Gospel artiste, Celestine Donkor has urged colleague artistes to redefine what they represent and maintain their focus.
This comment comes after Patience Nyarko’s claim that Joe Mettle only samples Pentecost hymns instead of composing his own songs.
“I have listened to all that is going on and what I really want to say is to tell our fellow gospel musicians that we should go back and redefine what we represent as gospel artistes because if it’s really about the gospel and sending the word of God through songs to people then we should try as much as possible to make that our focus.
“Because at the end of the day if Joe Mettle won 1000 souls with a Pentecost hymn, that is like a hurray, you know. And Patience Nyarko is a brilliant singer, she has good messages and ‘Obi Nyanime’ is a great song, W’afom Kwan is a great song and she’s won a lot of hearts with that and I’ll tell her to maintain her focus, that’s very important.
“And it’s not necessary that when you’re an artist, you should write your own songs. Some artistes are not composers so it is okay that you find somebody write a song for you or you do a cover version. It is very normal. So, we should redefine what we want to represent. I think it’d help us know that this is not about who is heading what,” she said in an interview on Joy News on Wednesday.
She, however, believes Patience Nyarko wanted to say the industry should not be built around one person but her temper distorted the message.
“I think she wanted to communicate something important that an industry cannot be built around one person and she could have done that nicely without tempers. But we’re humans and so I advise that when she gets another opportunity perhaps, she should take her time and communicate exactly what she wants to say,” she stated.
By: Hajia Lamy Gates |ghanaweekend.com