Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma Adopts 9-year-old Singer Whose Video of Him Singing Went Viral


On 21st June, in celebration of Fathers’ Day, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma announced that he will adopt and sponsor a 9-year-old boy who went viral after a video of him singing Catholic hymns was shared on social media.


9-year-old Joseph Oluomachi Opara was known as a hawker. He hawks pear and coconut around the vicinity. However, in addition to that, Joseph entertains his customers by singing to them as he sells his goods.


One of the days, He was filmed while singing and the video went viral on social media as Nigerians were marveled by his talent of the young boy.


It’s a wonderful thing, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma announced he will adopt him and sponsor his education.


Uzodinma announced this on Twitter, he tweeted:


“1/In celebration of #FathersDay, I directed that little 9 year old Master Joseph Oluomachi Opara, the viral Imo State-born singer be contacted as I announce my intentions to adopt him as my own child.

2/I also undertake, personally, to sponsor him from primary school level (his current educational level) to Catholic priesthood (his career choice).

3/Master Opara made waves in the internet at the weekend with videos of his unique rendition of some catholic hymns/songs which marked him out as a specially talented kid singer. This attracted instant applause and commendations from the public.

4/I believe in harnessing skills and talents and grooming them to be of better use to mankind and to this end, I directed that the family, through the Imo State commissioner for information, Hon. Declan Emelumba be informed of my intention to adopt their son as my own child.

5/I also undertake to personally take over the full responsibility of his training until he becomes a Reverend Father, which he said is his life ambition.

6/It my expectation and prayer that little Oluoma attains his full potentials in God’s time.

God bless Imo State.





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