Korede Bello dismisses critics, says: ‘Again, I will perform ‘Godwin’ in church if given opportunity’

Posted by Mayowa Okekale | 19 April 2015 | 4,583 times

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The recent live church performance of Korede Bello, the young Nigerian Maven Records act, has generated a lot of mixed reactions from many of his fans and other some other music industry followers.

Indeed, tongues have been wagging since the fast-rising star accepted invitation as a guest minister at HICC (Harvesters International Christian Centre) in Lagos, where he performed his hit single, ‘Godwin’.

Some critics had felt that he crossed the line as a secular act who mounted the sacred pulpit. Among such critics is US-based Pastor Olusola Fabunmi of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of Faith in Maryland. Pastor Fabunmi questioned if secular musicians should be allowed to perform at gospel concerts, saying that the church was wrong to have invited Korede, who is not a gospel singer, to perform on their altar.

Korede Bello, however, sees nothing wrong with him performing the song in a church. Asked of his comments, he said: “I did not regret performing ‘Godwin’ in church, and if the opportunity presented itself again I would gladly do it all over again.”

He said further: “If you are the pastor of a church and you invite me to perform the song, yes, I will perform the song again. It’s God’s song and whatever is happening now is predetermined. Most people are talking about God now, and that’s all that matters.

“From the inception of ‘Godwin’, I knew that it wasn’t my song. I knew that anything that’s for God has the potential of growing bigger than you imagine. It’s not quite a gospel song; it’s an inspirational song. And what I mean by it’s for God is the fact that it’s dedicated to God. I don’t see it as my song, I see it as people’s song and I see it as a song for God.”

•Photo shows the ‘Godwin’ crooner, Korede Bello.

Source: News Express

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