We have made Worship Expensive: Gospel Singers like Mercy Chinwo Charge N10m for Church Guest Appearances- Reverend Father Oluoma condemns
A Catholic priest from the Abuja Archdiocese, Reverend Father Chinenye Oluoma, has expressed his disappointment with gospel artists who demand excessive fees when invited to perform at church events.
In a video that has been circulating on social media, the priest remarked that Christians have allowed worship to become overly costly.
Responding to allegations that a prominent singer like Mercy Chinwo charges up to N10 million for a single performance in a church program, Father Oluoma shared his thoughts, stating:
“We have made religious worship expensive. If I have to bring Mercy Chinwo to come here and sing, how much will I pay her? How much does a gospel artiste of Mercy Chinwo’s status charge to come to an event or in a Church, it has reac hed N10m now.
This is the tragedy that we have turned Christianity into, that an artiste will come to a church and lead in ten minutes praise and worship for N10m, N5m. So if that particular artiste doesn’t sing Jesus you love me too much, that means God didn’t love you too much? And some people are asking should they be paid? Why wouldn’t you pay them? If you must bring them you must pay them because what you are bringing them for is entertainment. We have turned worship into entertainment.
We have copied the world. In those days, those who composed songs we are still using for worshipping nobody even knows them,” he said
Watch video of him speaking below…