get your album?

They can get it through my social media handles: Minister Joseph on Facebook and @Minister.Joseph on Instagram

Why did you venture into the music industry?

I love music. It is one thing I have done from my teenage age.  Infact I have been singing in Churches and going for programs to Minister in songs. It is what I am called to do.

Many people have the opinion that only circular musicians get sufficient financial output from music easily, do your agree with them?

Not really. Before now it might be true but at present so many people are willing to support Gospel musicians to see they have the very good life they dream about and to preach Christ.

What are your current challenges as regards your career?

Frankly speaking, One of the challenges we are having is funding and support from individual bodies. If we have funds, we will be able to train so many young passionate people that want to attend the program.

Considering the huge competition in the music industry, do you think you can survive the competition?

Yes I can, because we have a 3-month Worshippers Academic Program for every young passionate lover of God and also it is for everyone that wants to develop the ability to sing.

Who are your mentors?

My mentors are Psalmist Jahmis Jakes, Pastor Victor Atenaga, Nathaniel Bassey and Elijah Oyelade. I really appreciate them and their ministration.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

I see myself globally impacting the lives of young people all over the world and also help youth discover their God given talents.

Should your fans be expecting you to get married soon?

Wow! I will be coming out soon with my new songs “Nothing Like You” and “Breath of Heaven”. Watch out for it. As for Marriage, let's keep our fingers crossed. (Laughs).

What is your message to your fans?

Whatsoever your hands find to do, do it with a sense of value and you will have the best out of it.

How can your fans reach you?

My contacts are: Joefavour72@gmail.com or +23480413972, +2347068880283

How do you feel being honoured as TOPFLYERS Magazine Entertainer of the Month, February 2021?

I feel so excited about this great opportunity given to me by Topflyers Magazine. I do not take it for granted.

I appreciate the entire team and director. God bless you all.



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