Ghanaian Gospel musician Brother Sammy has said that the low patronage of gospel music in recent times is because a lot of people no longer have the fear of God in them.
According to Brother Sammy in an interview with GNA entertainment, the past gospel musicians including the likes of Cindy Thompson, Esther Smith, Yaw Sarpong, among others made the gospel music industry more revered because they had the fear of God in them.
“The reason gospel music did thrive in the past is that people did fear God but in recent times people don’t fear God. Most gospel musicians in recent times are often discouraged by some worldly people and are not strong enough to withstand criticisms especially with the advent of social media.
“Being gospel musician now is more challenging than the past because modern gospel music is confronted with lots of temptations ranging from the ungodly lifestyle by some believers and the desire to get material things because you are considered a star,’’ he stated.
When asked whether doing gospel music is a lucrative venture, Brother Sammy answered, “Being a gospel musician is not about the material things, you possess but praising your Maker through music. We cannot be like others who do circular music but win souls for Christ and not to think about making money out of music business”.
“Gospel musicians in modern times are still doing their best to keep up the spirit of worship through their songs as they spend more money on promotion regardless of whether they are able to recoup their investment or not.” he added.