All You Need To Know About The Magnificent Spoken Word Duo, Scriptures And Mysteries | @scriptures_myst

It is believed that in the whole of Africa, spoken kings popularly known as Scriptures and Mysteries are the only duo having their kind of style and delivery in spoken word ministry.

It is quite glaring and clear that the duo are really serious and passionate about their spoken word career.
The chemistry between the two brothers is overwhelming, their words are so piercing, filled with beautiful thought-provoking eulogies and their story is quite humbling.

Scriptures (James Yohana Danga) shared in an interview, how the cookies crumbled, because their father ( Yohana S. Danga) who was working for a road construction company as a manager  lost his job in the year 1996 and that was the begining of dark days of poverty for the whole family.

Scriptures in his own words said;

"It was a very sad experience for us growing up to meet our family, which was once wealthy begging for crumbs to eat, it was a bitter experience to see people reject you because of your financial situation, but permit me to put it to you this way. 

'The rich hate the poor and the poor hate the rich'. But between the two, there is always pretence that is why you will find it difficult to understand the point I just made."

After secondary school, Scriptures, Mysteries and their father settled for a menial job (breaking of stones) for the family's up keep. So, everyday they go to a local quarry and break stones for people for 50 naira per pan, while their mother and sister will go to the farm to work for people for pay so that at the end of each day they will have something to eat, wow, it means they were literally feeding from hand to mouth. In 2015, in the quest to start something new, different from the scope of their locality, Gusau, one thing led to the other, they started poetry as a duo and their news went viral like wild fire because their style is quite unique and different from other spoken word poet.  

Because of that, there is no competition they go for that they do not come first and there is no platform they perform on without getting more invitation again and again because, apart from the synergy between the duo, there is this depth in words and sanity in the way and manner they present the poems. Poems ranging from worship, morals, racism, xenophobia, drug abuse, cultism, just to mention, but a few.

The same year, they released an album of 5 tracks which gained acceptance within Zamfara, Sokoto, Kebbi and Kaduna state. In the heat of abject poverty, a man offered them a deal.

He offered to give them a house in Abuja, a car (Toyota Corolla) and money 300,000 naira per month for up keep should they agree to sign the deal.

He said, someone spoke to him about them from Lagos, Nigeria, that he hunts talent and boost them to a global level, at the same time paying them for their efforts as a way of encouraging them to do more. He revealed to them that he is connected to one of world's largest entertainment industry and if they can Just say yes, he will take them out of poverty.

Prior to that, they already know that there is no deal without some traps put in between lines and when Scriptures asked what the terms and conditions were? the man told him that they should diversify and stop doing Gospel poems. 

He explained that it was a strategy to reach a wider audience, make them famous and rich. Because if they continue as Gospel poets, their arts will be limited to few persons and some people cannot relate what they express, but Scriptures refused and said, it goes against their belief system, they are Gospel poets not some kind of people who just want to be heard at any cost.

They believe that if God gave the talent, He will find a way to feed and water the talent through His name and true to their beliefs, God did not forsake them neither did He forget about their situation.

Today, they are winners of two natioal awards and one continental award. 

Scriptures and Mysteries

Biography/Success Story

Real Names:

James Yohana Danga (Scriptures) and 

Jude Yohana Danga (Mysteries) are biological brothers who together, make up a duo in spoken words poetry.

They are three times award winning poets:-

1. UNWRAP (Graceville Christian Center Abuja) 2017.

2. The Quest (Latter House Christian Center) Jos, Plateau State.

3. Champions (One Voice Africa).

Scriptures and Mysteries are from the Northern part of Nigeria (West Africa). They are indigenes of Kebbi state; they are based in Gusau, Zamfara state.

Their style of spoken words and delivery is quite unique and rare (if not the only style seen so far in the world). It is delivered with such passion, energetic, and electrifying charisma. Their poetry has been described by many people as "thought-provoking, soul-lifting and life-changing". It is presented with hammering punchlines and captivating eulogies that transforms, heals and soothe the minds of their audience.

You could clearly see that these dudes speak and perform like two angry lions on the loose.

Together, Scriptures and Mysteries have travelled round Nigeria blessing lives with poems that are outside the scope of human thoughts.

Indeed, just like their names imply, they are 'scripturally mysterious'. It is amazing when two people can say the same thing with such precision, harmony, and passion and at the same time, every word, line and sentence is a direct message delivered with depth.

The duo (Scriptures and Mysteries) has a younger sister named Eve Yohana Danga (Cherish) who also performs with them in some selected poems.

The duo has ministered/performed on the same stage with the likes of Akpororo, Prosper Ochimana, Solomon Lange, Ada, Chris Morgan, Pat-king, Freke Umoh and a host of other ministers.

The duo (Scriptures and Mysteries) produced an Album in 2015 titled, 

"SOUND THE ALARM" which housed 5 tracks.

They believe words are swords and tongues are flames, because they are 

"Kingdom Lunatics" as they fondly put it...We are 


They are out with an amazing TV series, a movie already going viral before the release date which will be officially released on 30th May, 2020. It will be officially on all their social media handles as listed below:-

Spoken Kings YOUTUBE 

Scriotures_mysteries INSTAGRAM  

@scriptures_myst TWITTER   

Scriptures and Mysteries FACEBOOK  

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