By Our Reporter
House of Prayer Ministries International senior Pastor, Aloysius Bujjingo has said he gained interest in Levixone’s music after an exclusive interview the singer had with media.
“I heard his testimony and thanked God,” Pr Bujjingo said.
The proprietor of Salt TV and Radio on Sunday hosted Levixone, and used the occasion to urge believers to support gospel music in Uganda.
Bujjingo described Levixone’s music as relevant, and urged that he will attend his concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval, Kampala in person.
“Let your concert be the first among Born-again initiated concerts to broadcast live on TV from the time it starts to the end,” Pr Bujjingo said. “We are giving you an offer to live stream the concert from 4pm till 11pm. Born-again believers, let us lift up Jesus.”
Pr Bujjingo said the move is aimed at helping Christians from a far-off follow the event proceedings.
“It takes money, but no money buys souls,” the preacher said.
Levixone thanked Pr Bujjingo, the Salt Media Fraternity and noted that the kind gesture is a sign of God’s unfailing love towards his ministry.
Mess Turned into a Message
The 25-year-old, a former street child from a family of 10 siblings in Kosovo, Lungujja, transformed from a gangstar to a believer and he says his mission in this world is to hook souls for Jesus.
“I grew up in a life outside gospel, I was a spoilt child who used to sell drugs. Drinking alcohol and smoking weed, stealing and beating people was the order of the day for us in the ghettos of Kosovo. People had given up on me but through friends – I was shown a way through gospel music,” he recently told local media.
It was not until 2012 that Levixone discovered that the man he called his father had not fathered him.
“My mother was gang raped as she was grazing cattle,” he said. “She could not know who my father was. She was married off when she was already pregnant, and at some point was under pressure to abort. It was a new pain I had to deal with but God is my father, and He eased the pain,” he narrated.
The “Samanya” hit singer recently help front-lined a school construction fund project to benefit needy children in Karamoja, northern Uganda. This was done with through Fields of Life, with whom they collected over Shs10m.
92Hands, an established charity the singer co-founded in 2014 has successfully helped single mothers and orphaned children cope up with the harsh conditions in slums.
They provide basic necessities that include food, scholastic requirements and moral/spiritual support to the residents – most especially during school season and festive holidays.
92Hands has also helped several needy women graduate with certificates after training in various vocational courses offered by the organisation. The initiative was started to equip women with entrepreneurial and life skills that they can translate into vibrant business ideas to help them grow out of poverty.