Lara George, the Nigerian gospel singer, says she does not practice “mindless” religion anymore.
The ‘Ijoba Orun’ crooner was reacting to the controversies trailing the death of Osinachi Nwachukwu, a fellow gospel musician.
Nwachukwu, who was popular for her collaborative hit track ‘Ekwueme’, died at an Abuja hospital on Friday where she was being treated for an ailment.
Edwin Alex, the gospel musician, had claimed that she died of throat cancer.
But some social media users alleged that her death was due to domestic violence.
In a post via her Instagram page on Saturday, George lamented the prevalence of abuse in marriages and other aspects of life.
The musician said people should quit hostile marriage or work place when they notice abuse regardless of societal perception.
George also said while she still believes in God, “no more mindless religion for me”.
“Abuse does not only happen sometimes in marriages. It could also happen at work, in church or in any setting really. I’ll say it again…. It happens in church too. When you smell abuse, err on the side of caution and walk away!” she wrote.
“The letter kills. The spirit gives life. No more mindless religion for me. Don’t get me wrong. I still believe in God. I just don’t do religion anymore. This is one of the reasons why.”
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Frank Edwards, another gospel singer, had earlier claimed that Nwachukwu’s death was caused by an “unreasonable human”.
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