Popular Ghanaian Gospel musician, Brother Sammy has revealed the weakness of most Gospel musicians.
Speaking in an interview with GNA Entertainment, Brother Sammy stated that most Gospel musicians are not able to withstand criticisms.
He said the availability of social media has worsened the situation.
“The reason gospel music did thrive in the past is that people did fear God but in recent times people don’t fear God. Most gospel musicians in recent times are often discouraged by some worldly people and are not strong enough to withstand criticisms especially with the advent of social media.
“Being gospel musician now is more challenging than the past because modern gospel music is confronted with lots of temptations ranging from the ungodly lifestyle by some believers and the desire to get material things because you are considered a star,’’ Brother Sammy stated.
On whether the Gospel music industry in Ghana is lucrative or not, he said, “Being a gospel musician is not about the material things, you possess but praising your Maker through music. We cannot be like others who do circular music but win souls for Christ and not to think about making money out of music business.”
“Gospel musicians in modern times are still doing their best to keep up the spirit of worship through their songs as they spend more money on promotion regardless of whether they are able to recoup their investment or not,” Brother Sammy added.