IBADAN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA) – RCCG has been trending on Twitter since Sunday when an interview excerpt of Pastor Leke Adeboye, the son of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Enoch Adejare Adeboye, emerged on social media.
Pastor Leke Adeboye, the last child of the famous cleric disclosed in an interview that he made his first one million selling rubber.
He said that selling promotional gift items like rubber wristbands to a big Christian event with a small profit of N50 or N100 get to add up.
Leke said: “Promotional gift items for those that are doing branding wristbands are just rubber. But if I sell enough of those rubbers with a very tiny margin profit of ₦50 or ₦100 at a big Christian event, it adds up.”
Mixed reactions have trailed the interview with some tweets saying how he made his money is not a grass to grace story being the son of who he is.
Reacting, a tweep, @Lola_Okunrin said that is not a grass to grace story.
“He is the son of Adeboye. RCCG members are more than 10million. A wristband is about 200 Naira.
If he sells at one Holy Ghost Convention, he will make millions. Baba, that’s not a Grass to Grace story,” he wrote.
@Ajebo_Danny said: “Well well well, if it’s not my favorite business centre RCCG in the news again.”
Xperience_Snr said he doesn’t think it is that hard to make a million naira from selling a “Wristband” among an African Church Congregation that’s over 5 million people. “Especially when you tell them is for their Protection and Prosperity. An African Church biggest selling points.”
Dimeji Joseph said: “No doubt, especially when you have the monopoly of production and that huge number of patronage.”
Meanwhile, AimThaMachine_said: “If my father was Pastor EA Adeboye, I will sell rubber wristband, wristwatch, handkerchief, t-shirts, packed shirts, trousers, vest, briefs and boxers, braziers and everything I can think of by inscribing RCCG logo on it and I’ll become a Billionaire.”
@damiadenuga queried reason people buy the wristbands.
“Multimillion-naira business, RCCG wristband. But why do you think people buy them?”
@NoraGracea responded: “I no dey Wear wristband but I’m RCCG member not because I can’t afford,I choose wristwatch to these. Alot of people wear for different reasons.
“During campaign, I wore LP wristband for identification, Evening I do remove it cos im not used to things hanging on my wrist.”
@manwellsneh tweeted: “same reason people buy their club jerseys”
“Personally I love to have it on my wrist for no spiritual reason. There’s no way I’ll go to redemption camp and not buy up to 10 of it. It’s a beauty to use as an RCCG member for me. I dunno for others,” @plato_vince wrote.