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Cosmas Maduka, Nigerian billionaire… preaches Jesus on Lagos street

by Church Times

Maduka: Nigerian Billionaire Cosmas Maduka has earned the reputation of a street preacher telling passersby about Jesus using the megaphone


Cosmas  Maduka

A video clip shows him preaching about the love of Jesus and telling his listeners his own personal story how he met Jesus about 46 years ago.


Though the venue of the preaching is not too clear, it is not unlikely that he was preaching on one of the streets of Lagos Nigeria. A man with fez cap was interpreting for him in the Yoruba language.


Maduka is well known business man in Nigeria. His worth is currently put at $800 million dollars.

He was born December 24, 1958. He is the Founder, President and Chairman of the Cocharis Group, an indigenous conglomerate with diverse interest in Manufacturing, ICT, Petrochemical, Auto care and Auto Components, Automobile Sales and Services, Agric and Agro Allied business sectors.


Maduka is well known in Nigeria for Cocharis Motors, a leading automobile sales and servicing company. In addition to other brands of cars such as Range Rover, Ford and Jaguar; he is sole distributor of BMW in Nigeria.


In 2015, Maduka was featured in Forbes Africa TV Series “Worst Day with Peace Hyde” and was estimated to worth $500million. Maduka has also appeared in CNN Marketplace Africa interview by Zaner Asher.



The video clip has been shared by many on the social media describing the action as a rare one coming from a wealthy man. Many wealthy people are known to live a life that is cut off from the people. Those who go to church among them do so discreetly while a large number don’t identify with public crusades the way Maduka has demonstrated.


Many who know Maduka described him as a lover of God who is always  excited about his relationship with Jesus. He has a unique story of grass to grace.


Maduka, an Igbo ethnic Christian from Nnewi, Anambra State Nigeria was born into a poor family of Mr. Peter and Mrs. Rose Maduka in the City of Jos. He began his entrepreneurial journey at the age of six, two years after the demise of his father. He dropped out of primary school and started hawking Akara (beans cake), a popular food staple in Nigeria made from beans to support his mother.

He reportedly gave his life to Jesus at a very young age, a decision which has since influenced his world view and commitment to the cause of Christ.



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