David Ekene is a Nigerian Pastor, Gospel Singer, and Worship leader also Philanthropy. He has over the years shown that success can come to anybody who is determined to win. He has been singing since his childhood age and continues to worship God even after he becomes an adult.
In the next few minutes; you will get to know who is Pastor David Ekene? How he started as a Gospel singer and becomes a pastor. How he manages to be a pastor and an artist at the same time. Pastor David Ekene Biography, Background and all you need to know about him.
David Ekenedirichukwu Daniel popularly called David Ekene was born on the 1st of November, 1984 in Sabon Gari, Kano State in Northern Nigeria as the second son and fourth child in a family of five but originally hails from Enugu State.
Due to the death of his father which happened when he was still tender, he became exposed to the harsh realities of life ranging from hardship and poverty. He was singlehandedly raised by his mother who in her little way struggled to keep the family going by involving in menial jobs.
David Ekene at a point in time in his childhood joined the almajiris (beggars) on the streets of Kano for survival and possibly, support. Even as a little boy, he had to grow up quickly owing to the circumstances surrounding his background.
According to several interviews, he tried to escape the call of God upon his life due to his struggles and desire to attend the university as soon as possible.
After 7 years of endless pursuits, David Ekene got into the Theological Seminary of Northern Nigeria, Saminaka, Kano State oblivious of the future.
After his graduation from the Seminary in 2010, he has officially ordained a Pastor under the Assemblies of God Church, Nigeria.
Pastor David Ekene holds a Bachelors’s Degree from the University of Abuja, Nigeria.
Currently, as at the time of this post, he has not been married and is still single.
David Ekene is the founder of TGT Refugee Foundation, a registered organization known for Philanthropic activities and outreaches.
He has fed thousands of people in various refugee camps across the country with emphasis on widows, aged people, and orphans. According to him, his experiences growing up have taught him that no one deserves to suffer and not receive help.
His first album “Greater Tomorrow (Prophecy One)” was released in 2014 comprising of songs like Yahweh, Hallelujah, Guiding Angel and I smile.
David Ekene’s hit song “Greater Tomorrow” is sung by millions of people around the world and was officially released on YouTube in 2018 with more than 14.5 million streams.
The award-winning song “Greater Tomorrow” is his first song and is very popular especially in Africa due to the strong message accompanied by it. His songs are not only inspirational but well known to always leave a message of hope, peace, and comfort to the listeners.
Other singles released by him include Upper Room (2018) and My Ebenezer (2021).
Pastor David has ministered in over 7 countries of the world including the Akwa Ibom Carol Festival hosted by the Governor, Udoh Emmanuel with over 10million viewers. He has ministered alongside other international artists like Bob Fitts, Ron Kenoly, Mercy Chinwo, Chioma Jesus, Chris Morgan, etc.
In Kampala, Uganda, a concert dubbed “Greater Tomorrow” according to his song was hosted by a German-based Philanthropist, Irene Nambossa for Children suffering from Down Syndrome. The concert which was attended by David Ekene set a big pace of hope and support for children with this condition in Uganda. His performance remains one of the most historic events in Kampala.
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