Tonto Dikeh, Eniola Badmus and Samklef have joined several other Nigerians to mourn the demise of TB Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), aged 57.
The prominent televangelist breathed his last on Saturday about two months after battling with a stroke.
His death also comes about six days to his 58th birthday, billed for June 12.
Joshua’s demise has continued to elicit reactions, with many Nigerians, including celebrities, taking to the social media to share fond memories of the clergyman.
Joining the fray, Dikeh expressed disbelief that the cleric has indeed passed away.
“I going to wake up tommorrow and hear that my father lives right?? Right?? Papa Papa, where are you? I will call you in the morning please pick up daddy!!” she wrote on Instagram.
On her part, Badmus simply wrote on Instagram: “rest on Papa @tbjoshua.”
Similarly, Samklef wrote: “RIP TB Joshua” in a terse post accompanied with the cleric’s photo.
In a follow-up post, he added:”Who are we to question God? May God have mercy on us. May God wash our sins away.”
Who are we to question God? May God have mercy on us. 🙏🏿 pic.twitter.com/9NXfCIgV5N
— SAMKLEF ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@SAMKLEF) June 6, 2021Advertisement
Here’s what other Nigerians had to say:
I am still yet to accept this sad news, waking up to read this, is still unbelievable, I haven't been able to come to terms with your death. #TBJoshua your philanthropic nature to so many cannot be forgotten at all. Do RIP 💔💔😢😢😢😢😢 pic.twitter.com/loA8yIvgkc
— Rosemary Afuwape (@officiallrosie) June 6, 2021Advertisement
Prophet TB Joshua did more for people than the President of this country, helped families both home &abroad, fed so many people when he was alive, took care of windows. He sponsored many to further their education. His birthday was to be in few days time but God knows best. Rip😭 pic.twitter.com/fFztcodj9H
— Dr Toolz (@toolzbeib) June 6, 2021
Earth lost a soldier but heaven gained a faithful servant. Rest in Peace to the servant of God
Prophet TB Joshua
— Adv. Isaac Mokgopo🇿🇦 (@IsaacMokgopo) June 6, 2021
Rest on! I'm sure you've done your best. Thanks for all the philanthropic acts.
PROPHET TB JOSHUA – JUNE 12th 1963 to JUNE 5th 2021
Once again, REST ON🙏🏽✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/gS0xACW2nr
— OLÓYÈ ◽ (@Oloyedey4u) June 6, 2021
My view of TB Joshua changed in 2007. I & many students were stranded on ibadan expressway due to a deadly logjam. We begged MFM to let us spend the night. They locked the gate. We trekked miles to Lagos. I appreciated TB Joshua’s humanity. He sheltered & fed many. Rest In Peace.
— Ayò-Bánkólé Akíntújoyè (@AyoBankole) June 6, 2021
TB Joshua is a big loss to Nigeria and the Ikotun end of Lagos especially. His church is one of the major points of tourist attractions to Nigeria and I can’t begin to imagine the impact of his death on businesses, people and the less privileged in that area. May he Rest in Peace pic.twitter.com/XuOdAMsimu
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) June 6, 2021
TB Joshua may not have been your typical pastor, but he:
-fed the poor
-helped thousands of refugees
-employed youths in his football club
-spent over $20m on humanitarian works
He's a great loss. May his soul rest in peace.🕯️🙏 pic.twitter.com/9lk6QqAzA5
— First Doctor (@firstdoctorr) June 6, 2021
Death is truly inevitable.
Remember you are dust and to dust we shall all return.
Rest In Peace, TB Joshua.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) June 6, 2021
Pastor TB Joshua impacted lives individually and on the country-scale.
No pastor (minus the Pope) in history has had that level influence on the peace of Nations like TB Joshua.
He called Presidents to order. His visit to South Sudan in Nov 2019 is one of those.
— Man of Letters. (@Letter_to_Jack) June 6, 2021
TB Joshua was very benevolent to Nigerian footballers.Sponsored many of them & even paid for surgeries for injured ones when his prayers didn't heal them. I remember Daniel Amokachi spending a lot of time at SCOAN at the height of the injury that ultimately ended his career.
— Babanla (@biolakazeem) June 6, 2021
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