In a recent interview, the singer revealed that those who criticize him for doing such do not know anything about his relationship with God.
According to him, he is simply doing what God asked him to do, the same way other musicians like himself are doing their assignment on this earth.
He added that the way he sings is how God wants him to preach his gospel and this why both Muslims and Christians enjoy his sound.
His words, “I don’t think anyone should judge me as they don’t know my relationship with God. We are all sent on different assignments. My ministry is between me and my God and I’m doing it how He sent me to do it. If King Sunny Ade is playing juju music, don’t be surprised that that’s how God wants him to do it. I can’t say I want to prove being holy by copying the style of some gospel artistes.”
“The way I sing is how God wants me to preach my own gospel. Both Muslims and Christians listen to my music because I preach to the whole world with my songs. If it’s too obvious that I’m ‘preaching’ gospel, some people may not listen to me or invite me to sing for them.”
“When people around me appreciate me, especially with my condition and the pain that I’ve passed through, it makes me feel alive and life is more meaningful to me. When I look back, my being alive is enough reason to be grateful. As a matter of fact, I feel younger at 53. The only time I feel older is when my staff members call me ‘daddy’”
On the pouring of water on his birthday, “That’s how I relate with my staff members. I see them as my colleagues and relate with them like my mates. Whatever we do to anyone of them is the same thing I expect them to do to me. Whenever any of them is celebrating their birthdays, I join them to pour water, palm oil, soft drinks, or even diesel on the person, so I don’t see anything bad in what was done.”
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