Don’t follow trends, focus on the word of God- Ivy Obeng tells gospel musicians
UK-based Ghanaian gospel musician, Victoria Ivy Obeng has admonished her fellow musicians to desist from building their career on trends, but rather focuse on spreading the word of God to the people.
According to her, spreading the word of God should be the ultimate aim as a gospel musician and nothing else.
Victoria Ivy Obeng said, too much glamour and fashion made gospel music lovers who were the consumers lose track of the word of God.
“The way clothes are changed in gospel music videos by Ghanaian artistes and the kind of clothes as well as glamour make it look like gospel musicians are more interested in showing off than focusing on the word of God,”she said.
She added that for a gospel music video, one could easily wear a single dress and shoot the video in the church or one place where attention will not be dedicated to luxury and unnecessary fashion, which confuse consumers.
“Someone might ask what is then the difference between the secular musicians and gospel musicians. Gospel musicians need to set good examples for the public,” she noted.
She encouraged her colleagues to always stress on the God factor and prayer in whatever they did in order to reach out to the lost souls and bring them to light.
Ivy is currently out with two songs, Let your presence fill here, and One touch.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme, Deborah E. Andorful, Blessing Boniface & Tabita Quaye