Mike Bamiloye, the founder of the Mount Zion Faith Ministries International, says Nollywood movies bound people in the bondage of sin, immorality and violence.
The 59-year-old clergyman disclosed this while comparing theatrical releases in Nollywood with his church’s gospel-oriented film production firm.
He said his team would have considered enlisting more orthodox actors but can’t for the fact that they had long seen Nollywood artistes as people who make movies “to lure people away from God.”
According to him, the Nollywood industry couldn’t possibly be adding any value to the production of gospel films because of the “human philosophies and ungodly principles” they propagate.
“There’s no value Nollywood artistes are coming to add to the Gospel Movie productions.
Souls are getting saved and lives are getting touched,” Bamiloye wrote on Instagram.
“People are getting happier with the result of Gospel Movie Productions. Our Influence is beyond the shores of Nigeria. People know the difference between the gospel and the Nollywood movies.
“Gospel movies heal and deliver from the powers of darkness. Nollywood movies entertain and entangle with webs of human philosophies and ungodly principles.
“Gospel movies set men Free from the bondage of the Devil, by the Power of the Holy Ghost.
But Nollywood Movies bound men in bondages of Sins, immorality, and Violence.
“There are no values the Nollywood artistes can add to the gospel movie productions. Their presence would only confuse viewers, not knowing on which side we are now standing.
“We may use their Crew, but we cannot use their Persons. After all, anyone may construct the Altar of Worship, but not anyone could minister thereon. We admit there are Christians amidst them.”
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WE ARE DRAMA MINISTERS, NOT NOLLYWOOD ARTISTES. -(Mike Bamiloye) Listen to Me, People. Read my Note and Read my Lips, The Glory of the Lord is moving Already in Gospel Movie Productions. There is no value the Nollywood Artistes are coming to add to the Gospel Movie productions. Souls are getting saved and Lives are getting touched. And the Church is getting Edified. People are getting happier with the result of Gospel Movie Productions. And we are satisfied with these Testimonies. Our Influence have gone far beyond the shores of Nigeria and All over Europe and America, the people know the difference Between the Gospel movies and the Nollywood movies. Gospel Movies Heal and Deliver from the powers of darkness. Nollywood Movies Entertains and Entangles with webs of human Philosophies and Ungodly principles. Gospel Movies set men Free from the bondage of the Devil, by the Power of the Holy Ghost. But Nollywood Movies bound men in bondages of Sins, immorality and Violence. Therefore, there is no Values the Nollywood Artistes can add to the Gospel Movie productions. Would their Presence in a Gospel Movie increase the Anointing of God upon the Production? It would only confuse the viewers and audience, not knowing on which side we are now standing. We may use their Crew, but we cannot use their Persons. Afterall, anyone may construct the Altar of Worship, but not anyone could Minister thereon. We admit there are Christians amidst them. Among them are Believers in Jesus Christ and even Church Workers. But the Souls we are pursuing to catch, edify and disciple For the Lord Jesus, Have known them all as people who make movies to lure them away from God. They have been known and tagged as Nollywood Artistes who make a particular type of Movies they are searching Godly alternatives for. We are after Souls of Men unto Salvation. They are after Fame of Men and Riches therein. We do not hate the Nollywood Artistes. We love them so dearly. A lot of wonderful men and women Amidst them, who are just doing their professions and Careers. We do not hate them, and whoever hate the Secular Artistes Is not a Child of God.
Bamiloye had earlier made the headlines after he attributed Africa’s low coronavirus numbers to the intense fasting and prayers on the continent.
Babatunde Fashola, minister for works and housing, had also claimed that the ritual themes in Nollywood movies could be responsible for Nigeria’s cases of money rituals and kidnapping.
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