Read his words below;
An Exposition of Humility in Cleric Saheed Osupa’s New Release Eni Olohun
Regardless of our religions or philosophical leanings, we shall find a message in King ( now our Cleric) Saheed Osupa’s New Release Eni Olohun. If we can see beyond the hasty classification that it is a Muslim song, we would see that the track on humility is a pure exegesis, a deep and profound exposition of this salient issue that affects us all.
It is an admonition for the arrogant and a call to be humble as a human. So aside the melodious, and invoking tone of the delivery, there is:
1. An Exegesis of Humility
As we know, the opposite of humility is pride. To re-emphasize his abhorrence for pride & arrogance (which he sings about in his Special Request) Cleric Saheed Osupa drops some defining lines as usual, stating the need for humility, how humility is interwoven with faith, how pride & arrogance are similar to playing God.
omi inu nkan oni iteriba
Toni iwa irele o.
Kaato so iwo alafojudi eda
kogba fun enikankan.
Iwa tutu teyan maani
Ko pe eda laago.
Iwa pelepele teyan maani
A humble person is at times
not to talk of an arrogant person
who disrespects everybody.
Humility is beneficial
and never a sign of foolishness.
Gentle comport is of great
Sebi Iwa iteriba laale fi mo eyan Olorun
On naa laafi mo eni beru Olorun
Itori iwa iteriba lon gbeni de ibi to ba ga
Kowa si ibi to da laye ju alujanna lo.
Humbleness is feature of a godly person
and of a person that fears God.
Humility elevates people to lofty places.
The best of places is securing bliss in heaven.
Awa Olorun Oba ni kan lale gberaga
Toriwipe awa Olorun sha lale firoyin ara wa
E da sora maa ba won soro igberaga.
It’s only God that can arrogate power
because God’s mightiness cannot
be compared to any except His mightiness.
Every human should beware of arrogance
Our cleric Saheed Osupa further espouses that humility should reflect in our prayers, against the backdrop that humans are helpless on their own. Whether God answers or not, we His subjects need to humbly seek Him knowing our limits, and inability to do it on our…
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