Nigerian gospel singer, Tope Alabi was at the receiving end of backlash on Facebook Tuesday.
The indigenous singer in a short video sung that praising God was good internet fraud (yahoo-yahoo).
In the 25-second long video, she urged people who wanted to do ‘good yahoo’ to praise God.
Singing in Yoruba, she said, “To ba se Yahoo to da, sa ma yin olohun logo. Bi o se n se Yahoo yi niyen. Be l’ ore a ma de”
In English it is, “If you want to do good Yahoo, just keep praising God. That’s how to do the Yahoo on earth. And this will ensure your blessings.”
This however drew the ire of many Nigerians who opined that ‘immoral’ words had no place in praises to God and it was demeaning to the Christian faith.
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Facebook user, Johnson Osagie said; “It is as if she was invited to perform by yahoo guys and she has to conform to their standard, trying to please them as well sing praise to her own god. This is the outcome when they turn things of the spirit into mean of making money.”
Lagos-based Olaosebikan Samuel Dele said; “It is absurd the choice of words the so called gospel artist are using while passing message across through the lyrics of their song. This is another reckless love song. Awon money monger gbogbo shior.”
“It’s really confusing… The Gospel should be clear and precise, Not confusing,” wrote Albert Oikelome
“They are part of the “economic religious complex.” It’s a big chain in which many are trapped. Now I just mind my business and very circumspect of who I follow when it comes to issues of faith. Religion is now a major tool for manipulation and exploitation,” added Kumasenu George..
“She’s just a pop musician like
Naira Marley and the rest of them,” stated Bamidele Temitope Johnson.