Meet our Rubies and Potters renowned and highly favored guest today Femi and Funmi Ibidapo of the popular SPEECHLESS Music Ministry International all the way from Nigeria!!
Rubies & Potters is a section on our blog where we bring to you great minds doing great things!
We’re taking this time out to celebrate them and showcase them to the world in our own beautiful way.
So join this train, and let’s do this together…..
Where are you both originally from?
I am from Ondo state in Nigeria while my wife is from Kogi state.
What’s your religion/faith?
We are Christians
When do you celebrate your birthdays?
My wife celebrates hers yearly on June 9, while I celebrate mine on June 23rd.
Can you share a bit of your academic progress with us?
I have a Masters in Business Administration from LAUTECH and my wife has a Higher National Diploma(HND) in Banking and Finance.
What do you do for a living?
We both do music. We produce songs and play live performances at weddings parties,and events. My wife also works with Federal ministry of labour and productivity in Nigeria.
For how long have you both been married?
We have been married for eight(8) wonderful years.
We have seen you minister at many powerful and great events ranging from weddings to leading praise and worship sessions at the RCCG Redemption camp, when and how did you both start your music career?
We started music long before we got married. Femi was the music director of a Christian body I attended while at higher institution and I happened to be an alto singer in the same choir lol (hmmmm…Brother Femi and Sister Funmi!! *adjustmyspecs* we shall revisit that) So we met in the choir and to the glory of God we are married and singing together today.
What is the name of your music ministry?
Speechless music ministry international
What are the advantages in having a “joint couple” ministry like yours?
Funmi: It has made us bond better overtime since we are always together
Femi: Well for me, it always feels like we’re still on honeymoon lol. We spend most of our time together. It has helped our marriage greatly.
What are the challenges in having a “joint couple” ministry like yours?
Funmi: Most times we have to leave our two kids at home for a longtime.
Femi: Also, it always cost more money since we have to always move together.
Can you tell us some notable and memorable places you have performed at?
RCCG Redemption camp, Winners chapel Canaan land Ota, Commonwealth of Zion Assembly Abuja, and lots more. To God be the glory.
How are you coping with the kids and ministry?
Well, we have two kids, Highpraise and Moferanjesu Ibidapo. We’ve been coping very well. God’s grace has always been sufficient.
Tell us about a day you will never forget in your music career.
The very first day we ministered at The RCCG Redemption camp and Commonwealth of Zion Assembly Abuja.
Tell us your favorite life quote(s)
You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. Matthew 5:14(MSG version)
Tell us your favorite scripture(s)
I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. Jeremiah 29:11(MSG version)
What are your aspirations in the next 5years?
TO KEEP PUBLICISING GOD THROUGH GOSPEL MUSIC.
How many albums have you released?
Five (5) albums altogether
Asides singing what else do you do?
I work as a Part-time lecturer while my wife works as an Accountant at Federal Ministry of Labor.
What other things do you have an interest in?
Funmi: I love to act and I also love to draw.
What is your advice and admonishment for aspiring Gospel Musicians?
Our greatest advice to every minister of the Gospel whether in songs or in words is that, the word of God should be the final authority in their lives and ministries.
When should we expect you in the US?
Very soon, by God’s grace.
Thanks a bunch brother and Sister Femi Ibidapo! We are highly honored to have you grace our page
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More pictures from Femi and Funmi Ibidapo @ the just concluded 74hrs of Marathon Messiah’s praise at RCCG Redemption camp