Nigerian gospel producer, Songwriter and gospel singer, Mike Abdul, has said that if popular dance step, zanku, can be considered as worldly, then gospel singers shouldn’t drive cars or use other products that were made in the world.
It was at her father’s burial and she was emotional. She needed to let off steam. In Yorubaland, it is a good thing if one’s parent outlives one. It is not good for a parent to know the grave of a child, so she was thankful for the fact that she was able to bury her father. She also lost her mother some years ago.
Some people even said if she was chewing gum irresponsibly. The question I have for such people is, what is the proper way of chewing gum? I checked the Instagram pages of the people who criticised her and I saw that they were not as holy as they claimed. People were just hypocritical with their criticism. I think people wanted to demonise her. I was with her at Oshodi (Lagos State)when she danced that way and the video was recorded. It was even a gospel song she was dancing to.
Right now, I am actually confused because I don’t know what constitutes ‘worldly music’. People shouldn’t be driving cars or wearing designer clothes such as Gucci because they are ‘worldly’ and were made by men. Many of the things we use were made by people who don’t believe in God. I think anybody should dance ‘zanku’, ‘shaku shaku’ or anything they want to dance. Nobody can worship and praise God for you. That you worship God in a solemn way doesn’t mean everyone should also do that.
I cannot be said to be biased because I was one of the first people that started singing gospel fuji back when fuji music was considered worldly music. If I was the one that danced that way, people probably wouldn’t have talked because I have been doing that for a long time. I always take whatever is mainstream and give people the gospel alternative.
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