Prominent media personality Reno Omokri has recently offered a critique aimed at Africans who, upon moving abroad, distance themselves from religious practices.
Omokri boldly asserts that many devoted followers of religion in Africa are often those facing poverty and hardship.
He questions the authenticity of religious practices on the continent, suggesting that it might be more of a poverty-driven delusion and fear-based attachment rather than genuine spirituality.
According to Omokri, when Africans relocate to countries like Canada or America, where economic opportunities are plentiful, individuals often abandon their religious affiliations in pursuit of financial stability.
He also highlights that this shift occurs because the foundation of their religious beliefs was never genuine, emphasizing the importance of spirituality beyond simply being religious.
Omokri argues that only a minority approach their faith without hidden motives, suggesting that many turn to God with specific agendas.
He expressed how rare it was for individuals who seek God diligently to express gratitude for the gift of life, rather than for personal gain.
The media personality challenged the notion that practicing religion must yield financial rewards, revealing that spiritual gains, such as self-control, contentment, and humility, should be the true focus.
“I do not know if you can still call the type of supposed Christianity we practice in Sub-Saharan Africa a religion. It is more like po erty-induced delusion and far-based ph bia. And this is why many Black Africans lose their religion after a few months in Canada or America.
Because it was never real, and the system provides us with what we expected God to provide us. Relocation often reveals that our religion was just a reaction to our environment and situation.”