By Uche Amunike
The General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has blamed successful late singer, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, for getting himself involved with evil men while he was still alive.
Speaking, during the 2nd anniversary of the Envoy Nation, a United Kingdom-based church, on Sunday, the clergyman stated that Mohbad did not know that his life would be short on earth, while he was busy drinking and smoking and therefore, reaped the reward of his unpleasant lifestyle, while alive.
Recall that after the late musician died on September 12th, 2023, the entire Nigerian music industry was thrown into mourning. A day after that, he was buried in the Ikorodu area of Lagos. The circumstances surrounding his death has, however, continued to create a lot of controversies on social media.
Pastor Tunde Bakare further questioned the kind of life that Mohbad lived, asking the congregation if Mohbad was a good name. Hear him: ‘My wife and I listened to a tape last night on MohBad. How many of you know Mohbad? The Nigerian artiste who died at 27? Mohbad?’, Bakare asked.
‘When he was drinking and smoking and associating with evil men, he did not know that the harvest would come so soon and that he would soon be cut down at the prime of youth.’
‘I am not blaming him, I am just telling you. Is Mohbad a good name?’, he asked the congregation.
Meanwhile, Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has condemned the comments made by Bakare concerning the lifestyle of the late 27year old musician. He stated that everyone had the right to live the kind of life they want to live and shouldn’t be judged by the kind of friends they keep. Even though he did not mention Pastor Bakare’s name, he merged his picture with that of the late Mohbad, stating that what the clergyman should have done was to ask the proper question of who really killed Mohbad.
His words: ‘Whether the unfortunate young man known as Mohbad was good or bad and whether he associated with evil men or not, he surely did not deserve to be murdered’, Fani-Kayode stated.
‘Everyone has the right to life regardless of the friends they keep, their lifestyle, their name, or the color they dye their hair. Assuming he was murdered, rather than judge him shouldn’t we be trying to find out who killed him.’
Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh, has also condemned the statement made by Pastor Tunde Bakare, concerning the late musician. Speaking, through her verified Instagram handle, Tonto advised the clergyman to focus on preaching the gospel, or otherwise remain silent if he had nothing meaningful to say.
Hear her: ‘Dear pastor Tunde, @thetbakareiknow, when your colleagues are caught with their pants down in unholy sexual activities, we never hear your voice, you never speak nor preach about them.’
‘It comes to the death of a boy who is old enough to be your last born and you say “HE REAPED THE REWARD OF HIS ACTIONS. What Actions? Please please please KEEP THE SAME ENERGY with your corrupted colleagues as you just did today.’
She also stated: ‘It’s the anointing of God upon your head that’s making me not go off on this LOOSE COMMENT OF YOURS.’
‘I have learnt over the years that if you have nothing nice to say, Keep mute (DONT TALK AT ALL).
‘Preach your gospel and leave Mohbad’s name out of your ministration. I don’t respect old age, I respect the wisdom you exhibit at old age.’