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Edem Christopher Akan a.k.a Minstrel Akan is a dedicated full member of Assemblies of God Nigeria and a pastor in training. Born in the early 80s and raised with strong discipline and Christian ethics. He found Christ in 1997 and by the direction of the Holy Spirit discovered his music talent the same year. In a life changing service precisely on the 10th of February 2002, Minstrel Akan got the Holy Ghost baptism while in a campus fellowship.

From 1998 until date, Minstrel Akan has been an active praise and worship leader.   Presently, he is the sectional youth president of Odofin group of churches Apapa District, Music director for Apapa District Youth and National Youth Music Team.

He is a graduate of Industrial Mathematics from Delta State University, Abraka – Delta State, a trained minister with Word of Faith Bible Institute (WOFBI) Portharcourt, Rivers State, a pastor in training with South-west Advanced School of Theology (SAST), Iperu Remo, Ogun State, all in Nigeria. He has several all other certificates and qualifications in Computer Science, Mentoring and Marital Success and Excellence in Business Administration.

Minstrel Akan is a member of various Professional bodies including: Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Nigeria, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and FOGMMON – Fellowship of Gospel Music Ministers of Nigeria Lagos Chapter.

Minstrel Akan is a friend of God, highly-concentrated, deeply-involved, divinely energized praise and worship minister. A member of The Pillaz (an exceptional veteran accappella gospel group). He has pioneered and led in various leadership positions; he has also won several awards as Best Praise & worship Leader, honorary & distinguished awards, among others. He is happily married to his best friend Tochi (a Levite) and they are blessed with Godly goodly children.



  • Best Praise Leader, Living faith Church, Abraka (2004/2005)
  • Assistant Music Director, Final Year brethren, LFC, Abraka (2005)
  • Exemplary leadership, Reverends Award, AGC, Lagos (2006)
  • Worship Leader, Recognition & Honorary Award, TCC, Lagos (2006)
  • Outstanding Guest of the year, Reverends Award, AGC, Lagos (2010)
  • Distinguished Award, AGC, FESTAC 2, Lagos (2013)

Stagnation is the bane of many a vision. This song inspires you to mount up with wings as eagles and take flight with your dreams but above this, sustaining yourself through the storm by Soaring with the Spirit is what separates eagles from other birds. Its your TIME TO SOAR!

– Evang. Bethel Emmanuel Okezie

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