Hiplife and Afrobeat musician, Kuami Eugene, has opined that the best place to promote gospel music is in the club.
This follows a section of Ghanaians complaining about him sampling gospel music into his latest song ‘Dollar on you’.
Reacting to that in an interview, Kuami Eugene explained that there are people who are trying to win souls in churches; however, these souls have already been won. According to him, the best place to win a soul is in the club. He also noted that people need to see this as a way of evangelizing the word of God to the masses.
“The best way to sell gospel should be in the clubs… If gospel music is made for people that are close to God, then it should be played only in the church because that is where you find people that claim they really love God. Evangelism is the ability to go out there and reach as many people to share things about God with so I think it is even best to use every single opportunity to do that”.
The ‘Angela’ hitmaker also mentioned that any opportunity that one gets to reach people at any given time, it is only best that they fuse gospel music to “remind people of who created them”.
The singer concluded, that as Christians, they should be welcoming and also be able to mention the name of God everywhere they find themselves.
Kuami Eugene speaks about negativity promoted online
Kuami Eugene also shared that there is a lot to fix in the country but the Ghanaian Twitter community is what needs to be fixed first. He observed that in Ghana, only a few people enjoy the good music that they[musicians] put out there, however, when there is negative news, everyone jumps onto Twitter to talk about it.
“People are out there on billboards. When you go to Times Square, there are pictures of some people from other countries and here, we concentrate more on the fight and how someone is not working. You put good news out there and only a few people enjoy it. You put bad news out there, it is everywhere”.
Using himself as an instance, he stated that back when he released ‘Angela’ as a new artiste, everyone applauded him for his good music. However, now that he is bigger, people spend more time looking for negative things to say about him rather than promote his music. In his opinion, this sort of action only slows artists down and makes them feel “downhearted”.
Kuami Eugene noted that until Ghanaians dedicate the time and energy that they use to argue on Twitter to elevating artists, then Ghanaians can’t complain that artists are not going international.
“How we elevate our people out there has a limit to it. We concentrate more on the argument. Can you imagine someone called me one time and asked if why I haven’t insulted Kidi yet? So, these are the things we channel our energies on. We just like bad news and that is what is being lauded here”.
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