Evangelist Tope Alabi, a popular gospel singer, has faced backlash after denouncing a song by Yinka Alaseyori in a viral video.
Alaseyori had described God as her (spiritual) guarantor or champion in a song, according to NEWS DIRECT.
The song ‘Oniduro mi e seun,’ which means ‘thank you my guarantor,’ became extremely famous in the South West.
In the South West, the song has become a “anthem” in churches, with scarcely a Sunday going by without it being “mentioned” during services.
During an event, Tope Alabi, in a veiled reference to Alaseyori, stated it would be unacceptable for anyone to claim God as their guarantor.
Tope Alabi stated she wanted to perform the song one day, but the Holy Spirit instructed her to keep quiet.
God is more than a guarantor or surety to her, and describing him as such would be inaccurate.
The artist said in Yoruba that gospel artists must digest songs well before giving them to the public, or else people will sing meaningless songs.
“Look at the enormous things God has done and somebody now came out to say Oniduromi e seun. God is not my own guarantor. God is more than a guarantor. I also loved that song, but the day I wanted to sing it, the Holy Spirit said ‘shut up your mouth.’ This is not like saying a song is not good. When you receive a song in the spirit, there are some deliberations you must have with the Holy Spirit before releasing it to the public, otherwise, if you release it the way it comes, individuals will just be singing rubbish. He has given us the brain to digest through it very well, then bring it back.”
But, many have since attacked Tope Alabi online, saying she was only envious of Yinka.
See comments gathered below:
Adetunbi Saheed Ige wrote: “Now I can understand. Tope Alabi thinks she can be the champion forever? This woman is giving her a run for her money in praising God and Aunty Tope just wants to bully her to silence. It is not possible. This woman just hit global limelight due to Tope Alabi’s envy.”
Anuoluwa Iyiola wrote: “Tope Alabi gets pride. Imagine her attending a christain programme, if you don’t pay her up to N250k, she can never come, if not more. Business gospel artiste, I am not saying they should not give you money, but gospel is not for sale.”
Princess Paulin wrote: “Abraham was great, Isaac was very great, but Jacob was exceedingly great. Alaseyori, it’s your time to Yori. If you know, you know.”