This is not the best time for popular Nigerian gospel singer, Tope Alabi; the Gospel music sensation received loads of criticism from fans and non- fans on social media after criticising Oniduro mi sung by talented Nigerian gospel singers, Tolu Adelegan and Yinka Alaseyori.
In the Yoruba language, Oniduro Mi simply means guarantor. The song exalts God as a guarantor and one who never forsakes His own. Reacting to the song, Tope Alabi said God was more than a guarantor to her. The singer further said that there was a time she wanted to sing the song but the Holy Spirit cautioned her against doing so.
Many Nigerians reacted swiftly and negatively to this.
Anita Joseph spoke on the issue via her Instagram account: wrote, “But there’s nothing wrong with this line anyway. The song is blown, the thing don enter gospel musicians’ side. Open it season. Sending them LOVE and LIGHT kpichicom Awa’ m.” (sic)
Nigerian singer felt it would have been much better if Tope had discussed it privately with Alaseyori. He wrote: “Get wisdom; in all thy getting, get understanding. What if she holla at her and tell her in private. That’s why the Bible says ‘Come let us reason together’.”
Adetutu Balogun, via the handle @Tutsy22 tweeted, “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.”
Also, @biolamakiju wrote, “The Oniduro himself has used Tope Alabi to catapult Yinka Alaseyori more into limelight. Shey you see as Oniduro dey work. Oniduro, thank you oo.” (sic)
Most Nigerians are certainly displeased with Tope Alabi’ s comments and she has been badly criticised; she needs to do something to regain her respect and image because her reputation is at stake here.