SDA Church Doesn’t Help Its Musicians – Great Ampong Recalls Painful Experience

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Ghanaian gospel icon, Isaiah Kwadwo Ampong, known better by the stage name Great Ampong, has criticized the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church for not supporting their own.

This is not the first time the singer has publicly called out his church for neglecting especially its musicians.

During an interview with Okay FM which Newshuntermag.com monitored, the “Hosanna” hitmaker recounted the challenges he and other great singers have endured despite all the contributions and sacrifices they have made for the church.

“I know how the church handles musicians. They don’t know anything like they are planning something for a musician, it has never been done. I’m not saying the church should help me. I have family and friends around me and God won’t let me be disgraced.

“I was thinking that since the church has a school and a university and there are musicians like Mark Anim Yirenkyi and Kyei Baffour who trained me, the church would have, for instance, scholarship schemes for the children of these personalities who have helped the church, but that is not done,” he lamented.

The celebrated singer further narrated an ordeal he went through with his colleagues when the church declined to fund their transportation after they embarked on a project that left them financially constrained.

“We have even established SDA churches in some very remote areas where there were no SDA churches, including at a place called Gomoa-Ehyiam. After ministering to people there, we ran out of funds so we sent someone to Accra for money to sort us out, but they [SDA church] claimed they didn’t have any.

“We had to do some hard work, weeding as laborers before getting money to return to Accra. Unfortunately, it was raining too and we were heavily beaten…Elder Donkor, Mark Anim Yirenkyi, and Kwaku Emma all know what I’m talking about. So it’s not like it’s only today that someone is saying the church doesn’t help musicians. We know it, unless we are pretending to not speak the truth,” Great Ampong said.

Check out the video below:

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