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Christian Night Club: A Modern Tool for Evangelism?

Source: Daily Independent/Chinyere Abiaziem - Nigeriafilms.com
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Night clubs are termed entertainment venues that usually operate late into the night with a dance floor and a disc jockey (DJ) booth. It is a place where recorded music is played while alcohol is predominantly served. Expectedly, one of the things you find at night club is a shisha (an oriental tobacco pipe with a long flexible tube connected to a container where the smoke is cooled by passing through water). This is made available, alongside dim lights and scantily dressed ladies.

Several reasons abound why people patronise club houses. Sometimes, it is to escape boredom, catch fun, unwind, hook up with women or men for intimacy (one night fling), drink, smoke or network with some high profile citizens.

Some clubs run daily while others run only on Fridays, as most people rarely have time to unwind except on weekends due to tight schedules.

Night clubs are no strange institutions but they become strange to the ears when mentioned as a trend in the religious circle. These days some individuals and faith-based organisations have outfits that run as Christian night clubs, though not with the label night clubs.

When asked the reasons behind the concept of Christian night clubs, Don Sam of the Underground, an Abuja-based Christian club said it is about having a place where Christians can dance and listen to good music and get clarified on certain issues.