Why I Invited Pasuma And Portable To Perform At Crusade: Celestial Church Pastor Explains

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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Aderemi Dabiri, the founder of a branch of the Celestial Church of Christ in Lagos State, has provided an explanation for his decision to invite popular fuji singer Pasuma and rising Afrobeats star Portable for a praise night event.

Allub Times reports that the move by the church caused some controversy on social media.

In response to the criticism, Dabiri released a video in which he clarified that his intention in inviting secular artists was to attract new followers to the church.

“It is not our first time inviting guest artists. We have been doing it without a problem, and I can give you a series of instances. We can’t go where they sell palm wine or alcoholic drinks and ask them to accept Jesus Christ. If I don’t apply wisdom, they will hit bottle on my head. That was why I thought of a way to bring them into the church,” he said.

when criticising certain gospel singers for their rude behaviour, Dabiri added, “Some of the gospel singers are rude. Some of them respond to you rudely, but the day I called Pasuma, he sounded respectful on the phone and also agreed with my stance.”

Dabiri, on the other hand, reached out to the Celestial Church globally, seeking their support and assuring them of his dedication to using his unique approach to evangelism in order to bring honour to the church.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.