Super Eagles legend, Odion Jude Ighalo celebrated his 32nd birthday in his house, by inviting popular gospel singer, Tope Alabi.
Tope Alabi hit the headlines a few days ago for criticising the song “Oniduro Mi”, and she received lots of backlashes. Now, she has hit headlines again.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations top scorer celebrated his birthday in his house, and to thank and praise God for life, the former Manchester United striker invited the gospel singer, while recording it live on Instagram.
The 50-year-old musician has been quiet since her controversial statement on the song but that didn’t stop her from giving her praises to God at Ighalo’s residence.
Speaking about the Oniduro Mi song, she said, “God is beyond being a guarantor to Man. I’m not saying that the song is not beautiful. However, when we receive heavenly inspiration to sing, there are some deliberations we must have with the Holy Spirit before we can bring out such a song.”
She continued: “If we keep singing the gospel just as the Spirit-inspired, there is the possibility that we all will be singing absurdly. As gospel singers, God has given us the brain to digest, chew, and fully comprehend the inspiration given to us before we bring it to life.”
After leaving Manchester United in January 2021, Ighalo signed a two and half years contract with Saudi Arabia side Al Shabab, which will keep him at the club till he’s 34.