Fast rising Ghanaian gospel singer Nana Yaw Boakye, better known as MOG has revealed that secular artistes are not evil as some gospel artistes perceive them and so deserve a place in God’s house.
In recent interview on Zylofon FM, Sammy Flex wondered why MOG featured Sarkodie who is a secular artiste because some gospel artistes have tagged secular artistes as sinful.
Reacting to this erroneous perception by some gospel musicians, MOG said;
“There is nothing wrong with it. What makes you think it’s sinful. For me it’s a perception. There is a place for the secular artistes in the church. There is a place of love, there is a place of fellowship, there is a place of acceptance, a place of protection for the secular artistes in the church”.
The “Be Lifted” singer also disclosed that these secular artistes have followers and bringing them into the church will influence their lyrics.
“These guys have massive following. They are out there preaching in the name of love. They are talking about how beautiful life is, how beautiful the women God has blessed with are and all that and we the Christians claim to know the real identity and meaning of love so if we are able to accept these guys and bring them into the church with what they are doing and we preach the sermon to them, I believe when they go to the studio and they start writing their lyrics, a line of what their pastor said will click in their mind and inform how they write their lyrics”, he said.
He therefore cited Akwaboah as example and revealed how being a church boy has influenced his songs.
“Look at somebody like Akwaboah. Akwaboah is a church boy, he is always in church with his pastor. See the way he writes his songs, his lyrics are very polished and all that but because we have not created a space for the secular artistes, they are also out there thinking that they don’t care about us so let’s also do whatever we want and they are also doing whatever they want”, MOG told Sammy Flex.
MOG recently released “Fakye” and it’s doing well on the music market.