Callings and divine elections are purely products of predestination, which are conceived before the very foundation of the world and hatched into reality when the called discovers his Purpose.
Few days after he was born, some Prophets came from Warri to Benin (the place of his birth) with a message from God. When his parents desired to know what the message was, they said God told them “a prophet who would minister in God's presence has been born. His parents refused to listen further because they were Muslims and did not see the possibility of their son leaving their fold.
As the young Johnson began to grow, his parents noticed that he was a bit strange in the way he did his things.