Veteran gospel musician, Panam Percy Paul, has uncovered how his dad repudiated him for going into gospel music service for a long time.
Conceived Bakulipanam Percy Paul Mokungah, broadly known by his stage name Panam Percy Paul, this Nigerian gospel vocalist, musician and multi-instrumentalist whose melodic vocation traverses 40 years. He was destined to Major Paul Harley, an official in the Nigerian Army, and arranger Paulina Paul Mokungah in 1957.
The vast majority of his melodies have been arranged by youngsters in numerous places of worship inside and outside the nation.
Talking on Friday during the 2019 Music Ministers Conference labeled ‘The Minstrel’ at The Glory Dome, Dunamis International Gospel Center, Airport Road. Abuja, the famous vocalist said his father was compelled to acknowledge him after he turned into a commonly recognized name in the country and past.
Panama, 62, an indigene of Adamawa State reviewed consequently during the program checked by IDOMA VOICE:
“My dad took a gander at me and said I have gone distraught, on the grounds that I left everything just to sing.
“My dad said to me, don’t return home no more. My dad even struck out my name from his will and said to me ‘you are never again my child.’ It was a period of torment, a period of distress and a period of misery. Yet, women and men of their word, that isn’t the finish of my story.
“A couple of years after the fact; and one day, the older folks of my kin plunked down in a gathering in the city of Yola, Adamawa State Nigeria. What’s more, one senior stood up and stated, my name is Retired General so thus, another senior stood up and introduced himself that his name was Retired Air Vice Marshal so thus.
“However, when it got to the turn of my dad, he stood up and stated, ‘how would I acquaint myself with you?
“What’s more, he asked the seniors, what number of you realize the man called Dr. Panam Percy Paul? Furthermore, they all lifted their hands. What’s more, my dad without precedent for a long time gladly stated, ‘he is my child.’