Nigerian rapper Augustine Ochekwu popularly known as F.A. meaning ‘Faithful Agent’ has just released a single titled ‘Not Perish’. Not Perish is a single from his forth coming mixtape titled “John 3:16”.

F.A  has some thoughts he penned down and shared with iRapChrist. Read below.


We basically had a dialogue on this single and it was a privilege to have one of the influential rappers in Nigeria speak on topics that cut through the media and the so call pop culture. In Bible days, men stood up in face of opposition not minding if their life was in danger just for the sake of the gospel but in recent times our quest to gain acceptance into the system has really watered down the true content of the Gospel and like the scriptures clearly stated in Proverbs 14:12

“There is a pathway that seems right to a man, but in the end it’s a road to death”

Jesus also stated clearly what it means to follow him:

“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me”

Our modern understanding of the phrase “Take up their cross and follow me” is often inadequate. In Jesus’ day the cross always symbolised death. When a man carried a cross, he had already been condemned to die on it. Jesus said that, in order to follow Him, one must be willing to die. We will not all die a martyrs’ death, we will not all be imprisoned, beaten or tortured for our faith. So what kind of death did Jesus mean? Listen below to figure this out.






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