Adom FM’s entertainment host has taken a swipe at Ghanaian gospel musicians to always blame themselves for none payment of shows they play for event organizers, particularly the men of God in the various chapels.
The Adom entertainment hall host, Michael Boateng, also known as Mike 2, stressed that the musicians have from day one of their music careers sold themselves cheaply to the public, telling them that they are into the gospel industry to win souls for Christ but to make any business for profit.
This assertion by many of these musicians has got deep into the minds of the people telling them that they (gospel musicians) are “Father Christmas” who will do things for free.
“The gospel musicians have been cheating themselves, and pastors always say God bless you after their performances- they have made themselves low, they go for interviews and when asked whether they mean profit making, these musicians will cheaply say big no, but they want to win souls for Christ through music”, he started.
Recently, Minister Francis Amo was upset about the way in which most Ghanaian gospel artistes are treated badly after their performances by some church leaders. He indicated how difficult and expensive it is to keep a brand relevant for event organizers and church leaders to notice them and invite for programmes but are given unfair reception after their energized performances.
He said it was about time they took a careful look at the business aspect of the music job since it is a lucrative venture especially when it comes to shows.
“Because people are not buying the CDs, shows have been paying but these people will tell you they don’t charge but will accept whatever reasonable money because they are singing to win souls for Christ but not to make business for profit. Forgetting about the business aspect of it and the cost incurred to produce the album, are they serious at all?”, he quizzed