Gospel artiste, Erico talks about gospel music. He bemoaned the difficulty in producing and working as a gospel musician in Ghana.
Moreover, he stated that producers and the churches are unwilling to help gospel musicians. This is in terms of producing or promoting their music.
He made these statements on Entertainment Capital on Accra 100.5 FM. Also, he noted that producers turn away from gospel to hiplife music.
“Hiplife has gained upper hand over gospel music in Ghana but we claim Ghana is a Christian nation. I don’t know why people are investing more in hiplife than gospel music. When we talk about the issues of money in gospel music, people say, it’s God’s work, so why do we take or need money, but I also ask: ‘what should we use to promote God’s work’? God’s work is money and anything which will help with the gospel music is money.”
“Anointing without money is an annoyance, you are just making noise. Somebody does not sing well, but because of his money, he’s promoting his music and you’ll think he’s doing well, but there are better gospel musicians who have no money to promote their works…”
According to Erico, Ghanaians pretend to love gospel music. However, gospel music and gospel artistes barely get recognition during award shows.