After the release of their first-ever movie titled “Prophet Suddenly,” the Winlos have become a popular name in the mouth of gospel movie lovers, and the entire Christendom. The rise of the Winlos was in 2020, during the Corona Virus lockdown.
Their videos were loved by social media users and from there, they went viral. Continue reading to find out how they started, the journey so far, their marriage and lots more.
The Winlos Biography
The Winlos comprises of two besties, Pastor Ohis Ojeikere and Pastor Anwinli. They use to be a member of their church’s drama group. They regarded each other as brothers and sisters in Christ at the time.
They both had their individual taste of a life partner. According to him, he prayed and fasted for God to give him someone who has the fear of God, visionary, chubby, fair and loving. And on the other hand, she also prayed earnestly for a tall, handsome born again brother, one with vision and money.
They both saw the opposite in themselves so they never even thought of dating.
According to their testimony, Anwinli wasn’t his ideal kind of woman physically because he wanted some “obvious” things in a woman. While Ohis looked too black for her, with these big black lips of his that made him look like a smoker.
Ohis also wasn’t fluent in English at the time—though he’s improved greatly since then, and was shy to speak in public.
He went into relationships with women who had the physical “shape” that he wanted, while Anwinli did so with the suitors who came her way, which didn’t quite work out as something was lacking in them all.
However, as time passes, it became clear to them that they have something more in common. Today, we are celebrating a couple whose vision has changed the lives of men for good.
The Winlos are been mentored in ministry under the leadership of Apostle Arome Osayi who they have acknowledged as a spiritual father. Also, they have also acknowledged Pastor Kingsley Okonkwo and Pastor Mrs. Mildred Okonkwo as mentors.
In 2015, the couple was nominated for a Golden Icon Academy Movie Award (GIAMA) for Best Inspirational Film—an award that honors and promotes Nigerian filmmakers, actors, and producers abroad.
In 2021 they were nominated among the 100 most influential Christians in Nigeria by YNaija.com
How They Met
Pastor Muyiwa Ohis Ojeikere and his wife, Pastor Anwinli met and became friends in Asaba in 2008. They met while acting and writing drama scripts in their local church drama team. From there, they became friends, fell in love and got married.
They have continued to propagate the gospel as married couple via skits, stage plays, movies, and other forms of illustration. Their story has been heard from across the borders of Nigeria and Africa. They are numbered among the gospel influencers today.
They now travel within and outside Nigeria (their home town) to promote Jesus, and have even won multiple awards in the drama and movie categories.
The Fame From Acting
Their first ever full movie Prophet Suddenly which was released on 28 May, 2023, a 1:48:35 hours video, has earned them over a million streams on YouTube, has skyrocketed their fame.
The movie feature Apostle Arome Osayi, the spiritual covering of Pastor Muyiwa Ohis Ojeikere and his wife, Pastor Anwinli (The Winlos), Pastor Anwinli, Pastor Muyiwa Ohis, Laurel Otohan Olu-Egbor aka Miokukusheshe, and a host of other (see movie cast here).
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Another beautiful skit by the winlos The Judgement Day, a 9:48 mins video, has so far gotten over 2million views on Youtube. This movie gave us a glimpse of how the judgement day looks like.
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Another skit by the Winlos See why ladies should be careful, a 10min video, released over a year ago, has pulled over 1.8million views on YouTube as well.
Their skit series God Told Me To Marry You, release in 2015, helped them gain audience during their early days as video content creators.
At the moment, some of their videos have earned them international recognition, with some of their skits being translated into French, Hindi, and other languages.
In 2021, their movie “Twelve Forty Five,” a movie on Love, faith and boundaries, was selected and was screened at the annual International Christian Film and Music Festival, Orlando Florida, USA.
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The Winlos Church
Pastor Ohis Ojeikere and his lovely wife, Pastor Anwinli, are the founders and overseers of The VOLTAGE CHURCH. The VOLTAGE CHURCH is the church expression component of The Winlos Ministry.
We are a family oriented church where no perfect people are allowed because there’s no such thing as perfect people as our perfection is in JESUS CHRIST but it is a home for all.
The Votage is a young, vibrant and fast growing Ministry in the city of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria.It’s a church where lives are transformed, purposes are discovered and men and women are groomed to become all that God has designed them to be, thereby living a life of fulfillment.The Votage Church
They are mentors and a source of inspiration to thousands of singles and married globally.
Here are some of the programs they host:
They host their popular show THE WINLOS SHOW (TWS) every February which comprises of Christian comedy, stage plays, music, and words of encouraging.
They also host a weekly Friday series on their internet TV called: ASK THE WINLOS which is very interactive and has transformed a number of lives.
They host a campus tour every year tagged MRC (MY RELATIONSHIP CONFERENCE) They carry dynamic excellence and bespoke exuberance in all their programs and wherever they go!
They are the authors of the recent best-selling relationship book titled, “His Ex, Her Ex” and Blind Date.
They are married for eight years now and are blessed with a daughter, Aima. They also serve as lead Pastors at The Votage, a vibrant church expression of the Winlos Ministry.
The Winlos Net Worth
According to starstat, the net worth of The Winlos’s YouTube channel is estimated at $59,528.
The Winlos is a Nigerian YouTube channel with over 233.00K subscribers. It started 9 years ago and has 460 uploaded videos.
Lessons to learn from the life of the Winlos
Looking at how The Winlos started and how they have grown to be amongst the famous sought-after speakers in Nigeria, Africa and all over the world, it shows clearly that It pays to serve God in the days of your youth.
They have proven to the world that gospel entertainment is beautiful. Gone are those days when church movie industry are seen as boring. The Winlos have introduced an interesting model of christian entertainment.
Today, The Winlos boasts of a large fan base online and offline.