Thursday, 28 February 2013

Entertainment and God

A few months ago I wrote one of the most controversial articles " I have questions" and oh my goodness I got so many responses both the good and the bad.
Most of it was so bad that a lot of people seized the opportunity to tell me all the things they had been wanting to tell me for so long. They cursed me and made me out to be a monster and a rebel.
The funny thing is that I was loving it so much because at that point I knew I had hit a nerve in a lot of people. My aim was achieved during that time as I got a lot of people to talk about it.
The most shocking thing about it is that the most constructive responses, advice and arguments I got were from the Muslims, who sent in research materials. Thank God for my strong and unchangeable love for my Lord and saviour Jesus Christ, I would have been converted easily. My fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who call themselves Christians were busy insulting me and mounting curses on my generation without even answering any of the questions I asked. Only a few pastors and Christians were kind and mature enough to make their points known which I appreciated.


In all of this I still maintain and stand my ground that the church of today has failed us in all aspects of life. From politics, to domestic violence, to marriages, to business, to even knowing what to do as a people who need God to save the nation. The Christians are the first to judge and condemn, they are the first to make you feel you are not worth it, they are the first to laugh at you and they are the first to make you feel like God is so far from you but close to them because your sins are too great.
They have lied to people for too long and people have carried too much pain and guilt, thereby loosing out on the blessings and their purpose laid down for them by God. Some of the pastors of today have taken it upon themselves to become mini gods and untouchable. They have misled too many people especially our generation to the point that there is a huge disconnect between young people and God. Notice i did not say young people and church, I said young people and God. They have made church a place were only certain types of people can enter , even though the bible says Jesus came especially for the sinners. I thank God for pastors like Ituah Ighodalo and Kelechi Chukwuemeka who have stood their grounds to be servants and ministers who say it as it is. They have stood as men of God and not made themselves God of men. Where are all the people who claim to be God's Generals? They should stop flying high and come low to let us know they are still humans. Let us know they are the servants of God and not God himself.

The entertainment industry has had a lot of painful losses and people have had different prophecies and different theories as to what could be going on. A lot of pastors and entertainers have tried to come together to pray and worship so that God will help put an end to all that is going on.
People die everyday and people fall sick everyday it is not peculiar to my industry so I will not live in fear everyday of my life because I am worried that it might be me next. God did not give us the spirit of fear so I am not afraid at all.
 However, I must state here that the whole entertainment industry needs to go back to their source, we need to turn away from all the evil and  dangerous things a lot of people have put their hands into just for the fame and the money, we need to stop leading more people to hell with the content we are putting out there. We all need to know where we have gone wrong and start to trace our steps back to where we all once came from. This whole mess started with the disconnect from the House of God where a lot of us belonged to but these same churches failed a lot of us one way or the other but we never got a chance to even speak to the pastors and church leaders who believe that they have become spirits that are unapproachable.


There are some things that need to be said and some things that need to be heard and STELLA DAMASUS in not afraid to say it or hear it exactly like it is. There must be a middle ground between the House of God and the children of God who have been blessed with so much talent given to them only by God and not the world. We don't all have to be gospel singers or evangelists or do church movies for us to have a free relationship with God and his house. But how can we do that when we are even afraid to be identified with a particular church publicly. I am done with all the silence, backbiting, gossip, fear, ignorance, hypocrisy and the lies in the church today and I am tired of the unspoken battle, the cold war between entertainment and the House of God. If nobody can boldly come out and talk about, I am ready to bear the consequences because God will not be happy to see that we know the truth but for fear of other human beings we choose to keep quiet and let his children perish for lack of knowledge.


After the article I decided to put a talkshow together to address some of these issues but Alas! So many factors started rising up against it. Unfortunately for them my determination grew stronger and faster.
I have decided to put an event together in conjunction with my partner and the only radical pastor I know who is not afraid to speak the truth. The event is tagged ENTERTAINMENT AND GOD which will take place on the 3rd of March in Abuja. If you are an entertainer, stylist, publicist, beautician, photographer, pastor, choir member, media personnel, journalist, presenter or anyone who feels they need to hear what I have to say, then please come for this event.


May the souls of ENEBELI ELEBUWA, GOLDIE HARVEY and JUSTUS ESIRI rest in perfect peace.

13 comments:

  1. cammon girl we are always hehind you just push it all out

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  2. I soooooo wish I wud be able to attend this program!!!!!! It wud be soo informative for pple like me who wants to be in the Industry but dnt want to loose deir faith.... I love and appreciate u Stella tank u for been an inspiration and encouragement for us to follow.....God richly bless you I pray for more of him in ur life and less of urself everyday....God bless u

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  3. There's nothing Wrong whatsoever in addressing an Issue and starting facts to the public, whats most Important is always been Diplomatic on Issues . Ride on and always be prayerful as well

    God bless you St, God Bless Nigeria

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  4. I'm proud of you Stella. You are one of the few I know with a genuine passion for reformation. People judge and speak against you because they don't know you. "You are like further mathematics, people appreciate it only only when they understand it". I WILL BE THERE LIVE @ ENTERTAINMENT & GOD.
    ~PK

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  5. Hmmm... u've always been my nollywood crush and I admire you a whole lot. Getting to know you luv God only increases my admiration for you. I really have to come for the round table event, regardless of what it would cost me. You have touched so many lives by being you, and I pray God continues to give you the strength you need to do more 4 His glory. Keep the fire burning!

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  6. I have to be frank with you i have not been taken you and your blogs very seriously but after reading through this i think our good Lord Jesus Christ maybe saying something we need to listen to.

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  7. I 'comment my reserve'< cos i don't really know how 2 express how i feel whenever i read ur blogs, there is always sometin 2 learn about LIFE! in general, anytime i come online, ur blog is d first thing i open even b4 facebook, twitter etc. my everyday prayer is dat GOD will strengthen u more n more every moment of everyday of ur entire life. I LOVE U.
    but JESUS LOVE U MOST. HE died for u & i can't do dat. Kisses 4rm me 2 U.

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  8. I am glad I was there. The event was very informative and educative. It's high time the church rebuilds itself. Some many things have happened and so many are still happening. What has killed us the most is fear of victimization and that shouldn't be. I believe the House of God is a place where people run into and be saved. God has made none of us judges over anyone neither did he make any of us God.
    Thank you Stella for such a wonderful piece. God's grace is sufficient for you.

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  10. Hi Stella,
    This is my first time reading your blog and I must say that the issues you have raised are close to my heart. I have been out of the country for a couple of years and I chose to worship in a non nigerian setting. I had to un-learn my attitude and way of serving God and be taught anew. This is because back home we have made coming to God and serving him so complicated and encumbered with man made rules, whereas Bible says we should come just as we are, simple.
    I pray that God gives you the grace to stay true to Him at all times and courage to speak for him in the face of opposition.
    Hope to read more from you soon.

    God bless
    Abbey

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  11. Hi stella, my name is ify and i'm a stylist. Would love to get through to you to talk about some things that i'm sure you'll be glad to hear. Would be glad if i can get an email addy or something i can reach you through. Keep doing/being you no matter what. Thanks.

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  12. I have always admired you being in the kind of industry you are in, and I know that God's grace is abundant in your life. Through it all, He's never left you. And one thing I know is that He's sent you into the entertainment industry for a purpose which you are ready to accomplish. Thank you Stella, for saying yes to Him. In the end, it's all about our personal relationship in Christ with the Father, and what we've done for the world of people He so loved that He gave His all for them. Nothing else will matter except that.

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  13. VERY VERY TRUE...YOU ARE SPEAKING MY MIND!!...IT IS TIME FOR CHRISTIANS TO BE CHRISTIANS . TO SHOW LOVE

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