Entertainment of Monday, 20 February 2017
Inspirational gospel musician, Cwesi Oteng says there is nothing wrong with the invitation of America’s worship leader Don Moen to perform at Ghana’s 60th Anniversary celebration.
He said opposition to the invitation is unwarranted, adding what matters is whether local artistes would receive the same treatment that would be given the American.
“Some are against Don M coming, I am not. I am rather for the best patriotic treatment of our own,” the artiste tweeted Sunday.
Some gospel artistes have expressed grave concerns over the decision to headline the International Gospel Concert scheduled for March 7 with Mr Moen.
The concert is one of the many programmes drawn up for the celebration of Ghana’s 60th Anniversary. March 6 marks the 60th Anniversary Ghana attained independence from British rule in 1957.
The musicians argue the country has more gospel musicians it could fall on for the programme. Mr Moen has performed at several concerts in Ghana in the past.
Despite clarification by the Ghana at 60 Committee that the American is being invited by a private company, the local artistes insist their voices must be heeded.
But Mr Oteng said that although his colleagues are against Mr Moen’s coming, he supports the idea and believes it is the best for the country.
He wants the organising committee to rather focus its attention on improving the treatment that would be meted out to Ghanaian musicians during the programme.
In a related tweet, he said, “I do not care who they bring. I am concerned how much our people are being paid. Since I endorsed change I will fight for change Ghana.”