Aboru Aboye: The song is too deep beyond some levels of understanding – Actor Seyi Pedro.

Popular gospel drama minister Seyi Pedro, has reacted to the dying ‘aboru aboye’ saga that made it to headlines last week.

This comes after Tope Alabi used the word ‘aboru aboye’ while ministering in a church and it attracted backlashes as many queried her spirituality.

Seyi Pedro, while reacting to the controversy trailing the viral video, said the song is not an ordinary song and it requires some levels of understanding.

The matter which was getting buried in the sand of time was exhumed by a Facebook user identified as Peter Oluwasinaayomi Igbalade who shared another user’s post to know the standpoints of his followers.

The post shared enquired how church members would react if their pastor climbs the pulpit and greet them using the phrase ‘aboru aboye’.

The post reads; If your pastor climb pulpit on sunday and say “aboru boye o” how will U answer, will it shock you or you will just say its yoruba

Reacting to this, Mrs Seyi faulted the question, explaining that Tope Alabi did not mount the stage to greet the participants of the event with ‘aboru aboye’.

She added that in as much as the intention of anyone who mounts the pulpit to greet the participants of Christain gathering with ‘aboru aboye’ is clean, there is no issue with it.

She further noted that the phrase “aboru aboye” used in the gathering where Tope Alabi ministered requires a higher level of understanding before it can be understood well.

In her words; Did she just jump on the stage to make that statement? Was that the way she said it? Did she say that to greet? Well, anybody can come to the pulpit to say that as long as God is still on the throne to judge the INTENTS of our hearts. That song is just too deep beyond some level of understanding.

Aboru Aboye: “She needs your prayers now” – Ben Ope Johnson calls to Tope Alabi’s fans

GFNG had earlier reported that a top notch Cinematographer, Ben Ope Johnson has also reacted to the issue by calling for prayers.

Ben Ope Johnson likened the present state of Tope Alabi to a wounded soldier who needs the help of her fellow Christians to shield her from further attacks till she gets back on her feet.

He further urged those who have been blessed through her song ministrations to see this as a time to pray more for her because any one can make the mistake she made or uglier ones.

In his words;

THE IMPERFECT. How is this woman faring? Honestly I feel for her. She has been praised to the highest heaven and condemned to the lowest hell. Because of things like this, I’m sore afraid of stardom.

I always ask myself, why is it so easy for people to forget someone’s kindnesses because of a “mistake”? I pray for you Tope Alabi, you shall not lose your rewards in heaven.

This woman has been a source of blessings to her music listeners. I think this is the time they pray for her and show her some love. I’m not forcing anyone to do this, it’s just my opinion.

When a soldier is injured in the battle, his colleagues usually rally round to save him/her from further attacks from his/her enemies. I think we should do the same with Tope Alabi.

There are so much imperfections in us and that’s why we are prone to mistakes. Today, it may be somebody’s turn but tomorrow it may be your turn.

Blessed is he/she who is kind to the weak, the Almighty God will not forget his/her kindness.

I still love you.
Keep showing some love and excellence.

Oniduro Mi Saga: Ben Ope Johnson Urges Tope Alabi To Apologize To Yinka Alaseyori

June 21, 2021, Ben Ope Johnson waded into to the subtle war that erupted between Tope Alabi and Yinka Alaseyori following Tope Alabi’s derogating comment over a song ministered by Yinka Alaseyori titled ‘Oniduro mi’.

‘Oniduro mi’ is a Yoruba phrase which means ‘my guarantor’. Tope Alabi mounted the stage where she was to minister and made it clear to the souls anticipating a moment of worship that God is not her guarantor as the name belittles her maker.

She further knocked the composer of the song Mrs Tolu Adelega and Yinka Alaseyori who sings the song time to time whenever she ministers. Her derogatory statement attracted heavy backlashes from Netizens who fully supported the notion that God remains their guarantor.

Wading into the subtle fight, Ben Ope Johnson advised Tope Alabi to embrace the correction and apologize to those concerned. He also encouraged his followers to learn from her mistake.

In his words;

I’ve heard people preach and talk about humility. They gave different interpretations.

It got to a particular time, I decided I was going to check online for the meaning.

This I got. “Humility is not seeing yourself as someone who is better than another person.”

If I were Tope Alabi, I will just apologise to Yinka Alaseyori. I will tell her I’m sorry for my mistake. A ki mo rin kori ma ji( loosely translated as no matter how you walk carefully, mistake is inevitable)

I won’t see people that are abusing/criticising me as my enemies. I will see them as ANGELI MI, the instrument, OORE TI O COMMON God wants to use to caution me.

If I were Yinka Alaseyori I will jejely behave like David, I won’t kill King Saul as his soldiers suggested.

I will let her be. I won’t hold Tope’s sin against her. Even if she chooses not to apologise to me I will act like Jesus, my ONIDUROMI.

I will see those who are fighting on my behalf as good friends who really love me. I will also remember human beings can turn the table against me someday.

They are shouting Hosanna today, tomorrow, they will crucify me if I should make any mistake.

If I were you my readers, I will learn from what it’s happening now. I will treasure in my heart the word of God that says, HE WHO THINKS HE STANDS SHOULD TAKE HEED LESS HE FALLS.

Friend, choose to be a peacemaker. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.

Let’s pray for both of them, they need our prayers more than before. Ija o dola, oruko lo nso ni( loosely translated as war does not turn to wealth)

I still love you
Keep loving excellence.