Some Nigerians have attacked popular gospel singer, Tope Alabi, for criticising a popular Christian song, “Oniduro Mi”, sung by iconic singers, Tolu Adelegan and Yinka Alaseyori, at different times.
A video had made the rounds on the Nigerian digital space which showed Alabi faulting the song.
In Yoruba language, ‘Oniduro Mi’ simply means “my guarantor”.
The song exalts God as a guarantor and one who never forsakes his own.
However, while commenting on the song, Alabi noted that God is more than a guarantor to her.
The ‘Uncommon Favour’ singer further said there was a time she wanted to sing the song, but the Holy Spirit cautioned her against doing so.
Her comments have now elicited reactions from Nigerians.
Commenting on the issue on Instagram, Nollywood actress, Anita Joseph, wrote: “But there’s nothing wrong with this line anyway. The song is blown, the thing don enter gospel musicians’ side. Open it season. Sending them LOVE and LIGHT kpichicom Awa’ m.” (sic)
Singer, Slimcase, stated that Tope Alabi could have privately reached out to Alaseyori about her reservations concerning the song.
He wrote: “Get wisdom; in all thy getting, get understanding. What if she holla at her and tell her in private. That’s why the Bible says ‘Come let us reason together’.”
Adetutu Balogun, via the handle @Tutsy22, wrote on Twitter:
“Tope Alabi publicly condemned Yinka Alaseyori’s Onídùró mi song, but God changed the criticism to free PR.
“Genesis 50:20 ‘But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.”
Also, another Twitter user, @biolamakiju, said: “The Oniduro himself has used Tope Alabi to catapult Yinka Alaseyori more into limelight. Shey you see as Oniduro dey work. Oniduro, thank you oo.”
Tunde Akinyemi thanked Tope Alabi for introducing him to the song.
“Thank you Tope Alabi. Now I know about the song and it just speaks to the rough patch my family and myself have been passing through in over a year and how God has been our guarantor. Downloading the song. My ringtone. “ONÍÌDÚRÓ MI, Ẹ ṢÉ OOOO! Mo dúpẹ́!!”he tweeted.