Mzbel: Please leave me alone

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What would ordinarily get a young woman broken doesn’t seem to get at
musician Mzbel and one can only conclude that she must be one strong

After receiving bashing from all quarters after she made an appearance
on an inspirational television show, Restoration With Stacy, on February
14 on TV3 to say she didn’t believe in Jesus Christ, the 16 Years
singer still stands by her belief and wishes to be left alone.

She made this clear in an interview with Showbiz last Tuesday and said
the way and manner people have attacked her after that declaration has
been something else.

“When I appeared on the show, I was asked by Stacy whether I believed
in Jesus Christ and I said no because I have done my own research and I
believe that the story of Jesus Christ was made up.’’

Mzbel said people started calling her and saying all sorts of things to her after the programme was aired.

“Some people went as far as to say that I am anti-Christ, a witch, and
that God will punish me because it is God who has made me what I am
today and I am now denying Him.

“Some people just called and started speaking in tongues while others
send me quotations from the Bible that I should repent. There were even a
couple of callers who went to the extreme by threatening me with
death,’’ she said.

She said that her persecutors have been even more brazen on social media where people are just following her to insult her.

“Since my interview was telecast, my following on Instagram, for
example, has risen from 9,000 to 18,000 and still growing and the
moment I post a picture, they start insulting me,’’ she said.

In all of these though, Mzbel is of the conviction that if people have
a problem with what she said on television, they should attack the host
of the show, Stacy, and not her.

“She is one of my close friends who knows that I don’t believe in Jesus
Christ. I believe only in the God of Israel. She knew I would say no
before asking me the question; it was like an ambush and she used that
bit to promote the show to draw attention to it.’’

Mzbel told Showbiz that she asked for that bit of her interview to be
edited because she was aware how unkindly people of other faiths may
recieve it but Stacy and her managers ignored her request.

For Mzbel, what those who keep attacking her should do is to
accommodate other people’s beliefs instead of virtually cursing her, and
verbally attacking her and her children. “Everybody doesn’t have to
believe in the same thing so why are they attacking me?’’

Asked whether this ‘wahala’ has affected her career, Mzbel said it has, to some extent.

“People are sabotaging my work, I have no evidence but they are not
playing my songs on radio as much as I expected although I have “sorted
them out” but I can’t tell if it is because of this issue, the insults
have gone down a bit now but I am yet to know the damage it has

Mzbel has definitely not given up on her career as she was scheduled
to release a single yesterday titled One More Time produced by Jam
Master J. She said that she will release three more singles Onye
Ogbemi, Ekua and Xes very soon.

To her numerous fans, Mzbel says, “concentrate on the good music I give
you and enjoy it not what I believe in, leave it to God to judge. To
those who felt offended, I sincerely apologise because my intention was
not to offend anybody.’

Credit: Graphic Online

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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