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Most veteran Ghanaian gospel musicians are hypocrites – Anita Afriyie

Song writer and gospel singer Anita Afriyie is not too happy with  pioneers of Gospel Music in Ghana describing them as ‘hypocrites’ who failed to lay the proper foundation which has resulted in some of them being impoverished.

She claims musicians like Mark Abraham, Esther Smith, Daughters of Glorious Jesus and the rest did not fight for money to make the job more lucrative as those currently reigning in the industry.

Her comment comes as response to claims that the Gospel Music industry in Ghana as it stands, does not fetch enough money compared to secular music for people who engage themselves in it like herself.

Speaking in an interview with Fox FM in Kumasi monitored by, the singer admitted the industry is not fetching money for them because people who started did not lay a good foundation when it comes to making the money.

“It is sometimes painful to hear people trying to beg for money to bury a Gospel musician. It’s very disgraceful. This is all happening because of the old musicians. I blame those who started doing Gospel Music”, angry Anita Afriyie chided.

“They had hypocritical spirits by taking music as God’s work. They always call it God’s work”, she noted.

She continued that, those of them in the industry who have their ‘eyes opened’ and realized money is good are being targeted by pastors.

“Therefore if they the pioneers had realized that money was good, we would not have been begging for money to organize their funerals as it has been seen in some cases”. She stated.

Anita further argued that, if Gospel musicians are able to make money, there would be no need for people to beg on their behalf.

“Money is needed in the ministry, period”, she concluded.

Source: / Syxtus Eshun/ 2019

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