Unusual Praise Concert to hold this Friday
The 9th edition of ‘Unusual Praise’ by Catholic faithful has been scheduled to hold on the night of November 29th.
The programme will climax with a special morning mass at 5:00am at Periwinkle Estate, Freedom Way, Lekki, Lagos State.
According to Lanre Da-Silver, chairman of the programme, the theme of this year’s edition is “Declare the glory of God among the Nations’, which was drawn from I Chronicle 16:24. The event would be hosted by Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Lekki, and other Catholic churches.
Monsignor Paschal Nwaezeapu of Divine Mercy said the event is not a fanfare but a programme designed for Catholic faithfuls and other invitees for soul winning and opportunity to appreciate God.
The organizers added that the programme would also feature capacity building titled, ‘Unusual Entrepreneur’ and fund raising to support 250 small-scale businesses and their owners who will be categorized into four groups and attached to different mentors based on their peculiar natures.
Participants will receive financial supports, which range from N100, 000 to N1m..
Launched in 2018, the vision of the Unusual Entrepreneur is to be the pre-eminent faith-based entrepreneurship programme in Nigeria that unlocks the obstacles Nigerian entrepreneurs face as they grow their start-ups by equipping them with the necessary skills, support, training, mentorship and funding to build strong and sustainable businesses which will scale over time.
This year, The Unusual Entrepreneurship Programme has entered into a strategic partnership with Ecobank Nigeria to provide all banking support and funding to the selected entrepreneurs in the 2019 cohort. Announcing the partnership in Lagos, Mr Valentine Ozigbo, Chairman of the Unusual Entrepreneur, disclosed that to be eligible for the programme, applicants must meet the following criteria.
Business must be a Nigerian or legal resident in Nigeria (Lagos).
Business must be for-profit.
Applicants must be willing to attend all training and mentoring exercises organized by the programme
Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
By Esther Onyegbula