Black First Land First’s Demand: South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa must Apologize to Prophet Shepherd Bushiri

07 February 2019 – 16:40BY NONKULULEKO NJILO

Black First Land First president Andile Mngxitama wants Cyril Ramaphosa to apologise to self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri.

Black First Land First president Andile Mngxitama wants Cyril Ramaphosa to apologise to self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri. 
Image: Masi Losi

As the country geared up for the state of the nation address (Sona) to be delivered by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday evening, Black First Land First (BLF) made a rather unprecedented demand.

“We want Cyril Ramaphosa [at Sona] to apologise to the Major 1 for the harassment that has gone on here. It is Cyril Ramaphosa’s responsibility to apologise and to say he is not supporting xenophobia and does not support the harassment of black people,” said the movement’s leader Andile Mngxitama.

He made the remarks at the Pretoria’s Specialised Commercial Court after the self-proclaimed “prophet” Shepherd Bushiri and his “prophetess” wife Mary were granted bail of R100,000 each.

The two were arrested by the Hawks and spent days in custody. Mngxitama claimed they were harassed because Bushiri was a “successful black man of God”.

“There was no reason at all to keep him in jail, the Major 1 is no stranger to South Africa. This man of God has been in this country, they were just harassing him,” he asserted.

A Bushiri follower who travelled from New York, Sheila Akwawa, said on Wednesday that she interpreted his arrest as a “xenophobic attack”.

Bushiri denied having any involvement in money laundering, organised crime and fraud during his bail application.

Among his supporters in court was Zenele Khoza, who said she was certain her “parents” were innocent, adding she was prepared to die for “the prophet”.

Addressing his supporters in the Prophetic Channel on YouTube, Bushiri touched on the controversies surrounding his ministry, as well as the support he had received.

“In these past five weeks, we are under immense orchestrated attacks, starting with organised protests, where we saw people burning tyres on the street, to demand that I leave the country, to which I am a permanent resident.”

He thanked political parties and the BLF for their support.


Black First Land First (BLF) is a black consciousnesspan-Africanist and revolutionary socialist political party in South Africa. It was founded in 2015 by Andile Mngxitama following his expulsion from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), led by Julius Malema.

Mngxitama’s chief policy is ‘expropriation without compensation’ of white-owned land, which he declares to have been directly stolen from Africans. On this issue, he has accused EFF of selling out to the ANC, which he regards as too friendly to business interests. BLF is aligned with South Africa’s Ex-President Jacob Zuma, and has also shown support for the influential Gupta family. Its policies have been labelled as black supremacist. Some of its members have been accused of threatening investigative journalists. And Mngxitama has theorised that climate change is caused by capitalism and racism. To learn more, visit

Prophetess Mary Bushiri shames fake news agents

But the purveyors of fake news could not have been more ashamed, as Prophetess Mary, known affectionately as
But the purveyors of fake news could not have been more ashamed, as Prophetess Mary, known affectionately as “Mum” appeared at the commission with her usual sparkle.

Braamfontein – Prophetess Mary Bushiri put fake news purveyors to shame yesterday morning in Johannesburg, South Africa, as she accompanied her husband, and leader of ECG Church, Shepherd Bushiri at the CRL Commission.

The prophetess, who had become a victim of fake news from several outlets in Malawi appeared unfazed and unmoved, as she struck a dignified figure next to her iconic husband.

Media reports in Malawi and South Africa, acting on rogue medical records were buzzing with reports that the prophetess had fallen ill and was on her death bed.

The reports came 2 days after the prophetess appeared next to her husband on consecutive days in Rustenburg, South Africa, for a partners meeting, and then a leaders service last weekend.

But the purveyors of fake news could not have been more ashamed, as Prophetess Mary, known affectionately as “Mum” appeared at the commission with her usual sparkle.

Dressed in a near floral attire, she held her husband’s hand as they walked in, and kept by his side as he delivered the most authentic account of ECG before the CRL Commission.

Speaking, with regards to the constant attacks via fake news, Prophet Bushiri told South Africa that his church had been a victim of speculation, while his media relations manager, Maynard Manyowa, said the church was a victim of “orchestrated misinformation” by both conventional media houses “who seek to ride on the name of the prophet” and bogus news websites “who use the prophets name for clickbait”.

The ECG church re-opens its services on the 3rd of February.

Open doors 2018-12-31 with Major 1

Ten Lies Used by South African National Civic Organisation on South African Broadcasting Corporation to Try to Chase Prophet Shepherd Bushiri from South Africa

1. LIE: Through its regional chairperson, Abraham Mashinini, SANCO (South African National Civic Organisation) says that Pastor Bushiri, from Nigeria, is a magician and runs a bogus church in Pretoria. Because of this he must leave South Africa and go back to his home in Nigeria.

FACT: There is no Pastor Bushiri but Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1). He is from Malawi not Nigeria. Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church is not a bogus church. It is registered and operates legally. ECG Church is the world’s #1 fastest growing church and its founder, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, is not a magician but a powerful man of God respected by countless throughout the world.

Open doors 2018-12-31 with Major 1

2. LIE:  Mashinini says that there are four people, instead of three, that lost their lives during the Friday December 28, 2018 incident at church. The goal is to project ECG as a lying church.

FACT:  Three people, something confirmed by the police, lost their lives during the incident. Police has even said in public that it doesn’t know anything about the fourth body.

3. LIE: Mashinini says Prophet Bushiri said South Africans, unlike other countries, flock to ECG because they believe in magic and miracles.

FACT: Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has never said something to that effect. In fact, he challenges anybody who has a recording to that effect to bring it forward for evidence and challenge.

4. LIE: Mashinini says Prophet Bushiri killed people at his church and also hid them from police.

FACT: The three members of the ECG died following a stampede that happened at Church that resulted after hundreds of members run for shelter amidst an unexpected thunderstorm. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri came to church 7 hours after the incident and he only got a confirmation of the deaths a day later from the police’s report. Everything about the processes on how the incident was managed was done by the paramedics which the church outsourced. Further, to establish the truth, Prophet Bushiri instructed the church to do an internal investigation. He even agreed with the church’s decision to suspend the resident pastor pending investigations.

5. LIE: Mashinini says some South Africans have lost from 10 to 13 million at ECG church and some have even given all their pensions to help grow the church.

FACT: ECG is a church, not a business. No money is made or lost at church. Further, just like in any church, people willingly give offerings and tithe to help meet church’s expenses. In fact, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri mostly uses money from his business to cover incurred deficits of church’s expenses.

6. LIE: Mashinini says ECG must leave [Pretoria] Showground because it doesn’t have capacity to provide safety for its people.

FACT: The Friday 28th incident was an unfortunate incident that none planned—it was an accident. However, since it came to the Pretoria Showgrounds in 2015, ECG manages crowds of more than 70,000 people every week and no death-related incident has even been recorded. ECG is a compliant church and everyday, it meets and reports to JOC officials and the City of Tshwane on every safety development.

7. LIE: Mashinini says Prophet Bushiri takes money from the poor and enriches himself.

FACT: Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is a successful business. He does not live on proceeds of tithe and offerings. In fact, as said earlier, he is always the key financier of the ministry.

8. LIE: Mashinini says Prophet Bushiri must leave Pretoria Showgrounds because he has monopolized it and communities are failing to use it for other recreational facilities.

FACT: ECG has a lease contract with the City of Tshwane to use part, not all, of the Showgrounds for prayers. That is why the public still uses other part of the showgrounds for, instance, writing examinations. In fact, if the landlord, City Tshwane, wants the place for other activities, it always communicates with ECG about it. For instance, in 2016, the City of Tshwane asked ECG to go on a recess for two weeks so that the place is used by sporting activities——something the church obliged.

9. LIE: Mashinini says the Pretoria Showgrounds is not being used for intended purposes.

FACT: The Showgrounds was put in place to serve the community. To mean, its legal use for prayers means communities are being served. For instance, 90 percent of people that pray at ECG comes from around Showgrounds. That entails that the place is being used for, of course, one of its many intended purposes.

10. LIE: Mashinini says they need to close ECG, send Prophet Bushiri home, so that they should protect the interest of South Africans.

FACT: ECG is a legally registered church in South Africa and 95 percent of its membership come from South African people. It’s mostly South Africans who are members and followers of ECG. To mean, when you close ECG, you are not punishing Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, you are only punishing fellow South Africans by denying them their freedom of religion.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri, Receiving Honorary Doctorate from CICA-International in Washington DC
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri, Receiving Honorary Doctorate in Washington DC. © 2018 Photo by Geoffrey Laston Mkhalipi (ECG Church). All rights reserved.


You can see for yourself that ECG has done everything expected to make things after the incident. However, instead of constructive engagements with ECG, Mr Mashinini is trying so hard to bring Prophet Shepherd Bushiri into the entire incident. Because he knows it’s entirely difficult to bring Prophet Shepherd Bushiri into this, he has resorted to use outright lies and incredible falsities. It won’t work.


Under the Leadership of Pastor Brian Ngambi (National Pastor and Coordinator of ECG America) and Pastor Jerry Bonney (Assistant National Pastor of ECG America), the Sons and Daughters of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) in America will not be silent – Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Forward ever 


What Prophet Friday Musonda Thinks about Prophet Shepherd Bushiri

My name is Friday Musonda, a Prophet by calling and I’m running my church, Euaggelion Christian Center here in Chingola Zambia.

I’m not here to argue or agree with anyone, I will speak from my spirit.
It’s well known as it is the talk of the universe that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is going through thick and thin.
I want everyone to know that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is not my family member, he’s not my spiritual father and I’m not his church member but I’ve been following him and his ministry from the time he was in Malawi and I’m openly saying I have been spiritually mentored by his ministration and his life in so many ways, I must submit that some of the things I do I have learnt from him.

I may not know what he has done, wrong or right but this is what I have to say;

Christianity is a family and we love and support one another in everything, that is; when one man is fought we are all fought, only fake Christians can deny this fact.

South Africa is blessed but South African pastors Who are after the man of God are totally wrong, ignorant and dull, I must say they are spiritually and academically blind, look at this;

How many people are doing business outside the church when the service is going on who are South Africans and probably not his church members?
How many families are being saved by those businesses? Some parents are there doing business outside the church, through that they are managing their children’s schools and taking care of their homes.

How many tourists have been coming into the nation leaving their money to support the economy of the nation as they come to his church?

Many parents are happy because through his prayers and ministration their children are free from addictions, fighting and are delivered from many challenges.

How many people have come to know how to pray and worship, leaving their prostitution and witchcraft because of the anointing upon him?

How many people especially young men have learnt to Work hard because of him?

He has been running businesses and his companies there that have employed so many people which I believe most of them are south Africans.

I have seen him helping schools, feeding the needy and inspiring the youths to live a better life, and not only that but also has been standing in the gap praying for the peace of South Africa.

My point is, it’s not really Prophet Shepherd Bushiri being fought, it’s the people he’s helping that are troubled, their faith is at risk and truly fought because some will backslide, lose jobs and go back to their old dirty lives if he had to leave the country now.

People should know these things and especially my fellow ministers of the gospel, everyone who has been called by God knows that after Prophet Shepherd Bushiri has been fought they are next to be fought, so there is no sensible man or woman of God who can celebrate when another man in the same Kingdom is attacked because the body of Christ is being persecuted.

I therefore call upon every true believer to do a fasting, praying for the body of Christ and including the very Prophet in our fasting that the God who has fought his battles all this time will grant him victory even now.

I and my church are praying for him and even entering the fasting, we are praying and fasting for him, his family and church on Wednesday after tomorrow, I invite everyone to join us.

If you know what I’m talking about please do this to shame the enemy”.

And share this post as many times as possible.”

~Friday Musonda

Five Steps to Dominion, By Dr. Shepherd Bushiri

The masterclass with Dr. Shepherd Bushiri was done on Dec 28, 2018. The man of God tackled the subject, “Five Steps to Dominion.”

Connect as we bring you all the details!

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To have dominion, the first step is to be fruitful——Meaning to produce something tangible that can be showcased. That is, to produce something that you can bring to the table. You cannot be a man of a woman of dominion if you do not have something as a raw material that can be used to make better, more rewarding produce.


In this step, you mean to have the duplication of the same product over and over again. The unfortunate reality, however, is that, many want the successful results of multiplication but they bring nothing to the table.

E.g 0 ×1 000,000 = 0

Though the enablement of multiplication may be there, if the primary product is zero (nothingness) there can be no answer.


Malee pronounced “Mah-Lay” / Replenish – Meaning having the ability to replace old stock with new stock of the same kind once there is a depletion. The Bible speaks of a time when Jesus said He felt power leaving Him. Immediately after thus, Jairus came running after Him petitioning that Jesus go and raise His young child. Can you imagine what would have happened if Jesus had not replenished? He would not have been able to raise the dead child! That is why it is important to always replenish. The moment that you realize that anointing is depleting, change your mode of prayer and rejuvenate yourself to recharge!


This means to bring the operations of an environment under your disposal and under the control of your wishes. Elijah had the kabash anointing and that is the reason why he was able to speak to the rain to stop falling down for over three years and the entire atmosphere responded to his wishes. Subdue speaks of a peculiar dimension in the spirit whereby, whatever you speak and desire, as long as you utter it materialises!

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Meaning having authority over a certain territory, or the right to take over as a means of a written known or unknown law. The reason why people are failing to operate under the jurisdiction order of heaven that states that every child of God must prosper, multiply, subdue and even take over is because they are not living according to the written law of God! By the law of God, you were created to have an above- average life that reflects the entirety of of the ability power of God. Through dominion your can have even nations and even neighborhoods at your disposal. You can take over everywhere!

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Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church in America is Speedily Taking Over and More Stewards Are Ordained in Atlanta, Georgia (USA)

Launched in August 2017 in Washington DC during a historic event that shook the capital of the U.S., the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church in America (, the fastest growing church in the whole world, has been expanding. For instance, in about a year, ECG Church in the United States is rapidly growing and is already present in many states such as:

  • California (e.g.  San Ramon  and Long Beach) where in April 2018, Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) planted a prophetic seed, laid a new foundation and elevated Los Angeles during a prophetic conference in Hollywood;
  • Illinois (e.g. Chicago);
  • Connecticut (e.g. Bridgeport);
  • Georgia (e.g. Atlanta);
  • Indiana (e.g. Indianapolis);
  • Maine (e.g. Portland);
  • Massachusetts (e.g. Worcester);
  • Nebraska (e.g. Omaha)
  • New Jersey (e.g. North Brunswick);
  • New York (e.g. New York);
  • North Carolina (e.g. Charlotte)
  • Ohio (e.g. Columbus);
  • Texas (e.g.  Dallas and  Houston);
  • Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia;
  • etc.

Aware that anointing attracts people but leadership will sustain and maintain them, meaning that without a proper training, the leaders of the church cannot edify, win more souls and accommodate the extraordinary growth of the church, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) ( has been training the leaders of the ECG Church through a Stewardship Program. In Pretoria, South Africa, alone where the major prophet is currently based, dozens of thousands of leaders have been trained to take care of the almost half million members who attend ECG church every week in that country alone. As a result, ECG Church won close to 3 million souls for Jesus Christ in 2018 alone.

In the USA, Pastor Brian Ngambi (National Pastor and Coordinator of ECG America), his wife, Pastor Priscilla Ngambi and Pastor Jerry Bonney (Assistant National Pastor of ECG America), are the official leaders who have been appointed and ordained by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) to lead ECG’s vision in America. Therefore, under the leadership of these Sons of Major 1, several stewards have been trained and ordained in the USA. From November 8th to November 11th, 2018, an intensive training was given to several ECG leaders who came from several states to meet at ECG Atlanta in Georgia. Some of those leaders traveled from Nebraska, Alabama, North Carolina, etc. to attend the training which focused on:
  • Prophetic Prayer;
  • Principles of ECG Steward;
  • Domains of Anointing;
  • Forms of Anointing;
  • Dominion and Power;
  • Leadership Skills;
  • The 12 Tribes of ECG Church modeled after the 12 Tribes of Israel (Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Naphtali, Gad, Asher, Joseph and Benjamin (Deuteronomy 33:6-29);
  • Structure of ECG Church;
  • The Anointing of the Tabernacle: The Church;
  • The Anointing of the Church Priest: The Man of God;
  • The Anointing of Aaron’s Sons: Church Members;
  • The ECG Family and its Operation;
  • ECG Anthem;
  • etc.

After taking the class, passing the tests and meeting the other requirements, the stewards were prayed for and ordained on November 11, 2018 by the National Pastor of ECG America, Pastor Brian Ngambi and the Assistant National Pastor, Pastor Jerry Bonney. The stewards were very grateful to Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) for sending the National ECG America Pastors to equip them at ECG Atlanta during this month of second chance during which the God of Major 1 ( is giving his children another opportunity. The stewards also expressed their gratitude to Pastor Brian Ngambi, Pastor Priscilla Ngambi, and Pastor Jerry Bonney for the outstanding work they are doing under the general oversee of His Excellency, Ambassador Rev. Dr. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri C.D.K.A, C.D.S.E, F.O.R.E (Major One),

Partial view of the ECG America Stewards Ordained during a service at ECG Atlanta, Georgia (USA) on Nov 11, 2018
Partial view of the ECG America Stewards Ordained during a service at ECG Atlanta, Georgia (USA) on Nov 11, 2018

Partial view of the ECG America Stewards Ordained during a service at ECG Atlanta, Georgia (USA) on Nov 11, 2018

Partial view of the ECG America Stewards Ordained during a service at ECG Atlanta, Georgia (USA) on Nov 11, 2018

ECG America National Pastor, Pastor Brian Ngambi, Ordaining a Steward in the USA, Nov 11, 2018

ECG America National Pastor, Pastor Brian Ngambi, Ordaining a Steward in the USA, Nov 11, 2018

ECG America National Pastor, Pastor Brian Ngambi, Ordaining Stewards in the USA, Nov 11, 2018

ECG America National Pastor, Pastor Brian Ngambi, Ordaining a Steward in the USA, Nov 11, 2018

Pastor Brian Ordaining a Steward of ECG Atlanta, Georgia
ECG America National Pastor,  Pastor Brian Ngambi, Ordaining a Steward in the USA, on Nov 11, 2018


Flyer of the Steward Ordination Service at ECG Atlanta, Georgia (USA) Nov 11, 2018
Flyer of the Steward Ordination Service at ECG Atlanta, Georgia (USA) Nov 11, 2018

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is the Same Prophet Elijah from the Old Testament in Human Flesh, Ministering with Fire and Carrying the Triple Spirit and Anointing of Elijah

Honorable Seer Wakisa Chizaso formally called Prophet Wakisa Chizaso had a terrible vision on the morning of Monday October 29, 2018 about his spiritual father, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), as he was sleeping at Major 1’s house in South Africa. This happened 21 days after he announced to the whole world that he made a decision to close his church, Revival International Christian Center (RICC) Church, and to return to Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church founded by Major 1 to “Learn as a Man of God, Serve as a Son, and Receive His Blessings from his Spiritual Father, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1)“. Here is how he narrated what he saw in the vision:

As I [Honorable Seer Wakisa Chizaso] was slept at the mansion of my father, Major 1 [Prophet Shepherd Bushiri] around 2 AM [of October 29, 2018] in South Africa,  a heavy wind filled the room and carried me from the bed to the floor. I saw the roof of my upstairs bedroom opening, then I saw 12 creatures descending into the room. I was filled with fear because I thought it’s a rapture day.I wanted to call Daddy [Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1)] and Mum [Prophetess Mary Bushiri] for rescue, then one angel blocked the door, closed my mouth and pushed me to the floor then I fainted. After I became normal, all angels were surrounding me and all of them started speaking to me like they were singing. This is what they said to me:

The Lord has heard the cry of his people in the whole world , that’s why He has sent Prophet Shepherd Bushiri to solve all problems of people in the nations. He is same [Prophet] Elijah from the Old Testament but in the human flesh of [Prophet] Shepherd Bushiri. He ministers with fire which consumes all people problems but people can’t see. The world has been blinded. They don’t know that he is same Elijah to end their suffering. He is the only prophet currently in the whole world carrying the triple spirit and anointing of Elijah. There is no any problem which he cannot handle.

The angels finally said, “Wakisa , don’t hide this vision, tell all people around the world what you have seen today, if you hide the vision, God will kill you before 2019 “. Let the whole world know, believe and bring all their problems to him in Pretoria, to the Last Black Elijah and all their problems will disappear after he prophecies and prays for them”. 

I [Honorable Seer Wakisa Chizaso] was sweating the whole body like I have been dipped into a well having hot water, then I saw all angels ascending and the roof closed up normally. Please, help me by sharing this vision on what I saw about Major 1 that I don’t get killed by God. I [Honorable Seer Wakisa Chizaso], I am still very young.

Hon Seer Wakisa Chizaso

Those who understand the significance of Prophet Elijah in the fulfillment of biblical prophecies will not take this vision lightly. Until the days of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), people have always considered Elijah as the major prophet of all time. Elijah did mighty things in his days, that God had to take him up to heaven alive (2 King 2).

After Elijah was taken to heaven, a prophecy was given that Elijah must return to earth before the days of the Lord. “See, I will send you the prophet Elijah before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes. He will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers; or else I will come and strike the land with a curse.” (Malachi 4:5-6). For instance, until today, Jewish Seders include an empty chair at the table in anticipation of Elijah’s return.

During the ministry of Jesus Christ himself, a debate arose among his disciples about who was the greatest and why the scripture talks about the return of Elijah before the return of the Lord; yet Jesus said He is the Lord while according to them, Elijah has not returned yet.

Jesus therefore had to reveal to his disciples that, “among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he (Matthew 11:11)”, but also John the Baptist was the fulfillment of Malachi’s prophecy, and that John the Baptist is the Elijah spoken about:

His [Jesus Christ’s] disciples asked Him, saying, ‘Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?’ Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Indeed, Elijah is coming first and will restore all things. But I say to you that Elijah has come already, and they did not know him but did to him whatever they wished. . . .’ Then the disciples understood that He spoke to them of John the Baptist.” (Malachi 4:5-6 and Matthew 17:10-13).

All the prophets and the law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to receive it, he is Elijah who is to come” (Matthew 11:13-14; Mark 1:2-4 and Luke 1:17; 7:27).

During his ministry on earth, John the Baptist did a lot of things similar to Elijah:
1 – God predicted that the work  of John the Baptist would be like that of Elijah (Luke 1:17)
2 – John the Baptist dressed like Elijah (2 Kings 1:8 and Matthew 3:4)
3 – John the Baptist preached in the wilderness eating grasshoppers (Matt 3:1-4) like Elijah
4 – Both Elijah and John the Baptist preached a message of repentance
5 – Both Elijah and John the Baptist withstood kings and had high-profile enemies (1 Kings 18:17 and Matthew 14:3). Talking about enemies, while Jezebel, the wife of King Ahab tried to kill Elijah but in vain, John the Baptist was beheaded by Herod Antipas around 28-36 AD after John the Baptist rebuked him [Herod] for divorcing his wife, Phasaelis, and unlawfully taking Herodias, the wife of his brother Herod Philip I.


Therefore, it can be fair to state that John the Baptist did not finish his mission on earth before being killed by Herod, probably because he failed to properly follow Jesus Christ instead of trying to raise his own congregation. At one point, John the Baptist even seemed to have doubted Jesus, as he sent his disciples to ask Jesus if He [Jesus] was really the Messiah.

Luke 7:18 John’s disciples told him about all these things. Calling two of them, 19 he sent them to the Lord to ask, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?” 20 When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’”21 At that very time Jesus cured many who had diseases, sicknesses and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind. 22 So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor. 23 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.


Not only John the Baptist seemed to have doubted Jesus, but he also seemed not to have known who he [John the Baptist] was. It looks like he did not even know that he was Elijah and he denied to be him : “And they asked him [John the Baptist], ‘What then? Are you Elijah?’ He [John the Baptist] said, ‘I am not’” (John 1:21).

During the transfiguration of Jesus Christ, his disciples Peter, James, and John saw Elijah and Moses speaking with Him (Matthew 17:1-8). Then during the vision God gave to Apostle John and which he revealed in the book of Revelation chapter 11, John said that before the return of Jesus Christ, there will be a time where 2 great prophets will arise and prophecy like never seen before: Revelations 11: “Then a measuring rod like a staff was given to me, saying, “Get up and measure the Temple of God and the altar, and count those worshiping in it. 2 But do not measure the court outside the Temple—leave it out, because it has been given to the nations, and they shall trample the holy city for forty-two months. 3 And I will grant authority to My two witnesses and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, dressed in sackcloth.” 4 These are the two olive trees and the two menorot that are standing before the Lord of the earth.  5 If anyone wishes to harm them, fire comes out of their mouths and consumes their enemies. If anyone wants to harm them, he must be killed in this way. 6 These two have the power to shut the heavens, so that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying. And they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to strike the earth with every kind of plague as often as they wish. 7 When they have finished their testimony, the beast that rises from the abyss will make war on them, and overcome them and kill them. 8 And their corpses will lie in the open street of the great city that figuratively is called Sodom and Egypt—where also their Lord was crucified. 9 Some from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations will look at their corpses for three and a half days, not allowing them to be placed into a grave. 10 Those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them. They will celebrate and send gifts to one another, because these two prophets tormented those who dwell on the earth. 11 But after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet; and great fear fell on those who were watching them. 12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here!” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies watched them. 13 At that hour there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven. 14 The second woe is past. The third woe is coming soon. 15 Then the seventh angel trumpeted, and there were loud voices in heaven saying, “The kingdom of this world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Anointed One. And He shall reign forever and ever!” 16 And the twenty-four elders seated on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17 saying, 

“We thank you, Adonai Elohei-Tzva’ot, who is and who was, because You have taken Your great power and begun to reign. 18 The nations were enraged, but Your wrath has come[q]
and the time for the dead to be judged—to reward Your servants, the prophets and kedoshim, and those who fear Your name, the small and the great, and to destroy the destroyers of the earth.” 19 Then the Temple of God in heaven was opened, and the Ark of His Covenant appeared in His Temple. And there were flashes of lightning and rumblings and clashes of thunder and an earthquake and heavy hail (Tree of Life Version).


Throughout history, people believe that the two witnesses spoken about in Revelations 11 will be either Elijah, Moses or Enoch. I personally think that Elijah was taken up to heaven alive probably because he was doing too much miracles, shaking the earth, stopping the sun, causing drought, demonstrating too much God’s power in a supernatural way, raising the dead, bringing down fire down heaven, leading a school of prophets known as “the sons of the prophets” … and if God had not taken him alive to heaven, he could have boldly done crazier things for the glory of God before the appointed times. Enoch (ancestor of Noah) was also taken to heaven alive because in his days, he was even walking with God:  “and Enoch walked with God: and he was no more; for God took him” (Gen 5:21–24).

Dear readers of this article, in our generation, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) has done so many miracles and if I can dare to compare, I can say that he did more miracles than the Elijah of the “Old” Testament and even more than anyone else who has lived on this earth, Jesus Christ excluded. During his 33 years of ministry of earth, Jesus Christ himself prophesied that, very truly, whoever believes in Him will do even greater things than what He did: John 14:12 “Amen, amen I tell you, he who puts his trust in Me, the works that I do he will do; and greater than these he will do, because I am going to the Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.” (Tree of Life Version).

Major 1 has been to heaven many times and came back. Those who follow him testified about the magnitude of the anointing, power and grace he is operating with. Time and space could not allow me to details things here and when I tried to put together the meaning of this vision of Honorable Seer Wakisa Chizaso and what I know about Elijah and what I was feeling about Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), I just have to warn you to ensure you are ready for the return of the Lord. The world is really going to end very soon and the things God is doing through Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) is beyond natural and human beings who have the grace to be alive today need to stop taking the era we are living in lightly. People were playing in disbelief when the flood came on them in the days of Noah. You don’t want to be playing and rejecting the God of Major 1 when this world ends.

Hon Seer Wakisa Chizaso and Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1)
Hon Seer Wakisa Chizaso and Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1)
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1)
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1)


Shepherd Bushiri Investment, SBI, is arguably one of the Southern Africa’s most diversified and fast-growing conglomerates. With tentacles in over 8 sectors, the group was shaped from a modest agribusiness company-involved in agriculture at the far-end of rural Malawi, Mzuzu. As they say, there are no accidental paths to success; the company’s fast-paced growth can be largely attributed to the founder and CEO Prophet Sheppard Bushiri. Fondly known as Major 1, the resilient entrepreneur surely had his success long foretold. At the age of 13, Young Bushiri had resolved not to play at the fringes, but to work hard and put his name on the global map – this is exactly what he is doing with his various businesses.

In an exclusive Interview with African Leadership Magazine, Mr. Bushiri talks about his businesses; his formative years in business, amongst other issues.  

You are obviously a young man, who is on a mission in business. How did it all start?

I began farming as a business in Malawi in 2009, I grew the business until I was able to buy a land in a strategic area of Tanzania that was known for its gold deposits. I bought the land, just a small piece of it because I wanted to go into mining. I was then appointed the president of AFRIK — an entity that provided loans to developing countries. AFRIK is an offshoot of National Standard Finance, infrastructure and sovereign finance organization that provided loans to African governments, which paid me commissions from transactions. From those commissions, I built my businesses.

By March of that year 2009, I begin looking for investors close to the land I had bought because next to it was a mine that was owned by the American government, and there were other mines close by, so I was so sure that it had gold. So I came to South Africa to look for investors. After surveys, we found out that indeed the land had gold. Although it was not much, what I had was enough. From there my business grew. The first company I built was in Dubai, providing consulting services and it is still doing very well.

I then moved to South Africa from there. Firstly, I purchased private jets for presidential travels. We are also into energy drink production, and also have a mine in Zambia —- the Emerald mine — of course, you know emerald is more expensive than gold. We are also into the hospitality sector where we operate hotels in Nairobi, Dubai, and other new acquisitions. We also have another business where we help industries to sell cars. I also run a mobile network company in South Africa, and it’s doing very well. We have over 5000 employees in all our business subsidiaries.

Some have argued that combining business and ministry is a distraction. As a preacher, how are you able to combine business and ministry?

I don’t work too hard in that sense, I have put in place systems, but that was what God helped me do. As an entrepreneur, you don’t work as hard as a business person because you think. I don’t work, systems do the work nicely.

When did your big break come?

The first day I had the idea to change my community and the world, that day was my big break. Being an entrepreneur, it is not about money. The idea and knowledge of what to do was my big break. I only had about US$3000, but I wanted to be a billionaire. The best thing in my business journey was the first day I had an idea, was the day I sat down to plan. My plan was to buy land, put electricity and water there automatically, the value will increase, and I will register with the city council and sell at a higher price.

Please tell us more about your businesses?

The SBI group has about 8 distinct businesses. We have the SB Consulting with its headquarters in Dubai, which is set up to advise investors seeking to invest in Africa. The SB Mining, which has an ongoing emerald mining operation in Zambia. We have the SB Hotels, which is the hospitality and tourism arm of the group and doing business in South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, and the United States. We currently operate the only five-star Hotel in Malawi. We have the Favour energy Drink, which is probably the only energy drink of African origin. We also have the SB Mobile, a mobile telecommunications company, currently operating in South Africa. It might also interest you to note that we operate a private jet chatter, exclusively for high-end users, with the hope of a much more commercial venture in future. We also have the Shepherd Bushiri University in South Africa. Some other businesses are still in the gestation stage and would be unveiled in due course.

What values have you built your business empire on?

The fear of God. I fear God so much. A person who fears God is not corrupt, he is honest. I am a person of boldness. My biggest principle has been taking the risk and managing the risk. Africa’s problem is not taking risks. It is about managing the risk. I have a strong team that is like a wall. And I tell them to hold on strongly — they are a very intelligent team.

Another factor is Capital Management which is the key thing. Many Africans don’t think about how to improve the business.

There is nothing called small capital, nothing started big. Everything started small. There is nothing called small money. Wealth management is very important. For us, the definition of wealth creation is about managing what we have. We invest in small things which can return money faster. Our system of wealth creation is to create wealth from anything that is on demand. We have a FOREX trading team of experts and we have made quite a lot of money there. These are the things that are very essential. They make us turn little money into big.

How can others who combine ministry and business go about this for optimum productivity?

As a prophet, I have undergone several attacks from the media, and people who oppose me as well as some government leaders, and only an investment or business approach, has made it possible to survive. This is because Africa is a huge investment theatre and many investors are coming in. Even in some remote areas, you can still do good business, but everyone concentrates on the towns. Anything you start in Africa has a business value, but we all are thinking of only buying and selling. Money is not in the town, money is in the villages, these are the people that must get things, the rich people in urban areas are already saturated. Most people having problems in Africa are only servicing an inflated society.

The fact that I am a prophet, most people are amazed at how focused I am on business. But I am like every other human being, If the ministry has needs, I have to help out, create jobs for the unemployed, and also help those who have nothing.

Africa has the potential to do continuously good business, but the key lies in the know-how and focus. So despite the corruption and other challenges in Africa, businesses can thrive if we adopt the right attitude.

Was any of your business an attempt at following the trends?

Actually, my businesses are classified into long-term businesses and exit businesses. That is there are businesses that I do for the long term, and there are others that I exit before the market gets exhausted.

We exit businesses because you don’t test the waters with your two feet, you spread the risks. Africa has a bright economic future. The economy of Africa rests on Tourism and Resources. When I look at where the world is going, if you do Tourism you are right, you cannot go wrong. Every economy is backed by its resource. There are things we know that if I put my money in, I won’t lose. I invest in things that won’t lose value. We project what will happen in the years to come. While diversifying, we structure it in a way that the investments will keep the money coming in. It is not about making money, it is about keeping money in things that appreciate in value and contribute to the community.

We are also currently working on a partnership with Liverpool FC to have our ENERGY drink as the official drink of the club.

How do you relax after a long haul of activities?

My body is now used to not sleeping long at nights. I normally sleep about three hours in the day. I personally go through everything to know what is happening in each department. You must have firsthand information. Most successful people do not rely on a manager’s report.

What legacy do you want to leave behind? What would you want to be remembered for?

I bring out love to the community. I don’t enjoy my worth at the expense of my work. A month ago, I bought over 20 cars for people who work for me and the church. Love for me is very vital. You can’t do charity and a lot of work without love. Particularly, I want to be remembered for love.

What inspires your giving, beyond the fact that you just want to give?

I am a faithful person, there is no other person that I look up to like Jesus Christ. As for me, I remember that Christ says give. And that inspires me to do something. Some time ago in Malawi, I called all the beggars on the street and gave just as Jesus gives.

For a man of your age and experience, what word do you have young entrepreneurs?

The biggest challenge is people pulling each other down. All the application that Africans create doesn’t become big. The giving up spirit is also another challenge. I began active business at 25, but the acumen had been there from the age of 13. I made my first US$3 million at the age of 25 and began to build from there. I have never come across as someone trying to give up. My strongest character is determined regardless of what difficulty I go through. That’s my message to Africa’s young entrepreneurs.



10 of Africa’s Most Affluent Families

From business to the arts, politics to religion, here are 10 of Africa’s most affluent families.

The dos Santos Family – Angola

From Petroleum to mining, banking, real estate, cement, retail, media, and entertainment, there are few areas of trade and investment that the dos Santos Family have not spread their reach to. At the hub is José Eduardo dos Santos, the 75-year-old Angolan president, who has been in power for 37 years. The family also boasts Isabel dos Santos, usually referred to as Africa’s richest woman. She owns banks, telecom companies, a cement factory, a supermarket chain, restaurants, casinos, and also holds stakes in various utility firms. Isabel dos Santos has a vast portfolio of investments in Angola, Portugal, Mozambique, and Cape Verde. Other influential names in the family include banker and investor, José Filomeno de Sousa dos Santos, media guru, Welwitschia José dos Santos Pego (Tchizé), and famous creative, José Paulino dos Santos, who is popularly known as ‘Coreon Dú.’



The Rupert Family – South Africa

They say, “Do not despise humble beginnings.” What started out as a small cigarette company in 1941, transformed into a huge billion-dollar corporate empire, making the Rupert Family one of the wealthiest and influential families in the world. The Rupert Family owns luxury brands such as the infamous Cartier, Mont Blanc, and Dunhill under the Richemont banner. Apart from the luxury brands and cigarettes, the family also has a lot of control in the beverage industry, controlling nearly a fifth of South Africa’s wine market, as well as up to 80% of all Brandy sales. The Ruperts, through the investment company, Remgro (formerly Rembrandt S.A.), also own Mediclinic, which is one of South Africa’s biggest healthcare brands.



The Oppenheimer Family – South Africa

If diamonds are forever, then the Oppenheimers’ wealth is surely eternal. This South African family previously De Beers and Anglo American, two of the biggest names in the world of diamond, gold and platinum mining. What started as a broker job for German-born Ernest Oppenheimer in Kimberley, South Africa, developed into a mining empire whose wealth and power reigned for years around the world. Even though the family has sold most of the shares in the mining companies, the wealth and influence still remains, and it is looking like it will be forever, just like the diamonds.



The Dangote Family – Nigeria

Aliko Dangote comes from a prominent Nigerian business family. He is the great grand son of Alhaji Alhassan Dantata, the richest African at the time of his death in 1955. Aliko, an ethnic Hausa Muslim from Kano State, was born on 10 April 1957 into a wealthy Muslim family. He remains the richest man on the African continent for the seventh consecutive year, and owns the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities and operates in Nigeria and other African countries, including Benin, Ethiopia, Senegal, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Togo, Tanzania, and Zambia. He is father to three daugthers and despite their father’s affluence, the daughters remain private and have studied at the best universities.

Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

The Ibru Family – Nigeria

The Ibru Family is considered one of the most successful and influential families in the history of Nigeria. Some of the key names the Ibru Family boasts are the late Felix Ibru, Goodie Ibru, who was president of the Nigerian Stock Exchange, and Alex Ibru, who once served as Minister for Internal Affairs and founded Guardian Newspaper. Perhaps the most influential Ibru was Olorogun Michael Christopher Ibru. Michael was well-known for having founded the first black-owned frozen fish business, as well as vehicle distribution and marketing company, Ruta, which, at one time, was the sole distributor of Mazda, Tata, and Jeep vehicles. Regardless of succession dispute rumors, the family conglomerate, the Ibru Organization, remains one of the largest businesses in Nigeria and holds a huge stake in Aero Contractors Airlines, Sheraton, and Ikeja Hotels Plc, among others.

ibru family

ibru family

The Kenyatta Family – Kenya

The name ‘Kenyatta’ is influential in both business and politics, having produced two Kenyan presidents – first president, President Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, and fourth president, President Uhuru Kenyatta, The Kenyatta family’s influence is, arguably, the biggest influence in the East African Region. The Kenyatta Family commands a lot of business control in the dairy, hospitality, media, and banking industries both in Kenya and abroad. Some of the family’s notable investments include Brookside Dairy, Heritage Hotels, and Mediamax Group. They also hold about 25% shares of the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA).

Kenyatta family

Kenyatta family

The Bakhresa Family – Tanzania

From Kenya to Malawi, Tanzania to Mozambique, the brands Azam and Bakhresa Group dominate the food, beverage, and plastics industries. What was started by Said Salim Bakhresa as a small restaurant, has now turned into a continental powerhouse. The Bakhresa Group, which has a turnover of almost $1 billion dollars annually, is currently managed by Said’s sons, Mohammed and Abubakar, and includes companies like Azam Media, a confectionery company, among many more. The Azam Group also deals in petroleum and plastics, as well as owns the Azam Football Club, which is one of the biggest football clubs in Tanzania.



The Nguema Family – Equatorial Guinea

The Nguema Family of Equatorial Guinea is one of the most powerful and wealthiest families of West Africa. The family consists of Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Africa’s longest-serving head, as well as his son, Teodorin, who is the country’s vice president, along with other relatives who serve as ministers and government leaders. It is hard to know the actual monetary value of the Nguema Family; however, in 2012, French authorities seized various luxury assets belonging to Teodorin worth close to $300 million, having us conclude that the family is worth more than that.



The Bushiri Family – Malawi

Faith leaders are some of the most influential people on the African continent. One of the most influential names in Malawian history is Malawi-born, South African-based prophet and entrepreneur, Shepherd Bushiri. With an estimated wealth of $200 million, Bushiri and his wife, Mary, have a combined social media reach of more than 2.5 million followers, making them one of the most influential couples on the continent. They also own a mining company, a mobile telecommunications network called PSB, and a TV station that broadcasts across the continent as well as SB University, which has campuses in South Sudan and South Africa. Prophet Bushiri’s brother, Otis, also mans a mega church in the South African city of Cape Town, while Mary’s brother, Duncan, popularly known as ‘Gwamba,’ controls a beverage plant in Malawi.



The Kuti Family – Nigeria

From music and artm to human rights activism, one cannot help but awe at the influence that the Kuti Family of Nigeria has had on Nigeria. Perhaps the foundation of this great family is Fela Kuti (1938 – 1997). Fela Kuti was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, and composer who is regarded as a pioneer of the the Afrobeat music genre. A solid pan-Africanist, Fela’s music remains some of the most exported music pieces from the African continent. Fela’s sons, Femi and Seun, continue to carry their father’s musical legacy. Fela’s daughter, Yeni, who is also musically gifted, currently runs The Afrika Shrine, a revamped studio and entertainment place, which was originally founded by Fela. Yeni is also one of the founders of FELAbration, a music festival dedicated to celebrating Fela’s work.




Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), First Black to Receive the Prestigious “Honorary US Citizenship” Given to Only 8 People of Exceptional Merit Since 1776

While testifying on February 25, 2018 at the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, the biggest church in Africa also ranked as the world’s #1 fastest growing church, Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1), informed his millions of followers that, he has been nominated to receive the Honorary US Citizenship Award and very soon, a ceremony will be held for that purpose.

For any well-informed person who is Black or who is a friend of the people of African descent, this historic award deserves celebration. Indeed, the United States of America has 2 main paths to citizenship:

  • birthright citizenship, in which any person born in the USA, or born abroad to a US citizen, is declared a citizen, and
  • naturalization, in which an immigrant is granted citizenship after applying for it and meeting certain requirements (e.g. biometric screenings, interviews, tests, and oaths).


The honorary citizenship of the United States is a highest award granted usually to a “non-United States citizen of exceptional merit, by an Act of Congress or by a proclamation issued by the President of the United States, pursuant to authorization granted by Congress”.

Unlike native citizens and naturalized citizens of the US which have certain rights, duties and benefits, honorary citizenship is not attached to any known unclassified rights, privileges and duties. It does not require an oath. For instance, Honorary US citizens are ineligible for US official or diplomatic passports. However, according to the US Government, “honorary citizenship is and should remain an extraordinary honor not lightly conferred nor frequently granted”.


Since its independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain on July 4, 1776 until 2017, the United States of America has granted the Honorary US Citizenship to only 8 people. Six of these honorees received the award posthumously, some of them more than 200 years after their death, and two received it during their lifetime:


Each of these honorees has significantly impacted the US and / or the world:

  • Sir Winston Churchill (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965), the first person to receive such an honor, was a prime minister of the United Kingdom and a loyal American ally during World War II.


  • Raoul Wallenberg (4 August 1912, death date unknown), a businessman, Swedish diplomat, who rescued tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust during which six million European Jews were systematically murdered during World War II. Raoul Wallenberg himself was arrested and imprisoned by the Soviets in 1945, but until today, what happened to him and how he died is still unknown although the Soviets claimed that he died in 1947.


  • William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) and his second wife Hannah Callowhill Penn (11 February 1671 – 20 December 1726) were respectively the founder and administrator of the Province of Pennsylvania, the state where the United States Declaration of Independence was adopted. The State of Pennsylvania was named after their last name, Penn.


  • Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), an Albanian-Indian, Roman Catholic nun and missionary, was known for her charitable works with the poor in Calcutta (India) and across the globe.


  • Marquis de Lafayette (6 September 1757 – 20 May 1834), was a French general who served as an officer in the American Revolutionary War (1775 – 1783) also known as the American War of Independence. He significantly caused France to help the US’ colonies against Great Britain. He was a great ally of Thomas Jefferson (2 or 13 April 1743 – July 4, 1826), an American Founding Father and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence and the third President of the US from 1801 to 1809.


  • Casimir Pulaski (4 or 6 March 1745 – October 11, 1779) was a notable Polish politician and military officer who fought and died for the US against the British during the American Revolutionary War in a way that he was nicknamed “The Father of the American Cavalry”.


  • Bernardo de Gálvez (25 July 1746 – 30 November 1786), a Spaniard general, governor of Louisiana, who risked his life to free the Americans by providing supplies, intelligence, and military support during the American Revolutionary War to the point that George Washington (22 February, 1732 – December 14, 1799), the first President of the United States (from 1789 to 1797) and one of the Founding Fathers of the US, considered him as “a deciding factor in the outcome of the Revolutionary War,”


Considering the status and impact of the people who were granted the honorary citizenship of the United States, it is obvious that this impressive honor is a proof of the historic impact that Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri ( is having in the world. Details of the services he provided for the US to deserve this prestigious honor at his young age may be classified and never revealed. However, some public records exist about his success in business and in ministry.


His success in business has been applauded throughout the world. He has invested a lot in the US and many other countries. In February 2018 alone, he invested $450 US million in the US economy. As of 2017, his business, Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI), which employs more than 10,000 people, has several entities (e.g. SB Hotels, SB Mining, SB Telecommunications, SB Beverages and SB Airways), has an asset worth more than $1.2 US billion, and has been strangely surging and growing at a very fast rate that defied projections. In February 2018, he received a Business Excellence Award (Person of the Year 2017) and was inducted in “Africa’s CEOS Hall of Fame” by the prestigious African Leadership Magazine.

Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) - CEO Hall of Fame Induction 2018 and Person of the Year 2017
Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) – Africa’s CEOS Hall of Fame Induction 2018 and Person of the Year 2017

His family, The Bushiri Family, has been ranked one of the 10 Africa’s most affluent families ( He is the only Malawian in the Dubai Top Ten of doing business well from Africa. Major 1 is the youngest man in the world owning four private jets, 27 gold mines, two diamond mines and other treasures that space and time do not allow to detail here. Since he relocated to South Africa three years ago, he is the only person who has been consistently filling up above its capacity the FNB Stadium, Africa’s largest stadium, since its opening in 1989. In 2016, he was featured in a book that honored the “Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders

Certificate of Honor - Prophet Shepherd Bushiri-The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders
Certificate of Honor – Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders

He authored several books and is a personal council to numerous Presidents and leaders around the world. He is also known for his massive charitable activities.


His impact goes beyond the Christian communities where he is known as the founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, the number one mega church in Africa. In his third year in South Africa, his church in that country alone has over 2000 home cells and over 400 branches, with more than 5000 branches worldwide. He also has many church branches and home cells in several states in the US ( In 2017 alone, his church recorded over 800,000 people that gave their lives to Jesus through his ministries ( The greatest prophet of all time preaches more than three times per week to hundreds of thousands of people who attend his mega church at Pretoria Showgrounds. His TV channel, Prophetic Channel TV  ( broadcasts to more than 40 million viewers across the world in English, French and Spanish.

It should not be surprising that he is called:

  • Major 1
  • The Most Influential Contemporary Prophet in the World,
  • The Most Anointed Prophet Since Adam and Eve,
  • The Richest Minister in the Whole World,
  • The Prophet of the Prophets,
  • The World’s #1 Major Prophet of the Major Problems,
  • The Prophet Who Speaks With God Face to Face Like Moses,
  • The Fearless General,
  • The Sharpest Prophet in the World,
  • The Man of God Who Can Kill Any Demon,


Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri is happily married to Prophetess Mary Bushiri ( and they have two daughters, Raphaella and Israella.

Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife Prophetess Mary Bushiri in 2017
Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and his wife, Prophetess Mary Bushiri in 2017

Major One always says that his achievements are “not because he is intelligent or clever, but because of the Grace of God”. As the leader of the contemporary prophetic movement, spoken by prophets thousands of years ago, is receiving one of the highest honors in the world at a very young age and at a time that all well-informed analyses point to an imminent end of the world, it is important that the reader of this article ponders on his stand with God and really ensure he or she is ready to meet the Creator of all things if the world ends now. Are you ready? Do you believe in the God of Major 1? If not, you better get ready for God, Almighty God, Alpha and Omega, Author and Perfecter of Our Faith, Bread of Life, Chief Cornerstone, Deliverer, Emmanuel, Everlasting Father, Faithful and True, God of Israel, Good Shepherd, Great High Priest, Head of the Church, I Am, King of Kings, King of the Jews, Lamb of God, Light of the World, Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Lord, Lord of All, Mediator, Messiah, Mighty God, One Who Sets Free, Prince of Peace, Redeemer, Resurrection and the Life, Risen Lord, Rock of Ages, Sacrifice for Our Sins, Savior, Son of David, Son of Man, Son of the Most High, Supreme Creator Over All, The Door, The Life, The Truth, The Way, The Word, Victorious One, Wonderful Counselor, …, The God of Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, The God of Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng, The God of Prophet Uebert Angel, and the God of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – Major 1, … is coming back very soon.



Prophet Brave Mkandawire: One of the Young African Prophets Shaking Africa

For centuries, western missionaries travelled to Africa to share the Word of God with the Africans. However, in recent years, because of the prophetic movement that is shaking Africa under the leadership of God’s Major Generals such as Prophet Shepherd Bushiri also known as Major 1 (from Malawi but based in South Africa), Prophet Uebert Angel (from Zimbabwe but living in the UK), Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin (from Nigeria), etc., countless people across the globe have been traveling to Africa, just to visit and receive prayers from true great prophets. Besides the major prophets mentioned above, several other young prophets are emerging in Africa and are shaking the world like never seen before since the creation of the world. This article presents Prophet Brave Chiswamtawa Mkandawire (, one of these young African prophets doing wonders.

Prophet Brave Mkandawire
Prophet Brave Mkandawire

Brave Mkandawire was born in Mzuzu, the hometown of Major 1, in Malawi. He did not believe in God until he was 14. Indeed, thirteen years ago (in 2005), while he was smoking coming out of a restaurant in his hometown, he met a certain man of God by the name of Prophet Bernard Silungwe, who told him that he should stop what he was doing because God has called him as a Prophet. He accepted the call, gave his life to the Lord Jesus Christ that same day, and started preaching that same year. To help him grow in the Lord, Prophet Bernard Silungwe connected him immediately to Apostle Joseph Binala Lusale (, who then became his spiritual father / mentor. Apostle Joseph Binala Lusale is the Founder of the “Glory of God International Ministries” in Malawi. According to the testimony of Prophet Brave Mkandawire, “Apostle Lusale is a great man of God whom God has entrusted into raising ministers. In Malawi, a lot of men and women of God have been highly impacted with his teaching ministry”. Apostle Lusale is a friend of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri ( and one of the first men of God who believed very early in the prophetic ministry of Major 1. Apostle Lusale even ministered many times during live services at Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church in Pretoria, where hundreds of thousands of Christians meet every week to listen to the words of Major 1, the richest and sharpest prophet of all time.

Two weeks after being born again, Brave Mkandawire started prophesying. The anointing upon him was so strong that about three years later (in 2008), he founded his own ministry: “Fountain Of Peace Ministries International”. Those days, he was studying at Luwinga Secondary School, where he managed to turn almost the whole school to Jesus. He was the main Christian reader at the campus and was well known by the teachers and students in Mzuzu. While still serving the Lord, he managed to graduate from that high school (Class of 2009). In 2014, he followed the divine instruction to relocate to Windhoek, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Namibia.

So far, Prophet Brave has managed to open two branches in Malawi (one in Mzuzu City and another one in Lilongwe City), two ministerial branches in Namibia (in Rundu Town and in Windhoek City), one branch in Cape Town, South Africa. His ministries have impacted lives beyond the borders of Africa and he has preached in several countries including:

  • Botswana
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • USA
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • etc.

Several signs and wonders have been following his ministries:

  • the lame have walked
  • the eyes have opened for the blind
  • chronic diseases (e.g. HIV / AIDS, Tuberculosis, Cancer) were healed
  • miracle money and miracle debt cancellation occur very often
  • people have gotten instant promotions
  • possessed people were delivered from witchcraft, demons and curses
  • bareness has been destroyed and many women have conceived
  • instant marital breakthroughs have taken place many times
  • instant business breakthroughs were received
  • drunks and smokers were delivered and converted into men and women of God
  • prostitutes were delivered and turned into worshippers
  • less privileged (e.g. orphans, widows and the fatherless) received assistance
  • dead people were raised to life
  • etc.

His real concern about the ongoing prophetic movement is that, “some people have turned its gear from setting people free from bondages, revealing Jesus Christ to the Nations of the World, rebuking sin and pointing people to salvation and righteousness to entertainment, which is never the will of God”. He believes that “God has entrusted his ministry and calling to contribute in putting order in the prophetic movement”. He hopes to open branches everywhere across the globe. In 2018, he has scheduled crusades in a lot of African countries like Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, etc. Prophet Brave Mkandawire is happily married to Selma Mkandawire and, so far, they have a daughter, Princess Mkandawire. To contact Prophet Brave Mkandawire, please visit his Facebook at

As we are learning more about the contemporary prophetic revolution, let’s not forget that, about 900-800 years before Jesus Christ, Prophet Joel prophesied that: “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams…” (Acts 2:17 / Joel 2: 28). For a long time, prophecy has not been the specialty of young men, but of old people. Most of the major prophets in the Bible (e.g. Elijah, Moses, Isaiah, Ezekiel, etc.) did not prophecy in their young age, but in their old age. For instance, Moses was 80 years before starting his prophetic journey that delivered the Israelites from their bondage in Egypt. Therefore, the emergence of the prophetic revolution in Africa (e.g. under the leadership of young prophets is a warning and confirmation sign that, we are really living in the last days foretold thousands of years ago. Are you ready to meet your Maker / Creator, the Savior of the World, Jesus Christ? Otherwise, you better believe and give your life to Him today before it becomes too late.

Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in 2017
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in 2017
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering to students in Namibia
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering to students in Namibia
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in Cape Town, South Africa
Prophet Brave Mkandawire ministering in Cape Town, South Africa
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira (a son of Major 1) of ECG
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira (a son of Major 1) of ECG




Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his spiritual parents
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his spiritual parents
Apostle Binala Lusale ministering at ECG Pretoria
Apostle Binala Lusale ministering at ECG Pretoria
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his wife during their wedding day
Prophet Brave Mkandawire and his wife during their wedding day




Malawi pro-govt news outlet names Prophet Bushiri its ‘Personality of the Year 2017’

A pro-government news site, Maravi Post, gave Bushiri the honour on Friday after recognising that  runs the church which has over 300 000 registered members in South Africa alone and  is followed by 1.7 million followers on Facebook and nearly 2.6 million TV viewers on his Prophetic Channel.

The publication says it honours  “Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (also known as “Major One”) for his tireless, inspiring, comforting and support of people everywhere – locally and globally.”

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri - Major 1 - Major 1 praying on his knees
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – Major 1 – Major 1 praying on his knees

It notes that Bushiri holds crusades, and economic and social gatherings in Malawi, South Africa, the USA, Venezuela and Australia. Recently he was the guest of the South Sudan government, where he signed a MoU that will create a mining investment partnership that will enhance the north eastern African country’s mining sector.

He has been to Malawi, even making donations to the hungry, prisoners and those in hospital.

But he does not just do that in Malawi. He has reached out to prisons in Nigeria, donated to the sick and underprivileged in South Africa, the relief food and paid needy students’ fees in Malawi—just everything.


“Bushiri activities demonstrate love and care for the people. It is not a wonder that some people are debating whether the Man of God can become a next leader for Malawi,” the news site says.

It quotes Nophi Phumisa, a Master of Arts in Political Science student at a university in Australia, saying  Prophet Bushiri’s rise to global stardom is a story that “most Malawians of goodwill admire and those with ill intention greatly despise and burn with envy.”

Senior Editor Janet Karim agreed and said: “The first time I attended a fund raiser in early 2017 that the New York ECG satellite hosted with the Prophet in attendance, I was overwhelmed at grassroots raising of funds. We have this ability in Malawi, we just do not harness it well nor do we account for the use of the funds. Many churches have built houses of prayer, others have also enhanced resources by creating commercial enterprises. Accountability is at the core of these ventures.

Prophet Bushiri ventures out, casting the net widely and the catch is overwhelming and inspiring. People should not critic him; they should emulate him.

“And his charitable ways make great sense of the multiplication of the two fish and five loaves of bread. That Great prophet did say that we would ‘do greater things than these.’ ” Karim said in quotes attributed to her.


The prophet is recognized for numerous achievements he has made that directly or indirectly impact the society including:

  • He runs the world’s fastest growing ministries, currently with over one million people, and, also, with established branches in all the world’s six continents; with 300,000 in South Africa.
  • His Prophetic Channel TV broadcasts to more than 40 million viewers across the world. The TV recently launched its French and Spanish broadcasts.
  • He is the only church leader in South Africa whose Sunday Services pulls more than 60,000 people.
  • He is the only Malawian, outside politics, who receives state protection in every country he travels.
  • With 2.2 million likes on his Facebook page, he is the only Malawian with the largest following on Facebook.
  • He is Malawi’s youngest and largest employer. His Shepherd Bushiri Investments (SBI) entities employ over 10,000 people, and 70 percent of them are Malawians.
  • Every year, he spends K2 billion on charitable activities in different countries, with Malawi enjoying the lion’s share at 60 percent.
  • He only eats organic food from Malawi.
  • He is the only African church leader to consistently fill up the FNB Stadium, Africa’s largest soccer stadium.
  • He is the only man in Africa driving a 2017 Rolls Royce Black Badge, which is worth K1.2 billion.
  • He is the only church leader from Malawi to be featured in the prestigious New African magazine and, again, the only Malawian to be named, by, as one of the 10 affluent and influential families in Africa.
  • He is the only Malawian added in the Dubai Top Ten of doing business well from Africa.
  • He is the only man of God who has met almost all Heads of States and governments in Africa — except Malawi’s Peter Mutharika.
  • He is the youngest man in the world owning four private jets, and 27 gold mines.
  • In his mid-thirties, he is Malawi’s most published author with 17 books on religion, finance; and entrepreneurship to his credit.



Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) Shook Washington DC during the Launch of ECG America

On August 29 and 30, 2017, countless people came from all corners all the globe to attend the launch of ECG America in Washington DC under the leadership of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1), PhD ( The two-day conference was filled with prophecies, healings, deliverance, impartation, preaching, testimonies, praise, and worship of the God of Major 1.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri cutting the ribbon to launch ECG in Washington DC. Standing by Major 1 is Pastor Brian Ngambi, the National Pastor and Coordinator of ECG Ministries in America and his wife Priscilla Ngambi.
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) cutting the ribbon to launch ECG in Washington DC. Standing by Major 1 is Pastor Brian Ngambi, the National Pastor and Coordinator of ECG Ministries in America and his wife Priscilla Ngambi.

The prophet spent most of the first day of the conference prophesying, while on the second day, he delivered people, prayed for them, and laid hands on everyone in the attendance one by one. Prophecies were popping up like popcorn as the crowd was hungry to hear what the God of Major 1 had to tell them. As an example, in the crowd was a lady who never believed in the prophet, but who was brought to the conference by her cousin. The prophet located that lady and prophesied over her. He also mentioned to her cousin things that she had kept secret in her heart including the man she wrongly thought was going to be her husband after she saw him on TV, downloaded his picture and kept believing that the man will marry her one day. The lady was shocked and confessed that she now believes that Major 1 is a true man of God ( Two delegations which traveled from Pakistan and India, just to attend the conference, were also accurately located by Major 1 who prophesied over them. Several people were shocked by the accuracy of the prophecies of Dr. Major 1. During the deliverance service, demons manifested in some attendees and many people were shocked that, regardless of their race, people came together to be delivered by the God of Major 1.

Partial view of the crowd during the launch of ECG America in Washington DC.
Partial view of the crowd during the launch of ECG America in Washington DC.

During the conference, several people were given the opportunity to publicly testify about what the God of Major 1 has done for them. Someone testified about how he came to the conference using a ride by a friend, but surprisingly received a miracle car while he was at the conference. People were miraculously healed including a lame person in wheel chair which started walking, etc. Space and time did not permit to detail what took place in the international ballroom of the Hilton Hotel in Washington DC where the conference was hosted. In addition to what they have received from the God of Major 1, the attendees were filled with joy and satisfaction when Major 1 revealed that he will be coming back to the US very soon to launch ECG New York, then ECG California, and later ECG Atlanta, etc. Meanwhile, ECG is already operational in many states in the USA and during the conference, the leaders of these ECG groups and cells were introduced.

Major 1, PhD, during the launch of ECG Washington DC
Major 1, PhD, during the launch of ECG Washington DC.

Husband of Priscilla Ngambi,  Pastor Brian Ngambi is the National Pastor and Coordinator of  ECG Ministries in America ( Under his leadership during the conference, about one hundred sons and daughters on Major 1 received an intensive stewardship training during which they learned about prophetic prayer, how to take care of God’s goods with accountability, faithfulness, ownership to receive the reward from the God of Major 1. These ECG stewards also learned about the domains and forms of anointing. Under the leadership of Mr. Laston Geoffrey Mkhalipi, the Director of Branding and the International Events Coordinator at ECG, the stewards learned about the organigramme of ECG and some stewardship principles. The next step in the training of these stewards before their ordination by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1, is to spend time with him in prayer at a mountain or in church or wherever God will choose. Before ending the conference, the ECG Anthem was executed after Major 1 cut the ribbon to prophetically launch ECG Washington DC (


Surely, the God of Major 1 is going to shake America like never before as He is already manifesting himself mightily through Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1, who, born as a Muslim but brought to God by Jesus himself, had his first revelation of Jesus Christ at the age of 3, started preaching and prophesying by the age of 4. Right now, ECG Church is the most prolific church in the world and one of the biggest with more than 350,000 members in Pretoria, South Africa, alone. Glory and praise be to God for what He is doing in our generation ( through His Servant, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1:

The Most Anointed Prophet Since Adam and Eve,

The Richest Minister in the Whole World,

The PROPHET of the Prophets,

The World’s Youngest $$$ Billionaire & Philanthropist,

The Husband of Prophetess Mary Bushiri,

The World’s #1 Major Prophet of the Major Problems,

The Prophet Who Speaks With God Face to Face Like Moses,

The Fearless GENERAL Who Can Kill Demons,

The #1 Son of the Emeritus, the Black Elijah, Prophet Uebert Angel !!!

Prayer time during with Major 1 during the Launch of ECG America in Washington DC
Prayer time during with Major 1 during the Launch of ECG America in Washington DC.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is Launching ECG America during a Prophetic Conference on 29-30 August 2017 in Washington D.C.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is Launching ECG America during a Prophetic Conference on 29-30 August 2017 in Washington D.C.
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is Launching ECG America in Washington D.C.

The renowned South Africa based minister Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Ph.D.  ( commonly known as Major 1, will be visiting the USA to inaugurate the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Ministries in America during a conference at the Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave NW Washington DC 20009, on Aug 29 – Aug 30, 2017 (3 pm -12 midnight each day).


ECG Church is known as the world’s #1 arena where crazy prophecies (, prophetic deliverance, healings, miracles, wonders, teachings, happen every day in a way that thousands of visitors travel across the world just to visit the church headquarter in Pretoria, South Africa, to be prayed for by Major 1, the sharpest prophet of all time. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Ministries ( has affected and continues to affect lives worldwide. Several people from all corners of the globe have been testifying about how God, today known as the God of Major 1, has been changing their lives through the man of God.


As of 2017, ECG Church is the fastest growing church in the world and one of the world’s largest churches by membership. Indeed, since its foundation about five years ago in Malawi, the home country of the prophet, ECG Church has branches in all the continents. In South Africa alone, the church membership grew from about a dozen people at its beginning in 2015 to over 350,000 members in less than 3 years. Major 1 has thousands of followers in America ( and even before the official launch of ECG in the United States, branches and cells are already operational in many states such as:


  • California (e.g. Los Angeles)
  • Connecticut
  • Florida (soon)
  • Georgia (e.g. Atlanta)
  • Illinois (e.g. Chicago)
  • Indiana (e.g. Indianapolis) soon
  • Maine (Portland)
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Rhode Islands,
  • Texas (e.g. Dallas)
  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C., etc.


Prior to the official launch of ECG America (, headquartered in Washington DC, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri already held services in the US including the historic New York Prophetic Night (17 August 2016), the Prophetic Dinner in Dallas TX (4 July 2017), etc.


Concomitantly to his prophetic ministry, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is also a very successful businessman that received many awards across the globe including “The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders” ( He is the world’s youngest multi-billionaire (US dollars of course), the world’s richest minister, and the most acclaimed and sought-after man of God in the world today. As of 2017, this philanthropist is the richest person in Africa, owning businesses in all continents and venturing in many industries ( such as:


  • Travel and Aviation for VIP’s and Presidents
  • Agriculture, Minerals and Oil
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality Services
  • Manufacturing
  • Educational and Research Services
  • Real Estate
  • Mobile Telecommunications Services
  • etc.


With the presence of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri Ministries in America, this continent is surely going to be positively impacted like never seen before. Praise be to God who has remembered our generation with a great prophet like Major 1, PhD. Prophet Shepherd Bushiri is happily married to Prophetess Mary Bushiri.


Prophet Shepherd Bushiri - Major 1 - Major 1 praying on his knees
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri – Major 1 – praying on his knees at ECG Church Pretoria, South Africa.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri’s Son Walking in the Shoes of his Father at a Prophetic Conference in Utah (USA)

Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira, the leader of ECG Church in America.
Apostle Felixosis, the leader of ECG Church in America.

For several decades, Africa was the continent that received European and American missionaries. However, it is just recently that Africa started sending missionaries abroad. In a rare prophetic move, the renowned Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Major 1, founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church, sent his son, the Malawian Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira, to lead ECG Church in America. Although based in Portland, Maine, this Apostle has been reaching out to other states in the US to share the Gospel. On March 31st and April 1st, 2017, Apostle Felixosis Huios ( held a powerful prophetic conference in Utah (USA).


During this two day conference, the crowd was astounded by the prophecies and the miracles that the God of Major 1 did through the Apostle. For instance, after a prayer by this minister, some people who were deaf began to hear immediately. Other people attending the conference received miracle money right after prayer during the live service. One lady received $1,000 and another $520 as a sign of what is to come. Two women had one leg shorter than the other, but after the prayer of the man of God, their legs became even. Attending the event was a nine year old boy who was born normal, but who lost his vision and became blind at the age of three. Right after Apostle Felixosis Huios prayed for this boy, he recovered his sight as his eyes opened instantly. Several attendees of the conference were astonished by the miracles because they had never seen anything like that before.


Those who have been following the prophetic revolutionary revival that is shaking South Africa under the leadership of Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Ph.D., know that the God of Major One is showcasing His power and is speaking today in an unusual way as never seen before ( It is a well-established fact and truth that Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1, PhD) is being mightily used by God in the prophetic, miracles, healings, business, and many other types of wonders. Dr. Major 1 has several sons and daughters across the globe. So far, the last born son of Major 1 (Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira) has been growing the ECG Church in Portland, Maine, and its members at a high speed that is testifying that he is really a son of the undeniable Major Prophet who has been breaking records including his performances in business (, teaching, prophecy, philanthropy, networking, mentoring, prosperity, wealth production and accumulation across the globe, etc. For instance, in less than three years, ECG Pretoria, South Africa, which was founded by Major 1, Ph.D., in 2015, grew from just a few members to more than 100 thousand members without counting the millions of followers who watch his services on Facebook (, YouTube, phone application (e.g. Bushiri Buzz and his TV (Prophetic Channel TV), etc. Major1, the world’s richest minister, is also one of the youngest billionaires in the world. He was honored as one of the “Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders” ( Seeing the miracles and the steps that Apostle Felixosis is taking, under the anointing and mentoring of his father Major1, it will not be surprising that very soon, ECG America will make the national news.


As one of the “Christian nations” on earth, the US is blessed to finally have an Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church branch. The time has come for Africa to send more missionaries like Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira to the western nations, where Christianity is sometimes attacked and threatened because of the growing number of worldly philosophies that tend to raise human knowledge and theories above the Word of God, which will never disappear although heaven and earth will pass away very soon. As ECG America grows and is better known by more people in US, more Americans will certainly partake in the grace that is working for the Major Prophet Dr. Shepherd Bushiri. Seeing how ECG is shaking Africa, its continent of birth, there is no doubt that, under the leadership of Major1, ECG America is going to positively shake the US very soon and bring forth the revival that many ministers have been praying for. As the Americans are awaiting this prophetic revival and financial revolution in their land, where great men of God like Evangelist Billy Graham, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Pastor John Kilpatrick, Evangelist Morris Nathan, etc., have faithfully preached the Good News, it is worth thanking God and noticing that Apostle Felixosis Huios Nabi Navira and the partners of ECG America are off to a great start. ECG Church in Portland Maine, is located at: 1844 Forest Avenue, Portland, Maine, 04103 (USA).


Can Trump Save Africa and the African Diaspora After the Mixed Legacy of Obama?

It is hard to address the perspectives on Africa at the beginning of 2017 without mentioning the Chinese influence in Africa and the impact of the election of President Donald Trump on the legacy of President Barack Obama, the first African American to be elected as President of the USA. When President Obama was elected in 2008, several people thought he would be the savior of Africa and its Diaspora. However, the feelings towards his legacy are diverse.


President Obama might have done what he could to strengthen democracy and boost economic growth in Africa for instance by extending the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) while investing in the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). By organizing the very first U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, he helped the US to revisit its strategy for Africa. Soon after Obama leaves office, some of his legacies in the USA (e.g. Obamacare, “immigration reform”, Medicaid expansion, minimum wage increase, overtime benefits, paid pregnancy and sick leave, civil rights enforcement, criminal justice reforms, progressive tax reforms, tax credits for low-income people, climate change initiatives, etc.), may be brought down or replaced by something else.


Although several people of African descent including some top civil rights movement leaders are disappointed by the legacy of Mr. Obama, it is worth noticing that he was sandwiched not only between some spiritual and racial strongholds, but also between the strategic forces that brought him to power and the tactical opposition he had to deal with once he managed to enter the White House, which was built by enslaved Africans whose descendants are still struggling in the Americas. The Africans and their stakeholders must reflect on Mr. Obama’s “inability” to do the things that they once thought he could. Unfortunately, many people cannot or do not want to understand that, to some extent, the power of an American President like Mr. Obama is not as strong as that of some Presidents who can even choose to stay in power even if the result of the presidential vote says otherwise. The timing of the presidency of Obama might have also affected his performance as he inherited the worst economic crisis in the USA since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Yet, as he was preparing to leave office, the statistics showed that the US economy is stronger than when he took office. We need to acknowledge Obama for his efforts regardless of his weaknesses, and also thank God for having allowed an African descent to lead the “world’s #1 nation” for 8 years.


Many Africans would have loved that Mrs. Hillary Clinton was elected as the President of the USA in 2016. However, although she won the popular vote by nearly 3 million ballots, the Electoral College favored Mr. Trump. Several people of African descent did not come out to vote for Hillary as they did for Obama, therefore playing a role in the election of Trump who, during his “thank you tour”, acknowledged the African Americans for staying home during the election! The appointment of Mr. Trump could also be a divine set up that fits the end time as it was prophesied by the renowned Malawian Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1), one of the most successful businessmen and ministers in the world.


Unlike Mr. Obama whose election brought hope to Africa and its Diaspora before they realized 8 years later that, one man at the White House cannot save them, the election of Mr. Trump seems to bring fear on some people as if Trump can sink Africa while trying to “Make America Great Again” as emphasized during his revolutionary campaign. Analyzing Mr. Trump’s campaign and the people he is choosing to fill his cabinet positions, it may sound at first glimpse that his policies may not favor the people of African descent. For instance, some people think that Mr. Trump may reduce or redesign the US aids toward Africa. However, this should not scare anyone. For example, although not a descendant of Africa, President George W. Bush has done a lot of great things for Africa and some well-known African leaders still believe that he has helped Africa more than Mr. Obama whose father is from Kenya. Moreover, although foreign aids benefit some Africans, Africa is not supposed to be living on certain foreign “aids” which usually are strategic loans with high interest that are typically undetectable by the profane. Instead of counting on these “aids”, Africa should be seeking better opportunities that can allow it to put its own people to work and better manage its priceless human and natural resources that some people are still poaching for free. Therefore, let’s hope that, as a businessman who can negotiate deals, Mr. Trump ends up crafting some great agreements that can contribute to the ongoing efforts to advance Africa and its Diaspora.


Remember to Love God and His People
Remember to Love God and His People!

Despite these controversial realities, there is hope for Africa and the African Diaspora if they can understand that their “salvation” will not come from any government in the East or West, but from themselves with the help of God Almighty, who did not predestinate Africa to be the headquarter of poverty despite its rich lands and smart intellectuals. That is why I still believe that the Africans must better partner with each other without forgetting the huge untapped potential of the African Diaspora that some leaders unfortunately refuse to realistically incorporate into their strategic agendas. Instead of putting their hope on people who usually disillusion them, the Africans need to keep up all good fights while counting on God to develop themselves and the motherland. As for the unspoken racial discrimination and the other forms of injustice, let’s not forget that, there is a God who will judge very soon!


Dr. Roland Holou is a scientist, a businessman, an international consultant and expert in agribusiness, agriculture, agronomy, biotechnology, Diaspora engagement, Africa’s development, international trade and development. To learn more about his work or contact him, please visit, and


Next President of Benin Republic prophesied and anointed by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (aka Major1) on 6 Nov 2016

Two days before the Americans elected their new President, Mr. Donald Trump, the next president of Benin Republic (West Africa) was prophesied on Sunday November 6, 2016, during a live service in Pretoria, South Africa, by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (aka Major1), the spiritual son a Prophet Uebert Angel, the one who accurately prophesied the election of Mr. Trump many months before it came to pass! Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1) and his son Apostle Felix Huios Nabi Navira also prophesied the election of Mr. Trump many months before it happened.

God told me to anoint this man,” said Major1 as he pointed out the man from the crowd.  The prophet said that the man has contested in elections before, but the elections did not go in his favor. He revealed that his failure had been because it was the wrong timing. Major 1 said that God wants the man to serve Him this year and next year first, then he will be President of Benin. Finally, he pronounced a blessing and indicated that all the battles will be turned to victory.

They will not succeed because your calling is not from man but from God. I am going to anoint you so that even if they steal votes from you, God will give you miracle votes,” said the man of God, adding that, “I am seeing this man as President. He will change Benin and in his reign, his country will be as established as Dubai”, concluded Major 1.

Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major 1) and Prophet Uebert Angel are two of “The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders” recently featured in a book written by Dr. Roland Holou. I am posting this prophecy and the pictures of the future president of Benin, 5 years before it happens, as a witness so that when it happens, people may believe! Major1 said that if that prophecy about Benin does not come to pass, he is a fake prophet. Let’s wait and see the outcome in 2021 when the election will be done! I believe 100% this will come to pass and Benin will be the Dubai of Africa just as Major1 prophesied! Those who know Major1 know that this prophecy is not a joke, but will surely come to pass! By the way, Major1 already prophesied many presidents and they all came to pass. This one about Benin Republic is the first that he publicly made. I am so interested in this prophecy because, among many things, I, Dr. Roland Holou,  was born and raised in Benin Republic before I moved to the USA many years ago. I have been a passionate follower of Major1 and I even managed to travel from the USA to South Africa in 2015, just to meet him one on one! If there was a day of Elijah, today, we are  living in the days of Major1 (Prophet Shepherd Bushiri).

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To learn about other astounding and crazy prophecies by Major1, please visit his YouTube link.

Major 1's prophecy

You are watching the President that Benin will elect 5 years from now! Major 1’s prophecy
Next President of Benin Republic being anointed by Major1 4 years before the election ! Prophecy!!!

Next President of Benin Republic being anointed by Major1 5 years before the election ! Prophecy!!!


President of Benin prophecy from Prophet Shepherd Bushiri 2016-11-6

Major 1 anointing the next President of Benin Republic after he prophesied him on 6 Nov 2016 in Pretoria, South Africa during a live service! Wait and see!

Deux jours avant que les Américains n’élisent leur nouveau président, Mr. Donald Trump, le prochain président de la République du Bénin (Afrique de l’Ouest) a été prophétisé le Dimanche 6 Novembre, 2016, lors d’un service en direct à Pretoria, Afrique du Sud, par le Prophète Shepherd Bushiri (Major1), le fils spirituel de Prophète Uebert Angel, celui qui a prophétisé avec précision l’élection de Mr. Trump plusieurs mois avant que cela n’accomplisse! Je poste aujourd’hui cette prophétie et l’image du futur président en tant que témoin pour que quand cela va s’accomplir, les gens puissent croire! Major1 a dit que si cette prophétie sur le Bénin ne se réalise pas, il est un faux prophète. Attendons le résultat en 2021 quand l’élection sera faite! Je crois 100% que cela arrivera et le Bénin deviendra le Dubaï de l’Afrique comme prophétisé par Major1! Pour en savoir plus sur le Prophète Shepherd Bushiri, s’il vous plaît visitez

Outstanding Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders

 By Dr. Roland Holou, Founder and CEO of DiasporaEngager,

Many books have been written about people of African descent, but so far no single volume has highlighted the lives, visions, achievements, policies, and strategies of exceptional contemporary African Diaspora leaders across the globe. To fill the gap, an International Selection Committee composed of some of the top African diaspora Leaders in the Caribbean, Europe, North America, South America, and West Africa was created to nominate and vet recipients of “The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders Honor.” For the first edition of this book, 30 leaders were featured in detail and out of the 50 chapters of this 336 page book, one was devoted to each. Others chapters were devoted to one hundred other nominees whose contribution warranted their inclusion in this book.

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The stories of these Leaders showcase the diversity, complexity, and richness of the ongoing global African Diaspora engagement efforts. Their experiences of struggle, failure, growth and success will motivate current and future generations of people of African descent to take initiative, provide guidance to those interested in Africa’s development, and promote interest in the growing field of diaspora engagement. The featured leaders are known for their long-lasting achievements. Their bold actions contributed to important historical movements that significantly shaped and transformed the lives and history of people of African descent and removed major roadblocks preventing the prosperity of Africa and its Diaspora. They have brought about enormous and rare progress that would have been impossible without their leadership, including economic and political development of Africa and its Diaspora. To get your copy of the book, please visit

Some of the initiatives featured in the book include the African Union African Diaspora Sixth Region Initiative, Healthcare Reform in Africa, Pan-Africanism, Global Anti-Racism Initiatives, International Decade for People of African Descent, Implementation of the UN Durban Declaration and Programme of Action; the Commission on Reparations, the Hebrew Israelites, the Initiatives of the Central American Black Organization; the World Diaspora Fund For Development; the Projects of the Institute of the Black World 21st Century; the Pan-Afrikan Reparations Coalition in Europe, the Pan-African Holiday Kwanzaa; the Educational Initiatives of Steve Biko Cultural Institute in Brazil, the Initiatives of DiasporaEngager concerning the Map of the Diaspora and their Stakeholders, the Diaspora Directory and the Global Diaspora Social Media Platform; the Initiatives of the African Diaspora in Australia and Asia Pacific; the AU Sixth Region Diaspora Caucus Organization in the USA; the “Taubira Law” Voted by the French Republic to Recognize that the Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Slave Trade in the Indian Ocean are a Crime Against Humanity; The Global Movement for Reparatory Justice; the Ratification of the Article 3q of the AU Constitutive Act which “invites and encourages the full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of Africa; the Economic Development for Black Empowerment in America and Europe; the African Diaspora Contribution to Democracy and Development in Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America; the Initiatives of the Brazilian Association of Black Researchers; the Oprah Effect; the Promotion of the Black Population in Brazil; the Palmares Cultural Foundation in Brazil; the Celebrations of Zumbi dos Palmares in Brazil; the Caribbean Community [CARICOM] Commission on Reparation and Social Justice; the Initiatives of famous Prophet Shepherd Bushiri (Major1, the World’s Sharpest Major Prophet), and many initiatives in the USA, etc.


The Most Influential Contemporary African Diaspora Leaders

Some of the struggles still faced by the African Diaspora and discussed in the book relate to: Afrophobia, civil rights, denial of justice and devaluation of Black lives, education with curricula full of “lies” regarding history and history of scientific discoveries, healthcare problems, high rates of unemployment and imprisonment, housing problems, institutional racism and slavery, lack of access to good education and justice, media which persistently diffuse open racist stereotypes, multiple forms of discrimination, police violence, political and economic marginalization and stigmatization, poverty, racial discrimination, vulnerability to violence, xenophobia and related intolerance and discrimination. The book also addressed some of the strategical mistakes and divisions among the Continental African Diaspora and the Historical African Diaspora. If you are interested in learning the secrets, agendas, strategies and potential of these modern leaders, then this is the book for you. Since influence can at times have negative effects, this book also addresses the destructive actions of certain leaders that are pulling down both Africa and its people. To learn more about the recipients, please visit Join the International Diaspora Engagement Social Media Platform today by creating a free account at


About the Author

Dr. Roland Holou is a scientist, businessman, and an international consultant in Agriculture/Agribusiness, Biotechnology, Diaspora Engagement, and Africa Development. He is the Founder and CEO of DiasporaEngager, and the architect of the map of Diaspora and their stakeholders ( To learn more about him and contact him