Tope Alabi is Ignorant of The Song, ‘ONIDURO Mi’ -Tolu Adelegan
Acclaimed author, originator and copyright owner of the song, ‘ONIDURO MI’, Evang. TOLU ADELEGAN speaks on the raging controversy over the song, ‘ONIDURO MI’.
Nigerian gospel artiste, Evangelist Toluwalase Adelegan, has described as unexpected, Tope Alabi’s condemnation of the song ‘Oniduro mi’.
Adelegan also explained that, though Adeyinka Alaseyori also has a similar song she claimed God gave her in 2021, which was released earlier this year. But I was inspired to write, sing and release ‘Oniduro Mi’ as far back as 2016 after overcoming the situations I faced at the time.
In the Yoruba language, the word, ‘Oniduro mi’, means my guarantor or my support system or my backbone.
The song, Oniduro Mi, simply exalts God and acknowledges Him as the only sure guarantor, support system or backbone.
In a viral video, Tope Alabi had noted that God was more than an ‘Oniduro’ and said she would never sing the song.
Alabi stated that there was a time she wanted to sing the song, but the Holy Spirit cautioned her against singing the song.
However, Adelegan, in a response to Alabi’s criticism of the song, said, “I saw the viral video of Tope Alabi’s remarks on calling God, Oniduro Mi, (my guarantor or backbone). There was a reason I sang the song then.
“The year I sang the song, I went through turbulent situations. Things were so bad and rough, I couldn’t even take care of my children. I felt frustrated and was tired of life. There was no one, except God. That was when the inspiration of the song came.
“Tope Alabi commented about the song, ‘Oniduro mi’, could mean she has smaller gods as her ‘Oniduro’. But to me, Jesus Christ, who was the only one who stood by me during that period, is my Oniduro.”
“The same Jesus who stood when the world was without form. Stood for the world when God wanted to destroy it. He saw the wickedness of man and decided to come to the world to die for our sins and set us free. That same Jesus stood by me and ended my situations with lasting solutions that year. All the plans of the devil to ridicule my life were frustrated by Jesus Christ and He restored me. That is why He is and remains my ‘Oniduro’ (guarantor, support system or backbone).”
After the turbulence, I released the album, “Second Announcement”, that contained the song, Oniduro Mi, in 2016, Adelegan said.
“The song is the second track on the album, Second Announcement, and it is the hit track of about 11-minutes long. The album was formally released in 2016.
“If you listen to my songs, you will observe that I do not have copyright. I am always inspired; oftentimes, I draw inspiration from the Bible to compose songs.