Celestial cleric, Aderemi Dabiri opens up on the reason why he paid a substantial amount to invite the gifted rapper, Portable and Pasuma to perform at his church.
Aderemi Dabiri, a senior prophet at Celestial Church of Christ, Lagos chapter had caused a stir on social media after inviting the musicians to his church’s Ankara/Praise Night program which is meant to be held on December 15, in a bid to attract new converts.
Following decries from Nigerians, the cleric has described the reason behind his decision. He revealed that he has always invited musicians to his church and that pattern of evangelism has proven to work every time, as he believes that their presence would attract converts.
“It is not our first time inviting guest artistes. We have been doing it without a problem and I can give you a series of instances. We cannot go where they sell palm wine or alcoholic drinks and ask them to accept Jesus Christ. If I don’t apply wisdom, they will hit a bottle on my head. That was why I thought of a way to bring them into the church.
“I also noticed that there are some notorious boys who cause trouble in the community, disturbing the authorities and engaging in cultism. I wondered how we can draw their attention so that they would have a change of heart.
“We have gone to places where they are and they ended up beating us. Most of the members of my church are new converts and it was through that pattern that I converted them.
“We will tell Portable not to dye his hair and he should not sing vulgar songs but to sing gospel music. We will also caution him not to dress inappropriately or climb the speakers. We will also warn him not to allow his boys to smoke here. We have invited close to 30 military personnel to man the event.”
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