Sorry I haven’t posted in a bit. I was a bit distracted for a while. But a certain angel came to beat me back on track. Glory to God!!
Did you miss me? Or are you part of the lot that wished I was kidnapped and exchanged for gala at Cotonou? LOL
Whatever the case may be… I’m back now. Hahaha *Self Ovation*
Gosh! A whole lot of songs have been released recently. Great gospel tunes as well as Akamu …err…Akamu… things (can’t bring myself to call them songs). Some of them deserve critique while most are just plain ridiculous and not worth my time to write less you reading them. However, I’ll do my best to see what I can review.
A question’s always bugging my mind. And it’s a question I want to pose to y’all gospel artistes
WHAT IS YOUR MOTIVE FOR DOING GOSPEL?
Are you here for the money, the fame…The glitz and the glamour…The paparazzi…the adoring fans?
If that’s the case, then the object of your passion is material and like all material things, they wear and tear and fizzle out into obscurity and no one remembers them anymore cos a new “product” has taken over. Who remembers Trium phones? Anybody? Ah! Never mind *checks incoming ping*
Think about the gospel artistes that have stood the test of time. Whose songs are still relevant today and are still sung in our various worship services.
One thing is constant…
GOD IS THE CENTRE OF THEIR PASSION.
You see, God is the only constant, never-changing and ever relevant “product” that has been before eternity and will continue to be even after eternity fades away. If you choose to make him the centre and pillar of your chosen career, you will ultimately be relevant even after you leave this earth. God takes ownership of your songs cos they are about and for him and he uses it for generations to come. Isn’t that even a cooler way to make the money?
Instead you write your songs to the taste of the CREATED rather than the CREATOR. You want to please the people who “would buy your cd” rather than the one who is able to cause you to profit and bring wealth into your house. And the annoying thing is that these people are only waiting to download your content for free without paying a dime.
What’s your call? Choose to focus on our God in all his simplicity and beauty and he will indeed “bless your bread and your water” (Exodus 23:25+) or the people whose loyalty changes with the wind.
So tell me, who’s really grooving your gbedu? JESUS or THE PEOPLE?
- Rappers Against Prosperity Gospel: The new wave of militant emcees (crossrhythms.co.uk)
- Hey Musician, We Want Better Gospel Songs. (chisosmusic.wordpress.com)
- Gospel singer uses R.Kelly’s ‘Bump and Grind’ beat for song (thegrio.com)
- Meet sensational gospel artiste Uchey (johnsonmadichie.wordpress.com)
- Chisosmusic Critique: Without You by Okey Sokay (chisosmusic.wordpress.com)