Rev. Ubong-Abasi Okono debuts into the Gospel Music Mainstream with this powerful prayer song “Don’t let them say” from his upcoming album “THERE’S HOPE” which is ready to be release March 2017.
Taken from the book of Joel 2:17: Let the priests, who minister before the Lord, weep between the portico and the altar. Let them say, “Spare your people, Lord. Do not make your inheritance an object of scorn, a byword among the nations. Why should they say among the peoples, ‘Where is their God?'” gives listeners a warfare song, to pray with!
UBONG-ABASI OKONO was born and brought up in his home Town, IKOT ESSENNSIT, NSIT ATAI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA in AKWA IBOM STATE, SOUTH-SOUTH NIGERIA. His Father, His Royal Highness, Late Chief IBOK OKONO ESHIET, was the Village Head,( The Chief Of His Village). At age 5 he developed Passion for both Music and the Gospel.
He started playing Wooden drums ( Obodom in Ibibio Language) he also played local drums. He was very good in playing drums that, if he don’t go to Church, his PASTOR and Members will invades their house to find out what happened. In School, he was given the Post of Chapel Prefect and Music Director.
Born into SANCTIFIED MOUNT ZION CHURCH, in ZION as at then, all they know was Music and Dance. They used to sing and dance for hours and GOD will come down and Blessed them.
He join Choir at that Tender age and sang Tenor very well. In 1980,when his Choir Master traveled out of the Village, because he knows how to sing all parts ( Solver Notation);he was given the post of a Choir
After his Secondary school education,he came to LAGOS NIGERIA in 1998,he join CHRIST BELIEVERS PENTECOSTAL MINISTRY LAGOS, the first day he attended the Church, the Late Dr. E.E.Gabriel of the blessed memory located him by Prophecy and told him that, he was a Choir Master in their Church in the Village,mean while, there was no Choir Master in Christ Believers as at then,so he was given the post of General Choir Master immediately.
He was inspired when he saw keyboard and drum set, his Passion for Music grew.He played keyboard (Piano) without being taught by anybody, he also played drums very well and Bass guitar. In 1999,he received a call into MINISTRY and he started Bible school immediately, in DIVINE HEALING BIBLE COLLEGE, he was given the Post of Music Director. In 2001,he was Ordained a PASTOR into full time MINISTRY by His Lordship: Late Bishop E.T.ETUKIDEM of the blessed memory.
In 2004,GOD gave UBONG-ABASI a Mandate to Change Lives and Restore Men to their Original Destinies,and this gave birth to FAITH & FIRE PRAYER MINISTRIES LAGOS NIGERIA. Where he serves as the Senior Pastor. In 2007,he was Ordained and Promoted as a REVEREND MINISTER of the Gospel. Waxing strong and doing Exploit in the LORD with Prophetic Gift and FIRE brand Preacher.
In 2011,Reverend UBONG-ABASI OKONO got married to his lovely wife, PASTOR MRS CHRISTIANA UBONG-ABASI OKONO. A Music Icon too. The only female voice in her husband’s ALBUM, Except that of their Daughter. They are blessed with two (2) lovely Kids. DORCAS MKPO-UTO and KING-DAVID
AKANIMO UBONG-ABASI OKONO.
UBONG-ABASI’S First debut album; THE FINGER OF GOD was recorded and Mixed in LAGOS NIGERIA in 2010,but he could not meet up the target due to some Constraints.
Currently, Rev UBONG-ABASI and his wife PASTOR CHRISTIANA, Serves as The Senior Pastors of their MINISTRY: FAITH & FIRE PRAYER MINISTRIES (FFPM) LAGOS NIGERIA. They play a major role in Praise and Worship.
And Now; Here Comes the Best ALBUM of the Year Titled: “THERE’S HOPE” With Six (6) Outstanding Songs:
(1) Don’t Let Them Say.
(2) The Finger Of GOD.
(3) I Will Magnify.
(4) God Will Wipe Away Tears.
(5) Anie’wo Etie Nte Jehovah.
(6) Ebono K’ima (Dedicated to AKWA IBOM my dear State).
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