Catholic Priest of Abuja Archdiocese, Rev. Fr. Chinenye Oluoma, has chastised gospel musicians who demand huge payments to perform in churches.
Speaking during a recent sermon the clergyman lamented that religion worship has become very expensive.
Citing Mercy Chinwo as an example, Fr. Oluoma, in a viral video, revealed that the gospel singer charges N10M as performance fee in churches.
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He said, “We have made religious worship expensive. If I have to bring Mercy Chinwo to come here and sing, how much will I pay? She might charge 10 million naira. Then I will have to collect the money from church members to pay her.
“These are the tragedies we have brought into the church; an artiste will come to the church to minister for 10 million or 5 million, that’s much. I’m not against paying her, you must pay her because you invited her.”