The well-known Nigerian online star Funmilayo Adebayo, who is claimed to be an evangelist, has used social media platforms to influence certain young, developing Nigerian youths, most of whom come from common origins and the lower classes. She may be viewed as a joke by many Nigerians, and in some ways, she is, but what about the younger generations, who hardly know their left from their right?
There are some people who might allow that darkness to creep into their lives because they don’t have enough light, not because of anything else, as Mummy G.O, as she is affectionately known by her burgeoning fan base, with her teachings that could be referred to as caricature or whims to most Nigerians.
I could remember naturally being served a good amount of such wrongfully orchestrated information while growing up in society. As an average Nigerian, in schools, I had access to a lot of the wrong set of information and all that. The painful truth is that I don’t understand how I got this informations and how it sank on in my inside, I grew with a bunch of these ideas, however, if I carefully trace back to how I got hold of this informations as a saying goes that, “rumours are spread by fools and on..”
The fact is that people like Mummy G.O also existed while I was growing up as a teenager. They ploughed their role as to influence and blind a fold to this set of wrongfully orchestrated knowledge that our generations could live with and get influenced by. I could remember being told that Beyonce and Micheal Jackson are hellfire candidates, I was even cultured through sets of wrong information to hate Secular music, whereas there is a lot of good we can capture from all these and more.
The truth is that these things didn’t start now, I remember vividly when I was younger I experienced more of such kind of information spread like wildfire while I was in Primary and Secondary school, it also affected my decision at the time. I was told Breakdance is from hell and that it was the devil’s dance, that’s ridiculous, and most teenagers were influenced by those thoughts. Indeed. I grew and have spent more time to understand how this world operates and have gained clearer knowledge about these things and also how such amazing creators can positively influence us and guide us through making greater careers for ourselves and generations.
Today, the alleged evangelist Funimlayo Adebayo fondly referred to as Mummy G.O stands very comfortably on a podium in some chaotic church pulpit to preach this wrongful gospel to the bunch and tell me, how would this sit well with the young and growing ones who might not get the opportunity to change this mentality? She alleged that “Master card users are on their way to hell”, we laugh out loud with it and call it some joke, how would those lads perceive all this wrong information?
Think deep. We even help her spread this false gospel and forget that it’d have a side effect on our own, think again, about those who don’t know they’re left from their right yet. Those growing up, how would they sit with this information and perceive society, generally?
Although one can’t compare the internet users rate as at then to now, it is over two decades, when I started hearing information that popular celebrities dine with the devil even as some people have seen God as he unveiled to them secrets which they claimed to tell us and more of such rumours which could be likened to what Mummy G.O is taking after currently, can’t you see this is a conspiracy from wherever coming to attack the minds of the younger ones negatively, it is more about the non-elites now, don’t you see that Nigeria is crashing down on us? Wake up!