It is highly undoubted that Gospel music is the highest selling music in Ghana since forever, and the industry with the highest sold out events, yet the very industry with the most struggles.
We could talk about issues concerning promotion, competing on global the market among others. Our gospel music industry seem to have seen a down-slide of support over the past years most especially with upcoming musicians in this genre at the pivot of the crisis.
The competition to promote and get one’s music played over other ‘trending secular music’ has been a major bottle neck for up and coming musicians who are relatively unknown and thus find it difficult to even breakthrough as one could do in the other genres.
However, it is in this seemingly bleak future that a beacon of hope has sprang forth for the industry. UK-based young Ghanaian pastor, author, life coach, philanthropist and entrepreneur, Pastor Brian Amoateng has pronounced his willingness to support upcoming gospel musicians.
The founder and president of Brian Jones Outreach Ministries, took to his Facebook wall to pledge support for the industry
“I personally think we need a resurrection in the Ghana Gospel industry..I will contribute my quota to support upcoming gospel musicians…..#WatchOut” he said
The host of the annual iYes, which gathers over 5000 youth annually went on to ask some very critical questions concerning the motive behind events organized by upcoming artistes.
iYes is a Christian based global initiative, a nonprofit organization, headquartered in Ghana, dedicated to the spiritual, intellectual and emotional growth of young people around the world. Through proprietary programmes, revival summits, events, seminars and practical opportunities.
The 2018 edition of iYes saw renowned personalities like Archbishop Duncan-Williams, Kwame Sefa Kayi, Bishop O.A. Bernard, Sammy Awuku, Oheneyere Gifty Anti, Deloris Frimpong-Manson alias Delay, Pastor Daniel Amoateng, Prophet Sampson Amoateng and many others.