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Celestial Members Turns Church To Club House As Pastor Performs Teni’s ‘Billionaire’ During Service (Video)

Celestial Members Turns Church To Club House As Pastor Performs Teni’s ‘Billionaire’ During Service (Video)


Nigerian songtress, Teni Apata, hit afro-beat song has
taken over a celestial church as the church pastor was recorded on camera singing "Billionaire" during church service.

The hit song titled ‘Billionaire’ was performed by Shepard Gabriel Evans of Celestial Church Christ City of David Parish in Ibadan, Oyo state. In the video which is currently making rounds on social media, the Shepard alongside his church members rendered the song in a gospel way to fit into the body of Christ.

Although, some social media users opined that it was wrong to perform such secular song in a church, but considering the lyrics that was rendered by the sheared some defended him and said there’s nothing wrong with singing the song inside the church during service.
Part of the lyrics he rendered says; “Iyalaya anybody oh, anybody oh yeah… Omo’ba i ma ki so’jo, Omo’ba i ma ki n foya, Omo’ba ni mi, eeh yeah, I wanna be a billionaire, Billionaire, yeah yeah, I wanna be a billionaire, Billionaire yeah eeeh eeh!”, which translates in English as prince don’t get scared, I want to become a billionaire, referring to God as the King.
In the spiritual realm, the lyrics communicates to God, their (the Shepard and other singers) willingness to become very rich at all cost, without minding how God wants to make it happen, He is capable of making it happen and that is all that matters to them.

Singing secular songs in Churches have met mixed reactions from Nigerians, but this hasn’t stopped the men of God from using secular lyrics as prayer points to relate with God and make their congregations understand some certain prayers.
Recall, Korede Bello’s ‘Godwin’ track also met criticism when the singer was called to perform the song at a church in 2015. Critics frowned against it, however, the song is still being performed in so many churches till date.
Precisely April 5, 2015, on a Sunday, the Mavin Records act, Korede Bello was a guest minister at Harvesters International Christian Centre (HICC) in Lagos, where he performed his mega hit song, ‘Godwin.’
While some saw nothing wrong with him performing in church, others felt he crossed the line as a secular act, mounting the sacred pulpit. But, to defend himself, Korede Bello took to Instagram to ask if he’s not allowed to give testimony in church anymore.
What do you think, is ‘Billionaire’ not a good song for the church?
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