Budding gospel musician AF Benjamin believes strongly that Ghanaians are gradually losing interest in gospel music.
The singer, who professionally launched his career with the single “Great You Are,” attributed several reasons for his belief that Ghanaians are losing interest in the genre.
According to him, the lack of passion, no waiting on God for direction, little investment of time and resources, poor quality of production and lack of appropriate platforms for the gospel musicians to thrive and grow among others as some of the reasons.
Benjamin, born Aggrey-Fynn Benjamin, explained in a press release that, “The time invested in production lately is little, look at the kind of songs we produce, see a song like “Borborliborbor”. The production is not the best. Most artists now don’t even go for waiting to hear from the Lord, they do as they wish leaving God behind.”
He added that “We as gospel people lack the needed platforms as well. How many gospel centred shows do we have in this country. We need to sit up, cross our T’s and dot our I’s so we can propel the gospel to the ends of the earth.”
The ‘Chosen One’ as he is sometimes called, expressed optimism about the future of gospel music in Ghana as he strongly believes that even though there are challenges, the industry has grown tremendously over the years and still has more room to cover.
AF Benjamin, with support from his team, is readying a host of spirit-filled songs, audiovisuals and activities aimed at entrenching his brand and to resound the needed enthusiasm needed to thrust the gospel music industry.