We have made worship expensive – Catholic priest, Fr Oluoma says as he reacts to claims that singers of Mercy Chinwo’s status charge N10m for guest appearancess in churches
A Catholic priest in the Abuja Archdiocese, Rev. Fr. Chinenye Oluoma, has berated gospel artistes for charging exorbitantly when invited to sing in church programmes.
In a video making the rounds on social media, the clergyman said Christians have made worship so expensive.
While reacting to claims that a singer of Mercy Chinwo’s status charges as much as N10 million to sing in a church programme, Fr. Oluoma said
“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 reached 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…