Popular Ghanaian gospel artiste, Empress Gifty has declared that Ghanaian gospel artistes are hypocrites.
In a discussion on Xzone show on TVXYZ, Empress was asked if she will feature a secular artiste on a track.
Revocations that gospel singer, Celestine Odonkor featured Akwaboah and Efya on a song known as Aseda which a few media houses refused to play due to its features.
Rapper, Eno Barony also expressed her distress about the trend of how gospel musicians refuse to work with secular artists in the country.
Eno who’s recently out with the ‘Ladies First’ album, called five (5) gospel musicians to feature their voices to her “Aseda” song, however they all turned her down.
As reported by Empress Gifty , she doesn’t mind featuring a secular artiste due to the fact she’s done it before.
“Oh this is not the first time, I’ve done it before I did with umm umm, Dadie Opanka ‘Abubro Nkosuo’. I won’t sit here and say anything for someone to say I’m lying. I believe in music, I believe in words… umm every time, I say it’s the mind and what you think of the person makes everything a sin or truth. Have you listened to the content of the song? It’s the content that matters. The person has his reasons for singing that particular song, so and go support the person to sing the song. For me, it’s a music thing; so far as the person chose you amongst the lot for a feature. I want to ask one thing; am I God to judge them?
“God on the other hand didn’t come because of righteous people so I’m not the one to judge anybody in this world. No . If the person’s song will promote my genre and all, why not, I will help the person. I will do it, this is not my first time, I’ve done it before.”
However, she disclosed she’s closer to secular artistes than gospel artistes.
“I’m being honest, I’m very close secular artistes than my colleagues. Yes… Shatta, Sarkodie, like I’m cool with them. We are close because I think I’m too real I don’t fake, I won’t meet them and start praying in tongues. I’m not the one to tell them they don’t live in good structures no…
“If you want to win somebody, my dear go down to the person level talk to the person. They need you, that’s why you are with them. In this world we live in, no one is holy. We don’t have any righteous person so stop defining yourself as spirit-filled, Holy Ghost, forget about that thing. We are dealing with the heart. By now the person I’m judging has a clean heart than me so I love them I don’t know but I love them because they are real.
“Maybe a secular artiste has or know something I don’t know of but could help me but because I feel I’m more righteous than him, he won’t teach me. Why is it that in the gospel industry? We are not making it more than them, but we play more live bands than them, but they receive more money than us because we are hypocrites.”