Popular Nigerian gospel singer Tope Alabi has come under fire for criticising a song titled “Oniduro” by one her colleagues, Yinka Alaseyori.
A video making rounds on the Nigerian digital space, showed Tope Alabi, criticising the popular Christian song, ‘Oniduro Mi’ which in English means ‘My Guarantor’.
In the video, Tope Alabi said God isn’t her guarantor because He’s more than a guarantor.
“With all that God is, and all the things that He does, somebody will now sing a song saying “my guarantor, I thank you’, God is not my Guarantor, He is more than that.
” I also like the song myself, but the day I wanted to sing it, the Holy Spirit asked me to shut up. This is not a matter of me saying the song is not good but when we get a song from the Spirit realm, there are things that we need to do with the Holy Spirit before releasing the Song. Otherwise, if we sing it the way we receive it, we will just be singing rubbish.
However, this did not sit well with a lot of Nigerians, as they have taken to social media to lambast the veteran singer as some accused her of being envious of how popular the song has become.
Below are some reactions:
The IG followers of that woman Tope Alabi criticized just keeps increasing. Over 3k plus in 20mins
— Tife 🌚🇬🇧 (@Tife_fabunmi) June 13, 2021
Tope Alabi publicly condemned Yinka Alaseyori’s Onídùró mi song but God changed the criticism to free PR.
Genesis 50:20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
— Adetutu Balogun, MBA (@Tutsy22) June 13, 2021
This is the best time for that woman to use this free Pr wey Tope Alabi give her push that Oniduro mi song to bigger music platforms.
— Duke of Ibadan 🀄️ (@_AsiwajuLerry) June 13, 2021
I love Tope Alabi so much but what she did is very wrong.
Yoruba people praise God with different karamo
Having “ oniduro” is a good thing, so I don’t see why God can’t be your oniduro.
She just Dey allow people mud Holy spirit now.
What she did is envy at its finest.
— Senior Man OA (@Biisi96) June 13, 2021
Someone that Tope Alabi should be mentoring to take up the baton, rather she's competing with her.
She's introducing her replacement to us unconsciously.pic.twitter.com/AGHDXiV5pG
— Ayemojubar (@ayemojubar) June 13, 2021
I never knew about Yinka Alaseyori’s Oniduro mi until Tope Alabi publicly condemned it.I was forced to go listen to it. I fell in love with it although I don’t understand Yoruba. Now I’ve been stuck streaming other tracks. God will change your enemies’ criticism in your Favour
— DR.PENKING™ (@drpenking) June 13, 2021
Everyone is free to call/describe his/her own God.
To try to tone-police another gospel singer, to label their song as wrong because you are ignorant the word Oniduro is actually in the Bible and to lie on the Holy Spirit in the process of all this bitterness is very shameful.
— #OurFavOnlineDoc 🩺🇳🇬🇬🇧💎 (@DrOlufunmilayo) June 13, 2021