So, I was on my customary social media rounds when I stumbled on a random tweet from a Twitter user congratulating Pastor Sam Adeyemi on a recent achievement. But, like they say, the taste of the pudding is in the eating. So, like any
Church Blogger one who has grown to love the lead Pastor of Daystar Christian Centre, I got immediately interested.
Congratulations Pastor @sam_adeyemi PhD. You push boundaries and shatter glass ceilings in an amiable manner gifted only by the Holy Spirit.
— George Ashiru CMgr CMC (@ManOfContrasts) April 10, 2018
In no time, I was searching frantically for all his online footprints – social media platforms, Google and even popular news websites, trying to figure out what major thing had happened. If it was what I thought it was, Sam Adeyemi would have been trending but he wasn’t and I needed to get to the bottom of this. Grab a seat, guys! This is going to be so much fun.
First his twitter bio:
If you are familiar with his social media bio, you would know that before today, it was Dad, Husband, Father and Pastor (or something in that format). But, that’s, not all
Then, I checked his Instagram bio (hoping that maybe Twitter was hacked)
Ah-ha! But, there was more.
We checked his World Economic Forum author profile and there it was – the single part of the puzzle that gave it meaning.
All these while, Pastor Sam had been a Doctoral student in Strategic Leadership at Regent University and now, he’s been awarded a PhD.
Congratulations Pastor Sam Adeyemi.
Let those with a PhD in the bag shout the loudest Amen!!!
Bolu Akindele is a freelance writer and journalist whose work covers religion, human interest stories and development across Nigeria and increasingly, West Africa.