Mummy GO, the founder of Rapture Proclaimer Evangelical Church of God, Evangelist Funmilayo Adebayo has said those behind the trending hellfire memes are just carried away by trends because of too much stress in Nigeria.
In the past few days, Mummy GO has been trending online after some of the quotes attributed to her were used as memes on social media.
Asked about how she feels about the memes making the rounds, Mummy GO said, “90 per cent of those making memes don’t know me. They’re just flexing on social media to flow with the trend. They don’t even know the reason behind the trend. There’s too much stress in Nigeria, so people are easily carried away by anything that will make them laugh.
“They’re not aware that those who started the trend did so to create a scandal. Some didn’t even know I truly existed; they thought it was all a joke. They are not my enemies, they don’t hate me, nor do I hate them.”
She revealed this in her interview with BBC Pidgin, adding that she has received threats from people because her messages are pulling their members away to her church.
According to her, “they have been at it for about eight years and just recently decided to make use of social media to disgrace her.
“The people behind the trend have been at it for over eight years. Sometimes they make use of magazines. When that didn’t work, they sent gunmen after me.”
She further attributed the trend on social media to those people, adding that she’s been receiving strange calls.
“They tell me, many of our members hear your message, and they pull out of our church. If you don’t stop, we will kill you.
“I thought it was just a threat until we started seeing gunmen chase us while driving, coming to our church to threaten us and so on.
“They said they will disgrace me if I don’t stop. When they saw that I didn’t stop, they decided to make use of social media trends,” she said.