Adeyinka Alaseyori, the Nigerian gospel singer, has dismissed claims that she was present when a 21-storey building collapsed in Lagos.
TheCable had reported how the building, located in Ikoyi, caved in on Monday, with many people still believed to be trapped in the rubble.
Shortly after the incident, an undated video of the musician leading a worship session at the construction site had surfaced on social media.
The clip had raised concerns over the singer’s safety, with many users claiming that the ‘Oniduro Mi’ crooner was among those trapped in the ruins.
But in an Instagram post on Wednesday, Alaseyori said the viral video was from her last visit to the vicinity, adding that it is not recent.
The gospel singer also appreciated fans who called and texted her to ask about her safety.
She enjoined the public to continue praying for those affected as the rescue operation continues.
“I have seen a few tags on the video of my last visit to the collapsed Ikoyi building and some DM’s inquiring about my safety,” she wrote.
“Please note that the video is not recent and I wasn’t there at the time of the unfortunate incident.
“I can’t reply all the messages hence the need to make this post but I very well do appreciate your concerns.
“My heart is with everyone right now even if you don’t know anyone there every life is important. As the rescue team continues to make effort to save more lives, let’s pray along.
As of the time of this report, 36 people have been confirmed dead, with several others receiving treatment.
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