The truth is, comparing and contrasting the works of MC Abraham, Esther Nyamekye, Mama Esther, Tagoe Sisters, Daughters of Glorious Jesus, et al. to the songs produced by our current crop of musicians who call themselves Gospel musicians will make you shed uncontrollable tears.
Listening to the works of Daughters of Glorious Jesus, Pastor Joe Bechem, among others will make every believer suffer from goosebumps but these days, the songs produced as Gospel songs are nothing but empty – it carries no inspiration and religious weight.
So, it’s in the light of the degenerative nature of contemporary gospel music that gospel musician Kobby Egyeil who is known in showbiz as Coby Seed has challenged his colleagues in the gospel genre to up their game or better still wake up from slumber.
In a short stint with ghbase.com, Coby Seed who’s well-known for “Finally Finally” chart-topping song voiced that; “One thing I have studied about contemporary Ghanaian gospel musicians is like I wouldn’t say all of them but majority of them are becoming lazy in terms of their creativity”.
He further added that he (Cobby Seed) is bringing a new thing into the Gospel music industry whereby he is going to be producing his music in all the different types of genres which he mentioned (reggae, pop, highlife, ragga, etc).
He added that the introduction of this type of genres will eradicate boredom from the gospel music industry. He encouraged his colleagues in the industry to be creative and stop singing on weak and dull instrumentals.
Cobby Seed went on to say he has a problem with gospel musicians riding on beat samples of secular musicians but in his view it should be the other way round where the secular musicians be rather taking it from them. He thinks they are lacking something that’s why he is encouraging his colleagues in the Gospel music industry to be creative.
More importantly, Coby Seed posited that Ghanaians should expect more of him whiles he brings more energy into the ‘dull’ Gospel music industry regardless.