MUSICIANS ESPECIALLY GOSPEL SINGERS NEED DIRECTIONS FROM RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND MUSIGA
Veteran gospel songstress, Deaconess Esther Boakye-Duah, aka Mama Esther has called religious leaders and the musician union of Ghana (MUSIGA) help direct and shape musicians especially gospel singers.
Speaking to BREEZE 90.9 FM at 6pm last Friday, Mama Esther was responding to a question on what most people think and say about current gospel songs; some saying it has no religious values and impact on the listener.
“I will be glad if religious leaders and MUSIGA can help direct musicians and also correct us on words arrangement, it will be an advantage to us however it will also depend on the artistes to receive this correction in good faith and do accordingly”.
She then offered advice to young gospel musicians saying “if you want to sing to portray the word of God, do it such that lost souls can be saved, and inspire people”.
“Let someone going through difficulty receive hope by the sound of your song. There must be testimony coming from people who listen to your song, then you can be proud as a gospel artiste but don’t sing for fashion, gigs and appearing on television only” she added.
Apart from her success in the music ministry, 50-year-old Mama Esther proudly showcases her dedication to God’s work as a member of the Old Tafo District Church of Pentecost, Kumasi, and as the leader of the Pentecostal Women’s Fellowship.
She has hit albums, Me Judge Akasa, Time Nkoe and Goliath Beko, and others and has confirmed the release of unnumbered music albums by the end of this year for all her fans.
STORY BY: NTEWUSU PHILOMIAN LISA
BREEZE 90.9 FM, ACCRA- GHANA
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