In a praise medley, gospel singer Sola Allyson included Nollywood actor Lateef Adedimeji, which drew controversy. Lateef was seen singing about God’s goodness and how he was shown mercy in a video that quickly became popular. However, before the actor performed quranic recitations in another portion of the video, Sola entered the scene performing the well-known Christian song “Olorun To Lagbara.”
The gospel singer also thanked Lateef for sharing the ministry process with him in an Instagram post on December 15th, with a short clip. However, her performance with veteran Yoruba actor Lateef sparked a debate among her fans and many Nigerians. In the comment section of Sola’s appreciation post, people came for her to bite her head off, claiming it was “blasphemy” to incorporate Lateef into Christain worship.
Another group of persons attacked those that attacked her, condemning the judgments and strict adherence to religion instead of spirituality. Some others genuinely enjoyed the performance and praised the pair for putting on a great show. But after receiving criticism for her worship medley performance with Muslim actor Lateef Adedimeji, she responded. Sola Allyson that she could collaborate with anyone, regardless of their religion.
Allyson released this statement in a Sunday interview with the PUNCH:
Jesus is my own perfect example. I live to uphold his essence, not religion. It’s okay to be misunderstood and not to be liked by some (people). I have been like this from the beginning; never wavering.
As a singer and a gifted one (at that), I will still collaborate with simple-hearted people like me, regardless of the religion they practice, in spreading godly values.