Ghanaian gospel musician, Erico feels there is a neglect somewhere when it comes to gospel music.
He lamented that many producers and churches in the country are not doing much to support gospel musicians.
According to him, the majority of Ghanaians claim to be Christians but their love for hiplife and other genres is more than what the have for gospel songs.
“Hiplife has gained upper hand over gospel music in Ghana but we claim Ghana is a Christian nation. I don’t know why people are investing more in hiplife than gospel music. When we talk about the issues of money in gospel music, people say, it’s God’s work, so why do we take or need money, but I also ask: ‘what should we use to promote God’s work’? God’s work is money and anything which will help with the gospel music is money,” Erico said in an interview with Bismark Boachie (DJ Premier) on Entertainment Capital on Accra100.5FM.
He added: “Anointing without money is an annoyance, you are just making noise. Somebody does not sing well, but because of his money, he’s promoting his music and you’ll think he’s doing well, but there are better gospel musicians who have no money to promote their works…”
Erico also stated that organisers of the various awards schemes do not give them much attention.
He said people should start investing in gospel music if indeed Ghana is a Christian nation–as claimed.
Erico was the winner of the third edition of TV3’s mentor reality show.