As the first ever musical reality show for orphanages organised by Melody Shelters, a collaboration of Adonis Productions and Prince Tonye Princewill came to a climax this 5th of May, 2012, the Kogi State’s Godswill Orphanage has emerged as the 2012 champions. The PDP Chieftain and the Leader of Princewill Political Associates (PPA) was on hand to present the cheques totalling 20 million Naira to all the beneficiaries in a star studded event witnessed by an enthusiastic PH crowd, government officials and chieftains of the Entertainment Industry amongst others.
The final event saw Godswill Orphanage of Kogi State clinching the coveted trophy and the Championship Prize of N10M while the Runners-up, the Lifetime Orphanage of Rivers State got the Prize of N5M. Rachael Homes, Abuja came in third carting home the N3Mprize. The Princely amount of Five Hundred Thousand each was given to the other remaining five Homes as co-champions and what the Prince called“combined winners”.
Mrs. Elizabeth Opanachi the Matron of the Godswill Orphanage Abuja the Champion Home in her appreciation thanked Prince Tonye Princewill and the Directors of the Melody Shelters for embarking on this great innovative and God inspired project that will surely change the course and lives of the less privilege in Nigeria. Mrs Opanachi who was emotional in her presentation quoted the gospel of St. Mathew Chapter 5verse 7 which says “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy”assuring the Prince that his investment and concern for the poor in Nigeria would not go in vain as they would continue to pray for your upliftment and growth in all aspect of your life. “You are a gift from God and the poor will surely celebrate you when the time comes”.
She went further to challenge other rich men in Nigeria to emulate the Prince and invest their funds to alleviate the suffering of orphans and/or the many, not the few. She concluded by urging the various segments of government in Nigeria to assist the credible Orphanages in Nigeria in their onerous task to reduce poverty and provide succour to the orphans in Nigeria.
Mr. Adonijah Owiriwa the CEO of Melody Shelters thanked all that made the event possible particularly the Prince who bore most of the financial burden and concluded by stating;“Give me just three Prince Tonye Princewills in Rivers State and I will turn Rivers State to the true Garden City it should be and the envy of all cities in Africa!” Prince Tonye Princewill who through his Head of Media, Chief Eze C Eze presented the cheques assured Nigerians that all things being equal this event has come to stay as he intended to spend the remaining part of his life attending to the needs of the needy among us.
He remarked that his concern in this regard had nothing to do with politics but is inspired by God who provided the resources against all odds. Therefore he said, he would make this show an annual event.