Gospel sensation from Ghana According to Rev. Paa Boateng, many gospel musicians in Ghana don’t seek advice from seasoned musicians, which prevents them from writing songs with strong messages.
The majority of gospel performers have come under heavy criticism from music critics over the years for deviating from the genre’s traditional message-driven music in favor of sensationalism and hit tunes.
Minister of the Gospel Rev Paa Boateng of Brussels expressed his opinion on the subject on Akoma FM’s Saturday flagship entertainment program Entertainment 360, hosted by Tony Best. He said while he is not opposed to artists’ music making significant progress, they should seek the advice of those who can assist them with good message songs.
“The greatest wish of every artiste is to have his/her music doing well and getting the needed popularity. However, the song must first carry a message, closely linked with the gospel but the current gospel songs lack such depth.
“I was able to release hit and message-driven songs because they were written by knowledgeable individuals like Osuani Afrifa, Nana Boateng and Archimides but most gospel artistes today are not doing such, just putting anything out for public consumption.”
The singer of “Nhyira Bere” is presently promoting his song, “Mame Ndi Nkunim.”