Pastor Poju Oyemade, the Senior Pastor of The Covenant Nation (TCN) and the convener of The Platform Nigeria, has come forward to counter the allegations against famous gospel singer Mercy Chinwo, who has been accused of demanding exorbitant fees for her performances in churches.
A Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Chinenye Oluoma, recently discussed in a viral video how gospel musicians, including Chinwo, commercialize their ministry by charging substantial amounts to sing in places of worship.
Oluoma criticized those gospel artists who demand hefty payments for performing in religious settings, explicitly claiming that Chinwo charges N10 million for ministering at worship centers.
This assertion has sparked a mixed response from concerned individuals who expressed their opinions on social media.
Stepping into the controversy, Pastor Oyemade took to his official Twitter account to clarify the situation. He revealed that Mercy Chinwo had ministered at his church service in Lekki the previous Sunday without requesting payment.
He tweeted, “Mercy Chinwo sang at our service at Lekki last Sunday, and the honorarium we gave was at our discretion. She made NO formal charges.”
This statement from Pastor Oyemade contradicts the claims against Mercy Chinwo, emphasizing that she performed without expecting formal payment.