Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere alias Odumeje ‘The Lion’ (born September 9) is an Anambra-based controversial and radical Nigerian pastor, prophet, founder and the president of Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry inc., a.k.a the Land of Freedom, situated in Onitsha, Anambra, South East, Nigeria. Emeka Odumeje has often been criticized and is always in the news for very wrong reasons, owing to his lifestyle, healing, and deliverance approach which majorly involves slamming or throwing people on empty chairs like WWE superstars would their opponents.
However, Odumeje is the oxymoron of pastorship. The man is not even trying to be real, yet, at the same time, is as real as real can get. He is not out to pretend that he is the holy of the holiest or would tell you to seek the face of the Lord with fasting and prayers when you are troubled, he’s going to smack that worry out of you, WWE style.
You say pastors don’t dance zanku in church, Odumeje is already showcasing his latest dance steps on the altar before you finish that statement. You say pastors don’t mingle with sinners and people of the world, Odumeje has invited movie stars, glamour girls, pop artists, high life singers and the rest, to perform live in church.
Oh, pastors should be on suit and tie, dress corporate and look smart? Indabosky carelessly dons his Jean and t-shirt and designer shoes. Pastors should at least have a good control of the English language, you say? The liquid metal is making semantic aberrations and gallantly putting a sword to all things grammar.
The man may have broken every rule in the book and would easily leave old heads like Adeboye and Oyedepo frowning in disgust. Yet, his church gets filled with people every other sunday. It’s almost like playing cards with someone who doesn’t keep his games to his chest but leaves them open for you to see, and yet wins you everytime.
How else does a man have to be before he is regarded as a charlatan who shouldn’t be afforded a second of attention from the faithfuls? It shouldn’t get worse than Odumeje. The self acclaimed lion who would rip you to shreds if you claim to be stubborn. He isn’t here to pet you and massage your ego, he’ll knock your teeth out and you’ll be glad that he even found your mouth worth deconstructing.