Gloria Oloruntobi, Nigerian comedienne better known as Maraji, has stirred up a hornets‘ nest on social media after she made a sensitive statement concerning religion.

The content creator had taken to her Instagram story to share a meme which carries her opinion “on the only way to heaven”.

“There is only one way to heaven, no Allah, no Buddha, no Krishna, no evolution, only Jesus,” the meme read.

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way, the truth and the life. No one come to the father, except through me. John 14:6.”

The statement appeared to have emanated from a conversation with a user who sought to know if “we actually worship the same God.”

“Not trying to offend anyone but the truth is offensive,” she wrote.

The post was shared on Sunday, while Muslims celebrated the Eid-al-Adha festival also known as the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’.

Her comment has, however, provoked differing reactions among Nigerians on social media platforms, especially on Twitter, where it is currently top of trends.

While a segment of users defended her for “sharing her religious beliefs”, others condemned her for “picking the biggest day in the Muslim calendar to post that”.

“Maraji is a terrible human. She had to pick the biggest day in the Muslim calendar to post that. Do you know that could incite crimes & genocide against humanity? especially in Nigeria where there’s Christian-Muslim strife. 50 people killed themselves in Kaduna not too long ago,” a Twitter user said.

“Maraji is an Instagram comedian. This means her IG account is her office. Imagine your neighbourhood supermarket telling you over the loudspeaker on Eid that Jesus is the only way (or on Easter, that he isn’t). I follow her on Twitter for her jokes, not her opinions,” another user said.

Here is what some Nigerians had to say:



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