According to an American website, www.ranker.com, that has compiled a detailed list of the most famous prophets in the world, two Nigerian prophets, Prophet TB Joshua and Prophet Joseph Babalola, are on the list.
Nigerian pastors listed among world's most famous prophets
T.B. Joshua, Pastor of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) held the number 15 spot while Joseph Ayo Babalola, the founder of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), held number 36.
Ranker’s website reported that they have “built one of the world's largest opinion databases, collecting more than 250 million user votes”.
The website is known to provide ‘crowd-sourced rankings’, therefore attracting more than 20 million visits, monthly.
Majority of the 79 ‘prophets’ chronicled by the website are ancient figures from Biblical or Islamic history such as Moses, Shuaib and Isaiah, with Jesus Christ topping the list.
“This list of notable prophets is ordered by their level of prominence,” Ranker revealed in the introduction put together for the list. “What they have in common is that they're all renowned prophets.”
However, Prophet TB Joshua is the only individual mentioned who is still alive and one of seven from the modern era.
Meanwhile, Babalola, who is credited with popularising ‘Aladura’ in Nigeria and across Africa, died in 1959.
T.B. Joshua’s alleged prophecies on world events have proved very controversial,often stirring debate on social mediums after their release.
The cleric is reported to have predicted world events such as the terrorist attacks in Paris, the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Flight MH370 and the death of pop legend, Michael Jackson.
This new accolade comes barely a week after Joshua was named for his extensive philanthropic endeavours.
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