Helderberg resident and founder of newly launched Christian facility The Kingdom TV, Michael Chidubem, is very proud of his new venture.
With a strong following on social media, The Kingdom TV, officially launched this past Saturday, presents the Good News to followers through various means, from short video clips to animation and blogs written by guest writers.
Chidubem says he felt an irresistible calling to upload content of a spiritual nature and to share it. He says: “I just started to get this feeling that I needed to use my talent to help people, and being a Christian this seemed like the best way to do it. In 2015, I started the Facebook page.”
The lecturer in 3D animation and digital media at the Vega campus in Cape Town uses his skills to create and produce unique content that aims to uplift the spirits of the viewer.
“There is so much bad news out there in the world,” he says, “and I just want to put something positive out there for people to watch and something that would motivate people positively. Thus far it has been very encouraging to experience the overwhelming degree of feedback from the viewers on our various social media sites and on our website.”
Chidubem moved back to the Helderberg in March earlier this year after working abroad for a number of years. He initially completed his studies at a few Cape Town institutions.
He says: “I came here when I was very young and fell in love with Cape Town, and I knew deep in my heart that God wanted me to come back here one day. He directed my wife and me back here for a reason.”
He has significant plans for The Kingdom TV. “We are planning on branching out into short movies, among other things,” Chidubem says, “and we invite anyone who can act to come and be a part of this project. Our first short movie will be live on all our platforms on Saturday 3 November.”
Chidubem says the facility employs a different approach in producing its content.
“We look at what people are going through and work from there,” he explains. “We try and keep our message realistic and relatable, and we are partnering with people who have a message to share with those who might be experiencing the same things their message is about.”
The charismatic Chidubem explains there are still so many smaller projects that are going to be rolled out under The Kingdom TV, such as addressing complex life issues through short videos, inviting guest writers to contribute blogs, and spiritual exercises such as starting one’s day in the presence of God through a programme called Arise and Shine.
The Kingdom TV endeavours to cater to a wide variety of spiritual needs and invites anyone who wants to be a part of this journey to contact the facility. It is being driven by 25 volunteers without any funding.
The Kingdom TV’s page can be visited on Facebook, and can be sourced on YouTube, Instagram and Twitter as well.
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