Tobi Adegboyega, the UK-based Nigerian pastor of SPAC Nation, says he loves Davido, the pop singer.
Salvation Proclaimers Anointed Church (SPAC Nation) is a UK-based church.
The clergyman expressed his fondness for pop culture in a chat with Chude Jideonwo, the media entrepreneur.
He was discussing the controversies surrounding his lifestyle as a pastor and people’s perceptions of him.
Adegboyega’s name has been in the news for dining with popular stars like Tiwa Savage and Davido.
He was also seen in now-viral footage spraying Davido money during a party.
Addressing the concern that his lifestyle might affect the reception of his message, he said: “I think the shiny attracts; the time it takes to attract may just be longer. I have been preaching here for 17 years.
“And never knew anything about the ‘shine-shine’ world or Instagram until 2016. We were growing but not at this pace. The message has always been there, but do people care? People follow what they believe, their religion.
“Things have to be different to break in and pass a new message. What we believe is to attract first; when you attract, there will be controversies, and people will share their opinions, but eventually, the message gets clearer.
“I love Davido, and I think I am still allowed to be human, right? These churches invite pastors and give them honorariums. I don’t know where David was coming from at the time or in some other country.
“He heard that one of our pastors was having a wedding, so he decided to come. In our tradition, if you go to parties, people spray money. Maybe it’s the Yoruba culture, I don’t know if the Igbos or others do it.”
In June, the UK government shut down Adegboyega’s church over fraud allegations.
It said SPAC failed to account for more than £1.87 million in expenditure and operated with non-transparency.
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