Popular Fuji musician, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma has finally reacted to the suspension of a Redeemed Church Pastor, Toyin Ogundipe who was said to have paid him to perform at a crusade slated to hold in one of the parishes in Lagos Island.
The criticism that followed the invitation of the Fuji star, to perform in a crusade titled, "Lagos Island Family Areas Forum", set to hold between Friday, October 23rd-Sunday 25th, 2015 at the provincial headquarters of Redeemed Church on Lagos Island, led to the cancellation of the event organized Pastor Toyin Ogundipe of Province 20.
On the poster, which was leaked by the Printing Press where it was being printed, Pasuma’s picture appeared alongside gospel singer, Tope Alabi and a former band leader of the late Fela Anikulapo’s Egypt 80 band, Kereke Jike and following the media outrage, the pastor was later suspended.
In an interview with City People, Pasuma declared that although the church’s management paid for the show, it is not expected of him to return the 'artiste fee'.
"The fault is not ours, we were ready to perform for them until we learnt of the cancellation of the crusade." He said.
The decision to stop the programme was because the church headquarters felt the Pastor had gone too far by inviting a secular artiste to its church programme.
A source who spoke on condition of anonymity said the organizers did not do a detailed consultation before going ahead with the programme. He also said that it was as a result of it that the programme was cancelled and the pastor in charge of the parish along with the organizing committee were suspended as they now await further sanction from the provisional headquarters for dragging the name of the church in the mud.