There have been mixed reactions from artists and the general public since holy hip hop artist David Kalirani dropped his controversial song “Osaopa”, which highly attacks prophet Shepherd Bushiri.
The track brands the South Africa based showy prophet as fake, asking him to close down his ministry, under the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG. The rapper tells Bushiri to repent or die.
Different artists have reacted to Kalirani’s release, others criticizing it others seeing no problem with the song.
One of them is hip hop artist Penjani Kalua aka Fredokiss, who has trashed “Osaopa” as he publicly defends Bushiri saying every pastor is a human being with shortfalls.
Calling David Kalilani “this chap”, Fredokiss took to social media to air his views on the trending song, saying the former Real Elements rhymer, now a born-again artist and pastor, should be exemplary as a Christian rapper.
“Are you saying we should start attacking and castigating them [men of God] in songs? Are you giving us that permission?”
“Show me a pastor who is not a sinner, above all show me a saint among us. For me this David Kalirani guy should be exemplary as a christian rapper or whatever you call him. I thought spiritual battles are fought in prayer?” questioned artist, who is reportedly a follower of Bushiri’s ECG.
His post attracted a lot of comments from his followers, some attacking him while others in support of his sentiments.
The Ghetto Gutter Entertainment rapper told his 31,500 fans: “If you think just because you are my fan then you should force me to accept your opinions and mediocrity then think again. I dont force you to accept my opinions, those who will make it as individuals by his grace.”
Fredokiss added that David Kalirani lyrics were unchristian and he owes him no apology.
“What he did is unchristian according to my understanding of the bible and am not apologetic unless the word GOSPEL has changed its meaning.”
As some fans observed that Fredokiss, who is also fondly known as Ntchana, was only defending Bushiri to attract the prophet’s ‘miracle money’, he brushed off the suggestions.
“Some of you are saying am after miracle money, NTCHANA! Ask about me. I made my first million at the age of 23, I work hard, I dont sleep when most of you are sleeping and I dont party when most of you are partying. Whether one likes it or not jesus christ will be my lord and savior,” claimed the University of Malawi graduate who works for Pakachere in Blantyre.
Meanwhile, producer and musician Steve Chibwazi aka Stich Fray sees the battle as elephant fight and advises people to be wise and not pick sides.
The reggae musician also posted on Facebook: “mukaziona njobvu zikumenyana chanzeru chomwe umachita mkungotalikila [when you see elephants fighting, the wisest thing you do is watch from a distance], I’ve been seeing all this political fights which was goin on recently, and now I hear there has just started another one.
“Apostles and Prophets fighting over who is real and who is fake. What can I advise you people is that you should be wise and dont pick sides, we will all see who was real or fake on judgement [sic] day. Fear God alone. Bless up!!”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :