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    Why are today's gospel musician not composing songs with...?

    by Osarfo Anthony
    posted Friday, 15 March 2013 20:54| 1 Comments

    Two fortnights ago, I published an article and asked; 'why doesn't gospel musicians feature in each other's music videos?' This time round, my concern is about why current gospel musicians don't collaborate with the old gospel musicians to compose songs.

    May be when it comes to true love, unity, togetherness and business perspicacity in our creative arts industry; our secular artistes have it and show it genuinely than our gospel artistes.

    Talk of featuring themselves in each other's music videos and secular artistes do it better.

    Talk of young and current secular musicians collaborating or featuring old and veteran musicians for composing new songs or remixing the oldies songs; secular musicians do it better.

    Ten years down memory lane, a number of young secular musicians have collaborated with veteran secular musicians and vice-versa. Obour did it with A. B. Crentsil; Tic Tac did it with Gyedu Blay Ambuley; K.K. Fosu did it with Pat Thomas, Omanhene Pozo did it with Ewurama Badu, amongst others. On the part of the veterans: Lumba did it with Bradez, Kojo Antwi did it with Kontihene, and the like.

    Turn to the gospel industry and the case is different. Gospel musicians of today don't collaborate with gospel musicians of old to compose new songs or better still; remix the old songs of the old musicians as the secular artistes do for music marketing purposes. To all the veteran gospel musicians -Ola Williams, Tagoe Sisters, Helena Rhabbles, Comfort Annor, Rev. Esther Nyamekye, Rev. Mary Ghansah, Prof. Kofi Abraham, Jessie Jones, Yaw Sarpong, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Tagoe Sisters, Hannah Marfo, Nana Takyiwaa Asabiri, Osofo Emma of (Yesu anna fame), Bertha Aboagye, Elida Sobotie, Rev. Thomas Yawson, etc; I pay you all obeisance.

    The series of questions that nonplus me are; do gospel musicians love themselves at all? Is there unity amongst them at all? Do they understand the business side of showbiz at all? Should the veteran gospel musicians make the proposal of collaborating with the current gospel musicians? Or, should it be the other way round?

    To the current gospel musicians – Gifty Osei, Cecilia Marfo, Ernest Opoku, Obaapa Christie, Joe Dee, Cynthia McCauley, Ceci Twum, Gifty Asante, Ampong, Erico, Cwesi Oteng, SP. Kofi Sarpong, Herty Borngreat, Nacy, Lady Prempeh, Nana Perbi, Nii Okai, Joe Mettle, and the like, we need answers from you or better still; an answer from the oldies. Until then Motwum!!!

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