Popular Nigerian Prophet, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly referred to as TB Joshua has allegedly died.
According to reports reaching us from the People Gazette, the popular Prophet died in Lagos on Saturday evening shortly after concluding a programme in his Church.
The Gazette learnt from family sources who did not want to be quoted as an official statement was still being prepared. He was 57.
The cause of death was not immediately disclosed to The Gazette, but family sources said his remains had been deposited at the morgue and an autopsy would be performed forthwith.
Empirelords as at the time of this report is still yet to confirm the credibility of the news but will update the general public soon. Stay tuned.
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Prophet TB Joshua is the founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) and also the owner of Emmanuel TV, one of Nigeria’s largest Christian broadcast stations, available worldwide via digital and terrestrial switches.
Born 12 June, 1963, Joshua is 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. Described as the “Oprah of Evangelism” and “YouTube’s most popular Pastor”.
He was awarded various accolades, notably receiving the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by the Nigerian government in 2008 and being voted the Yoruba man of the decade by Pan-Yoruba media outlet Irohin-Odua. He was called one of Africa’s 50 most influential people by Pan-African magazines The Africa Report and New African Magazine.
As of 2011, according to Forbes, Joshua was Nigeria’s third-richest pastor, although the claim was immediately denied in a statement by the church. He was known to be controversial, and was even ‘blacklisted’ by the government of Cameroon in 2010.