Radio Host, Frank Kwabena Owusu, popularly called Franky 5, has charged successful churches to invest in members identified with unique talents in song ministration, in the effort to contribute to the growth of the gospel industry.

He noted that the church is blessed with an army of raw talents. He however, said that failure on the part of the church to identify and groom these raw talents causes the inability of such talents to exploit their potentials.

“If I pick any church in Ghana, I can identify not less than hundred raw talents.  The churches here are more interested in the growth of the church and forgetting that there are instruments that contribute to the growth and development of the church. Key of them is the musicians and the instrumentalists. It is just lack of focus and the willingness to support talents in the church”, he said.

He gave the admonition as a panelist on the Christian Entertainment Review Show on Sunny FM last Saturday. The show, hosted by versatile broadcaster, Odelia Nitiamoah discussed the roles played by the church in supporting gospel artists to reach greatness.

Franky5 further stated that although it is not an obligation of the church to invest in music, the move has positive economic prospects.

“It is about time that Ghanaian pastors begin to think church and think business. You don’t produce these talents as singers of the church but as artistes who can stand on their own and be able to sell themselves and the church as well. Even when they become independent, their names are still attached to the church” he stated.

Touching on the same topic, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tenacity ClothingGh, Maame Darkwaa emphasized the importance of music to the growth of the church saying “now music has become one of the ways to evangelize. We should think of modern ways of evengelizing especially in an era where mobile phones abound. If we pay attention to these arts and we enhance them to become bigger, we equally make our church bigger.’”

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