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Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Redeemed Church Sacks Pastor For Inviting Pasuma To Crusade, Fujician Reacts, “We Can’t Refund Their Money”



Fuji act, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma has reacted to the suspension of a Redeemed Church Pastor, Pastor Toyin Ogundipe who was said to have paid him to perform at a crusade slated to hold in one of the parishes in Lagos Island. The Fuji star declared that, although, the church’s management paid for the show, it is never done to expect him to pay back the artiste fee saying, “the fault is not ours, we were ready to perform for them until we learnt of the cancelation of the crusade”, one of Pasuma’s aides who picked the call when National Enquirer called him told us. He however asks us to further confirm from Afo.

The Pastor in charge of Province 20 of the Redeemed Church, National Enquirer gathered had invited Fuji star, Pasuma to perform at the Church’s forthcoming crusade titled, “Lagos Island Family areas forum’ between Friday, October 23rd- Sunday 25th, 2015.   

The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) through its provincial headquarters on Lagos Island recently cancelled the said three-day outdoor crusade and the cancellation, we gathered came after the criticism that followed the invitation of the Fuji musician Wasiu Alabi Pasuma as a guest artiste for the crusade.

Pasuma’s picture appeared on the handbill advert and posters alongside gospel singer, Tope Alabi and a former band leader of the late Fela Anikulapo’s Egypt 80 band, Kereke Jike.
We reliably gathered that the decision to stop the programme was because the church headquarters felt the idea to bring Pasuma and his fans to the church was not well conceived.

A source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the organisers did not do a detailed consultation before going ahead with the programme.
He also said that it was as a result of it that, the programme was cancelled and the pastor in charge of the church along with the organising committee have also been suspended as they now await sanction for dragging the name of the church into the mud.

The crusade organised by Province 20 and tagged ‘Lagos Island Family areas forum’ was expected to feature Pastor Keji Hamilton and billed for Friday, October 23 to Sunday, October 25. We further learnt it was a fan of the Fuji lord who worked at the press where the posters and fliers were being printed who leaked the artwork of the posters and fliers of the event.

It would be recalled however that, the services of secular musicians have been the norm in churches nowadays, just to woo fun seekers to worship in churches. A few months ago a church was criticized for inviting a secular singer, Mavin Records’ Korede Bello, to perform his hit single ‘Godwin’ during a Sunday service.

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