Gospel singer, Erico has complained about the difficulties gospel musicians go through before producing songs in Ghana.
Speaking in an interview on Accra100.5FM Saturday, 27 October 2018, Erico stated that producers are turning away from gospel to hiplife music.
“Hiplife has gained upper hand over gospel music in Ghana but we claim Ghana is a Christian nation. I don’t know why people are investing more in hiplife than gospel music. When we talk about the issues of money in gospel music, people say, it’s God’s work, so why do we take or need money, but I also ask: ‘what should we use to promote God’s work’? God’s work is money and anything which will help with the gospel music is money.”
He added: “Anointing without money is an annoyance, you are just making noise. Somebody does not sing well, but because of his money, he’s promoting his music and you’ll think he’s doing well, but there are better gospel musicians who have no money to promote their works…”
According to Erico, Ghanaians pretend to love gospel music but gospel music and gospel artistes hardly gets recognized during award shows.
Erico who won the third edition of TV3’s mentor reality show, wants more investment in Ghanaian gospel music industry.