A branch of the Celestial Church of Christ in Lagos, Nigeria, Land of Goshen Cathedral, has come under fire for inviting Fuji musician Pasuma and street-hop artist Portable to perform at its Ankara/praise night event. Many Nigerians have expressed their disapproval of the decision on social media, arguing that it is inappropriate to invite secular musicians to a religious event.
A flier was shared on Facebook by the church’s official site and triggered massive reactions as it showed the music stars, suggesting their anticipated performance at the event scheduled for December 15th, 2023.
The Banner also showed the pastor hosting the event, Evangelist Sunday JP, and an Edo state born hip hop artiste, May Shua.
The decision quickly sparked controversy on social media, with many Nigerians expressing their disapproval.
Many Nigerians argue that the church should prioritize gospel music and invite artists whose songs align with the church’s values and teachings.
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Read some comments below:
Joseph O’feranmi Oyekale said, “Celestial will never cease to surprise u, I’m not surprised sha, it is expected”.
Itz Becky Twit said, “Celestial as turn to another thing and what is the meaning of ankara night in celestial doctrine.God will judge”.
Awhanse Joseph Foremost said, “Afi suuru….. God will have mercy on you people. The House of God is now place of entertainment… Kai….”
George Olawale Hezekiah said, “I won’t throw/cast stones.. But who do they intend to praise in the gathering?”
Osuolale Oluwaseyifunmi Grace said, “Cele wan spoil gospel for us”.
Nwanne Anthony Moc said, “Praise night with portable Naija is cruise”.
Amosu Daniel Babadee said, “This parish need to be investigate if truly they’re christ soldiers or not”.
Happy Adinoyi Abdulmaleek said, “The pastor fit day shack shepe for background”.
Ayodele Oluwasemilore Oyedokun said, “Shepherd like you gives chances to people who know nothing about the great church to keep dragging it in the mud. I wonder how a reasonable man of God will come up with this idea”.