Veteran gospel artist, Tope Alabi has finally tendered an apology to Alaseyori Adeyinka for for publicly criticizing her song, ‘Oniduro mi’.
Tope Alabi has been under fire after she made a negative comment about Adeyinka’s song.
In a video that recently went viral on social media, Tope Alabi could be heard correcting the song publicly.
She said that it is so wrong to refer to God as ‘Oniduro mi’ [my guarantor].
She also disclosed that she was cautioned by the Holy spirit when she tried to sing it.
Despite the criticism, the song popularized by singer, Adeyinka Alaseyori has since gone off the charts with extreme airplay and attention from celebrities.
However, Tope has now come out with an apology, following the ugly trend that began on Sunday.
In her words:“Let me acknowledge that my mistake was that I externalised a personal message in public and I am awfully sorry for doing that. Initially, I didn’t want to delve into the controversy over the gospel hit song, “Oniduro,” because I have intervened behind the scenes in concert with other stakeholders in gospel music ministry.
“However, I discovered that online media would not allow the dust to settle calmly.
“I want to state that Tope Alabi, Adeyinka Adesioye a.k.a Alaseyori and Tolu Adelegan are all members of the same family of God and they belong to the same calling – singing ministry. Adeyinka is my daughter in ministry.
“Her Pastor asked me to pray for her because she took after me, which I did wholeheartedly. Envy who? Never! I love the girl so much.
“She can confirm to you, sir, that we relate so well. God has given each of us the grace to go as far as His enablement could carry us. The atmosphere is wide enough for everyone to stretch her wings of gift without disturbing one another.
“I’m not a perfect person yet, I’m still a work in progress in the hands of God. I want people to see me as a mere mortal with my own weaknesses, human frailties and as a learner in the limitless knowledge of God.”