Ibadan-based preacher, Ismail Gbadamosi, who recently became an internet sensation because of his preaching, has said Valentine’s day didn’t influence his viral sermon “Lori iro”.
Gbadamosi usually goes around town preaching the gospel of Christ but he became popular when a video of him where he was preaching about lies that lovers tell to one another surfaced online.
The phase he used in the video”Lori iro” became popular and trended on social media for two days.
In an interview with The Punch on Sunday,Gbadamosi stated that he has no idea that the sermon will go viral because he has been doing it for a long time.
“It is the work of God. I was only doing evangelism. As a matter of fact, I don’t know who recorded the video.”
The preacher futher said that he had no inkling that Valentine’s Day was approaching when he preached on that subject, adding:“ However, my advice to people is that they should repent and retrace their steps back to God. A lot of things in society have gone bad. Everything is now upside down. There is no truth or honesty anymore. People should start being truthful and honest.”
He added: “If a woman does not see prospects in a man, she would not follow such man. A lady would rather go with someone that has a car, rather than someone who is riding a bicycle. They love men who are ready-made; they don’t want to suffer with any man. Whenever I am doing evangelism, women often ask me different questions related to this. Also, men should be more truthful. Even when they lie to woo the women, they should start telling the truth afterwards. They should not spend all their time at drinking joints and lie to their wives that something else held them down. The only way a marriage can last is if it has a foundation of truth.”
Speaking on how he intends to take advantage of his newfound fame, the preacher said: “I am open to invitations to preach in churches. I will continue doing my evangelism on social media because that is what God called me to do.”
Gbadamosi also noted that he does not have a church of his own at the moment, but he has plans to do that in the future as God had shown him a vision in that regard.