Popular Nigerian chef from Ekiti state, Chef Dammy has said it was her pastor and church members that paid for her just-concluded cooking marathon.
The 120 hours cook-a-thon was filled with controversy as some people claimed that her pastor was pushing her into it.
However, Dammy clarified the situation in a statement sent on Twitter by the Spirit Word Global Mission, claiming that the cookathon was financially supported by her pastor and churchgoers.
She said all she did was to enter the kitchen and cook. Dammy said she was like the face of the church as she was not involved in the funding.
She said, “People always criticise about the money coming in but they don’t ask about the money that was used to start up the whole program. This program was fully funded by my pastor and a few members of the church. I was not involved in anything. The only thing I did in everything was to cook. I was just the face of the church.”
Dammy also said rumours that her pastor took the proceeds of the cookathon were untrue and asked people to stop spreading such lies. She said more than half of the money generated are in her personal account.
“As a matter of fact, all the money that came in for me is not yet up to the money that was used to set up everything. And more than half of the supposed money that came in is still in my personal account. So ongoing rumours about my pastor should please cease.”
Dammy also restated that she is coming back for a new 150-hour cookathon in July.
See her posts below:
Official statement to the general public. Chef Dammy is coming back!💯 pic.twitter.com/pJpj3bOYTL
— Spirit Word Global Mission (@SpiritWordGM) June 17, 2023