There is no doubt that Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo of KICC ranks among the very successful, wealthy pastors in the country, but what many do not know is that the clergy also had a rough beginning.
Before hitting it big, the UK-based man of God come from a very humble home, meaning he was not born with a silver spoon. He struggled really hard to get to where he is today. Those who know much about him attest that his days back in his home town, Ode-Omu was made up of hustling and hawking. He is said to be hawking goods across the streets of the agrarian town. Along the line, Ashimolowo, through his dexterity and agility to ensure he escaped from poverty, met a rich man who saw the bright future in him and contributed to his success. The man, we gathered, ensured Ashimolowo traveled out of the country to the UK where he developed his pastoral skills by attending a theological school.
However, the main gist here, according to our tattlers, is that Matthew Ashimolowo was not born a Christian. Rather, he was born hailed into a Muslim home and it was alleged that the name “Ashimolowo” was never their family name. He came about the name via a nickname ‘Ase Mo Le Lowo’, translated as ‘So I could be rich’ a name given to him by his friends who knew how he struggled in life.
The founder of Kings University, Ode-Omu, today is ranked among the richest and most flamboyant pastors in the world. His ivory tower is one of the biggest in the country and he also has other business concerns.