Mavin’s mega super star, Korede Bello, sees his music as a career to serve humanity and has won the heart of many with his hit single ‘God Win’.
In an interview with Nation Newspaper he described the song and its success as his greatest achievement in life so far.
It’s no surprise now that he’s been called to perform at different places far and wide, even in places of worship.
The Godwin crooner was invited to HICC – Harvesters International Christian Center in Lekki, Lagos, as the church marked the Easter celebration on Sunday April 5th. Korede performed in all three services and had the church choir members as his backup singers.
However, a US based pastor, Pastor Olusola Fabunmi of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, City of Faith in Maryland, is now using Korede’s performance to question if secular musicians should be allowed to perform at gospel concerts saying that the church was wrong have invited Korede, who is not a gospel singer, to perform on their altar.
Read his statement below:
"Korede Bello is a young man I love personally, and have nothing against him. But it’s written here, that when we chose the way of the world, we have clearly chosen our paths; becoming an enemy of God. Please, there must be a clearly defined boundaries of who sings, and /or ministers in churches. Some of the questions that come to mind are; is he born again? Sanctified with the spirit of God and baptized in the Holy Spirit?
Also, let’s ask ourselves, what’s even the purpose of people singing in churches and Christian concerts? Where purpose is lacking, abuse is inevitable writes Francis Wale Oke in his book; The Power of the Holy Spirit. So I believe very strongly that one major purpose of choristers or Psalmists singing is to prepare the minds and hearts of the people for the word of God that is to come shortly; since we see in parable of the sower that the hearts of men is like a soil, and when the seed (which is the word of God) is sown, one of the factors that will determine the level of harvest yielded is the condition of the soil (hearts).
I wish to submit by saying that the only difference that makes the difference between church gatherings/ programs and others like clubs, parties is the Presence of Almighty God. If he is not there, we might spend hours and do all manners of spiritual gymnastics, it’s sheer of wasting of time, energy and resources.
And the ministers who know their onions do all it takes to secure his presence. But I think today in the word of a very senior man of God, one of the older generation, Dr. Ayodele who said in Houston recently, that churches in this generation has been reduced to ABC… Meaning; Attendance, Building and Cash."
Korede Bello is an 18 year old guitarist and student of Mass communication at the Nigerian Institute of journalism. He hails from Lagos state. He started performing on stage at the age of seven, staged named African Prince. He is currently signed under Mavin Records where he released his first single titled “African Princess.” which featured Donjazzy.