Nigerians have expressed diverse views about Cherubim and Seraphim’s decision to make former Afro Juju singer, Sir Shina Peters a Bishop of the church.
The veteran was ordained as Bishop of the church at Iju area of Lagos on the 30th of January.
An ecstatic Peters who rose to prominence in the 1980s took to his Instagram account to express his joy after the ceremony, posting a video with the caption: “Bishop with the swagger. God above all.”
Meanwhile, some Nigerians on Twitter made fun of the whole ordination, considering Sir Peters’ background.
One Twitter user tweeted: “The next news am waiting for is that Naira Marley has been appointed as the chief imam of Lagos central mosque.”
“Afro juju, difference is clear. God can use anybody because Christ did not die for the saints but for the unjust people and he uses them for his task,” said Sinachi Chiedu.
Jùjú is a style of Nigerian popular music, derived from traditional Yoruba percussion. The name juju from the Yoruba word “juju” or “jiju” meaning “throwing” or “something being thrown”. Juju music did not derive its name from juju, which is a form of magic and the use of magic objects or witchcraft common in West Africa, Haiti, Cuba and other South American nations.
Afro-juju is a style of Nigerian popular music, a mixture of jùjú music and Afrobeat. Its most famous exponent has been Sir Shina Peters, who was so popular that the press called the phenomenon “Shinamania”. Afro-juju’s peak of popularity came in the early 1990s.