Gospel musician, Cecilia Marfo, winner of the “Best Gospel Song of the Year” at the just ended MTN Ghana Music Awards 2011, seems not to be perturbed or disappointed for not winning the ultimate award.
She is rather appreciative of the single award she carried home.
Cecilia who was tipped by many Ghanaians to win the topmost award, the “Artiste of the Year”, was full of praise to God Almighty for how far He has brought her. This was in an exclusive interview with Peacefmonline.com.
“What God wants is what He does. If it is your time for God to bless you no matter what people say or think about you, He will surely bless you. What God says and wishes for me is different from what human beings think. The Bible says, in all things we should give thanks and praises to God".
"So I am very happy that among the numerous gospel musicians in Ghana my name was mentioned and I even went ahead to win an award. What is most important for me is, above all, to be rewarded in heaven because I believe the real award is in heaven. Even if I had not won any award, I wouldn’t have been worried at all," she told peacefmonline.com.
Asked if she was disappointed for not winning the ultimate award as thousands of Ghanaians wished for her, she said everything happens for a reason. “I was not disappointed at all because we are human, only God is truthful. For us on earth, we are just flesh. What God wants is not want human beings want. It is true that a lot of people wanted me to win but God knows best. I give all thanks to the Most High God.
The reason why I do music is to win souls and change lives so that even if someone wants to commit suicide, my song can change the person’s mind. If I die one day and God is rewarding people I know he will reward me greatly. The Bible says, in Him is eternal life and joy”.
The “Afunumuba” hit maker said, she is very glad people have accepted her songs adding that sometimes what others wish for you might harm you if you do get it. “God knows best, and He will never let anything untoward happen to His Children.
I don’t consider the award I received as coming from any living being, it is God who has rewarded me and not man. All Ghanaians who wanted me to win shouldn’t be worried. I thank all of them for their prayers and support,” Cecilia said.
Cecilia Marfo had six nominations: Artiste of the Year, Most Popular Song of the Year, Gospel Song of the Year, Gospel Artiste of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Female Vocal Performance. Aside the “Gospel Song of the Year” award, Pastor Boamah writer of her popular song “Afunumuba”, won the “Song Writer of the Year”.
She has Twelve (12) albums to her credit, but her current album titled “Faithfulness” is the only one which has received wide world acclamation.
Cecilia, who has been doing music for some two decades now, revealed that she did not have support in the early stages of her musical career, so most of her previous albums were only popular in and around Kumasi in the Ashanti region, specifically in Bompata where she spent most of her life.
She is happily married to Mr. Clement Yeboah with whom she has three children (Two girls and one boy). She urged her fans to watch out for her next album which will be released very soon.
In a related development, Cecilia has debunked speculations that she was involved in an accident on her way to her Spintex Road residence after the Ghana Music Awards.
She said, by the grace of God nothing like that happened, and that she was fit and strong. At the time Peacefmonline.com spoke to the gospel singer, she was enjoying a bowl of Fufu.
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