I’m not a perfect person- Tope Alabi apologizes over her comment on ‘Oniduro Mi’


Popular gospel musician, Tope Alabi, has finally apologised for her comments against ‘Oniduro Mi’ song by her colleague, Adeyinka Alaseyori.


It would be recalled that last week, Tope Alabi at a church programme while ministering at a vigil in the early hours of Saturday, June 12 criticised a term Alaseyori used in hailing God surfaced online.


Alaseyori, among other gospel singers, have waxed records where they referred to God as ‘Oniduro Mi’.


Tope Alabi said the word ‘Oni duro mi’ which means ‘Guarantor’ cannot be used to describe God, saying the Holy Spirit cautioned her against singing the song.


Following circulation of Tope Alabi speaking about the song in a video, many Nigerians including celebrities slammed the singer with some claim she is envious of the popularity of the song.


In attempting to calm the storm, Alaseyori herself reacted saying Tope Alabi is a mother to her and others, she then asked people to centre God in their worship.


She said, Let Jesus take the wheel. Mummy Tope Alabi is our mother. She is a mother to me and so many and by virtue, we have been blessed by her ministry.


Please and please, let us worship God, let us celebrate God, let Jesus be at the centre of it all.


In her apology after almost a week, Tope Alabi revealed that she initially didn’t wish to delve into the controversy as she had addressed the situation behind the scenes in live performance with different stakeholders in gospel music ministry.


She however stated that nevertheless she observed that social media users “wouldn’t permit the mud to settle calmly”.


Tope Alabi added that her mistake was that “I externalised a private message in public; and I’m awfully sorry for doing that.”


Read her full apology below;


Initially, I didn’t wish to delve into the controversy over the gospel hit track, “Oniduro,” as a result of I’ve intervened behind the scenes in live performance with different stakeholders in gospel music ministry.


Nonetheless, I found that on-line media wouldn’t permit the mud to settle calmly. I wish to state that Tope Alabi, Adeyinka Adesioye a.k.a Alaseyori and Tolu Adelegan are all members of the same family of God and so they belong to the same calling singing ministry.


Adeyinka is my daughter in ministry. Her Pastor requested me to pray for her as a result of she took after me, which I did wholeheartedly. Envy who? By no means! I really like the lady a lot.


She can affirm to you, sir that we relate so nicely. God has given every of us the grace to go so far as His enablement may carry us. The environment is huge sufficient for everybody to stretch her wings of present without disturbing each other.


She stressed;


I’m being bombarded with calls and visits by Pastors since Monday morning until now. As we converse, one other group of Pastors are coming in now. I assume it’s due to this same issue.


I’ve been inundated with numerous counsel from totally different quarters. I hardly sleep since this matter began. Whereas I attend to Nigerian followers on cellphone calls and on-line chats within the daytime, our individuals within the Diaspora will have interaction me all through the larger a part of the night time over the same matter.


I’m not an ideal particular person but, I’m still a work in progress within the palms of God. I would like individuals to see me as a mere mortal with my very own weaknesses, human frailties and as a learner within the limitless data of God.


I’m who I am in the present day solely by the mercy of God and the assist of tens of millions of gospel music lovers. I’ve no assist base elsewhere outside the superior Nigerians who really feel uncomfortable with my assertion.


The popular gospel singer noted; I see the depth of anger because the measure of their love, admiration and strong assist for me and for all of us within the singing ministry.


Let me acknowledge that my mistake was that I externalised a private message in public; and I’m awfully sorry for doing that.


My friends, colleagues and leaders in ministry who criticized me both overtly or privately merely really feel upset due to the love we share. We’re too knitted within the Physique of Christ to permit something to divide us. Human factor is a part of our life.


For individuals who keep quiet however selected to intercede for us on their knees as an alternative, may God honour all of them. And for individuals who defended me even without talking with me, I can’t recognize them sufficient.”


She expressed; Sister Tolu Adelegan is a woman I hold in excessive esteem. Adeyinka, like I stated earlier, is my daughter in ministry, they’re all priceless sisters and associates that nothing can separate us. It is a mere fog, it is going to fade away very quickly.


For the comic fellows who’re already releasing comedy skits over the matter, I burst into laughter (she laughed once more) watching some in the present day.


What an artistic individuals we’re. Nigerians are superior minds who will fashion out stress relieving stuff from each scenario.


I recognize all of them. The Bible says in Hebrew 12:14 that we should always pursue peace with all people and holiness, these are the circumstances for us to see God. That is the suitable path for all of us to observe.

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