James Uko Okon is my name. Originally from Nigeria but now based in Johannesburg, South Africa since 2001. After a four-year degree program in history/International Relations and Education at the Lagos State University(LASU), between 1996 and 2000. I proceeded to South Africa to study at the Rhema Bible Training Centre.
After three years of study at the then RBTC, I obtained a certificate in Creative Ministries Major (Music), a diploma in ministerial training Major, A higher diploma in Ministerial Training Major, a diploma with the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music-London, by correspondence, and a certificate in Christian Counseling Major.
I worship with the Redeemed Christian Church of God as a member and as the Regional music director for Southern Africa 2 region covering seven countries in SADC. I am also an ordained pastor with the same church.
As a professional musician and music minister, I have been privileged to minister and perform on grand stages of music festivals in Johannesburg, Middelburg, Durban, Capetown, Port Elizabeth, East London and Limpopo including the MAKUFE festival in the Free State. I have also been privileged to perform at major gospel awards ceremonies e.g the SABC CrownGospel Awards and the Trumpet Africa Gospel Awards ceremonies, as well as regular gospel concerts and day to day church and Christian religious functions across South Africa and across different continents. I have collaborated and worked with numerous individual artists andgroups, from known to unknown, up-coming to the very best in the industry inSouth Africa and beyond. A few of them would be, the Legendary Bishop BenjaminDube (EH YAHWEH LIVE), Kora and Channel ‘O’ awards winning Jazz artist-KunleAyo.