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Thursday, 6th May, 2021

Bible Reading: Genesis 41: 9-15, 25-46

Memory VerseDo you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand in the presence of kings. He will not stand in the presence of unknown men. Proverbs 22:29 (HCSB)

Dr. Hadiza Ladi Kwali was one of Nigeria’s foremost and most prolific potters, as well as the woman at the back of Nigeria’s twenty naira note. She made large pots used for storing water and cooking pots from coils of clay, beaten from the inside with a flat wooden paddle, decorated with incised geometric and stylised figurative patterns. The Emir of Abuja, Alhaji Suleiman Barau, fell in love with Kwali’s works and bought a whole collection. In 1950, an English studio potter named Michael Cardew saw her work at the Emir’s palace, he was surprised by the level of her proficiency, as a result he stayed back for the purpose of spreading her work to the world, and that changed her life for good. 

Ladi Kwali became known all around the world and became Nigeria’s best known potter. Her works were displayed on Nigeria’s Independence Day in 1960. During her London famous tour, she showcased her pottery works and was honored the award of the Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. Despite having no schooling, she was honored with a doctorate degree by the Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna State in 1977; she was also a part-time lecturer and demonstrator at the university. In 1980, the Nigerian Government (from the Cabinet Office of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) invested on her with the insignia of the Nigerian National Order of Merit Award (NNOM), the highest national honour for academic achievement. She also received the national honour of the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) in 1981. The Abuja Pottery was renamed the Ladi Kwali Pottery in the early 1980s. Ladi Kwali is the only woman on the Nigerian 20 naira note which has late General Muhammed Muritala on its front.


1. You must be dexterously (very skillful) on at least one thing. It could be art, craft, business, sport, career, talent, or supernatural gift etc. 

2. It is what you are good at that usually becomes a contact point for your promotion, announcement and manifestation.

3. The God factor. You will always need God to send a man or woman that will act as His mouth piece in the palace of the kings of this world else, you may be loaded but grounded. It may surprise you that there are many better talents other than Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo but never manifested. 

Quote: Hardwork minus Grace work equals destiny frustration.

Prophetic Decree: The Pharaoh sitting on your glory shall perish in the Red sea, in Jesus name.

Prayer Focus

1. Thank you Father, the glory and the lifter up of my head.

2. Glory killers, my glory is not for sale, in Jesus name.

3. I silence the voice of witchcraft in my foundation speaking woe against my glory, in Jesus name.

4. I bind the strongman that have vowed that my glory shall not shine, in Jesus name.

5. I command all my buried virtues to arise and shine by the resurrection power in the name of Jesus.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR:  Psalms 89, 96, 100, 101, 105, 132

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