Media mogul, Joy Isi Bewaji, has written a piece on Nathaniel Bassey’s trending #hallelujahchallenge a.k.a Olowogbogboro.
According to Joy, It won’t change anything, you can’t pray Nigeria to greatness, as she further disclosed that Religion succeeds in Nigeria and is the bedrock of our confidence and convictions.
Here’s her rant;
#HallelujahChallenge will succeed bigly in Nigeria. That’s a given. Not a miracle.
Religion is the bedrock of our confidences and convictions.
Reinhard Bonnke succeeded in the 90s with his exaggerated revivals in Nigeria.
Adeboye succeeds every first Friday of the month, leaving travelers along Ibadan-expressway pulling out their hair (the irony of that situation: a god worshiping mission that makes people swear and curse in god’s name for hours of traffic they have to suffer just so a few can practice a religion).
Christ Embassy succeeded on Television. No ministry is yet to beat the hours dedicated to Oyakhilome’s theatrics.
Religion succeeds in Nigeria.
If I start a church today, it will succeed. Calling or no calling.
Because we are not people given to anything apart from an obsession with things we cannot see or have any control over, whilst all that we see rot away and are destroyed by our innate corruption.
This cute online revival will change nothing; even if we gather half the numbers in Nigeria to spread their faith on third mainland bridge and cry out to God (apart from that good feeling that plasters your heart after belting out and sweating on a few hallelujah songs).
This is the era of knowledge. We are not Israelites under Moses. Salvation has come. Jesus has come and died. What else do you want?
We have had too many spiritual revolutions. What we need is a mental one.
You cannot pray Nigeria to greatness. It is impossible for God to move in a country where we allow our police to discard rape cases with the wave of a hand, and our politicians rob us blindly. It is not up to God to save the rot in our educational institutions or fix the drainage on our roads. It’s up to us. And we can’t do any of that on our knees. We get shit done in 2017 by cerebral drudgery.