Popular gospel comedian cum actor, Edo Charles is yet to come off the shock that greeted him weeks ago, after an 18-year-old girl walked into his lonely life.

Charles who suffered a setback in 2014 after his marriage crashed barely one year it was contracted never had an inkling that he had fathered a beautiful baby girl during the days of his youth.

The excited father shares his joy with Inside Nollywood.

‘I thank God for my life. I’m a testimony. As a young boy who lived a reckless life, little did I know that I did something. 18 years after, the child I never knew existed came into my life. Just like that. I’m now a proud father to a teenager and a lovely and talented one at that. This is beautiful.

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As I was working in God’s vineyard, he was working in mine too. A few days ago, I had to take her to my family house in Benin for her naming ceremony,” he gushed.

However, Edo Charles says The Art of Friendship was inspired by the deep passion Pastor Akabueze has for the youth, most especially, singles. “He desires to see singles get married and settle down. But as we all know, marriages crash faster than a phone these days, because many people don’t know that there are signs you will see and ignore. I have heard many say they are or were friends before they got married and yet have problems just a few days after they walk down the aisle. Networking is what this programme is all about. It is an event where we can talk, share experiences, ask questions, entertain ourselves, laugh and get connected,” the comedian said.

He stated further: “Many Christian singles don’t really go out to clubs and social gatherings any more. So, we don’t get to meet with the likes of people we would want to marry. In fact, there are lots we need to know. In my own part, I have made a mistake in marriage before and I need to know more and ask more questions so that I don’t fall into another mistake. Our God is a God of a second chance, so I’m hopeful.”

At the event, guests will be thrilled by lovely songs from Pillars, Lively Stones, Sound of Many Waters, while comedians like Koffi, Igos, Bash, MC Nomaris, Open Teeth, Head of State, Dr. Warri and others would join Edo Charles to crack ribs. Awesome Crew and D Laff Drama Team are also on hand to stage a play.