Ace gospel crooner and servant of God, Reverend Mark Abraham, did not mince words when he stated on Sunny Fm’s Christian Entertainment Review Show with Alfred Occasy, that “there is nothing like show business” when it comes to the gospel terrain.
Rev. Abraham supported his argument by explaining that gospel musicians are ministers of God and their songs should be like like poles that will attract people to God.
“That is why we are called ministers. After ministering, you should draw people to God” the Reverend Minister posited.
He further bemoaned the lack of spiritual emphasis in the gospel songs of today, and stated that the ‘Awurade Medawase” (Thank You God) refrain has become the order of the day, rather than the real message of salvation.
He said it is referred to as gospel because “you preach about the goodness of God, telling the whole world that Jesus Christ is the Saviour of the world. Prove to them through scripture and their lives will be changed”.
Rev. Abraham, popular for his hit song ‘Shwe w’akono so’ also noted that sadly, the better and more spiritual songs remain in the shelves due to the lack of promotional power, and accused the church of being apathetic towards talents in their domain.
The man of God, made a clarion call on churches, stating that it is about time the church took interest in their talents and nurtured them. “Since the church is capable, why do we leave them alone and if an unbeliever nurtures them, and later charges us when they come to perform, why do we complain?” he retorted.
Rev. Mark Abraham however admitted that some of the talents may be recalcitrant and unwilling to submit in the house of God, but encouraged the church never to give up in unearthing and nurturing their gifts.
He cited the likes of OJ and Selina Boateng as artistes who have been submissive under his tutelage and are therefore reaping the benefits in their careers.
Meanwhile, Joe Becham disagreed the assertion made by Rev. Abraham that Gospel artistes have nothing to do with show business.
By: Jeffery Adu-Gyamfi Jnr