Talented Ghanaian artiste, Norris Oppong, has called on Ghanaian gospel artistes to compose good lyrics that would educate the masses on issues affecting the development of the society.
He mentioned that most of the lyrics in some of the gospel songs on the music market cannot be described as gospel.
According to him, Ghanaian gospel artistes should take their time to go through the Bible and select Scriptures that inspire and use them to compose quality songs for our spiritual upliftment.
The gospel artiste, who is also known in the music scene as Brother Oppong added that although the rhythm of gospel music hasn’t changed in the past years, many of the contemporary artistes do not enrich their songs with Biblical messages, thereby, making it difficult for people to patronise their music.
Speaking in an interview Brother Oppong said “I think today’s gospel musicians are doing well in terms of keeping the rhythm high but the only problem I have with them is, their contents are not lyrically rich to draw people closer to God.”
He, therefore, advised gospel musicians to study the Bible extensively, so that they can enrich their music content.
The gospel artiste, who has been in the industry for some time and has worked with a number of celebrated gospel artistes, was reacting to concerns raised by some of the stakeholders about the low patronage of Ghanaian gospel music on the market, saying the industry has tolerated a lot of bad songs and is about time artistes put their heads together and write good lyrics, adding that, music, they say, is the food to the soul, so it must be prepared well.
He noted that gospel artistes have to be careful of the music they put on the market, adding that the music industry has come a long way and that this is the time for players in the industry to enjoy the fruits of their labour.
He however, advised them to be humble and live righteous lives worthy as Christians if they want to go far in the music ministry.