February 4, 2023

Moment chaos erupts in Catholic Church after a Catholic Priest banned Igbo songs (video)

A viral video showing the moment Rev. Fr. James Anelu, the Parish Priest of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Ewu-Owa Gberigbe in Ikorodu, Lagos, banned Igbo songs in his parish has been shared online.

Father Anelu has been suspended by the Catholic Archbishop of Lagos for banning Igbo songs in his parish The suspension takes effect from today, February 8, 2022.


A video from the scene shows church members rebelling shortly after Fr. Anelu announced the ban and this led to chaos in church.

The priest stood his ground and threatened members with the “wrath of God”.

He then explained an incident where he went for burial Mass in the South East and was denied a chance to say Mass because he can not speak Igbo.

He then asked why Igbos will be singing Igbo songs in a church in Lagos and questioned if the plan is to drive other tribes away from the church.

Watch the video below.

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