Award-winning gospel singer, Osinachi Kalu popularly known as Sinach, has been reportedly banned from singing during services or any special occasion at Christ Embassy church.
Sinach, mostly regarded as Pastor Chris Oyakhilome’s ‘anointed daughter’, was allegedly stopped from climbing the pulpit to carry out her music ministration because she went against an order by the senior pastor stopping staff of the church from honouring jobs outside the church.
It was reported that Sinach performed at the 2014 ‘The Experience’ concert organised by Pastor Adefarasin’s House on the Rock Church in Lagos, which Pastor Oyakhilome was allegedly not happy about.
This, we gathered, led to him banning the beautiful lady from leading the worship and praise session in the church.
An insider in the church was quoted in the reports to have said, “The Pastor placed an order that none of his staff is permitted to take outside jobs, despite the fact that the church’s salary doesn’t come regularly.
“The problem between Sinach and the Pastor started when she got married to Pastor Joe. He wasn’t in support of their union. Although Sinach still attends services, she doesn’t sing in the church, special programme or communion service. In fact, she might even leave the church soon.”
Meanwhile, we were unable to confirm this as at press time.
Pastor Oyakhilome was recently in the news over a messy divorce saga involving him and his wife, Anita. b