Multiple award winning gospel artiste, Ohemaa Mercy has reacted to colleague gospel artistes campaigning vigorously on social media, traditional media and other platforms for votes to win awards.
She disclosed that gospel artistes making awards their priority as the sole means of evidence to show that they have worked so hard is unethical for the Christendom and should not be entertained.
Ohemaa Mercy told Bola Ray on Starr Chat on Starr FM, gospel musicians clamouring for awards are actually deviating from God’s call.
She advised her colleague artistes doing same genre not to depend on awards but concentrate on doing what they have been called by God to do.
The gospel artiste, born Mercy Twum-Ampofo, revealed that though she has so many accolades to her credit, she never filled any nomination forms or personally submitted her music to be considered for awards.
“I DON’T WANT A GOSPEL ARTISTE TO SO MUCH DEPEND ON AWARDS [SIC]. IT’S ACTUALLY NOT TAKING YOU TO WHERE GOD WANTS YOU TO BE. PERSONALLY I HAVEN’T BEEN PEEVED OVER AWARDS I WAS UNABLE TO WIN. I WAS SURPRISED WHEN I HEARD THAT YOU HAVE TO FILL A FORM TO SUBMIT YOUR WORKS, FIRST IT WASN’T SO. FOR ME IF THE AWARDS COME IT IS COOL BUT TO GO ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND ASK FOR VOTES FROM PEOPLE WHEN YOU KNOW YOU’VE DONE SO WELL.
“IF GOSPEL ARTISTES CAMPAIGN FOR VOTES ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, IT DIRECTS WHAT THEY ARE CALLED TO DO AND IF YOU’RE NOT CAREFUL, YOU’LL SING JUST BECAUSE OF AWARDS. YOU WILL BE PLAYING INTO THE DICTATE OF WHAT WILL GET YOU AN AWARD. IT’S AN OBVIOUS TRUTH THAT A LOT OF GOSPEL ARTISTES ARE SINGING BECAUSE OF AWARDS AND IT’S VERY WORRYING.
“IF YOU FEEL YOU DESERVE IT AND YOU’VE WORKED HARD FOR IT, LEAVE IT TO THE PEOPLE OUT THERE TO VOTE FOR YOU. SOME OF THE GOSPEL ARTISTES ARE DOING IT TOO MUCH.
“I HARDLY SEE SARKODIE AND OTHERS ARTISTES CAMPAIGNING SO HARD JUST TO WIN AN AWARD SO WHY CAN’T THE GOSPEL ARTISTES DO SAME.” OHEMAA MERCY AND HUSBAND SAID ON STARR FM.
My song ‘Obia Wo Ne Master’ wasn’t directed at Shatta – Yaa Pono
Tema-based rapper, Yaa Pono has opened up on his collaboration with Stonebwoy on his hit song, “Obiaa Wo Ne Master”.
In an interview on Adom FM’s “Work and Happiness” with Ohemaa Woyeje, Thursday, the “Fake” hitmaker claimed he had penned the song long before Stonebwoy hopped onto it.
According to Yaa Pono, the assertions that the song is a diss song directed at Shatta Wale don’t hold.
“I wrote it [the song] way back; it’s not a diss song to anyone,” he insisted.
Yaa Pono is currently promoting his latest album dubbed, “Faster than Gods”.
I’m still the King of African Dancehall genre because I created it – Samini
Andrew Samini, known in showbiz circles as Samini Dagaate has said he is the originator of African Dancehall genre so that makes him the KING of that genre.
The ‘My Own’ hitmaker told Mikki Osei Berko on After Hours show on TV3, he is still the dancehall king owing to the fact that he is sitting on his throne and minding his own business.
“African Dancehall is the genre I created so I’m still the King for that. Foreign market for African Dancehall is huge. Africa is doing Dancehall from the authentic point of view so then it becomes a specialized genre from Africa. Ghanaians or West Africans do dancehall music almost close to how Jamaicans do it.”
Samini termed his brand of music as the “African dancehall”. He signed his first record deal with Ashanti International. He started his own record label after he left the aforementioned label.
He has released Six studio albums, with all being highly successful on the commercial market. Samini’s success and recognition began when his first single, Linda, was released and subsequently appearing on other successful singles by other artistes.
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After unleashing her comeback single ‘Badder’ late last April, watch Manner Records signee Petrah take things to a whole new level with her brand new video for “Badder” produced by Timmy. Scenes to this sexy video were directed by PKMI.
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