BY ADEDIWURA OKELEYE
Pastor Joshua Iginla, senior pastor of Champions Royal Assembly, Kubwa, Abuja gave out 32 cars and huge amounts of money to Nollywood personalities, widows, orphans and artisans yesterday as part of his birthday celebration.
The Nollywood actors that benefitted from the act of philanthropy include Jide Kosoko, Francis Duru, Alex Usifo, Ngozi Ezeonu, Thelma Nwosu and Sunday Omobolanle aka Papi Luwe. They got Hummer Jeep 3 Series, Mercedes G-Wagon, Mercedes CLS 550, Toyota Prado and cash gifts too.
Speaking about the motive behind his generous gifts, the pastor said, “The beauty of life is not in its duration but in its donation. I have not seen some of the beneficiaries before in my life or spoken to them. I’m seeing many of them for the first time today. I am seeing Jide Kosoko for the first time.”
Jide Kosoko also mentioned that he had never seen the man before. The pastor also said he gave the actors the gifts because a lot people tend to assume wrongly that Nollywood actors are rich and it’s usually the opposite for most of them. He said he believes they’re ambassadors and have presented a positive image of the country as representatives.