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We’ve seen this photo making the rounds on social media today, but we’re finding it so hard to believe it’s real!

Allegedly a half naked gospel singer by the name of Only 1 Harmony wore this to perform at a Riverside Church in New York.

The text and photo were posted on Facebook by an outraged congregation member, claiming it’s not praise and worship, but “Perverted praise & whore-ship”.

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“It Is Shameful & Very Appalling That The PASTOR Of RIVERSIDE CHURCH In NEW YORK,Allowed Singer ‘ONLY1HARMONY’,To Sing In Their Church HALF-NAKED..As A Matter Of Fact,I Don’t Call This PRAISE & WORSHIP,Rather I’ll Call It PERVERTED PRAISE & WHORE-SHIP..

They Are Just Rubbishing The CHRISTENDOM..If The SENIOR PASTOR Did Not See Anything Wrong In This,What About The ASSOCIATE PASTORS,DEACONS,DEACONESSES,MOTHERS & FATHERS Of The Church,When This SHAMELESS LADY Stepped On The Church Podium To Sing?..Do They Want To Turn The Church Into A RED-LIGHT NIGHTCLUB?..Hmm!,Its Really END-TIME,When All Kinds Of People Will Claim To Come In GOD’s Name,But In Real Sense,With Ulterior Motives..Just Too Bad,I MUST Say..SMH!..GOD Help Us All,AMEN!!! :..”

UPDATE: The image was taken at the Adrian Alicea Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week this month, September 2014 for his Spring 2015 collection. The runway show took place at the Riverside Church.

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69 Comments

  1. PLabx

    September 16, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    na wa oo

  2. bruno

    September 16, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Werk GURL. Lol your religion is a complete joking, and we atheists are laughing hard.

    • bruno

      September 16, 2014 at 10:22 pm

      Pardon my french biko, I meant “JOKE” by the way, I love the girl weave, its ghetto fabulous. LOL

    • bruno

      September 16, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      Biko pardon my french, I meant “JOKE”. By the way I love her weave, its ghetto fabulous. All forms of religion to me is comedy.

    • Ketia

      September 17, 2014 at 12:17 am

      you are actually so pathetic and paranoid. you’re obsessed with a religion and God you don’t believe in. Your life revolves around this so called “joke”. Get some friends and a career.

    • Iamnephiza

      September 17, 2014 at 1:58 am

      Dear Bruno. I have seen a lot of your comments and also have seen people’s reply to you, but today I am taking a few precious minutes of my time and writing inreply to you.
      1. Do you have some other job than to comment on bella naija?
      2. On being an atheist, are you really an atheist for the heck of it? If no Do you really understand atheism and have gone far and wide to find answers to the conflicts you had about Christianity( or don’t let me jump to conclusion Islam) before giving up?
      3. Does atheism teach to mock other religion? I am a Muslim and I can tell you Islam teaches that there is no compulsion in religion.Which is why I would not mock your beliefs.
      4. Just out of curiously,does atheism teach you to work around naked.? you wanna know how people would look if they dressed like the girl you told to “werk”? A bunch 0f uncivilized primates in the Stone Age who have no clue about decency &covering up.
      5. I know it’s random but I would like to know what made you convert to atheism maybe I can learn a thing or two.

      I am a person of science and philosophy but I believe that when science stops giving answers, religion starts giving them.

      Hummp. That took a while. Lol

    • Fatimah

      September 17, 2014 at 8:49 am

      I L.O.V.E Y.O.U!!!

    • bruno

      September 17, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      I can see many of u people are pained by my comments, there’s a transformer in ur area,go and give it a big hug.(driver roll up the partition pls)

    • nully

      September 17, 2014 at 8:23 am

      on the last day, we will see who laugh last

    • Hell Revelations

      September 18, 2014 at 10:31 am

      Well, you’re laughing hard today but you will cry out in pain in hell begging Jesus for Mercy. You will be in a place of eternal torment for the souls of wicked people who refuse to believe in JESUS CHRIST. If you reject Him, He will reject you and there you will tormented day and night for ever and ever in the fires of Hell that cannot be quenched or put out by anyone.

      If you think hell is a Fiction, you will find out the truth when you take your last breath. I will be praying for you.

    • ME

      September 20, 2014 at 6:07 pm

      the judgment u cast as if uve spoke to jesus regarding whose going to hell o not #doublestandards. abeg take many seats

  3. xena

    September 16, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    God please have mercy.This is truly End Time.The person who allowed this should be dealt with.

  4. Truth

    September 16, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    After all God said come as you are, and so she came as she is.

    • TANTRA

      September 17, 2014 at 9:04 am

      You are a joker. Come as you are indeed.

  5. mimi

    September 16, 2014 at 9:02 pm

    @bruno….now i see where the problem is, your an atheist. all your comments definitely speaks for itself….

    • Fanonymous

      September 17, 2014 at 4:24 am

      Wa se orire (Yoruba) Completely agree!

  6. tee

    September 16, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    oh this is getting on my nerves now! media needs to get facts straight before posting nonsense spreading hate. the lady in question is a singer. the church was being used during non worship hours for a fashion show!

    • deb

      September 16, 2014 at 9:31 pm

      Ok. Even using a church, where (GOD) is suppose to dwell, a scared place, a place where the face of (GOD)should be seen is used for a fashion show, the person that granted them permission should be questioned.

    • Iris

      September 17, 2014 at 5:13 am

      Churches rent out their space for different events. If you have a problem with it, give them rent money so they can preserve their sanctity. How many people sit in church and send text messages or zone out and get distracted right in the middle of the service? Isn’t that also disrespectful? If this wasn’t a church service then I don’t see what the issue is.

    • Changing Faces

      September 17, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Go to Aberdeen, they have some churches turned to pubs. Churches rent out their space abroad because some are paying mortgage. Even in Naija, some churches use eko hotel, muson centre etc for Sunday worship, same halls used for shows. Church is not a building, it’s the gathering of God’s people

    • nnenna

      September 17, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      @Iris, the people of GOD can gather/fellowship anywhere to share the WORD/pray, but a dedicated sanitary in GOD’S NAME should be accorded reverence. The church that is in need of funds can find creative ways that’s befitting to raise funds for the Glory of God. We should be careful of our utterances, God Listens. Remain blessed as you read and grow in the Word.

    • me2me

      September 16, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      Why should they permit her to wear that in a church, period. There is no working hours in church…..

    • LotusFlower

      September 16, 2014 at 9:56 pm

      I’m really surprised that BN posted this. The reason for her outfit and the explanation was provided.

    • barbie

      September 17, 2014 at 7:42 am

      Ther’s somthing some of us should realise,well maybe as a graphic artist,I can easily spot manipulated pictures,1st of all the cross has been placed ther(its not real)the stage( as I wuld like to call it has been proped to look like a church)in essence ther r a lot of demons out ther who hate JESUS,n wuld want to bring confusion among brethren.the picture is a hoax!

    • Emeka

      September 17, 2014 at 7:48 am

      And that makes it right to wear that in a Church? Don’t forget what a Church is

    • Dotty

      September 17, 2014 at 1:50 pm

      why will the church be used for a fashion show if its not madness?

    • Hell Revelations

      September 18, 2014 at 10:40 am

      Whether non worship hours OR worship hours —- how can a church be used for a fashion show? That church is NOT a church of God who practice HOLINESS. Jesus No 1 requirement from us is HOLINESS.~ 1 Peter 1:16 for it is written: “Be Holy, because I am Holy.”

      It’s a satanic church and only UNSAVED pastor,, deacon & deaconess will invite such woman with a Jezebel spirit…. just to entertain the worldly people!

  7. ohsodelightful

    September 16, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    hehehehehee

  8. Bossy

    September 16, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    It is well IJN

  9. christian igbokwe

    September 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    @tee you surprise me. Your claim is baseless and for christ sake why would that pastor use the house of God for things that do not glorify God. I mean why would he allow that lady into the church dressed like that. Is it not the same as what happened in the church in Jerusalem when Jesus Christ had to flush them out? My brother be wise for this is one of the signs of end time.

  10. Hatersgonhate

    September 16, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Heaux have no loyalty even to their ‘god’

  11. brainchild

    September 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    First of all she is not naked. Secondly that is how Beyounce dresses. Thirdly there is a naked church in Virginia where everyone including the Pastor worships naked. Fourthly there is a church in South Africa where women have to come without underwear. Fiftly there is no where in the Bible where it says people should not worship naked. Infact the bible says come as you are. Even if it does, there are so many things against the bible that we do like mixed cropping, blended garments, eating pork, wearing gold, women cutting their hair, men shaving and other useless things in the bible. So leave the women alone, if you don’t like it, don’t do it. Let the people that enjoy it, do it.

    • Mohi

      September 17, 2014 at 1:47 am

      Fifly?

    • tunmi

      September 17, 2014 at 2:01 am

      Thank you oh.

    • Babytohcute

      September 17, 2014 at 3:07 am

      All you’ve done is compare. Everyone entered this world alone and na so we go leave. And abeg ask questions for clarity before posting things that will mislead person. All those things that you listed are found in the Old Testament which was a time when people lived under the law but with the coming of Jesus, we now live under grace. However, this doesn’t mean one should live life recklessly because there is grace.

    • anonymous

      September 17, 2014 at 7:26 am

      you must the anti christ, be careful to not attract the wrath of God.

    • gigi

      September 17, 2014 at 11:58 am

      you call the contents of the Bible useless? God forgive u….

    • chuka

      September 17, 2014 at 12:41 pm

      Some people need to brush up their bibles…

      “Fiftly there is no where in the Bible where it says people should not worship naked.”???? Have you EVER READ YOUR BIBLE??? What does “All must come to temple decently dressed” mean? What does Paul mean when he says “Women MUST come to worship dressed modestly, not dressed to cause temptation” mean? And for the sake of argument, let’s say that the bibel never mentioned how to dress, IT WOULD BE BECAUSE IT EXPECT THAT PEOPLE HAVE COMMON SENSE. If a person won’t walk on the street on a sunday morning dressed like that, why would they dress that way to a church? Plus WHY DID ADAM AND EVE HIDE THEMSELVES WITHOUT EVEN BEING TOLD THAT THEY WERE NAKED? BECAUSE THEY HAVE SHAME AND COMMON SENSE. Please don’t pervert the bible- READ IT, before speaking in ignorance. When the bible says come as you are, he didn’t mean that you should come in hooker clothes and even if He did, there would be no way you’d have the mic in front of the congregation. You’d be given the learner’s class.

      Finally, this was NOT a church gathering. The church building was rented by some “avant garde” designer to showcase his new shitty fashion line. I say shitty because if the clothes where good enough he won’t need this silly stunt to gain attention- and apparently nobody even still knows his design collection if not this post would never have been up.

      DO NOT BE FOOLED- GOD IS NOT MOCKED. WHATEVER A MAN SOWS, THAT IS WHAT HE SHALL REAP.

    • ak

      September 17, 2014 at 1:37 pm

      Nice one.

      Keep preaching holiness and using the word “shitty” in the same post.

      Maybe its time for YOU to brush up your bible – Ever read Ephesians 4:29?

    • Dotty

      September 17, 2014 at 1:52 pm

      mtcheeewwwwww….read your comments again, when you are done, get back to me…..

  12. bruno

    September 16, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    This is not the sign of end time, just because you hate ur life,or because this female singer is looking “hot in church” LOL hahahah, that doesn’t mean the world is coming to an end.

  13. Yomi

    September 16, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Are you sure that is a Church? What type of cross is that? This is definitely one of the sign of the end times!

    • Desert Rainbow

      September 17, 2014 at 1:40 am

      My thoughts exactly. That ‘cross’ is suspicious…

  14. Wifey

    September 17, 2014 at 1:17 am

    BellaNaija shame on you for mis-representing the picture just to get more clicks. We expect more from you.

    Its not unusual for a church to be used for a fashion show especially if it has interesting or dramatic architecture/interior.

  15. Mohi

    September 17, 2014 at 1:48 am

    “Fifly?” That explains your comments.

  16. Tolu.F.

    September 17, 2014 at 2:59 am

    Oh pleaseee…this isn’t right in any sense of it and it shouldn’t be found close to church environment. so because a church in S/A wears that that means it’s right? Or is Beyonce the standard for christian living? There’s no place in the bible that talks about dressing naked? But the bible says women should adore themselves with holy apparel( might not quote it the way it is). We all know that the bible isn’t referring to this as “come as you were” it talks about people who have nothing to give that God who receive them that way or perhaps unbelievers that he would was there sins and make them part of his sheep. Take time out to read 1st corin 6v15&16, what’s the difference between her and a harlot ? The bible even said if it’s your eye that will make your neighbour sin against God you should pluck it out. It’s just plain wrong, let us stop twisting the bible to suit our purpose/advantage!

  17. Babytohcute

    September 17, 2014 at 3:13 am

    Btw, y’all that are saying the bible said come as you are, what motivated that statement? What do the preceding and after verse(s) of that statement say concerning the statement? Let’s not quote sayings, bible, Quran or any other religious book verse(s) to justify wrong. Abeg be truthful to one another.

  18. Anonymous bystander

    September 17, 2014 at 3:35 am

    We atheists? You are all on your own boo boo. Ain’t no sane atheist be associating with you. You are what one would normally refer to as a cheap troll. And yes, we know that that aint french. Your vocab is as poor as your trolling skills. There is a special part of hell reserved for your kind.

  19. homophobia

    September 17, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Annnnnnd Bingo errmm sorry Bruno finds a mate on bella naija —Brainchild— You both can now elope to a perfect world of idiocy and hell. You reek of low self esteem and you need JESUS.I hereby nominate bingo sory Bruno and brainchild to carry on the gratitude challenge and say things they are thankful for and WHO they are thanking for life, grace, air they breathe, family and friends. I bet Bruno will thank the americans for that as for brainchild your folks need to send you back to sundy school to differentiate between old and new testament..Alright dears tahtah dont forget anything you say to me bounces off me and sticks to you like aboki super glue.

  20. pearl

    September 17, 2014 at 7:50 am

    If that’s actually a place of worship to God,then her outfit is wrong. No middle line btw Good and Bad.

  21. sum1special

    September 17, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Christians have issues….too many controversial behaviors all in the name of Christianity.

  22. efe

    September 17, 2014 at 9:06 am

    @ Bruno. l have read of those who claimed to be Atheist, who had an encounter with Jesus Christ and their lives never remained the same,they went all out for Jesus . Apostle Paul in the Bible could be said to be one. You are not an exception, Jesus loves you but you need to invite Him into your Heart.
    Heaven is real and so is Hell. The choice of where you want to spend eternity is solely yours but l pray for you that it would not be too Late.

    • Blessmyheart

      September 17, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      Erm… Apostle Paul was not atheist. He was a zealous Jew actually. Judaism believes the Messiah has not come so they don’t believe in Jesus.

  23. aisha

    September 17, 2014 at 9:34 am

    This is totally rubbish…..cnt be true cus no wise Pastor will allow such! Cant believe its true.

  24. me

    September 17, 2014 at 10:15 am

    @Iamnephiza thank you for your comments on @bruno I wondered same…..on all post bruno is the first to comment or the second…..he/she is so full of negativity, nothing good to say…(bruno can be a she, )

  25. Lorna

    September 17, 2014 at 10:19 am

    @Bruno and @Brainchild, i pity you and would say a word of prayer for you.
    We should all hold on to our faith and not allow negative influence derail us in this end times. That said, may God have mercy on our generation.

  26. debby

    September 17, 2014 at 11:00 am

    End time is fast approaching

  27. Tim

    September 17, 2014 at 11:17 am

    Ya’ll just freaking out… what is the authenticity of this pic? How do you know it is not a movie or music video set. Where is the congregation? Why was a video not posted?

  28. lollly

    September 17, 2014 at 11:46 am

    there is a misconception here….a church is not a structure or building, it is a congregation of worshipers /Christians. For churches who have no building or space of their own, they rent halls and spaces for services, the same hall will be used for other events. take expo hall for example, shows of all kinds are held there…religious, circular, comedy, fashion, motivational.
    if she did not wear that during a church service or religious programme, then i don’t see a problem.

    N.B: i still dont know why some people respond/comment on Bruno’s comment. it is obvious he isnt normal, why not simple ignore him and let him fade into oblivion !!

  29. Chuka

    September 17, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    It’s not real…it was from a photo shoot that was done in the CHurch. Apparently the place was rented for this. Which doesn’t mean it’s right- but at least this was NOT part of any church service at any point in time.

    kemifilani.com/2014/09/much-ado-about-half-naked-gospel-singer.html

  30. baddestbitch

    September 17, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    @bruno and brain child.. have u given ur life to christ, pls if u havent , do that Asap, God is still in the redemption bizness, dnt be carried away.

    • ak

      September 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm

      Maybe he needs to redeem you first, “baddestbitch”

  31. tunmi

    September 17, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Please leave Bruno and brainchild alone. What you guys are doing is also bullying. Ignore the posts you do not like if you cannot respectfully disagree.

  32. Tony

    September 17, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Bruno happens to be one of those in the states who stay home waiting for unemployment benefits. He/She seems to have an alarm set for new comments. Then he quickly rushes to write stupid nothings. As for the people talking about come as you. Please lets not always twist the bible to favor our own perverse practices.

  33. ayanda

    September 17, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    See this is what annoys me,people always get misinformed and think its ok to do certain things cause same place in SA people are doing it.Im South african,live here and believe me people there is no such thing going on here.So Tolu.F before you school people thats ok to do this check yoir facts.dont lie like that honey..na wa oo

  34. AVID BLOG READER

    September 17, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    So much ado over nothing here guys. Let God be the judge in the end!

  35. ssssssssssssss

    September 17, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Jesus said “‘My house will be called a house of prayer,’

  36. Hell Revelations

    September 18, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Satan is at work in that church. A true pastor who lives in Holiness will NOT invite such people like HER and if He did, he himself is not saved.

  37. Andrea

    September 26, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Lololol all these holier than thou comments! Such a proper Christian should certainly know how to spell b-i-b-l-e! Ugh, when will you Christians stop picking and choosing what part of the Bible suits you??? I bet you’re most of you are guilty of a few sins… So why not stop judging everyone else, because according to your Bible, that’s not your job! Have a seat sister.?

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