Bishop on the Niger, The Rt. Rev. Dr. Owen Chiedozie Nwokolo has advised youth in the diocese, especially music students to be serious with their music career, saying that it is a major means of self discipline.
According to him, “When you sing, you sing according to your part”. The bishop gave the advice today, September 7, 2021 in the message he delivered during the end of the year ceremony of the Diocese On The Niger summer music training for the kids, 2021 edition. He enjoined the youth to strive to be musically inclined. Music will help you to have harmony in your life. “Music makes you to be disciplined, because when you sign you don’t sing anyhow you like, you sing in harmony, that makes you to be disciplined”, Bishop Nwokolo reiterated.
He however hinted the youth about the importance of the word of God in their lives, adding that God wants their lives to be filled with His word, saying that it is a way to glorify His name.
“Don’t talk to others with vain, worldly things. It is not expected that you speak vain language. What comes out of your mouths would be what can build others.
“As you are growing up, always read the Scriptures because the word of God will tell you all you need to know about how to live in the world, what to do and what to avoid, the company to keep and the ones you should run away from,” the bishop said.
In his short speech, the Diocese on the Niger Music Director, Sir Ifeanyi Ezeugo, thanked the bishop for what he described as the bishop’s benevolence towards the music directorate. He also thanked the coordinators of the diocesan music school and urged parents to encourage their children and wards to enrol in the school.
Highlights of the occasion were various renditions by the pupils and students of the school and presentation of gifts to some of them for exceptional performance.