Entertainment of Thursday, 16 February 2017
Female gospel musician Mary Agyemang who stormed several NPP campaign platforms to perform prior to the 2016 general election is irritated about Don Moen headlining Ghana @ 60 gospel concert.
The ‘Change Over’ hitmaker in an interview with Zionfelix.net said flying the American gospel musician to Ghana for the event is an insult to local gospel musicians. The gospel artiste stated that there are countless gospel musicians in Ghana who are equally fit to headline the Ghana @ 60 gospel concert so why spend a lot on 66 year old.
She said even though the event is organised by a private entity as Jefferson Sackey, Chairman for media and publicity for Committee for Ghana @ 60 celebration has made Ghanaians believe, it is still a national event, which needs no foreign musician. Mary Agyemang further questioned if any country will bill a foreign musician to headline a national concert.
Giving testimony about Don Moen’s songs, Mary disclosed, “I love his songs. I even used one of his songs for prayers and my prayer needs were answered but that does not mean he should be chosen ovr gospel musicians in this country.”
“It is different issue if the event is for private person but if its a national event, then it is an insult to gospel musicians in the country” Mary told Zionfelix.net
She went ahead to blame the media for not supporting gospel music in Ghana.
“Sorry for saying this but I think I’ve to blame the media. Some of our presenters prefer to play songs from foreigners for free instead of promoting us. How will our leaders know that there are equally good gospel musicians in Ghana when they don’t play our songs?
Some of us are even new artistes so we can’t complain that much but what about Ohemaa Mercy, Diana Asamoah, Elder Mireku, Daughters of Glrious Jesus and the other old folks.
Diana Asamoah sacrificed to campaign for NPP.
It is very sad and an insult to gospel musicians in the country. This tells that the work we are doing is not good enough.
If you indirectly insults us this way, then it is a shame and disgrace to our leaders and we the musicians for bringing Don Mean.
Some Ghanaians did not vote for this kind of change.” the angry musician concluded.
Watch Mary Agyemnag’s performance at Lucky Mensah’s NPP campaign launch in Kumasi