BY TIMOTHY AGBOR
Condemnation has trailed the invitation of Fuji singer, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, and street-hop artiste, Habeeb Olalomi, popularly known as Portable, by a branch of the Celestial Church of Christ in Lagos State to its praise night event.
The church came under fire on the internet on Wednesday after the flyer for the event was posted on its Facebook page.
Sighting the flyer which bears the pictures of the church’s pastor, Evangelist Sunday JP and the artistes including another female artiste, May-Shua, netizens took to the comment section to slam the church for inviting secular artistes to its event.
A Facebook user, Bolanle Bamidele Adewuyi, wrote, “This is disheartening… Is this what you turn the Church of God to? It’s hilarious.”
Another commenter, Festus Olanrewaji Ojo wrote, “This is a shame! Shame and a very big shame.”
“This is totally nonsense,” Bukola commented.
Ayo Ife wrote, “The artists are not complete yet Una for kuku add Naira Marley. So that the soul winning can be complete!”
Edafe Oghenebrume said, “This is a sacrilege in the Celestial Church of Christ. It is disheartening, pathetic, shameful and disgraceful. I wonder about the spiritual orientation of your Shepherd-In-Charge and the congregation.”
Becky Wunmi Hassan Ayoade added, “There is nothing they will not turn celestial church to.”
However, some netizens noted that they would be present for the event.
Abike Ade said, “I will surely be there.”
Another Facebook user, Abike Garment, wrote, “I must be there make I come dance away my sorrow.”
For other commentators, there was nothing wrong with the singers performing at religious events.
Badmus said, “Even Jesus dined with sinners. So, if these singers will come and use their talents to sing spiritual songs, I think it is a welcome idea.”