The popular Televangelist and Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua was said to have died but as at the time of filing this report we are yet to confirm from family sources.
But Chief Femi Fani-Kayode confirmed from his Twitter Page early Sunday morning that TB Joshua actually died having denied it in his earlier post but came back to confirm it.
He reportedly died in Lagos on Saturday evening shortly after concluding a programme at his church.
TB Joshua runs a Christian megachurch that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos.
According to Wikipedia, Joshua was known for his popularity across Africa and Latin America and his social media presence with 3,500,000 fans on Facebook.
His YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, had over 1,000,000 YouTube subscribers and was the world’s most viewed Christian ministry on the platform before it was suspended.
The cause of his dead was unknown as at the time of this report.
Gospel Music Producer, Ebenezer Ayeni, Dies From Gunshot Wound One Week To His Wedding
Ebenezer Ayeni, a gospel music producer, has sadly passed away.
The man died from gunshot wounds after he was attacked by armed robbers in Ibadan, Oyo state on Thursday June 10.
According to his friends who have taken to social media to mourn him, Ebenezer who was set to tie the knot with his lover next week was attacked by the armed robbers who invaded his home. He was said to have been rushed to the University College Hospital Ibadan and another private hospital but was rejected as the hospital staff allegedly demanded for police report before they could treat his gunshot injury.
He died hours later in the pool of his own blood.
His body has since been deposited in the morgue.
His friends have taken to social media to express their sadness over his sudden demise.
One of his friends, MC ShayorComedian, wrote: ”Man of God like I used to call you, Ebenezer Ayeni NIGERIA HAS HAPPEN TO YOU TOO AND MY HEART BLEEDS.
Your Government has failed you
UCH has failed you
NIGERIA has failed you
I was still discussing with Bishop Shane Anifowose Oluwasinaayomi How we will dance and spray you money next week Saturday
Your wedding clothe that I bought is ready.. I spoke with your wife to be she said I told her I was coming on Wednesday and I said yes.. said I should wake u up for her…… Baba wake up oo will still believe in miracle and God still answers prayers u can still wake up to surprise us.How do you want the young ones you are gathering and putting on the right path to feel?
How do u want Bolarinwa Kehinde Ajipe feel who will feel that space you occupied in her Heart?
And to all Nigeria youth out there na once person dey die, at this point I don’t care what happens to me again, as long as it won’t happen to my next generation let me do the fighting now and die and nothing happens to the people coming behind me #UchFailedUs #jraphahospitalfailedus #nigeriafailedus #Mcshayorsayyourmind
Eben you can still wake up, my eye is full of tears right now and I can’t control my self
World’s Famous Televangelist TB Joshua Dies In His Sleep!
…How he predicted his death at 58th birthday.
…Dies at exact one week to birthday…
Popular Televangelist, Temitope Bamidele Joshua, who is the founder of Synagogue of All Nations has died.
He was said to have conducted a service yesterday and retired to his bed, on my to be declared dead this morning.
Temitope Balogun Joshua, commonly referred to as T. B. Joshua, was a Nigerian charismatic pastor, televangelist and philanthropist. He was the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, a Christian megachurch that runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos.
Hr has predicted his death at 58 and at exactly one week to his birthday, June 12, he died.
Is Pastor T.B. Joshua alive or dead? Multiple reports on Saturday night said the popular televangelist died suddenly on Saturday.
But his friend, former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode debunked the report as fake news.
“The story that is being peddled around by some fake news merchants that my dearest friend and brother, Prophet T.B. Joshua of SCOAN, is dead is FALSE!
It is FAKE NEWS in its most hideous form. The Prophet is alive and well and he shall live long and prosper. Glory hallelujah!”.
Reports had said the Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations(SCOAN) died after concluding a church programme.
The report not confirmed by his church went further to claim that his body has been deposited in a Lagos mortuary.
Joshua would be 58 on June 12. He was born on June 12, 1963 in Arigidi-Akoko, in Ondo State.
As a charismatic preacher, he claims to have the power to perform miracles and healing.
He also has huge following across Africa and Latin America.
On Facebook alone, he has over with 3,500,000 fans.
On 3 June in a Facebook post on his TB Joshua Ministries account, he told his followers he would not be able to mark his 58th birthday.
He said this in a special birthday message.
“Happy Birthday to you! Viewers all over the world, June 12th is around the corner. As you know, I am a man of the people. So, the wound of one is the wound of all.
“As things stand, you may have realised it will not be easy for me to celebrate my birthday under the present circumstances. Some of the people who want to come are troubled by the situation all over the world. We see their fear and their worry. I feel their pain; I feel their worry.
“Therefore, let us dedicate this day to prayer and fasting. Don’t forget the needy. By the grace of God, more birthdays are ahead. God bless you! Emmanuel. Jesus is Lord! Happy Birthday!” – TB Joshua