Governor Hope Uzodinma adopts little boy in viral video, promises to train him from primary school to priesthood


Over the weekend, the video of a little boy named Oluomachi emerged on the internet singing Catholic hymns as he hawked pears and other items along the streets of Owerri.

The little boy who revealed to people in the video that it is his dream to one day become a Reverend Father has now attracted interests from several members of the public, including Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma.

In a statement released Sunday, 21st June, 2020, Governor Uzodimma announced that he has now adopted the little boy and will train him from his current primary school education level to his desired career choice, which is Catholic priesthood.


Read his statement below:

In celebration of father’s day, I directed that little 9 year old Master Joseph Oluomachi Opara, the viral Imo State-born singer be contacted as I announce my intentions to adopt him as my own child and to undertake, personally, to sponsor him from primary school level (his current educational level) to Catholic priesthood (his career choice)

Master Opara made waves in the internet at the weekend with videos of his unique rendition of some catholic hymns/songs which marked him out as a specially talented kid singer. This attracted instant applause and commendations from the public.

I believe in harnessing skills and talents and grooming them to be of better use to mankind and to this end, I directed that the family, through the Imo State commissioner for information, Hon. Declan Emelumba be informed of my intention to adopt their son as my own child and to personally take over the full responsibility of his training until he becomes a Reverend Father, which he said is his life ambition.

It is my expectation and prayer that little Oluoma attains his full potentials in God’s time.

God bless Imo State.


See photos of the boy below and watch the viral video of him singing Catholic hymns here.