Kanayo Stirs Up Debate About First Fruit in New Video: “It Belongs to Fathers, Not Pastors”

Kanayo Stirs Up Debate About First Fruit in New Video: “It Belongs to Fathers, Not Pastors”

  • Actor Kanayo O. Kanayo has addressed pastors who direct members to bring their first salary to the church as their first fruit
  • The Nollywood veteran expressed his displeasure at such action, stating that religion has brainwashed several people
  • Kanayo's comment has, however, stirred up different comments among online users, with many throwing their weight behind the actor
  • In a chat with Legit.ng, Spiricoco shares more details about the first fruit

Nollywood actor Kanayo O. Kanayo, aka Nnayi Sacrifice, has stirred up a debate on social media after he shared his opinion about first salary and first fruit.

Kanayo, whose real name is Anayo Modestus Onyekwere, berated pastors who tell church members to bring their first salary as the first fruit to the church.

Kanayo appears on Nedu's podcast.
Kanayo insists that the first salary belongs to the fathers. Credit: @kanayo.o.kanayo
Source: Instagram

The actor, who is the latest celebrity to appear on Nedu's The Honest Bunch podcast, stated that religion had been used to brainwash several people. He noted that a child's first salary belonged to their father and not a pastor.

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In his words:

“Religion has brought a lot of brainwashing that a man will sit in the comfort of his house and ask my son or daughter to bring what they call first fruit. Na you train am? Your first salary is for your father, not your Pastor."

Watch the video below:

Legit.ng recalls reporting that in March, Kanayo's son presented his first salary to his father in a video that went viral.

Reactions trail Kanayo's comment about first fruit

Legit.ng captured some of the comments. Read them below:


"Nigerian pastors aren't getting a rest soon. The people seem to have woken up. I'm loving it."


"You are respected Sir but I beg you to do everything possible to retain that respect.. This your comment has reduced 50% of my respect for you."

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"In Yoruba culture - your first salary is your parents'. Your parents will share it among the families."


"First fruit is a scam used by Pastors."


"Your parents are the first god you see before God himself that we do not see."

First fruits are voluntary, not mandatory - Spiricoco

The Christian influencer explained that in biblical terms, first fruits was a type of offering that was applicable to the Israelites as they were mostly farmers and cattle rearers.

"The Israelites had a robust system of offering that we don't do anymore today. The one that truly concerns us is tithe and offerings. First fruits are voluntary and not mandatory."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that KOK clarified that he doesn’t believe in a man having only one wife.

According to him, such is not part of the African culture.

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He said:

“I don’t believe in one wife, it’s not our culture, it’s not our tradition, it’s not who we are. These are important things."

Proofreading by Nkem Ikeke, journalist and copy editor at Legit.ng.

Source: Legit.ng

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