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“Tope Alabi adopted the name Aboru Aboye because she thinks she is superior to everyone including God” – Popular Gospel Singer Funmi Aragbaye Reveals

In a recently released song, Funmi Aragbaye, a highly regarded gospel artist and the current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Gospel Musician Association of Nigeria, has expressed her critique of popular gospel singer Tope Alabi. Aragbaye specifically raised concerns about Alabi’s utilization of the phrase ‘aboru aboye,’ which is commonly associated with practitioners of Ifa worship.

Aragbaye conveyed her disapproval of Tope Alabi’s actions, asserting that she believes Alabi is exhibiting a sense of superiority over God. This response was triggered by a viral video in which Alabi was observed singing in a church, employing phrases connected to Ifa worshipers. The video garnered significant attention and initiated a discourse on the appropriateness of incorporating such terminology into gospel music performances.

During an exclusive phone interview with a journalist, Aragbaye shared her perspective that Alabi perceives herself to be superior to everyone, including God.

She said, ”Tope Alabi believes she is above everyone and God. She is not a member of GOMAN, nor is she a member of any other gospel association. She believes she is too much for it. She doesn’t belong to anyone; she is neither here nor there.

The current state of the country is why many act the way they do. People take God for granted for being so merciful. Many people today are just worshipping God with their mouths; it doesn’t come from their hearts.

“If you speak with Pastor Bola Are, she will tell you the same thing. Most people preaching do not know what they are preaching about. They emerged from nowhere onto the scene.”

Aragbaye, whose 1990’s Mo Gbo Ipe Olorun (Divine Call) was an instant hit, blamed the media for Alabi’s success, saying despite ”fumbling for many years, the media continues to promote her.”

Efforts by reporter to get Alabi’s reaction to Aragbaye’s claims proved futile as the popular gospel act ignored messages sent and had the reporter blocked on Whatsapp.