Uk-based Nigerian pastor Tobi Adegboyega has defended his support for afrobeats, despite being tagged as worldly music.
The clergyman in a video he shared via his Instagram page, explained that afrobeats reduced kidnapping, and other crimes in Nigeria.
Adegboyega while ministering to his members, said it is important to support Afrobeats because that is the only way we can influence and change certain words in it.
He said, “I recently started listening to Afrobeats I never used to. And for me it is not the song, so, when people say worldly song, this world song, this heavenly song.
“So all the guys who have created an industry for themselves, and done well for themselves, what do you want them to do because the government failed them, religion failed them, everything failed them and they created something, so why would we not support such?
“I call you to support the so-called worldly song because the only way we can begin to influence it and change certain words in it, is by being supportive, don’t chase them back to the street, because if not for Afrobeats Nigeria will have more kidnapping, more crime.”
This is coming days after the UK-based pastor came under criticism for allowing his church choir to sing Davido’s Stand Strong during church service while he and others danced.
Adegboyega had also raised eyebrows after his church choir performed Oxlade’s hit track, ‘Ku Lo Sa’, alongside the crooner.