TV mogul wanted to own a church

Oprah in a recent interview confessed about her respect and admiration for late Martin Luther King Jnr. and revealed that she wanted a church of her own to follow in the late activist's footstep.

Oprah Winfrey used to dream of having her own church and being able to ''lead the people''.

The TV mogul in an interview with , recalled how she 'idolised'' pastor and civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. when she was younger and admits moving into television was the closest career path she could find to emulating his leadership.

''I was so enthralled by Dr. King. I wanted to be Dr. King. I wanted to grow up and have my own church, run my own congregation and be my own order and lead the people. I didn't exactly do that, but my television show was a way of doing that. He was an enormous influence on me.”

The media entrepreneur however downplayed any comparism with the late Martin Luther King Jnr. Insisting that she hasn't achieved anything that compares to the humanitarian.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

'You had no kobo na package we dey package' - Iyabo Ojo's ex PA says as they drag each other on Instagram

Married woman and illicit lover get stuck after sex until her husband arrives (Watch)

Ikeja tanker explosion: 3 bodies recovered, 13 injured and 25 vehicles burnt

Iyabo Ojo calls out her bestie Omo Brish on IG for throwing shades at her

Olamide visits the Caribbean and delivers timeless music for you on ‘UY Scuti’ [Pulse Album Review]

Pastor arrested for killing and burying wife in shallow grave behind his house

Report shows Nigeria is one of the least peaceful countries in the world

Security operatives kill scores of IPOB criminals - Defence Headquarters

'His victims are numerous and span over 20 years' - Comedian Princess releases more evidence against Baba Ijesha