Popular gospel artiste, Lanre Teriba aka Atorise, says he has atoned for his past sins and is now more serious with his relationship with God.
Atorise had been the butt of jokes and scandals as many felt that he lived an immoral life despite being a gospel singer.
In a chat with Sunday Scoop, he said, “We are all humans and there is no one that is above mistakes. He without sin should cast the first stone. There were some acts I engaged in which I regret and feel sorry for. But there is nothing I can do about it as I cannot go back in time to change the past. I have apologised to God and my loved ones and they have forgiven me.”
Responding to allegations that he is promiscuous, he said, “I had a child out of wedlock and I have apologised to my wife about it and she has forgiven me a long time ago. I don’t know why people cannot just forget about the past and move on. Even people who do worse things behind closed doors would come out in public to castigate me. Let the people who have seen me taking women to hotels come out and tell the world. Like I said earlier, there are some things I did before which I am not proud of but that’s all in the past now. As long as the people close to me understand me, people can keep saying what they like.”
Speaking on how he comes about his songs, he said, “My songs are a product of the Holy Spirit’s inspiration. I am nothing but a vessel that is being used to pass messages to people. Sometimes, I like being in quiet environments so I can hear clearly from God. I thank God that I’ve been able to impact lives through my music. A lot of times, people come to me and tell me how my songs changed their lives, especially when they were facing tough times. I still have a lot I am working on and you would be hearing from me in due course.”