Lifestyle August 01, 2019 at 08:18 am

6 famous people you did not know are from Benin

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

Novieku Babatunde Adeola August 01, 2019 at 08:18 am

August 01, 2019 at 08:18 am | Lifestyle

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Samuel Oshoffa

A native of Benin, Samuel Bilehou Joseph Oshoffa was the founder of the Celestial Church of Christ after reportedly resurrecting people from the dead. He founded the church in 1947 after being lost for three months near Porto-Novo in Benin.

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The church now has its main offices in Nigeria. Five per cent, or 400,000, of the 8,000,000 people of Benin are Celestial Christians. Oshoffa was reported to have had 34 wives and 150 children when he died in 1985.

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