kenChrist Ejioffor and wife at a thanksgiving service at St John's Anglican Church, Nise
St John's Anglican Church, Nise was agog as Southerners in Kano State, led by the Eze-Ndigbo in Sabongari Market/Ochinanwata Ufuma, Orumba North, Chief Ugochukwu Reginald Uzoemena, penultimate month gathered at Nise, Awka South Local Government Area, to celebrate God's double blessing for one of their own, Mr Ekene Christian Ejioffor, known locally as Kwochaa, and internationally, as KenChrist.
Ekene did thanksgiving for God's protection upon him and family, as well as house warming for what is perceived as the best residential building in Nise Community.
Ugochukwu, a.k.a. Okpalaigbo na Kano, said they left Kano for Nise to join KenChrist in celebrating God's grace upon him as it was not easy to make it and remember home in one's youth.
Reverend Canon Udemba Eze of St John's Anglican Church, Nise, in his homily, encouraged youths to enjoy the bliss in serving God.
KenChrist, from the poorest of the poor in Umuaghalunwa, Umuono Ngodo Nise, at 40 years of age, overcame poverty through his estate and building materials businesses with speciality in plumbing materials, local and foreign brands.
His brother from another mother, Mr Anthony Sunday Ejioffor, a Lokoja based businessman, was full of praises to God for sparing their humble but illustrious son.
For Chief Chukwudi Ezenwoke, a.k.a. Ichiele Nise, and past chairman of Umuono Village, Mr Gozie Amateze, they could not thank God enough that despite the economic recession, their brother was able to remember to build.
Though the chairman of Umuono, Mr Chris Ekpe, was not handy as at the time of going to press, the Secretary of Umuaghalanwa family and Umuono Kindred, Mr Okechukwu Amatta, said Ken Christ was their age mate, hence their age grade, Ifeabata Age Grade, was on ground to celebrate.
Also, the chairman, Otiekwe Umuono, Amata Chigozie, described the house warming outing as an act of encouragement for other youths.
Though the celebrant, Ken Christ Ekene Ejioffor, was overwhelmed by God's glory in his life, said he could not explain how he felt when he moved into his mansion, even as he promised to tell his grass to grace story soon.
But his wife, Mrs Happiness Ejioffor, flanked by their five children, 2 boys and 3 girls, expressed gratitude to their guests for identifying with them, assuring that her family would not depart from the goodness of God.
The elder brother to Kwocha, Mr Obiorah Ejioffor, could barely hold back the tears as he recalled the glory of God upon their family, even as he regretted that their parents were no long alive to be part of the celebration.