INI

@iniitama

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The #dyeing process requires your nakedness and complete vulnerability. God will need to strip you entirely of what you think you know, of what you are used to. Cutting away the negative excesses, opening you up to a new level where you can finally breathe through the clogs in your chest. And finally, He'll give you a garment #dyed in the blood of Jesus, producing patterns that catch light at every turn. Isn't God amazing?

My sister said when I pulled out the ankara cloth she thought, 'Haaay God. What's this one doing again? Is paint these people came to see o'. πŸ˜‚ Gotta love the fam!

#DYE
#TheLivePainting
πŸ“· @obiioutloud

The #dyeing process requires your nakedness and complete vulnerability. God will need to strip you entirely of what you think you know, of what you are used to. Cutting away the negative excesses, opening you up to a new level where you can finally breathe through the clogs in your chest. And finally, He'll give you a garment #dyed in the blood of Jesus, producing patterns that catch light at every turn. Isn't God amazing?

My sister said when I pulled out the ankara cloth she thought, 'Haaay God. What's this one doing again? Is paint these people came to see o'. πŸ˜‚ Gotta love the fam!

#DYE
#TheLivePainting
πŸ“· @obiioutloud

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At Radisson Blu Anchorage Hotel, Lagos, V.I.

I love you Wilson. I do. Your unbelievably huge heart. Your beautiful soul. Your hearty and genuine laughter. Your soft and tough spirit. Your hard-working and amazingly creative mind. I love it all.

May God bless you and keep you.
Happy Birthday! πŸ’›
@musicmagnate

I love you Wilson. I do. Your unbelievably huge heart. Your beautiful soul. Your hearty and genuine laughter. Your soft and tough spirit. Your hard-working and amazingly creative mind. I love it all.

May God bless you and keep you.
Happy Birthday! πŸ’›
@musicmagnate

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5.59am | September 15th
God said to me, 'I don't need you to be comfortable. I need you to have faith. Unashamed. Unrestrained faith'. I remember, 2 weeks before Saturday. I had anxiety attacks and I just about cancelled this whole #livepainting. God was telling me to uncover a whole lot and you know, I wanted none of it. Truth is, I was scared.

Scared of what people might say? Yes. Scared of how my family might feel, as I took them through this journey again? Yes. Scared of finding out that I wasn't as over it as I thought I was, and discovering that I was still hurting? Yes. Yes. And yes.

But God. He came to me in forms of different people, giving me different messages of assurance, and sometimes telling me to stop feeling sorry for myself. Because people's ears needed to hear.

From my heart to yours, thank you for coming to #DYE. God bless each and everyone of you for listening to me ramble and paint. Thank you for starting this journey with me. And thank you for understanding that the most beautiful person you can be, is one whom God will #DYE you to be through the blood of Jesus.
Thank you.

#DYE
#TheLivePainting
πŸ“· @obiioutloud

5.59am | September 15th
God said to me, 'I don't need you to be comfortable. I need you to have faith. Unashamed. Unrestrained faith'. I remember, 2 weeks before Saturday. I had anxiety attacks and I just about cancelled this whole #livepainting. God was telling me to uncover a whole lot and you know, I wanted none of it. Truth is, I was scared.

Scared of what people might say? Yes. Scared of how my family might feel, as I took them through this journey again? Yes. Scared of finding out that I wasn't as over it as I thought I was, and discovering that I was still hurting? Yes. Yes. And yes.

But God. He came to me in forms of different people, giving me different messages of assurance, and sometimes telling me to stop feeling sorry for myself. Because people's ears needed to hear.

From my heart to yours, thank you for coming to #DYE. God bless each and everyone of you for listening to me ramble and paint. Thank you for starting this journey with me. And thank you for understanding that the most beautiful person you can be, is one whom God will #DYE you to be through the blood of Jesus.
Thank you.

#DYE
#TheLivePainting
πŸ“· @obiioutloud

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DYE

Making God proud. It has become my ultimate goal. And rock bottom was a place... #DYE
#TheLivePainting
🎬 @obiioutloud

DYE

Making God proud. It has become my ultimate goal. And rock bottom was a place... #DYE
#TheLivePainting
🎬 @obiioutloud

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There is nothing like the presence of The Lord.

So much freedom and abandon. So much beauty and light. So MUCH LOVE!

Nothing compares.
Nothing.

There is nothing like the presence of The Lord.

So much freedom and abandon. So much beauty and light. So MUCH LOVE!

Nothing compares.
Nothing.

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K U F R E A B A S I | Don't forget God

100cm x 135cm
#acryliconcanvas 
I remember when I created this. My friend's brother said he wanted something that would stand out in his house. Something that would speak to people as soon as they walked in. All I could think about while painting was...I need to make it happen. I wondered how many times people interact with people, and don't get the messages hidden in their eyes. And so I told God, if this painting can speak to as many people as possible, then I would've started my journey of fulfilling purpose.

K U F R E A B A S I | Don't forget God

100cm x 135cm
#acryliconcanvas
I remember when I created this. My friend's brother said he wanted something that would stand out in his house. Something that would speak to people as soon as they walked in. All I could think about while painting was...I need to make it happen. I wondered how many times people interact with people, and don't get the messages hidden in their eyes. And so I told God, if this painting can speak to as many people as possible, then I would've started my journey of fulfilling purpose.

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D. Y. E. | September 16th

I became many persons. But the most beautiful, is the one who God #dyed me to be.

Sharing this bitter-sweet story with you brings joy to the One who waited for me to come back to a love that never left. And it is my greatest honour. I hope you'll be there. He's about to Move!

#Dye 
#LivePainting
#September16th

Radisson Blu
6-8pm πŸŽ₯ @sahansek
🎡 I Told You (@bemyoda)

D. Y. E. | September 16th

I became many persons. But the most beautiful, is the one who God #dyed me to be.

Sharing this bitter-sweet story with you brings joy to the One who waited for me to come back to a love that never left. And it is my greatest honour. I hope you'll be there. He's about to Move!

#Dye
#LivePainting
#September16th

Radisson Blu
6-8pm πŸŽ₯ @sahansek
🎡 I Told You (@bemyoda)

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#LivePainting At #Roar
@thetribelagos

Art by @josh_egesi 🎨
#ThornedbyMaffy | @maffyitama

#LivePainting At #Roar
@thetribelagos

Art by @josh_egesi 🎨
#ThornedbyMaffy | @maffyitama

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This Birthday, and the next | We're counting blessings.

It's your birthday but, I'm the lucky one. Thank you Femi, for the gift of you. Not just to me, but to everyone who has been lucky enough to know your GOOD soul. Thank you for sharing your love with me...and for being a sincere reflection of God's love for me.

#BirthdayBoy

This Birthday, and the next | We're counting blessings.

It's your birthday but, I'm the lucky one. Thank you Femi, for the gift of you. Not just to me, but to everyone who has been lucky enough to know your GOOD soul. Thank you for sharing your love with me...and for being a sincere reflection of God's love for me.

#BirthdayBoy

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Burst Forth September!
We've never been ready for such a time as this...like now.

P.S,
My work table always makes me so happy with the unconscious rainbow it forms while messy work goes on. (There's a message in there somewhere).
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Burst Forth September!
We've never been ready for such a time as this...like now.

P.S,
My work table always makes me so happy with the unconscious rainbow it forms while messy work goes on. (There's a message in there somewhere).
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3 years ago, I wouldn't have thought everything happening to me right now would be..happening. But I've learned it's like sitting in a dark room, waiting for the sun to rise. When it does, the light touches not just you, but every part of you...your hair, your eyes, your lips, your thighs, your belly, your knees, your shoulders, your elbows, even your toes. And it touches every single thing in the room too. If any part remains without light, it's because there are shadows cast..to remind you of the constant battle between light and darkness; and to prove constantly how powerful the Son(sun) is.
I'm waiting for God to show you what He did for me, come #Dye.

May God keep you happy. And may the sun rise for you. Always.
#DYE
The Live Painting
#SeptemberIsComing
September 16th
πŸ“· @lumimorg

3 years ago, I wouldn't have thought everything happening to me right now would be..happening. But I've learned it's like sitting in a dark room, waiting for the sun to rise. When it does, the light touches not just you, but every part of you...your hair, your eyes, your lips, your thighs, your belly, your knees, your shoulders, your elbows, even your toes. And it touches every single thing in the room too. If any part remains without light, it's because there are shadows cast..to remind you of the constant battle between light and darkness; and to prove constantly how powerful the Son(sun) is.
I'm waiting for God to show you what He did for me, come #Dye.

May God keep you happy. And may the sun rise for you. Always.
#DYE
The Live Painting
#SeptemberIsComing
September 16th
πŸ“· @lumimorg

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g r e y  c r a y o n s

This thing we're doing here... Let's just say I'm staying close to you because you feel like sunlight. πŸ’›

g r e y c r a y o n s

This thing we're doing here... Let's just say I'm staying close to you because you feel like sunlight. πŸ’›

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The truth of the gospel: Perfect love casts out all fear.

It's true. It's so true. I know it's true.

The truth of the gospel: Perfect love casts out all fear.

It's true. It's so true. I know it's true.

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Life changed for me drastically about 3 years ago. To be honest with you, I never thought it could go back to normal. It didn't though. It became something better.

I had planned to live my life as a baby girl, in grattitide to God from my little cupboard. But when God says move. We move.
I hope you'll be there.

#DYE
TheLivePainting
#LivePaintSeries

P.S.
The date changed, in case you wondered.

Life changed for me drastically about 3 years ago. To be honest with you, I never thought it could go back to normal. It didn't though. It became something better.

I had planned to live my life as a baby girl, in grattitide to God from my little cupboard. But when God says move. We move.
I hope you'll be there.

#DYE
TheLivePainting
#LivePaintSeries

P.S.
The date changed, in case you wondered.

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I want to explain #DYE to you.. Blessed assurance, (that) Jesus is MINE
Oh, what a fore taste, of glory divine.
(I became a) Heir of salvation
(A) Purchase of God
(I'm now) Born of the spirit
(And thoroughly DYED and) Washed in His blood. 
So, this is my story
And this is my song.
Praising my Saviour
All the day long... #DYE
#TheLivePainting
#SeptemberIsComing

I want to explain #DYE to you.. Blessed assurance, (that) Jesus is MINE
Oh, what a fore taste, of glory divine.
(I became a) Heir of salvation
(A) Purchase of God
(I'm now) Born of the spirit
(And thoroughly DYED and) Washed in His blood.
So, this is my story
And this is my song.
Praising my Saviour
All the day long... #DYE
#TheLivePainting
#SeptemberIsComing

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#tbt | #LivePainting at #Crossroads, Eko Hotel.

I think at this particular #LivePaintSeries I realised that I really do love painting against a black background. The possibilities of bringing life to life with colour are endless.

By the way, the next #livepainting is next month.

#Dye
#SeptemberIsComing 🎨

#tbt | #LivePainting at #Crossroads, Eko Hotel.

I think at this particular #LivePaintSeries I realised that I really do love painting against a black background. The possibilities of bringing life to life with colour are endless.

By the way, the next #livepainting is next month.

#Dye
#SeptemberIsComing 🎨

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'A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.' - Leonardo Da Vinci

There's a message in there. 
Prepping for the #livepainting.
#Dye #SeptemberIsComing 🎨
πŸ“· @lumimorg

'A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.' - Leonardo Da Vinci

There's a message in there.
Prepping for the #livepainting.
#Dye #SeptemberIsComing 🎨
πŸ“· @lumimorg

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Hiatus Over | Back in the studio. Back to work. Back to cookies and milk, and late night strokes of palette knives in colour. Back to love. 🎨

#Dye #SeptemberIsComing

Hiatus Over | Back in the studio. Back to work. Back to cookies and milk, and late night strokes of palette knives in colour. Back to love. 🎨

#Dye #SeptemberIsComing

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D Y E | 🎨

The process of dyeing is usually defined as the process of changing the colour of a garment, giving it another personality.

I am so excited, at the same time utterly terrified, to share with you the story of how God dyed me. But then again, when God says move. We Move. 'So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus'
Ephesians 2:7 NLT

#Dye #SeptemberIsComing

D Y E | 🎨

The process of dyeing is usually defined as the process of changing the colour of a garment, giving it another personality.

I am so excited, at the same time utterly terrified, to share with you the story of how God dyed me. But then again, when God says move. We Move. 'So God can point to us in all future ages as examples of the incredible wealth of his grace and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us who are united with Christ Jesus'
Ephesians 2:7 NLT

#Dye #SeptemberIsComing

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The lover got married. My heart is full! 😍
Love you Princess @oh__shoot
#thejays17

The lover got married. My heart is full! 😍
Love you Princess @oh__shoot
#thejays17

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ArtLife | 🎨

ArtLife | 🎨

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These ones are getting married sha. It's like feem!
Nevertheless, tomorrow we turn whaddd? πŸ‘†

#Favs
#TheJays17

These ones are getting married sha. It's like feem!
Nevertheless, tomorrow we turn whaddd? πŸ‘†

#Favs
#TheJays17

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D. Y. E. | to add colour to | to change the colour of something

When God showed me the vision of a live painting, a life story, and a life changing moment, I was scared. Not often do we come out to bare the nakedness of the past. The past is what we would like to be forgotten. Done with. Buried. But just like old, discarded, forgotten clothes, when dyed, they take on a new colour. A new style. A new taste.

DYE is a moment I am going to share with you. I will tell you about what happened. About where I was. About what I went through. About how I came through it. About how I found love. I'm leaving nothing out. Because God wants you to hear it.

And I will be painting it. Because the colour of Love is God.

#Dye #SeptemberIsComing
πŸ“· @ibkdagreatest

D. Y. E. | to add colour to | to change the colour of something

When God showed me the vision of a live painting, a life story, and a life changing moment, I was scared. Not often do we come out to bare the nakedness of the past. The past is what we would like to be forgotten. Done with. Buried. But just like old, discarded, forgotten clothes, when dyed, they take on a new colour. A new style. A new taste.

DYE is a moment I am going to share with you. I will tell you about what happened. About where I was. About what I went through. About how I came through it. About how I found love. I'm leaving nothing out. Because God wants you to hear it.

And I will be painting it. Because the colour of Love is God.

#Dye #SeptemberIsComing
πŸ“· @ibkdagreatest

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He said, 'I will splatter you with #colours of #love, and fill each day for you with genuine #laughter. Each time you look up, you will find #rainbows. They will serve you pots of #gold. And I will #dress you in the finest #piece of #canvas there is. Heavy enough to keep you #warm, wide enough to #cover you'. He said this. Over and over again..and again.

He said, 'I will splatter you with #colours of #love, and fill each day for you with genuine #laughter. Each time you look up, you will find #rainbows. They will serve you pots of #gold. And I will #dress you in the finest #piece of #canvas there is. Heavy enough to keep you #warm, wide enough to #cover you'. He said this. Over and over again..and again.

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I wrote this sometime last year, because God had shown me a vision, and I thought it was all about my book. Alas! I only had to write it down...and make it plain. Not in a book, but in my heart.
The vision is still the same. My God is still the same. But my heart is changed. 🎨

@Regrann from @iniitama - πŸ“· @bemyoda | There are the #ones who stand for God. Worship God. Love God. There are the #ones who have wings that are made out of #broken pieces and flogged-skin #sheets. There are the #ones who have filled the ocean with #tears, and have walked around still, holding the world #together. There are the #ones who have been on the #bathroom floor, pressing their #chests with the heels of their #hands, trying to push the #pain back. There are the #ones who have been so #lost, finding their #way back was walking through #hell.
But you know, these are the ones #love exists for. These are the #ones made of #stars wrapped in #skin. These are the #ones God is constantly holding out #hope for. These are the #ones I am #painting for.

#Dye #SeptemberIsComing

I wrote this sometime last year, because God had shown me a vision, and I thought it was all about my book. Alas! I only had to write it down...and make it plain. Not in a book, but in my heart.
The vision is still the same. My God is still the same. But my heart is changed. 🎨

@Regrann from @iniitama - πŸ“· @bemyoda | There are the #ones who stand for God. Worship God. Love God. There are the #ones who have wings that are made out of #broken pieces and flogged-skin #sheets. There are the #ones who have filled the ocean with #tears, and have walked around still, holding the world #together. There are the #ones who have been on the #bathroom floor, pressing their #chests with the heels of their #hands, trying to push the #pain back. There are the #ones who have been so #lost, finding their #way back was walking through #hell.
But you know, these are the ones #love exists for. These are the #ones made of #stars wrapped in #skin. These are the #ones God is constantly holding out #hope for. These are the #ones I am #painting for.

#Dye #SeptemberIsComing

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Met some AMAZINGLY TALENTED people today! | FUN TIMES!!! πŸ™Œ

@Regrann from @farabaleafrica -  @farabaleafrica ArtBeat 2.0 judges voting happening right now at the our HQ // Our judges πŸ™ŒπŸ½ @collydeprime @anth_insecta @tonia_nneji @iamrenike @mohammedagbadi @iniitama @tundeabisoye @u_tbj #ArtBeat #farabaleafrica // Check Instagram stories for more! - #regrann

Met some AMAZINGLY TALENTED people today! | FUN TIMES!!! πŸ™Œ

@Regrann from @farabaleafrica - @farabaleafrica ArtBeat 2.0 judges voting happening right now at the our HQ // Our judges πŸ™ŒπŸ½ @collydeprime @anth_insecta @tonia_nneji @iamrenike @mohammedagbadi @iniitama @tundeabisoye @u_tbj #ArtBeat #farabaleafrica // Check Instagram stories for more! - #regrann

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May the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ... The LOVE of God... And the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit... REST. BE. DWELL WITHIN us.

May the grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ... The LOVE of God... And the sweet fellowship of the Holy Spirit... REST. BE. DWELL WITHIN us.

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@Regrann from @thetribelagos -  PODCAST ALERTβ–ͺThis edition of Tribe Stories (The Prayer 1 & 2) focuses on Emotional Healing & Strength for the hurt, the wounded, the weak, the feeble and for all. 
If you're hurting or know anyone who is, take a listen as @iniitama leads us into Prayers in receiving God's Strength and His Healing Power through His Son, Jesus Christ. Click on Link in our Bio to Listen! (Feel Free to DM us for direct link) 
#Healing #Scars #Wounds #Podcast #EmotionalHealing #Strength #Christianity #Christ #God #Jesus #TribeStories #TheTribeLagos #Prayer #Church #Fellowship - #regrann

@Regrann from @thetribelagos - PODCAST ALERTβ–ͺThis edition of Tribe Stories (The Prayer 1 & 2) focuses on Emotional Healing & Strength for the hurt, the wounded, the weak, the feeble and for all.
If you're hurting or know anyone who is, take a listen as @iniitama leads us into Prayers in receiving God's Strength and His Healing Power through His Son, Jesus Christ. Click on Link in our Bio to Listen! (Feel Free to DM us for direct link)
#Healing #Scars #Wounds #Podcast #EmotionalHealing #Strength #Christianity #Christ #God #Jesus #TribeStories #TheTribeLagos #Prayer #Church #Fellowship - #regrann

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#LivePaintSeries | @thebackyard.lagos 
Pictures from my last live painting are finally up over @iniitamaart. My village people didn't want me to post them. But. God. πŸ™Œ So many more pictures still to post too! Thank you so much everyone who came around. I appreciate it!

And to the good people @thebackyard.lagos, merci! πŸ’›

#LivePaintSeries | @thebackyard.lagos
Pictures from my last live painting are finally up over @iniitamaart. My village people didn't want me to post them. But. God. πŸ™Œ So many more pictures still to post too! Thank you so much everyone who came around. I appreciate it!

And to the good people @thebackyard.lagos, merci! πŸ’›

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At The Backyard Lagos

Two Weekends Ago: #FBF 
#LivePaintSeries @thebackyard.lagos was great! Thank God for @mobongies in my life. I have cool  pictures 😊 More pictures up @iniitamaart soon.

K U Y I K A B A S I | Have faith in God.
🎨

Two Weekends Ago: #FBF
#LivePaintSeries @thebackyard.lagos was great! Thank God for @mobongies in my life. I have cool pictures 😊 More pictures up @iniitamaart soon.

K U Y I K A B A S I | Have faith in God.
🎨

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If there ever was a time... It is now.
Rock Bottom Was A Place.

@Regrann from @thetribelagos -  NEW PODCAST β–ͺ Unless you let go, unless you forgive, unless you realize that the past is over, you cannot move forward. Take a listen to Ini Itama as she walks us through her healing process after a sad and painful experience.  To Listen, Hit link in our Bio. (Feel free to DM for direct Link)  #Forgiveness #Healing #Salvation #Jesus #Christ #Restoration - #regrann

If there ever was a time... It is now.
Rock Bottom Was A Place.

@Regrann from @thetribelagos - NEW PODCAST β–ͺ Unless you let go, unless you forgive, unless you realize that the past is over, you cannot move forward. Take a listen to Ini Itama as she walks us through her healing process after a sad and painful experience. To Listen, Hit link in our Bio. (Feel free to DM for direct Link) #Forgiveness #Healing #Salvation #Jesus #Christ #Restoration - #regrann

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Thursday is coming! | #ThornedbyMaffy

Wear your #Thorned tee or snapback the best way you can, and get #Thorned for free. πŸ‘‘

#ThornedbyMaffy | @maffyitama

Thursday is coming! | #ThornedbyMaffy

Wear your #Thorned tee or snapback the best way you can, and get #Thorned for free. πŸ‘‘

#ThornedbyMaffy | @maffyitama

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My name is Iniabasi Itama. And I am about to be announced by the one who is called El Elohi Ini.

I am honoured to be sent by you, God. I am humbled. And what a privilege to carry EVERYTHING daddy.

Isaiah 61
#SeptemberAndItsColours

My name is Iniabasi Itama. And I am about to be announced by the one who is called El Elohi Ini.

I am honoured to be sent by you, God. I am humbled. And what a privilege to carry EVERYTHING daddy.

Isaiah 61
#SeptemberAndItsColours

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