Pastor Mensa Otabil.
Photographed By Sena Kpodo. All Rights Reserved
I was in a taxi in Accra, mid afternoon, stuck in traffic on a one-way system. Alone, hot and fed up, I was not my bubbly conversational self to the taxi driver, I just zoned out…all I could hear were fan-ice bicycles and car horns and from the blurred steamy window everything was moving fast - my world at that point was the taxi.
The radio was playing in the background, and over time everything else went silent as I focused more and more on what was being said. The speaker was talking about ‘the #African Situation’…
ME: Driver who is this?
Radio: ‘Africa’s time is now’
Radio: ‘a major shift is coming upon African continent, and we have to be ready when the time comes’.
Me: Driver who’s speaking please?
Radio: ‘We missed it 40-years ago, 50 years ago but that door is opening one more time and a new generation of people must Rise Up and say we Are Able, We Can, and We Will’.
Driver: OH Ot-abil. Who? Mensa Otabil ohh he is very good.
The taxi message, was more than life-changing, I ended that journey#Empowered.
That Sunday, I went to church, International Central Gospel Church. I wanted the message on CD to take back to London, but I had to be sure I would leave with the correct one -others had to hear what I heard.
With no message title, all I had was faith and soundbites from the taxi radio, that would position me, to now tell the African Story, Our story.
Driven and determined, I was blessed enough to meet him after service to find out more about this message, entitled: ‘Do You Know What You Are Reading’
…turns out the journey had started long before I was born… #CapeCoast –#Kanda – #Accra – #London