‘Ode Aba’ hit singer, Mabel Okyere, holds contrary assertion that the Ghanaian Gospel Industry is deteriorating juxtaposed to the ancient times instead she believes it has seen maximum improvement.
According to her, the concept behind music videos has seen a significant change over the years with new innovations and high fashion sense which projects modernity and compliments their music.
She indicated that, unlike those days when gospel musicians had a wardrobe malfunction and lack innovation, the current industry folks produce standardized videos.
There’s a popular perception the Ghanaian gospel music is near collapse with singers churning out uninspiring songs lacking a biblical message.
Critics say Ghanaian gospel singers largely are mercenaries under the pretense of ministering God’s word through music.
But speaking to Father Innocent on Thursday, April 23, 2021, Mabel Okyere brushed off all the negative rumours making rounds in the media describing it as the opposite of the truth.
“It is progressing, it will never deteriorate,” she told Father Innocent on Original 91.9FM’s Mid-Morning programme Thursday morning adding, “everything in the world is seeing progress. In the past, our music video lacked innovation often shows one standing beside a flower. It is not the case anymore. All videos shot in recent time is spot on”.
“Things have changed,” the popular Ghanaian musician added.
Touching on music patronage, the singer noted that even though low sales of CDs has been a tore in the fresh, fortunately, enough revenue generates through streaming platforms sustain the industry.
She added that gospel musicians are improvising and that they have adapted to selling their music on pen drives as an alternative to increase sales and get the word of God out there.
By: Bernard Ralph Adams | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana