Nigerian man goes on Dragons Den, wants money to start a church.

11 Oct 2010

Nigerian man goes on Dragons Den, wants money to start a church.
Some people think the Dragons really made their money by appearing on the show

 


London - A Nigerian entrepreneur has appeared on Dragon's Den, a reality television programme in which budding entrepreneurs get three minutes to pitch their business ideas to five multi-millionaires willing to invest their own cash.

The eloquent young man who introduced himself as Pastor Jonah, wanted two hundred and fifty thousand pounds to start a new Pentecostal church, and promised returns of 500% within the first three years.

Producers of the series described the recently filmed episode as featuring the most incredible idea ever brought to the show.
They said of the Nigerian entrepreneur, “He was very confident and very smartly dressed in an Armani suit. He was charismatic and extremely knowledgeable of the Bible, and he appeared to have really done his research.”

His opening line was, "Brothers and sister, the Lord has brought me here today to tell you that there is no business like church business."

In the episode which will air next season, the entrepreneur defends his business case by presenting data gathered from churches in Nigeria where he plans to setup his own church.
In a tense moment when he is being grilled by Theo Paphitis, he asks the Dragons a rhetorical question, “How many of you own private jets?”

"You don't want to miss this one," a member of the production crew told us. She however declined to comment on the outcome of the pitch, saying instead, "Let's just say, the Dragons know a good investment when they see one.”



Comments

Kwame nkruma On 06/01/2018 14:47:56
The worst demon is the one which manifest itself in a church.
Kris Sikiru On 06/01/2018 10:08:38
Chei, my brother............ Why now? U too much ur own 9ja too much. May God hv mercy on you for going so publicly on TV with ur intention to rob fellow Nigerians in the name of Church. Chei, in fact THUNDER FIRE YOU WELL!!!
Kris Sikiru On 06/01/2018 09:55:55
Yes, it is
ADEYINKA ADEDOYIN On 05/01/2018 19:21:03
He's just trying to join the league of pastor running the show, after doing his feasibility studies.He might surely be be anothere top notched pastor in waiting!
Ashom. On 05/01/2018 01:19:15
Why the surprise , is'nt that what a lot of churches in Nigeria do, i assure you that a lot of so called pastors would have no reason on earth running churches and ministries this days except that it is being run as a profit venture. The young enterprenure only dares to mention the unspeakable obvious.
Glad@Kweku. On 04/01/2018 13:16:49
You have exposed how intelligent you are. Sterotype a whole nation based on a false article..I know a lot of smart Ghanians but I guess u missed the streak.
Glad On 04/01/2018 13:11:37
Every Man has a choice to do as he pleases. Some guided by the true word of God others by self. We can not judge the heart of everyman to deem if they are true or fake .We cannot even tell what we(self) will do in certain situations.Let God be the judge of the true intent of the heart.If u do not want to pay tithes,do not.No one is putting a gun towards anyone's head.Let those who want to do so.It is not ur money,Why worry ur brain about how another person spends their hard earned money .As far as I am concern, this is player hating,Amebo and gbeboru.Mind ur own.We do not know what u do in the dark that is considered unacceptable to others.It is a new year work on self first.Msg for the tithing haters.
David On 04/01/2018 09:14:51
Material begat material and spiritual begat spiritual and God made it all. Only God can process all men. Men are limited by many factors which I think can't be compare to God Almighty. Men can't do without material on a basic level such a food or air planes which are both material creations of God for man. My point is for God is not bounded by the debate of what material should be use for, God has blessed us with all material and spiritual at no cost to him..... Men now creates the a commercial venture of both material and spiritual and appropriate it like they are doing other men favours by pushing their egos and material materials still in the name of God who created everything. My conclusion is God has laid down principles that a based on truth since the beginning of time and nothing is going to change that so i believe anyone who rearly believe in God will live a live of material and spiritual harmony in line with their purpose and destiny for the Glory of God Almighty.
Kwaku Obeng On 31/12/2017 21:17:57
No wonder he is Nigerian, they are the only ones in this world who would do this.
Me On 29/12/2017 19:24:17
Lol...... Una weldon ooo
Esther On 29/12/2017 05:39:44
Olaolu, with due respect, I beg to disagree with you. I love God, I love the church and by God's grace I am a Christian. However in a society where we do not have affordable medical care for the poor, children of the poor cannot afford to go to university etc I think that the money for private jets should have been used wisely. Na who private jet help? I will continue to do my part in God's house and In my services to God. Them pastors should do theirs. God is the judge. Many thanks.
Paul Makanjuola On 28/12/2017 13:50:15
Well this also is one the signs of the end time. Even the elects shall be fooled. SURELY I COME QUICKLY . Amen.
Kunle On 24/12/2017 17:29:51
Even if not real, what it revealed is not far from the truth. Most of our big churches are trading which is one of the things our Savior preached against. The harvest is plenty especially now that our young men and women are turning to money worship. The time is now for Christians to wake up from our slumber and redirect efforts to help those who are sick and those in need among us. Living in obscene and extravagance is ungodly. God is love and He would have wanted us to share the money being used to buy jets among the poor to redeem souls
sunshine On 24/12/2017 12:52:50
well that is d stanndard that bishop oyedepo and co have set for d nigerian clergy or pastorpreneurs! No doubt d gospel of salvation for d redeeming of d human soul is obviously for sale in Nigeria. Make no mistake about it, 99% of those so called pastors were called to do businesses with people's sweat in d form of tithes and offerings. only d naive will fail to see that there is a big problem with christaindom in d world especially Nigeria! those guys are in church business not to actually save your soul but to milk you dry!
Olaolu On 25/12/2013 18:18:09
Noting that this story is unreal, it never ceases to amaze me how people are so quick to lash out at pastors and Churches whenever stories like this come up, little wonder people can come come up with stories like this and expect an avalange of insults from the populace most especially so-called Christians. Whoever said Churches are meant to be poor and pastors paupers? Ofcourse there are people that preach the gospel for their belly sake like the bible described, but if the Man is preaching right and God blesses his ministry what is wrong with that? For heaven sake several other people have jets in Nigeria and not only the pastors, musicians have also started acquiring jets in the country, why people prefer to focus on pastors goes beyond me. The fact is, this people calling ministry business should also start one, afterall they also want to buy private jets, do they know how many people have 'closed shop' and how few the success rate for ministry is compared to the few successful ones we here of. Once you find your purpose and place in life, God will prosper you no matter who you are doctor, lawyer, politician, business person, pastor e.t.c people should stop the poverty mentality of criticizing success and learn to congratulate people and believe God for their own.
Me On 24/12/2013 08:34:28
To me I believe the man is more genuine than those who claim they are doing God's bless but are indirectly transacting business. Am sure many will be surprised on the last day.
Koa On 23/12/2013 15:21:30
ummm save your comments people, its not real. Read the small print!
Pablo On 22/12/2013 19:30:33
For all those commenting, note that right beneath the box within where you comment is this Caution: "This is NOT real! It's all BS made up to entertain you." THE STORY IS FAKE
smh On 21/12/2013 19:08:41
Have all u pple read the small print of this website by any chance? Its not real.
NeedsHub.com On 21/12/2013 15:25:50
Wow, the best deal ever, Who no wan get private Jets... :)
CHRISTLIKE DIMAOND On 21/12/2013 12:14:05
The love of money is the root of all evil, well the end time is here, so who have ears let them hear. The bible warm that many will come in my name but be not deceived.WE CAN NOT EAT OUR CAKE , OUR LEADERS HAS FAILED US, IF WE DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY..... THEN WE SELL OUR SOUL TO THE DEVIL IN DIFFERENT WAYS FOR MONEY... WHAT A PITY...... REPENT TODAY AND GIVE YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST FOR TOMORROW MAYBE TOO LATE. DEVIL HAS SENT HIS ANGEL TO THE WORLD WITH WEALTH AND MONEY.. SO WHEN YOU GO AND RECEIVE IT YOU SALE YOUR SOUL TO THEM AND MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON YOU.
Tearsofbliss On 21/12/2013 11:59:00
Its nothing personal. Its simply business!
radi On 21/12/2013 11:42:56
see the way Africans dey quote the bible and other philosophies -the people dem bring come sef i doubt if they could do same -with precision, simple commandment love yr neighbors as yrself sef ... every African country dey fail make i go on .
gail On 24/06/2012 02:48:37
business is business, Money is money, i never said we are friends
hotman637 On 02/06/2012 15:38:43
Luke 16:11 If you cannot handle riches on earth why would God give you any in heaven?
RAY On 18/05/2012 13:24:17
THIS IS SERIOUS...HONESTY COMMENDABLE...MOTIVE OBVIOUSLY DEVIOUS..IF THE RATINALE IS RETURN ON INVESTMENT AND 500% IN 2YRS NTHIS GUY WILL ROB WIDOWS ....JUST SAYING ...LOOL THE IDEA EXCITES ME
Fela On 08/04/2012 03:06:13
I believe if heaven dey,this man deserve to go there because of his honesty.How can any intelligent human, give his money to a pastor who turns around instead of building businesses to employ his unemployed congregation, buys luxury Cars and private jets and the same guy goes back next Sunday to give him more money.You get what you deserve.
Fela On 08/04/2012 03:06:13
I believe if heaven dey,this man deserve to go there because of his honesty.How can any intelligent human, give his money to a pastor who turns around instead of building businesses to employ his unemployed congregation, buys luxury Cars and private jets and the same guy goes back next Sunday to give him more money.You get what you deserve.
Fela On 08/04/2012 03:06:07
I believe if heaven dey,this man deserve to go there because of his honesty.How can any intelligent human, give his money to a pastor who turns around instead of building businesses to employ his unemployed congregation, buys luxury Cars and private jets and the same guy goes back next Sunday to give him more money.You get what you deserve.
jc On 09/07/2011 00:20:17
lmao "Brothers and sister, the Lord has brought me here today to tell you that there is no business like church business." it's only a nigerian man that can say that a church is not a place to make money it's for worshiping our lord. if u wanna make money go to the market place nd hustle it hard


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