Veteran Ghanaian Gospel musician, Amy Newman has revealed the secret behind her successful career.
Speaking in an interview with Graphic Showbiz, the 58-year-old musician said humility has contributed to her success.
“In this life, all we need is humility. For me, I always say, yes I am a musician but I am not in competition with anyone. I am not one who follow trends and so I do not put unnecessary pressure on myself.
“When you have humility, these things called trends etc have nothing on you.
“Anytime I want to do something, I ask myself if it will be pleasing to God, is this what the Bible expects of me. I see things on social media and I ask myself, ‘when, how did we get here? Why are we copying blindly?’
“It is sad but all I can say is that, just as Christ admonishes us, if we want to make it in life, we have to be humble and He will lift us up and I am a testimony of that,” she said.
Amy, who has been in the music scene for about 40 years now — also revealed the same humility, has helped her in her marriage.
“I would not say it has been rosy. We have had our down times but the key thing is humility, you do not need to engage yourself in this ‘I know my right’ thing, no, just as Christ is the head of the church, your husband is the head of the house,” she stated.
The veteran musician disclosed why she always tries to keep certain things from the public.
“No I am not like that, it’s my private life and you hardly get me putting my grandchildren up as a display picture on my WhatsApp no, I just do not want to put my life out there like I am seeing today. The end results of these things are appalling,” she said.
According to her, she doesn’t rush to release new songs.
“I am not an artiste who is in hurry to bring out songs. I take my time to wait on the Lord, for Him to speak to me, to prepare me for what I have to do and it is in this light that my songs still make an impact any time they are played.
“I laid low for 14 years, putting things together and waiting on him and now he has given me songs that will change the life of anyone who listens,” she posited.
On why she still looks young despite her age, Amy said: “Jesus died at a young age and the bible says he lives in us so why do I have to look old when he lives in me. But we thank God for life.”
“Jesus is the answer, in Him is life, they should find Him, walk in Him and surrender and everything they need will be given to them,” she advised those who take inspirations from her.
Amy is well known for songs like Wongya Me O, Lord Prepare Me and Nyame Woho Yedzin.