Popular Nigerian gospel singer, Tope Alabi has apologized for publicly criticizing Adeyinka Alaseyori’s song, ‘Oniduro mi’.
According to report, Tope Alabi who stated that she acknowledges her mistake said she’s sorry for externalising a personal message in public.
“Let me acknowledge that my mistake was that I externalised a personal message in public and I am awfully sorry for doing that.
“Initially, I didn’t want to delve into the controversy over the gospel hit song, “Oniduro,” because I have intervened behind the scenes in concert with other stakeholders in gospel music ministry. However, I discovered that online media would not allow the dust to settle calmly.
“I want to state that Tope Alabi, Adeyinka Adesioye a.k.a Alaseyori and Tolu Adelegan are all members of the same family of God and they belong to the same calling — singing ministry.
“Adeyinka is my daughter in ministry. Her Pastor asked me to pray for her because she took after me, which I did wholeheartedly. Envy who? Never! I love the girl so much.
“She can confirm to you, sir, that we relate so well. God has given each of us the grace to go as far as His enablement could carry us. The atmosphere is wide enough for everyone to stretch her wings of gift without disturbing one another.
“I’m not a perfect person yet, I’m still a work in progress in the hands of God. I want people to see me as a mere mortal with my own weaknesses, human frailties and as a learner in the limitless knowledge of God.
“I am who I am today only by the mercy of God and the support of millions of gospel music lovers. I have no support base elsewhere outside the awesome Nigerians who feel uncomfortable with my statement.
“I see the depth of anger as the measure of their love, admiration and solid support for me and for all of us in the singing ministry.
“Let me acknowledge that my mistake was that I externalised a personal message in public; and I’m awfully sorry for doing that.” Tope Alabi said.
Recall that Tope Alabi had in a viral video condemned Yinka Alaseyori’s song, “Oniduro mi e seun” which means “My guarantor, I am grateful”.
In the viral video, Tope Alabi said: “God isn’t a guarantor, he is more than a guarantor, the Holy Spirit cautioned me when I had the intention of using such eulogy.”
Wide condemnation however followed the video by her (Tope Alabi) fans who least expected such from her.