Ghana Preacher Stirs Up Christian- Secular Music Controversy

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A series of posts uploaded by a leading member of award-winning urban gospel music group, Preachers, questioning the hypocritical position of the church and indeed gospel music stars on the place of secular music has sparked huge controversy on social media.

Christian rapper, Obed Psych, recognized best for his stupendous delivery on the Crazy For God international banger- which also earned Preachers three nominations at the 2016 Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, provoked another sprightly debate on the Christian-Secular Music conundrum when he posted on Facebook

“The opposite of Gospel Music is not secular music”

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“Some people say gospel songs composed by secular artistes are not acceptable in the church oh”

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“Mr. Gospel Artist, you want to perform on secular platforms but will you allow Mr. Secular to perform on your platform?”

The age old debate has been stirred up again after three of the artistes in contention for the Rookie of the Year award at this year’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, King Promise, Kuami Eugene and Kwesi Arthur all dropped successful Inspirational songs that made huge waves in Christian circles.

King Promise also allegedly performed at the wedding reception of his friend, Pastor Joel Duncan- Williams, son of founder and leader of the Action Faith Chapel International- Archbishop Duncan Williams.

Another preacher, Reverend Joshua Heward-Mills, son of popular international healing evangelist- Dag Heward-Mills, has also allegedly sang the hook for King Promise’s hit song, CCTV, loosely translated as ‘‘We have a God who neither sleeps nor slumbers’’ while preaching.

The place of supposedly secular music in church, its effect and acceptance is a delicate issue has always stirred up huge criticism, clashes and controversy every time it is brought into focus.

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