Ejike Camillus Anthony Ebenezer Mbaka, also known as Father Ejike Mbaka, was born on July 28, 1957. He is the founder of Adoration Ministries in Enugu State and a Nigerian Catholic priest who plays music. He is one of the most well-known religious leaders in southeast Nigeria, particularly among Catholics and members of the political establishment. On October 3rd, because of several controversies, he was moved from the Adoration Ministries in Enugu State to the Monastery.
Early Life and Education
Father Mbaka was born on July 28, 1957, to the late Chief Humphrey Ogbuefi Mbaka and Felicia Mbaka in Amata Ituku, Awgu L.G.A., Enugu State. He was raised in a community of palm wine tappers.
He attended St. Vincent’s Secondary School, Agbogugu in the Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State for his secondary education after completing his primary and secondary education there. Mbaka received his schooling as a priest at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State, and Seat of Wisdom Seminary in Owerri, Imo State. On July 29, 1995, he was ordained to the priesthood in the Order of Melchizedek by the Roman Catholic Church.
Fr. Mbaka organized neighborhood block rosary prayers when he was a little boy. He also praised the prayer warriors from St. Anthony’s Parish in Ituku, who were reviving Catholic Charismatic Renewal. Father Mbaka’s animist father vehemently resisted his desire to become a priest in the Catholic Church. The thought of him becoming a priest was opposed by his family and father. However, His Lordship Bishop Michael Ugwujah Eneja ordained Fr. Mbaka as a Catholic priest on July 29, 1995, at Holy Ghost Cathedral in Enugu. After receiving his ordination, Fr. Mbaka was given the position of Assistant Diocesan Administration at Holy Ghost Cathedral in Enugu.
Fr. Mbaka traveled beyond the cathedral on evangelistic missions while working as an assistant diocesan administrator. He frequently traveled to hold services for the faithful at Capuchin and G.T.C. Enugu. He subsequently started the Eucharistic Jesus Word Prayer Center, which later became Adoration Ministries in Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN). In the Enugu Diocese, he has worked as a parish priest in a number of parishes, including Christ the Kings Parish in GRA and Our Lady of Roses Parish in Emene. At Adoration Ministries in Enugu, Nigeria, thousands of followers participate in weekly prayers (AMEN). He was just lately moved to the Monastery.
Fr. Mbaka reportedly donates more over $2 million to charities each month, according to the Punch tabloids. Additionally, he is the proprietor of Aqua Rapha Investments, a business that manufactures soft beverages, yoghurt, bottled water, and sachet water.
In 2001, a stampede that killed ten worshipers and an unborn child was blamed on Governor Chimaroke Nnamani, according to Fr. Mbaka. Fr. Mbaka has criticized the late Sani Abacha, Chimaroke Nnamani, Ikedi Ohakim, Rochas Okorocha, Goodluck Jonathan, Muhammadu Buhari, Emeka Ihedioha, and other leaders.
He predicted Hope Uzodimma would be elected governor of Imo State prior to the court’s 2020 decision. Father Mbaka called for President Buhari to step down in response to the country’s security concerns. Fr. Mbaka visited Buhari in April 2021 and asked for a job as compensation for supporting him in the general election of 2015, but the President turned him down, according to a statement from Garba Shehu.
Support of Buhari in the 2015 General Elections
Mbaka urged a congregation to vote to oust Goodluck Ebele Jonathan from office on December 31, 2014, since he had failed to halt the rise of corruption and insecurity in the country. Fr. Mbaka has urged a reform in the government in keeping with his role as a priest and prophet. Fr. Mbaka has constantly instructed, counseled, and forewarned every administration in Nigeria ever since he was ordained as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church.
Compensation for Supporting Buhari
Mbaka urged President Buhari to resign on April 28, 2021, as a result of the rising unrest in Nigeria. In response to Mbaka’s appeal, the Nigerian Presidency released a statement via Garba Shehu that claimed Mbaka was dissatisfied that President Buhari ignored his request for contracts after he made the request as compensation for his support in 2015 and 2019.
Conflict with Ebube Muonso
The incorrect assertion that there had formerly been rivalry was debunked by Reverend Fathers Mbaka and Emmanuel Obimma (Ebube Muonso).
Attack on Peter Obi
When ministering to his church, Father Mbaka was once observed criticizing Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s nominee for president. He claimed that he was stingy and that his stinginess prevented him from being an effective leader. He later withdrew his statement, though, citing public outcry and the fact that it was unbecoming of a priest.
- Jesus Mu Na Gi Ga-Ebi
- Aka Na Agwo Oria
- Ike M Kwo Aba (My Dependable God)
- Ayeye Praise Medley
- Ike M Kwo Aba (My Dependable God) Medley
- Behold the King
- AKA Ndi Muo Ozi, Pt. 1
- Chukwu Onye Ebere
- Onye Oru Ebube Medley
- Odogwu Na Agha
- Okpala Chukwu Onye Na Eme Nma
- Song by Rev Fr. Ejike Mbaka
- Jesus Mu Na Gi Ga-Ebi
- Chukwu Kere Uwa Echetala M Medley
- Mgbe M Bidoro Mebe Nma
- Odumegwu Judah Emerigo Onwu Medley
Awards and Nominations
- He was honoured by the Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria (PIMAN).
He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.