Former Nigerian Minister of Culture and Tourism, Femi Fani-Kayode, tackles Pastor Tunde Bakare over his Controversial remark about the late Mohbad.
The circumstances surrounding the tragic demise of the Nigerian rapper, Mohbad, remain unclear and have ignited a wave of contentious discussions across social media platforms.
Recently, during the Harvest program marking the 2nd anniversary of The Envoy Nation, a UK-based organization, Pastor Tunde Bakare, the General Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, made a controversial statement.
He characterized Mohbad’s passing as a consequence of one’s actions, insinuating that the rapper’s extravagant lifestyle, frequent clubbing, associating with evil men, and smoking had led to his untimely demise.
In his remark, he said, “When he was drinking and smoking and associating with evil men, he did not know that the harvest would come so soon and that he would soon be cut down at the prime of youth. “I am not blaming him, I am just telling you. Is Mohbad a good name? Moh Bad.” he asked.
Pastor Tunde Bakare’s statement has generated a variety of responses from Nigerians who are actively advocating for justice in the wake of Mohbad’s death.
The Nigerian Minister of Culture and Tourism, in response to Pastor Tunde Bakare’s remarks on his official X platform, emphasized that individuals have the right to choose their way of life, regardless of their reputation.
He further asserted that even if someone is connected to questionable individuals, it should not warrant their untimely demise, emphasizing that no one deserves to be subjected to murder.
In his words, he wrote, “Whether the unfortunate young man known as Mohbad was good or bad and whether he associated with evil men or not he surely did not deserve to be murdered. Everyone has the right to life regardless of the friends they keep, their lifestyle, their name, or the color they dye their hair. Assuming he was murdered, rather than judge him shouldn’t we be trying to find out who killed him?”.