The prayer of a tenant…


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Y’all are my friends so pls let us pray together.
There’s a prayer I’m really praying right now ehn. Life as a tenant is not easy maka chukwu, you can rent a nice cozy flat but you can’t determine the kind of humans that would rent the next flat.  O di egwu…really

On this particular night, my newly wedded Christian neighbors started a revival in their flat. ‘Rekabobo, Rekesebobo’ in the highest voice tones. Please before you judge me, I am still a child of God but revival in a residential environment, really? They were not only praying very loud my beloved brethren, they were using tambourines, tambourines!!!! In the middle of the night. My people, who does that? I’m not exaggerating this is exactly what happened. They for kuku carry trumpet join sef

They succeeded in waking up my whole family, even my little baby was a victim of their selfishness. For working moms out there, you know how hard it is to put your baby to bed sometimes. Then finally you succeed and some people start a heaven shaking revival next door, won’t you almost cry?

At some point I thought I was hearing the man say ‘Jagaban’….oh well that’s not my business though. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a child of God. My husband and I wake up to pray at night as well but we don’t even raise our voice loud enough to wake the person in the guest room, how much more the entire neighborhood.

This revival went on for over 2 hours; they led me to start praying my own prayer that God should move me to the permanent site ooo coz being a tenant is not cool anymore. I went to work with swollen eyes the next day, thanks to my prayer warrior neighbors. I was told my baby slept all morning coz of the deprived sleep during the night.

Why are people sometimes inconsiderate? If we had a Muslim or non-Christian neighbor won’t that person have been irritated by their style of prayer?  If it was our Oyibo people, they won’t waste time to call the cops on such people but in Nigeria lawlessness is legal.This has become the norm in our neighbourhood, they shout in prayer every night, sometimes its in the morning and i really wont have complained because by then I am usually already on my way out.


I think there’s a difference between religion and being joint heirs with Christ. Religion would make you want to wake everybody up so that they can know that you are praying but I’m sure the latter would not. Even Jesus went to the mountain to pray, he went to a separate place. I know we all have battles/challenges in our journey through life but I think prayer is communication with God and not a shouting match.

If you have to shout ngwanu RCCG, Auditorium is large enough for you but not in a residential environment… ehen oya let me use this medium to invite y’all for the Congress 2016 tagged COMPLETE RESTORATION.

Rccg congress 2016
Rccg congress 2016

Be blessed as you join us.

Back to my banter, the drama that comes with being a tenant can be really frustrating, some people would refuse to pay security, cleaning and gardening dues. Some people would enter the compound late at night and leave the gates open. Some would park as if they are the only ones living in the place, some it is shouting at the top of their voices and waking us all up.

Father please relocate me quick ooo, how about you? Pray ooo….oya let us sing this song together BABA do wonder ooo te te do wonder….


What are your experiences as a tenant like? Do you also have neighbors that put up acts like these?

Do you still have expectations that you feel must be met in 2016?

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  1. Mine is just a little different because it’s a Church opposite my house and one behind my house.These churxhes have a programme every blessed day .I’m yet to understand the logic behind putting a speaker outside the church and it’s not like they have a large congregation.Not to mock them,they have about 20 members even on a Sunday.Well,I’m used to it already cos I even sing along sometimes .

  2. This got me laughing a lot “They for kuku carry trumpet join sef”
    Very engaging… Love the article
    More greese to your elbow.
    God bless

  3. Lovely write up there. I’m also in your shoes and funny enough, the revivalists don’t even live in the same house with us,they live in the next compound but once they start at say 12 or 1,no need to ‘look’ for sleep again o until they finish their vigil. May God help us.


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