Popular Nigerian Prophet, Temitope Balogun Joshua also known as TB Joshua is reported dead.
According to popular Nigeria website leadership.ng, the Prophet died on Saturday evening shortly after concluding a programme at his church.
The cause of his death is, however, unknown.
He was the leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), a Christian megachurch and a believer of the prosperity message which runs the Emmanuel TV television station from Lagos.
Born on June 12, 1963, Prophet TB Joshua was a televangelist and philanthropist.
Prophet Joshua was known for his popularity across Africa and Latin America particularly due to his annual convention that hosts thousands of national and international visitors. People travel from around the world to witness and receive the mighty work that God was doing in life.
In Ghana, the Prophet of God will be remembered for prophesying to Ghana’s late President, Prof John Evans Atta Mills before wining the 2008 general elections.
He has also been eulogized several times publicly by Stephen Asamoah Boateng, a former minister of information who was being politically harassed by the Atta-Mills administration, and was apparently saved by T. B. Joshua’s prophesies and special holy water.
On May 19, 2013, a stampede killed four people at TB Joshua’s church in Accra.
A crowd of about a thousand worshippers flocked to the evangelical church for “holy water”, which they believed had healing powers, leading to the stampede.
In 2015, an elated High Court Judge, Justice John Ajet-Nasam, was captured in a video clip celebrating the birthday of the Nigerian Man of God, T. B. Joshua, whom he described as his mentor.
Justice Ajet-Nasam, spotting a northern smock and a cap from similar fabric, was seen dancing to a tune he had obviously composed himself.
“Happy birthday my prophet,” which he sang six times followed by an unusual idolisation of the man he appears to owe a lot of good things in his life to.
“Happy birthday, my mentor; Happy birthday my all in all; Happy birthday my Prophet,” he said.
Prophet TB Joshua was 57 years.
A family source told Peoples Gazette that he died in Lagos on Saturday evening shortly after concluding a programme at his church.
The renowned gospel preacher known globally for his prophecies and healing of the sick as well as casting out of demons is rumoured dead at the age of 57.
Osun reporters could not confirm his death at this time and there is no official report from his Church or family confirming his death.
But his friend and former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode referred to the report as fake, stating that the acclaimed man of God is alive and well.
“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!” he wrote.