Emmanuel TV, a YouTube channel belonging to TB Joshua, the founder of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), has been suspended over allegations of propagating hate speech.


The clergyman took to his official Twitter page on Thursday to put out a statement where he confirmed the development.

Speaking in defense of the church’s messages and sermons, he wrote: “Our mission is to share the love of God with everyone – irrespective of race or religion – and we strongly oppose all forms of hate speech!

“We have had a long and fruitful relationship with YouTube and believe the decision was made in haste.”


Emmanuel TV, which is said to have had over 1.8 million subscribers and 600 million views, is acclaimed as being among the largest in Nigeria and one of the most-watched Christian ministries ever on the video-sharing platform.

The suspension came after the church had published a video titled ‘The spirit of man is tormenting you’, TB Joshua’s personal prophecy about Chetanna Nwabuwa, a Nigerian in Ghana who was allegedly possessed by a strange spirit.

In 2019, YouTube had awarded Emmanuel TV a ‘Gold Creator Award’ for surpassing 1,000,000 subscribers.


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