Oyakhilome’s Viral Video About Women First Aired In 2016

A video of the Senior Pastor of Christ Embassy Ministries, Chris Oyakhilome, telling his congregation that males are superior to girls went viral on Thursday, sparking outrage on social media.

Checks by The PUNCH nonetheless revealed that the video clip was from a sermon Oyakhilome reportedly gave virtually three years in the past.

The church had printed the message titled, ‘Who is a husband and what is his role?’ on its Fb web page, Christ Embassy.Org On-line Missions, on September 4, 2016.

In keeping with Oyakhilome within the video clip, most ladies aren’t profitable in marriage as a result of they don’t have an concept who males are.

He added that if girls have been taught by their fathers about who a person is, {couples} would reside fortunately.


The clergyman mentioned, “In marriage, we’ve got a person, who’s the top of that union; and since he’s the top of that union, it is very important perceive him.

“Now, you assume he’s the one that should perceive his spouse; that’s the place you’re improper. He’ll, however not till you recognize who you’ve gotten married.

“It’s like working for any person and never realizing what he needs; it’s like serving any person and never realizing what he needs.”

With the re-emergence of the sermon, Nigerians on Twitter criticised Oyakhilome, with some describing his teachings as “misogynistic.”

A member of the Home of Representatives representing the Egbeda/Ona Ara Federal Constituency in Oyo State, Mr. Akin Alabi, weighed in and mentioned Oyakhilome ought to cease instructing “heresy.”

“A wife is an equal partner. The husband is not a master. Stop teaching rubbish, Pastor Chris,” Alabi mentioned through his Twitter deal with @akinalabi.

One other Twitter consumer with the deal with @queeninghere mentioned, “Pastor Chris mentioned husband doesn’t imply the male companion in a wedding, it means grasp. He simply implied that wives are slaves.

“It’s unhappy how non secular leaders sanctify social constructs like misogyny and the oppression of ladies.”

Nevertheless, a Twitter consumer @tweetIbe supported Oyakhilome, saying, “Pastor Chris or any other pastor is not supposed to preach what will suit your narrative; he’s supposed to preach the gospel. Pastor Chris is right, according to the Bible.”

Oko Emmanuel with the deal with @Ukie_Emma additionally wrote, “We all know Pastor Chris said nothing wrong. It’s biblical and he didn’t quote the Bible wrongly. It’s the truth he said.”

One other commenter, @thorpland, mentioned, “Pastor Chris stated what was written or what we have been told and you don’t expect him to change it to please us.”

The DAI Nation Director for Nigeria, Dr Joe Abah, wrote through his Twitter deal with, @DrJoeAbah, “Whatever Pastor Chris likes, let him say. My madam is as much my master as I am hers. I am ‘baby boying’ in my house. Come and beat me.”

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Updated: July 11, 2019 — 6:42 pm