by Titilayo Ade-Ogbo
We just received bad news.
Remember Stephanie Otobo? Well it’s almost hard to forget the woman at the centre of one of the biggest sex scandals to rock the Christian community in Nigeria, in recent times. For more than a month now, Stephanie Otobo has released loads of unverified evidences to back up allegations of a sexual relationship with Apostle Johnson Suleman, General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministries.
The bad news is this: She just released a music video and it’s “gospel”. You’re wondering why this makes for bad news? We’ll let you decide after you read these five very cogent reasons we will NOT be listening to her music or watching its video.
1.We’re not taking sides with Stephanie Otobo or her alleged lover, the Apostle; and we really don’t care who’s innocent or guilty in this nasty case. But releasing a music video at this time screams the scandal is very likely a calculated move by Otobo to gain a measure of fame before launching her career in Nigeria. She’s shady af!
2. Let’s throwback a little! Stephanie Otobo was introduced to us as a woman with an “interesting” sexual background with a famous man of God. She released photos of her lewd chats she reportedly had with Apostle Suleman, so we have a slight idea how she rolls in that aspect. Weeks after, she’s showing us another side of her she touts in this video as pious and broken. Frankly, it’s hard to believe this side to her considering she has failed to provide concrete evidence that the Apostle is culpable. Now telling us about God? Errr, we doubt it. Don’t blame us, even her mother claimed all her stories were made up.
3. If we desperately needed a song that will help us connect to God, it should not come from Stephanie Otobo at this time when we have a beautiful array of gospel acts to pick from. When we’re done listening to music from the likes of Frank Edwards, Ccioma, Sinach, Nathaniel Bassey and the amazing Tope Alabi, then we can give Stephanie a chance. For now, she can take several seats and deal with her scandal.
4. Just because we deserve some peace of mind, it will be best for us to just stay away from this song altogether.