Ibadan, Oyo State-based preacher, Gbadamosi Ismail, usually goes around town preaching the gospel to all who care to listen. When he was preaching recently about lies that lovers tell to one another, little did he know that it would make him an Internet sensation. Shortly after the video surfaced online, it became popular with people repeating ‘lori iro (based on lies)’, a phrase he used in the video, aso Naija gathered.
In an interview with Sunday Scoop, Ismail stated that he had no idea that particular sermon would go viral as he had being doing something similar for a long time. He said, “It is the work of God. I was only doing evangelism. As a matter of fact, I don’t know who recorded the video.”
Contrary to what many think, the preacher also maintained that he had no inkling that Valentine’s Day was approaching when he preached on that subject. He added, “I was not even aware that Valentine’s Day was approaching. 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.”