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Olumachi Opara: Activist Hails Fani-Kayode, charges others


An Imo State-born human rights activist and author, Comrade Paul Ikechukwu Njoku, has hailed and appreciated his friend, mentor and boss, the former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, for locating young Master Olumachi Opara.

Master Opara is an Imo State born-talented singer and a street hawker whose song went viral in the social media last week and blessed him with money and scholarship education to the University level.

In his words, Fani-Kayode, said:

Comrade Paul Ikechukwu Njoku with Chief Femi Fani-Kayode in his Abuja Residence in 2017

“Olumachi Opara touched my life with songs of praise and he inspired me and brought hope to millions. May God continue to be with him and use him.

“I call on all other prominent personalities and public figures that have made a similar pledge to him to please honour them.

“I reiterate my intention to be responsible for his school fees from now until he finishes University. We must ensure that his gift and talent does not go to waste.

“Again, there will be no more street hawking or selling of food items by the side of the road for him because I will also send him an allowance every month”.

Reacting during an interaction with ElombahNews, Comrade Paul, described Fani-Kayode as “a non-tribal die-hard who can understandably astonish person(s) with unusual gestures”.

“I deeply appreciate the kind gesture of my very good friend who has given hope and future to the little Olumachi Opara of Imo State, for his angelic vioce for gospel songs.

“Although, I do disagree with Fani-Kayode in some of his views on national issues but must stimulate all Igbo sons and daughters to appreciate him for manifesting non-tribal bigotry by giving freshness and scholarship air to the family of Olumachi Opara as I will be in a constant touch with the family to ensure absolute fulfillment.

Femi Fani-Kayode and the boy with the golden voice, Olumachi Opara
Olumachi Opara, the boy with the golden voice found by Femi Fani-Kayode

“I therefore call on the former Vice-President of Nigera, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and other notable personalities, who simultaneously pledged to help the talented kid accomplish his desire to attend school and become a priest, to do the needful”, Njoku charges.

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