Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has criticised Pastor Tunde Bakare, the General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, for his remarks regarding the lifestyle of the late singer Mohbad.
The actress expressed her disapproval of Bakare’s comments, highlighting what she perceives as a double standard in his critique.
News About Nigeria reports that Mohbad, a Nigerian artiste, passed away on September 12, leading to widespread discussions and calls for justice on social media.
Speaking at a church event in the United Kingdom on Sunday, Pastor Tunde Bakare made comments about Mohbad’s lifestyle, suggesting that he reaped the reward of his unpleasant lifestyle while alive.
He questioned whether ‘Mohbad’ was a good name.
“My wife and I listened to a tape last night on Mohbad. How many of you know Mohbad? The Nigerian artiste who died at 27? Mohbad,” he asked.
“When he was drinking and smoking and associating with evil men, he did not know that the harvest would come so soon and that he would soon be cut down at the prime of youth.
“I am not blaming him, I am just telling you. Is Mohbad a good name? Moh Bad,” he said.
Mohbad reaped the reward of his actions – Pastor Tunde Bakare pic.twitter.com/cip8ZtibhW
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In response to Bakare’s statement, Tonto Dikeh took to her Instagram page to express her disagreement.
She pointed out that Pastor Bakare had not previously addressed the immoral conduct of his fellow clergymen but chose to condemn Mohbad’s life.
Dikeh emphasised that Mohbad was old enough to be the pastor’s last-born child. She called on Bakare to maintain the same level of criticism for his fellow religious leaders when they are involved in unholy activities.
Tonto Dikeh emphasised the importance of speaking positively and respecting wisdom rather than age.