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Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Africa's Richest Woman Folorunso Alakija Pampers God With 2,000 Names

Popular businesswoman, Folorunsho Alakija, flaunts her faith in God in her new book titled His Name is.....



When celebrated businesswoman, Folorunso Alakija, set out to visit Ghana in December 2015, all that was on her mind was to receive an award from a church,  Action Chapel International But by the time she was leaving the West African country, she was already pregnant with the idea of a new book.


A part of the perks of the award was a tapestry presented to her. She found the stuff so wonderful that she spontaneously wrapped herself in it, right there on the stage. On the tapestry were several names of God and that became a source of inspiration for her to write what recently came out as one of her new book titled HIS NAME IS…, subtitled as Over 2000 Names of My God.


She notes in the introductory part of the work, “I excitedly wrapped it around myself in the presence of at least 10,000 people. The names of God inscribed on it had made my heart miss a beat that led to faster beats! The die was cast and I knew what to do next.”

The 110-page book presents the author as someone eager to establish the awesomeness, universality and extraordinary beauties of the God she believes in. This she does by celebrating Him with names that seek to define and redefine His attributes. While some of the nomenclatures are familiar – like Emmanuel, Jehovah and Great Shepherd – others are simply novel. These include Diadem of Beauty, Door, Last Adam, Lawgiver and Avenger.
Yet, what many may find more intriguing is the author’s decision to present many of the names in several African languages. These include Yoruba (Adaratan – The one who is Completely Good – and Eri Ailopin – Endless Testimony); , Ibibio (Abasi Afid Abuk – God of All Flesh – and Abasi Mbom Mmi – God of my Mercy); Igbo (Oje Na Mmuo – He that Works in the Spirit – and Oputa Obie – The Beginning and the End); and Hausa (Tushen Rai – Author of Life as well as Uba Madu Kaki – Father of Glory.

While Ghanaian languages are not left out, others in which Alakija presents the names of her God are Spanish, French, Filipino, Indonesia, Italian, Zulu and Swahili.
His Name is comes in a very colourful gloss – ostensibly not only to reflect the beauty of the God being celebrated but also the author’s social class.  It is flecked with impressive pictorial images of roaring waters, forests and mountains. With these, the writer seems to be giving all to her creator.


There have been many publications and musical works on the names of God. But apart from the high quality of production, the excursion into many languages makes the effort of Alakija, described by Forbes as second richest African woman, novel. 

She traces each name to a biblical scripture or verse, so that even when some names may sound odd – like Avenger – the author pins this down to a biblical reference.
Of course, as Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams notes in the foreword, Alakija goes beyond just highlighting the names. In chapters one and two, she delves into the question of who God is and what she calls the power in the name of God.
Duncan-Williams notes, “The book was written from deep wells of wisdom and birthed by a woman of God who has travailed and triumphed in prayer.”
 Source: PUNCH.      




34 comments:

  1. Good to know. HE is the Almighty

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    1. Amazing God , good to know she finds a balance and her book would bring glory to God, it's not about the messenger but the message

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  2. Wow a wealthy woman who reveres God so much...... If d rich in d society can just b like her. meanwhile let her just adopt me biko..... I want to swim in wealth.

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  3. Nice initiative
    It's good to know that a woman like this acknowledges her GOD

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    1. That is her signature gele. It's been from time immemorial. Lol

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  5. Wow! I'm highly impressed.

    Oje Na Mmuo..
    Okwere nkwa o me ya.
    Dike Na ututu, dike Na ehihe, dike Na abani..
    Okosisi..
    Echeta obi esie ike..
    Ofu onye a Na asi ora nno..

    I just love to sing the praises of the most high God.

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  6. Good. Give God a good name and you will see His wonders

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  7. Agbanilagbatan.....I love this particular name of God so much!

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  8. Yes each name has its specific function, I hope she touched the roots from the Hebrew language though because there are some of his names that you mustn't make any mistake while writing them, this goes down to the roots enuf said
    I should get the book

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  9. Oje na nmuo Ka ibu Chukuwokike

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  11. SHE IS NOT THE RICHEST WOMAN IN AFRICA! ISAABEL DOS SANTOS OF ANGOLA IS THE RICHEST WOMAN IN AFRICA!!!

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    1. You did not read the part that says she is the second, may this hate in you guys not ruin you,Nigerians we never support our own

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  12. its good to appreciate God for everything nt jux whn ure well-to-do.

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  13. Of course, it will be of highest quality. She owns the best printing press in the country. The machines they have in Digital Realities eh..they import manufacturers to train staff on how to use them.

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    1. Beautiful I noticed one in sabo they say she owns by oyadiran estate

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  14. Ogbara nkiti ogwu juru na onu

    Oduputa mu okpere azu

    Anu ana agba egbe,ona ata nri

    Ogaranya ngada nga

    Igbe oma na eche ndu

    Echete obi esi ike

    Añuru Añuru ndu- Drink of life

    These are my Mom's regular names for God.
    Translating this is hard.

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    1. Translating what is hard. Owerri fowl wants to form ajebotter. You be village somebody stop fooling yourself.

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  15. This is lovely, she acknowledge God first.

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  16. God has only one name-JEHOVAH
    The others are titles

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  17. HTE HEADLINE WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER AS: "AFRICA'S SECOND RICHEST WOMAN......"

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  18. Very lovely!
    God Is The Ultimate!!

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