+ Why I didn’t choose a Nigerian
Followers and admirers of Apostle Anselm Madubuko, the handsome and humble General Overseer of Revival Assembly Church (in Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos) have been buzzing YES International! Magazine ever since we exclusively broke the news of his taking another wife in our Volume 3 No. 14 edition. Interestingly, nearly all the callers had two questions for the servant of the Most High who lost his wife, Pastor Connie, on Friday, July 6, 2012, at Havana Hospital, 9, Asabi Cole Street, Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos. The questions are (1) Why did he marry so soon and (2) Why didn’t he marry a Nigerian?
We were lucky to secure another appointment with the busy preacher on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 and he took time out to respond to the questions. Looking very, very happy and relaxed, he confessed that he has so much love and respect for Nigerian women. However, “I married whom God showed me. If God had shown me a Nigerian, I would have married a Nigerian”.
On his reasons for taking another wife one year after the demise of his partner of over two decades and the mother of his three children (Velma, Sandra and Anselm, Jnr.), he explained that he needed to move on with his life. “The truth is that I can’t get over Connie. But you see, I have to move on. It’s about moving on. On marrying early, I didn’t want to remain single and be messing around. I’ve also gone through the Bible and nowhere was it stated inside that a man or a woman must stay for 10 years, 20 years or even more, after losing a partner, before remarrying. I remarried because it was God’s time for me to do that. Again, I don’t want to please people, I want to please God”.
Maintaining that he has no regrets for taking another wife when he did, Madubuko concluded that ‘those that truly love me should be happy for me’. YES International! indeed gathered that his church members are so, so happy for him. “The church went into serious rejoicing on Sunday, August 4, 2013 when he shared the good the news with them. In fact, they told him that they had been waiting for the news, to which the Apostle responded that he was humbled”.
The couple will be formalizing their union on Thursday, August 29 and Saturday, August 31 in the Koibatek District of Kenya where the bride hails from. A special Thanksgiving Service will follow in his church on Sunday, September, 15, 2013, at 9am. Preparations are currently on-going to ensure that all the events turn out successful.
Emmy Kosgei, the dashing man of God’s choice and new soul mate, is 33-years-old. An A-list musician in her country, she is a recipient of her Head of State’s Commendation Award. Reputed for her hit number – Ololo, her father, Jackson is a bishop while her mother, Rose is into business. Educated at Utalli College, Nairobi where she read Food Production, she is the owner of The Hope Academy for the less privileged and Emmy K, a fashion house. Dark and lovely, she started singing in the youth choir, but exploded onto national prominence with her popular albums like Katau Banda, Kaswech and Taunet.
Madubuko, on the other hand, is 55. He trained as an architect at the University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus and hails from Orsumoghu in Ihiala, Anambra State. One of Nigeria’s most prominent preachers, he lost his first wife, Connie, on Friday, July 6, 2012. And is now on the march to take another wife – exactly one year and 54 days after.