Nigerian clergyman, Rev. Fr. Oluoma, has asserted that churches have turned worship into entertainment.
The clergyman made this assertion during a recent sermon in his church.
During the sermon, Fr. Oluoma revealed that gospel singers charge millions just to lead a 10-minute worship service in churches.
Citing the example of renowned Nigerian gospel singer Mercy Chinwo, he disclosed that she charges up to N10M to perform in churches.
“We have made religious worship expensive. If I have to bring Mercy Chinwo here to sing, how much will I have to pay? How much do you think she will charge? 10 million naira. Then I will have to collect the money from church members to pay her.
These are the tragedies we have brought into the church. An artist will come to the church to minister for 10 million or 5 million, and that’s too much. I’m not against paying her; you must pay her because you invited her.” He said.
Watch him speak below,
In other news, popular Nollywood actress and politician, Tonto Dikeh, has disclosed that she almost became a pastor while growing up.
According to the talented thespian, she grew up in the church and held positions as a cell leader and worker.
Tonto Dikeh, who disclosed this in a post on her Instagram page on Tuesday, shared how the values she imbibed while growing up continue to influence her.
She noted that despite the level of her exposure and nature of her job, she still prioritizes decency and feels uneasy in revealing clothes.
“I grew up in church… I was a cell leader. I was a department assistant. I almost became a pastor. I still have a 70% village mentality. I’m so uncomfortable with revealing clothing”.